Physician’s Profile

Abhishek Mathur, MD

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Transplantation Surgery
Abdominal Organ Transplantation

Columbia University 25th Annual Surgery Research Competition - First Place, 2016

American Transplant Congress (ATC) - Poster of Distinction, 2016

International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS) - Travel Award, 2016

Controversies in Transplantation and Young Investigators Forum (Colorado) - Fellow Research Award, 2016 

American Society of Transplant Surgery (ASTS) Winter Symposium “Top Poster of Distinction Awardee”, 2016

Career in Transplantation Award from The American Foundation for Donation & Transplantation, 2012

International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA) - Selected for Best Long Oral Paper of 1680 submissions, 2012

Florida Society of General Surgeons - Winner Resident Paper Contest, 2011 

USF Research Day- Winner Resident Research Award in Cancer Biology, 2010

Florida Chapter of The American College of Surgeons - 3rd place Award in the Edward M. Copeland Annual Paper Competition, 2009

Indiana University Simon Cancer Center – Award of Achievement of Excellence in Cancer Research, 2008 

American College of Surgeons (Indiana Chapter Meeting) - Willis D. Gatch Award, 2007 

Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology- Poster- Award of Appreciation, 2004


Dr. Abhishek Mathur is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Mathur’s clinical focus includes liver transplantation with a special interest in living donor liver transplant surgery. Additionally, he treats patients with both benign and cancerous diseases of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. He has given multiple presentations in both national and international meetings on these topics. He has made significant contributions in cancer research in these organ systems with recognition for the same in the form of awards at meetings of the American Transplant Congress, International Liver Transplant Society, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Florida Society of General Surgeons, Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and also from Columbia University and Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

Dr. Mathur completed his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida. He then went on to Columbia University in New York to complete his abdominal transplant, including living donor liver transplant, and hepatobiliary fellowship (HPB). Following this he pursued his interest in living donor liver transplant & advanced liver and pancreas surgery, at a high volume center, working with Prof. Rela (of Kings College London/Global Hospital). He is a member of and has been nominated to serve on committees in the leading national organizations in transplantation and liver and pancreas surgery – the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.

Mathur, A., Luberice, K., Choung, E., Ross, S. B., & Rosemurgy, A. Pancreaticoduodenectomy at High Volume Centers-Surgeon Volume Goes Beyond the Leapfrog Criteria. Annals of Surgery– 2015 Aug;262(2):e37-9
Mathur, A., Luberice, K., Paul, H., Co, F., Hernandez, J., & Rosemurgy, A. Increasing BMI Portends Abbreviated Survival Following Pancreatoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. The American Journal of Surgery – The American Journal of Surgery 209 (6), 969-973
Mathur A, Ross S, Luberice K, Kurian T, Vice M, Rosemurgy A. Margin Status Impacts Survival After Pancreaticoduodenectomy But Negative Margins Should Not Be Pursued The American Surgeon- 2014 Apr;80(4):353-60
Watson JE, Patel NA, Carter G, Moor A, Patel R, Ghansah T, Mathur A, Murr M, Bickford P, Gould LJ, Cooper D. Comparison of Markers and Functional Attributes of Human Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Dedifferentiated Adipocyte Cells from Subcutaneous Fat of an Obese Diabetic Donor Advances in Wound Care, ahead of print. doi:10.1089/wound.2013.0452.
Carter G, Apostolatos A, Patel R, Mathur A, Cooper D, Murr M, Patel NA. Dysregulated Alternative  Splicing Pattern of PKC during Differentiation of Human Preadipocytes Represents Distinct Differences between Lean and Obese Adipocytes,” ISRN Obesity, vol. 2013, Article ID 161345, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/161345. 
Mathur A, Franco ES, Leone JP, Osman-Mohamed H, Rojas H, Kemmer N, Neff GW, Rosemurgy A, Alsina AE. Obesity Portends an Increased Morbidity, and Early Recurrence following Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. HPB (Oxford). 2013 Jul;15(7):504-10.
Mathur A, Paul H, Celerin D, Luberice K, Hernandez J, Golkar F, Vice M, Rosemurgy A. Transduodenal Ampullectomy for Ampullary Adenomas: A Safe and Effective Procedure with Long-term Salutary Outcomes. The American Surgeon- Am Surg. 2014 Feb;80(2):185-90
Mathur A, Steffensen TS, Paidas CN, Ogera P, Kayton ML. The perforated appendiceal carcinoid in children: a surgical dilemma. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1155-8.
Mathur A, Hernandez J, Shaheen F, Shroff M, Dahal S, Morton C, Farrior T, Kedar R, Rosemurgy A.Preoperative computed tomography measurements of pancreatic steatosis and visceral fat: prognostic markers for dissemination and lethality of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. HPB. 2011;13(6):404-10.
Hernandez J, Morton C, Clark W, Mullinax J, Mathur A, Marcadis A, Babel N, Ross S, Goldin S, Rosemurgy A. Pancreaticoduodenectomy for suspected periampullary cancers: the mimes of malignancy. HPB (Oxford). 2009 Nov;11(7):578-84. 
Walker JJ, Yancey K, Wade T.E, Swartz-Basile DA, Zyromski NJ, Mathur, A., Lu D, Pitt HA, Gripe, J. T. A murine model of obesity implicates the adipokine milieu. J Leukoc Biol 2010., 87(1), 51-58. 
Zyromski NJ, Mathur A, Pitt HA, Wade TE, Wang S, Nakshatri P, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakshatri H. Obesity potentiates the growth and dissemination of pancreatic cancer. Surgery. 2009 Aug;146(2):258-63
Mathur A, Zyromski NJ, Pitt HA, Al-Azzawi H, Walker JJ, Saxena R, Lillemoe KD. Pancreatic steatosis promotes dissemination and lethality of pancreatic cancer. J. Am Coll Surg. 2009 May;208(5):989-94; discussion 994-6. Epub 2009 Mar 26.
Zyromski NJ, Mathur A, Gowda GA, Murphy C, Swartz-Basile DA, Wade TE, Pitt HA, Raftery D.  Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy-based metabolomics of the fatty pancreas: implicating fat in pancreatic pathology. Pancreatology. 2009;9(4):410-9. Epub 2009 May 19.
Zyromski NJ, Mathur A, Pitt HA, Wade TE, Wang S, Swartz-Basile DA, Prather AD, Lillemoe KD. Cannabinoid receptor-1 blockade attenuates acute pancreatitis in obesity by an adiponectin mediated mechanism. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 May;13(5):831-8. Epub 2009 Feb 19.
Terence E. Wade, Abhishek Mathur, Debao Lu, Deborah A. Swartz-Basile, Henry A. Pitt, Nicholas  J. Zyromski. Adiponectin Receptor-1 Expression Is Decreased in the Pancreas of Obese Mice. J Surg   Res. 2009 Jun 1;154(1):78-84.
Fulford, A. D., Mathur, A., Pitt, HA, Considine, RV. Adiponutrin attenuates high fat diet-induced hepatic steatosis. DIABETES 2008, 57:A418-A419. 
Zyromski NJ, Mathur A, Pitt HA, Lu D, Gripe JT, Walker JJ, Yancey K, Wade TE, Swartz-Basile DA. A   murine model of obesity implicates the adipokine milieu in the pathogenesis of severe acute pancreatitis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Sep;295(3):G552-8.
Al-Azzawi HH, Mathur A, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA. Pioglitazone Increases Gallbladder Volume in Insulin-Resistant Obese Mice. J Surg Res. 2006 Dec;136(2):192-7.
Al-Azzawi HH, Mathur A, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA. Resistin-Like Molecule Alpha  Reduces Gallbladder Optimal Tension. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007 Jan;11(1):95-100.
 Swartz-Basile DA, Lu D, Basile DP, Graewin SJ, Al-Azzawi H, Kiely JM, Mathur A, Yancey K, Pitt HA.Leptin regulates gallbladder genes related to absorption and secretion. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2007 Jul;293(1):G84-90.
Mathur A, Al-Azzawi HH, Lu D, Yancey KW, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA.Steatocholecystitis: The Influence of Obesity and Dietary Carbohydrates- J Surg Res. 2007 Oct 18; [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 17950329 
Mathur A, Walker JJ, Al-Azzawi HH, Lu D, Swartz-Basile A D, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA. Ezetimibe Ameliorates Cholecystosteatosis- Surgery 2007 Aug;142(2):228-33.
Mathur A, Marine M, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Saxena R, Zyromski NJ, Pitt HA. Nonalcoholic Fatty Pancreas Disease- HPB-2007; 9(4):312-318
Mathur A, Pitt HA, Marine M, Saxena R, C. Max Schmidt, Howard TJ, Nakeeb A, Zyromski NZ, Lillemoe KD. Fatty Pancreas: A Factor in Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula- Annals of Surgery-2007 Dec;246(6):1058-64.
Mathur A, Megan M, Al-Azzawi HH, Lu D, Swartz-Basile DA, Nakeeb A, Pitt HA.High Dietary Carbohydrates decrease gallbladder volume and enhance cholesterol crystal formation. Surgery 2007. May;141(5):654-9.