Language: English
Gender: Male
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Transplantation Medicine
525 East 68th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-3100
Adult Kidney Transplantation
525 East 68th Street, Starr 8
New York, NY 10021

Specialties & Expertise


  • Transplant Nephrology
  • Transplantation Nephrology


  • Kidney Transplant
  • Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantations
  • Transplant, Kidney

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.

  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology

Clinical & Academic Positions

Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Professor of Medicine in Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Professor of Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • M.B.,B.S., Kilpauk Medical College, Madras University (India), 1970

Honors & Awards

Recipient of a Top 10 Clinical Research Award in the USA from the Clinical Research Forum (Published 2013; Awarded 2014)

American Society of Transplantation Mentoring Award, 2014

Maharshi Sushruta Pioneer in Transplantation Award, 2011

NIH, NIAID Merit Award, 2009

K.S. Chugh Oration Gold Medal, Indian Society of Nephrology, 2004

Distinguished Achievement Award, American Society of Transplantation, 2003

P. Bramaya Sastry Memorial Oration Gold Medal, 2002

Pioneer in Medicine Award, National Kidney Foundation of New York/New Jersey, 2001

Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College, 1999

Lifetime Achievement Award, Indian Society of Transplantation, 1997

Transplant Established Investigator Award, American Society of Transplant Physicians, 1997


Manikkam (Suthan) Suthanthiran, MD was born in Madras, India. He received his medical degree from the University of Madras and completed his Internal Medicine Residency training at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He was a Nephrology Fellow at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Suthanthiran holds the Stanton Griffis Distinguished Professorship in Medicine, and Professorships in Biochemistry and Surgery in Medicine at Cornell University Medical College. He is the Founding Chairman of the Department of Transplantation Medicine, and Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Suthanthiran serves as the Co-Chair of the Executive Transplantation Council of the Multi-Organ Program of Columbia and Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.