Bpt_7i7CEAI9wD5We’re proud to announce that New York Magazine has chosen 15 faculty members from the Columbia University Department of Surgery for its 2014 Best Doctors list.

Michael Argenziano, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Jeffrey Ascherman, MD (Plastic Surgery)
Emile A. Bacha, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Marc Bessler, MD (Bariatric Surgery)
John A. Chabot, MD (GI/Endocrine Surgery)
Jean C. Emond, MD (Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery)
Daniel L. Feingold, MD (Colon & Rectal Surgery)
Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD (Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery)
Tomoaki Kato, MD (Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery)
James A. Lee, MD (GI/Endocrine Surgery)
William Middlesworth, MD (Pediatric Surgery)
Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD (Vascular Surgery)
Yoshifuma Naka, MD, PhD (Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery )
Mehmet C. Oz, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Craig R. Smith, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Joshua R. Sonett, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

For the full list of physicians and ranking criteria, visit http://bit.ly/My16PC.


The American Liver Foundation has named Jean Emond, MD, as Physician of the Year. He will be honored at the foundation’s 13th annual Honors Gala Saluting Champions of Excellence September 26, 2013, at Gotham Hall in New York City.

Jean Emond, MD

Jean Emond, MD

Dr. Emond is Vice Chair and Chief of Liver Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and Executive Director of the Transplant Initiative. Regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in liver disease and transplantation, Dr. Emond was a key member of Dr. Christoph Broelsch’s liver transplant team at the University of Chicago, which performed the first partial liver transplants in North America in 1985, the first split liver transplants in 1988, and the first living donor transplants in 1989. Under his direction, the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia has established a track record of distinguished clinical research and superb outcomes for children and adults.

The American Liver Foundation facilitates, advocates and promotes education, support and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. Its annual Honors Galas have raised over $4.2 million for research and education since their inception.

To reserve a seat or table at this year’s Gala, please visit go.liverfoundation.org or call (212) 943-1059.



Connected for Life

April 24, 2013

TweetIn the spirit of National Organ Donation Month, WABC-TV has partnered with NewYork-Presbyterian to spread the word about organ donation. While scarcity of organ donors is a critical problem nation-wide, especially low numbers of donors affect New York, which currently ranks 48 out of the 50 states in number of living organ donors. “It’s a […]

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes 33 Top Doctors at NYP/Columbia Department of Surgery

September 21, 2012

TweetCongratulations to the thirty three surgeons at the Department of Surgeon for being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their 2012 list of Top Doctors. Of these top-ranked surgeons, U.S. News further identified seventeen physicians as being in the top one percent in the nation in their specialties. U.S. News & World Report’s […]

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Orchestrating Surgery with NY Med’s Dr. Mahendran

July 17, 2012

TweetDuring the premiere episode of NY Med, viewers were introduced to Arundi Mahendran, MBBS, MRCS, MSc, a transplant surgery fellow at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and an accomplished opera singer. In this interview, Dr. Mahendran provides a glimpse into her experience as a fellow and what it was like to be involved in the […]

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NY Magazine Recognizes 16 Top Docs at NYP/Columbia

June 7, 2012

TweetCongratulations to sixteen surgeons at the Department of Surgery for being named top doctors by New York Magazine. This annual list recognizes 1160 physicians from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut who are considered top in their fields of expertise. This year, the magazine recognized faculty from nine divisions at NYP/Columbia Department of Surgery: Plastic […]

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Journey to Health: Aidan Ward Thriving After Father Donates Liver

May 18, 2012

TweetPeople are often surprised when they first learn that a living person may donate his or her liver — “don’t you need your liver?” is a common question. In fact, living donor liver transplantation, or LDLT, is not only possible, but is the optimal choice for patients who need a liver transplant. The advantages of […]

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One Family’s Happy Ending is a Happy Beginning

April 21, 2012

TweetWhen parents Lindsay and Alexander learned their second child, Cooper, might need an organ donor, they decided immediately who it would be. Lindsay explains, “We knew that I could be more of a multitasker after the transplant, when the family would need me to do a lot of caretaking. Plus, Alexander was gung ho. He […]

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Advances in Liver Transplantation: Abstracts presented at the American Transplant Congress in May, 2011

June 2, 2011

TweetEach year, the nation’s leading transplant surgeons convene at the American Transplant Congress, a joint meeting of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). Surgeons from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center presented the results of their latest research, including the following. Presentation 1: Excellent Outcomes of Machine Preservation […]

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