Our Surgeons

Diane Alonso

Diane Alonso, MD, FACS

Dr. Diane Alonso was born in Oxford, Mississippi and later moved to Fort Collins, Colorado where she acquired a love for the mountains and the great outdoors. She attended Scripps College in Claremont, California for her undergraduate studies and later attended the University of California, School of Medicine, at Davis in Sacramento, CA. She sttended the University of Utah’s General Surgery Residency Program in 2001. During her general surgery training Dr. Alonso developed a interest in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and transplant surgery. She went on to pursue a fellowship in Abdominal Transplant Surgery at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. There she trained in liver, Kidney, Pancreas transplantation, as well as small bowel and hepatobiliary surgery.
At the completion of her training Dr. Alonso was excited to return to Utah where she could continue to practice in the field of her choice while living in beautiful Salt Lake City. She tries to take advantage of the great Wasatch by skiing and hiking with her dogs as often as possible.

Shiro Fujita

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.

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.

Our Staff

Melanie Jacobsen - Practice Manager

Ashley Brewer - Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Whimpey - Billing Manager

Haley Carle - Billing Assistant