News Release

October 18, 2012

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

Medical School Graduate Returns to Direct General Surgery Division

FARMINGTON, CONN. Dr. Brian Shames, a University of Connecticut School of Medicine graduate, has returned to the UConn Health Center as director of the Division of General Surgery. Shames brings a strong background in transplant surgery as well as complex hepatobiliary procedures and abdominal surgery. He was a transplant research fellow, then a clinical transplant fellow, at the University of Wisconsin. His residency training, in general surgery, was at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, where he also was a National Institutes of Health research fellow.

Shames is a resident of Avon.

More information about the UConn Health Center Department of Surgery is available at

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Caption: Dr. Brian Shames, a general surgeon and transplant expert, is now seeing patients at the UConn Health Center.

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