Health & Science

A Liver to Share

Not many people will ever need a liver transplant, but for those who do, the live-donor option may save their life. That’s what happened in May 2012, when Joshua Linscott, M18, gave part of his liver to his father, Scott. Performing that transplant were Elizabeth Pomfret, a professor of surgery at Tufts Medical School and chair of the Department of Transplantation at the Tufts-affiliated Lahey, and her husband, James Pomposelli, an associate professor of surgery at Tufts. The following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.