Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

About Us

The Department of Surgery’s Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery program offers adults and children with liver disease a combination of medical, surgical and radiologic expertise.

In partnership with NewYork-Presbyterian — the top hospital in New York for more than 16 years, according to U.S. News and World Report  Weill Cornell Medicine has one of the highest volume programs in the nation.

Our surgeons have unparalleled experience and our program has one of the highest success rates and the shortest wait times for transplants in the United States. Patients at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian are much more likely to receive a liver transplant than at other hospitals in the region.

The living donor liver transplant program at Weill Cornell Medicine is the largest in the Northeast and the only program in the country to offer fully laparoscopic donor hepatectomy. Our cohesive team of medical and surgical experts specializes in liver disease and works together to plan all aspects of your care.

Our surgeons pair this extensive expertise with a patient-centric approach that encourages patients to ask questions about their conditions, procedures and treatment options.

We also have a close collaboration among clinical specialists including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, hepatobiliary surgeons, diagnostic and pathology experts, advanced-care nurses, social workers, and patient support staff affiliated with the program. Through this collaboration, we offer distinct multidisciplinary clinic programs for patients with Liver Cancer or Pancreatic Cancer, held on Thursdays and Fridays respectively. These programs allow for multiple care team members and physicians to see you via video conference on the same day in a coordinated appointment. The multidisciplinary programs will allow for formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan to maximize your care through all of the cancer services important for your malignancy. The program's designated Access Nurse will help you navigate your care and can also connect you with supportive services as needed. You can call our office to learn more about these programs.

In addition to our deep commitment to compassionate personal care, we are also dedicated to clinical innovation.

As active researchers, our physicians are actively developing new and better ways to deliver care and as faculty members of Weill Cornell Medical College, they are also training future generations of liver transplant and hepatobiliary experts.

Patient Services

Weill Cornell Medicine has a history of excellence in patient care, offering cutting-edge therapies and individualized care throughout New York City. Learn more about the services we offer below.

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Our Surgeons

Kofi Atiemo, M.D.
Kofi Atiemo, M.D.

Phone: (212) 746-3099

Juan P. Rocca, M.D.
Juan P. Rocca, M.D.

Phone: (646) 962-5483

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Benjamin Samstein, M.D.

Phone: (212) 746-2127

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Rohit Chandwani, M.D., Ph.D.

Phone: (212) 746-2127

Dustin Joseph Carpenter, M.D.
Dustin Carpenter, M.D.

Phone: (212) 305-5970

Rebecca Craig Schapiro
Rebecca Craig-Schapiro, M.D.

Phone: (212) 746-3099

Patient Care

Our Locations

Upper East Side
1283 York Avenue, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
41 Elizabeth St., Suite 507
New York, NY 10013
849 57th Street, Floor 7
Brooklyn, NY 11220
136-56 39th Avenue , 2nd Floor
Flushing, NY 11354

Clinical Trials

Through extensive and innovative research programs, Weill Cornell Medicine is also focused on the development of new techniques and therapies that promote better outcomes and improve the quality of life for patients following surgery. Click here to learn more about our open clinical trials in New York City.

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