Karim J. Halazun, M.D.
Transplantation Surgery
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Karim J. Halazun, M.D.

Transplantation Surgery

Accepts New Patients
Gender: Male
Language: French, Arabic, Spanish, English
Insurance: 40 accepted  View

Locations and Appointments

Credentials

Specialties

  • Surgery

Expertise

  • Hepatic Adenoma
  • Hepatic Hemangioma
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Liver Tumor
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Minimally Invasive Solid Organ Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Transplantation, Liver
  • Hepato-Biliary Surgery
  • Living Donor Transplantation
  • Hepatic Surgery
  • Liver Resection Surgery
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Cystic Disease of Liver
  • PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis)
  • Laparoscopic Procedure of Liver
  • Surgical Procedure, Laparoscopic
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Surgery

Qualifications

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Clinical & Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Associate Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.B.,Ch.B., University of Leeds School of Medicine (United Kingdom), 2002
  • B.Sc., University of Leeds (United Kingdom), 1999

Research

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Personal Statement

Karim J. Halazun, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery program at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Halazun is a very experienced Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic surgeon who focuses on patients with cancer.

Dr. Halazun and his research has changed the landscape of how we treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer.

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Biography

Karim J. Halazun, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery program at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Halazun’s clinical focuses include surgery for liver and biliary malignancies, liver transplantation including living donor techniques, pancreatic surgery, and use of laparoscopic and minimally invasive techniques for liver and pancreatic surgery. His authored publications and current research interests include topics ranging from liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma to developing predictive models for cancer recurrence in patients with hepatobiliary malignancies. His work has been published in leading journals such as The American Journal of Transplantation, Annals of Surgery, Hepatology, JAMA Surgery, Liver Transplantation among others.

After receiving his medical degree with honors from the University of Leeds, UK, he completed a basic surgical training rotation from 2002-2007 at the Yorkshire School of Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Columbia University in New York. He completed Fellowship in Abdominal Organ Transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Columbia University. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Halazun was an Attending Surgeon at the Liver Transplant program at Emory University in Atlanta, where he co-directed the liver tumor board, the liver tumor clinic, and the Liver Transplant Data Mart, from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Halazun was recruited to Weill Cornell Medicine in 2015 to help build the liver transplant and HPB program at NYP. Dr. Halazun has received numerous national and international awards, including the ASTS Vanguard Prize, ASTS Junior Investigator Award, the Hepatobiliary and Transplant Fellow Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the Young Investigator Award of the American Transplant Society, and the American Society of Transplantation's Distinguished Fellow Research Award. His research has changed the landscape of how we treat patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer awaiting liver transplant.

Insurance

Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - PPO
  • AETNA - Medicare
  • AETNA - HMO
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Blue Priority Network
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Pathway X Enhanced
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • UHC Compass
  • United Empire
  • United Health Care - Medicare
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care - Community Plan
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • VNSNY CHOICE - HMO
  • WellCare Health Plans

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

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