Dr. Sokolich is a board-certified multi-organ abdominal transplant and hepatobiliary/pancreas surgeon. He completed his medical degree at the Universidad San Martin de Porres in Lima, Peru; and residencies in general surgery programs at Washington Hospital Center and Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Dr. Sokolich went on to complete a fellowship in hepatobiliary/pancreas and abdominal transplant surgery at the University of Florida/Shands Hospital.
Dr. Sokolich performed two of the first and only successful dual kidney transplants in New Mexico. He performed complex hepatobiliary cases never performed before in the state and initiated the expansion of the transplant program in NM into liver and pancreas.
In his short tenure at TGH, Dr. Sokolich has performed the first liver partition (ALPPS) surgery; enabling him to remove all cancer from the patient. He performed the first HIV liver retrieval procedure in Florida and only the third one in the United States. He continues to perform innovative, complex liver, gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas surgeries along with liver transplants and combined transplants when indicated.
Dr. Sokolich provides the following surgical services: Treatment of all types of liver cancers including benign/indeterminate liver cystic lesions Gallbladder cancer treatment Bile duct procedures including repair, diversion and/or excision for benign and malignant processes Pancreas surgery for benign and malignant disorders Vena cava disorders treatment including repair and/or replacement Treatment of portal hypertension Ex-vivo liver resections combining liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgical techniques
Other areas of interest include ischemia-reperfusion in transplantation, liver regeneration and modulation of portal hypertension.