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About the Physicians and Staff

John O. Colonna, II MD, FACS John O. Colonna, II MD, FACS

A graduate of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, Dr. Colonna received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He trained in general surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he completed a two-year research fellowship in liver transplantation as well as a two-year clinical fellowship in liver transplantation. From 1992 until 1998, Dr. Colonna served as director of the liver transplant program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While at Walter Reed, he also performed transplants at the Inova Transplant Center in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1998 through July 2002, Dr. Colonna served as director for liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Baltimore, Dr. Colonna held an appointment as an associate professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Colonna has authored or co-authored numerous published manuscripts concerning liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation as well as hemoaccess intervention. His areas of special interest include kidney transplantation, complex hepatobiliary surgery and dialysis access maintenance. Dr. Colonna recently succeeded Dr. Richard Hurwitz as surgical director of the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Renal Transplant Program.

Dr. Colonna has admitting privileges at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Leigh Hospital, and Sentara Bayside Hospital.


David Salzberg, MD David Salzberg, MD

Dr. Salzberg earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA in 1998 after receiving his B.A. in Biological Sciences at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA in 1994. He completed his Categorical Surgical Internship and Categorical Surgical Residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 2005 where he was also Chief resident in his last year. Dr. Salzberg's post graduate studies also include earning a Fellowship in Organ Transplantation at the Medical College of Virginia in 2007.

Since 2006, Dr. Salzberg has been Clinical Instructor in Surgery in the Division of Transplant Surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Transplant Surgery.


Edwin L. Robey, MD Edwin L. Robey, MD

Dr. Robey earned his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC in 1980 after receiving his B.S. from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in 1976. He completed his residency at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk, VA in 1985.

Dr.Robey is board certified by the American Board of Urology.As a Urologic Surgeon,Dr.Robey has a special interest in minimally invasive and laparoscopic urologic surgery, including the management of kidney stone disease and transplant urologic surgery including laparoscopic nephrectomy.

As a Major in the United States Air Force, Dr.Robey served as Staff Urologist from 1985-1988. Since then he has been in private practice, as well as serving as Assistant professor in the Department of Urology at EVMS in Norfolk, VA, and Faculty Advisor at EVMS since 1988. Among the numerous professional associations to which Dr. Robey is a member are the Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Urological Society, and the American Medical Association.


Michael D. Fabrizio, MD Michael D. Fabrizio, MD

Dr. Fabrizio earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, VA in 1992 after receiving his B.S. in Biology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,VA in 1988. He completed his residencies in Surgery and Urology at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Fabrizio was awarded a Fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopic Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University, Brady Urological Institute in Baltimore,MD.

Dr. Fabrizio specializes in Urological Laparoscopy for benign and malignant conditions including prostate and kidney cancer,adrenal surgery,kidney donation,and complex kidney and ureteral stone surgery.With the support of his partners, he created the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and robotic-assisted prostatectomy program as well as the laparoscopic kidney donor program in Norfolk,VA.He also started a training Fellowship in Endourology and Laparoscopy in 2003.

Dr. Fabrizio is board certified by the American Board of Urology and the National Board of Medical Examiners and is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. The American Urological Association, Mid-Atlantic Section American Urological Association, Endourology Society, and the Society of Urologic Oncology are just a few of the professional societies of which he is a member.


Harlan Curtis Rust, MDHarlan Curtis Rust, MD

Dr. Harlan Rust earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1994 after receiving his B.A. from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut in 1991.  He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio in 2001.  Dr. Rust completed a Nephrology Fellowship Program from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2006.

Dr. Rust is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  As a Nephrologist, Dr. Rust is an integral part of the kidney transplant team of Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in evaluating potential living kidney donors.

As an officer in the United States Air Force, Dr. Rust managed a large panel of complex internal medicine patients, staffed resident teams on general medicine wards and served as a Preceptor for student and resident clinics. Deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Spring 2002, Dr. Rust provided general medicine care and intensive care to U.S. and allied troops.

Dr. Rust has been in private practice with Nephrology Associates of Tidewater since 2006. Additionally, he serves as a Clinical Instructor in Nephrology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.  Professional associations to which Dr. Rust is a member are: the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology , the National Kidney Foundation and the Renal Physicians Association.

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