Erica Hartmann, M.D. joined Piedmont Transplant Institute from Wake Forest University Health Sciences in Winston-Salem, N.C., Erica Hartmann, M.D. received both her bachelor of arts and medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She completed her internship and residency at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Hartmann completed a fellowship in nephrology and an accredited fellowship in transplant nephrology, both at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Hartmann’s impressive career includes serving as associate professor of medicine and as medical director of the abdominal organ transplant program at Wake Forest University Health Sciences.
Chakri Panjala, M.D., a transplant hepatologist, joined the Piedmont Transplant Institute following the completion of two fellowships at the Mayo Clinic Florida: gastroenterology and hepatology, and liver transplantation. Dr. Panjala completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He is a medical graduate from the Gandhi Medical College and Hospital in Hyderabad, India, with additional qualification of masters in health systems management from George Mason University in Falls Church, Virginia.
Dr. Panjala, upon completing his residency, served as an attending physician in the department of internal medicine at Rochester General Hospital. He also served as an associate consultant in liver diseases and transplantation at the Mayo Clinic Florida after completing his training in the same. Dr. Panjala has a keen interest in clinical research pertaining to liver transplantation with emphasis on liver and biliary cancers and presented his research work both nationally and internationally at various reputable meetings.
He received three national awards and two Mayo Clinic Institutional awards within the last two years. Dr. Panjala is one of the twenty-five leading fellows from around the world who received the American Society of Clinical Oncology and Cancer Foundation merit award in 2010 in recognition of his contributions to clinical research in gastrointestinal malignancies.
Lance L. Stein, M.D., a transplant hepatologist, joined Piedmont from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia and Cornell, where he recently completed a fellowship in advanced transplant hepatology (ACGME). He received his bachelor of science from Pennsylvania State University and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He did his internship and residency at Emory University School of medicine and completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology, as well as a research fellowship, at the University of California – San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Stein is experienced in clinical research and teaching and has received numerous honors and awards for his work. He is a member of several academic and professional societies, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American College of Gastroenterology.