He started the Intestinal Transplant Program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where he performed the first pediatric intestinal/multivisceral transplant in Texas. He also served as Surgical Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at Children’s Medical Center from 2007-2010. Dr. Chinnakotla has over 14 years of experience as a staff transplant surgeon and has performed over 1,000 abdominal organ transplants, including 652 liver transplants, in both adults and children. His special interests include pediatric transplantation, liver transplantation, complex and high-risk liver transplants, liver surgery, kidney transplants, auto-islet transplants and multi-organ transplants.
Dr. Chinnakotla has published more than 60 peer reviewed articles as well as a number of book chapters and review articles. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has given presentations on a wide range of transplant surgery topics nationally. He has served as member of the UNOS liver/intestine committee and is currently Region 7 UNOS representative for the Pediatric Committee. He was listed on St Paul Minneapolis Best Doctors in 2012.
On a personal note, he enjoys most being with his children and family. His hobbies include boating and complaining about Minnesota winters.