Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

Clinical Services: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
Upper East Side
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
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(646) 962-5483
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10021
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(646) 962-0363
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(646) 962-5483
Greenwich Village and Soho
41 Elizabeth Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10013
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(212) 746-2127

For more than 15 years, the experts at the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation have been providing some of the most advanced, yet personalized, care to individuals affected by liver disease.

The center, run by Weill Cornell Medicine — in partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian, New York’s top hospital for 17 years running, and Columbia University — is internationally renowned for its expertise and excellence in living donor transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery in patients of all ages. 

We have one of the highest success rates and the shortest wait times for liver transplants in New York state and nationwide. And with one of the highest liver transplantation volumes in the country, we not only perform these procedures regularly, but are also familiar with the various scenarios that can present themselves in the operating room. 

The centers surgical expertise, experience and resources also allow us to transplant patients who would normally be denied elsewhere. We are among the few programs nationwide that provides transplantation as an option for patients co-infected with Hepatitis C or HIV as well as those with cancer of the bile ducts.  

Patients may also be able to participate in clinical trials at Weill Cornell Medicine, giving them access to new therapies that might not be available at other medical institutions.

At the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation, we favor a collaborative approach to patient care, which allows us to personalize each of our patients’ treatments. Working with each person under our care, the center’s highly experienced clinical team — made up more than 100 specialists and staff from multiple disciplines — strive every day to provide seamless and compassionate treatment.

Contact us to schedule an appointment at the center or to learn more about the services we offer. 

Attending Physicians, Weill Cornell Medical Center

Dr. Robert S. Brown

Dr. Brett Fortune

Dr. Karim J. Halazun

Dr. Arun B. Jesudian

Dr. Catherine Lucero

Dr. Benjamin Samstein

Dr. Anthony C. Watkins

Attending Physicians, Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Jean C. Emond

Dr. Tomoaki Kato

Dr. Lorna M. Dove

Dr. Paul J. Gaglio

Dr. James V. Guarrera

Dr. Elizabeth Verna

Dr. Julia Wattacheril

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Samantha Bennahum, L.C.S.W
Transplantation Surgery  
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Meaghan Birch, P.A.
Transplantation Surgery  
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Rohit Chandwani, M.D. Ph.D.
Complex General Surgical Oncology  
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Barbara Fishkin, P.A.
Transplantation Surgery  
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Brett Fortune, MD
Transplantation Surgery  
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Alyson Fox, M.D.
Transplantation Surgery  
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Karim J. Halazun, M.D.
Transplantation Surgery  
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Sofia Rivkin-Haas, L.M.S.W.
Transplantation Surgery  
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Benjamin Samstein, M.D.
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Anthony C. Watkins, M.D.
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What Our Patients Are Saying

Olcay Kologlu

"Dr. Robert S. Brown is fantastic!!! He is an exceptional doctor, and has earned my highest praise and gratitude. He was very thorough and methodical in evaluating my condition, and offered a plan of treatment which completely reversed it. From day one Dr. Brown displayed a genuine concern for my well-being, provided excellent care, and always spoke with me in a compassionate, reassuring, and respectful manner. I feel extremely fortunate that Dr. Brown is my doctor."

Jun 06, 2018
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Denise McDermott

"Dr. Chandwani is highly knowledgeable and treats his patience with the utmost respect and care. He explains test results with great care, and has always been responsive to my questions and concerns. Often, in Western Medicine, doctors will talk down to patience, or expect patience to just following along without questioning treatment options. I feel blessed to have him as my surgeon and confidant."

Apr 30, 2018
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Anonymous

"Dr. Watkins happened to be assigned to me by my transplant team, but he was also highly recommended by my dialysis doctor. He's patient, has great bedside manner, and is obviously highly respected by others in the medical industry. His administrative assistant is sharp, organized and positive, making a difficult visit into a much easier one."

Apr 22, 2018
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