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Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

About Us

Weill Cornell Medicine's liver transplantation, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery program offers adults and children with liver disease a combination of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise.

When surgery is indicated, we have a renowned team of hepatobiliary surgeons who collaborate and review the individual treatment course for each patient and treat diseases using minimally invasive procedures leading to quicker recoveries and less pain.

Advanced Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery at New York’s #1 Hospital 18 years running

Our clinical program expertise includes adult living donor transplantation, expanded donor criteria, treatment of recurrent hepatitis C, liver resections, and minimally invasive complex biliary surgery. We were the first institution to offer fully laparoscopic living liver donation and we also have among the highest success rates and the shortest wait time for liver transplants in the country.

Our approach always seeks to provide patients the least invasive treatment with the best results. Patients receive comprehensive care from a team of specialists — including hepatologists, liver transplant specialists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, diagnostic and pathology experts, advanced-care nurses, social workers, and patient support staff — who work collaboratively to ensure that they receive the best treatment possible.

We also have a deep commitment to clinical innovation, which is made possible by a dynamic partnership between our physicians and academic researchers.


Chief liver surgeon Dr. Benjamin Samstein describes how Weill Cornell Medicine's team of specialists provide patients with the best care possible.

Dr. Karim Halazun speaks about treating liver cancer from a multidisciplinary approach.

Watch this video to learn more about Dr. Rohit Chandwani and pancreatic surgery.

What Our Patients Are Saying

James Epifanio

"I’ve been a patient of Dr Lucero since I was rushed into NY Presbitarian a few years ago dying from liver failure. She has been there for me and my family ever since we love her more then words can say."

Mar 29, 2020
Source: Healthgrades
Kevin Martinsen

"Dr. Brown has been taking care of me for over 10 years! When I needed a liver transplant I went to see him and he was extremely confident and comforting. I can’t imagine being under the care of anyone else. He really cares about his patients!"

Mar 18, 2020
Source: Google
Ilene Maycock

"Wonderful Doctor. Kind, considerate with lovely bedside manner. Smart and well versed and not an alarmist. I have a lot of confidence in his care, knowledge, and management about my liver disease."

Mar 06, 2020
Source: Google
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