SOURCE: Malibu Horizon

June 16, 2011 09:45 ET

Addiction Medicine Pioneer Dr. Akikur Mohammad Elects USC Kidney Transplant Program for His Own Delicate Procedure

MALIBU, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - Dr. Akikur Mohammad, Founder of the industry leading Malibu Horizon in Malibu, California and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California (, today announced that he has been suffering from End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and after careful consideration, has chosen the USC Kidney Transplant Program to coordinate his own procedure.

Recognized as one of the country's most prolific addiction medicine pioneers and founder of industry leading Malibu Horizon (, Dr. Akikur Mohammad has had invitations from kidney specialists around the world to come to their highly respected facilities to receive care; however, Dr. Mohammad has selected the USC Medical Center, above all others, to oversee this difficult and elaborate procedure.

Dr. Mohammad said, "In my opinion, USC has the absolute finest medical community in the world and in spite of all the generous offers I have received from esteemed colleagues around the world, USC Medical Center is the only place I would entrust with my life." Mohammad added, "I am fully aware that this procedure is truly a life-or-death circumstance, but I know that the USC kidney transplant team is at the top of their game and I look forward to the process."

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