Our Surgeons

Shiro Fujita, MD, PhD, FACS

Dr. Shiro Fujita was born in Osaka, Japan in 1956, and graduated from Kyoto University Medical School in 1982. He trained both in Japan and the United States in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, as well as Anatomical and Clinical Pathology. He moved to Utah in August 2009 from the University of Florida where he was an associate professor in the Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery. He specializes in Living Donor Liver Transplantation in addition to liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.
He and his wife, Mika are talented musicians and both play jazz and classical piano.

Dr. Ivan Zendejas, MD

Dr. Zendejas earned his medical degree from the medical school of the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. He then completed his general surgery residency training in Mexico City at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas and a transplant clerkship at the University of Alabama in 2006. His general surgery chief residency and an abdominal multi-organ transplant and hepatobiliary surgery fellowship were completed at the UF College of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Zendejas was an assistant professor of surgery in the division of transplantation surgery at the University of Flordia College of Medicine. He is Board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and the Mexican Board of Surgery. He also is certified by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and is a member of multiple surgical societies.


Melanie Jacobsen – Practice Manager
Ashley Brewer – Administrative Assistant
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