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Abhishek Mathur, MD


Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Bile Cancer
Hepato-Pancreatic Biliary Surgery
Liver & Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Liver Cancer
Liver Transplant
Shunt Surgery
Transplant Surgery


Dr. Abhishek Mathur is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Liver Transplant & Hepatobiliary Surgery program at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Dr. Mathur’s clinical focus includes treatment of both benign and cancerous diseases of the liver, bile ducts, and pancreas. He performs surgical procedures for these diseases that includes liver resection, transplantation, living donor liver transplant surgery and surgery of the pancreas and bile ducts.

He has made significant contributions in cancer research in these organ systems with recognition for the same in the form of multiple 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.

Additionally, he is doing novel work in ex-vivo (outside of the body) normothermic perfusion of the liver. Warm machine perfusion of livers has gained attention recently – and is being used to evaluate functionality of extended criteria livers prior to transplant. However, there has been limited data so far regarding rehabilitation of these livers. Fatty livers and DCD livers are prime candidates for this scenario. Dr. Mathur is researching pathbreaking techniques to defat and recover these livers to make them transplantable.

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 surgical organizations including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.

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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


Nguyen MJP, Carpenter D, Tadros J, Mathur A, Sandoval PR, Woodle ES, Diwan T, Ratner LE. Bariatric surgery prior to living donor nephrectomy: a solution to expand the living donor kidney pool – a retrospective study. Transpl Int. 2019 Jul;32(7):702-709.

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, 2015

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, Cedar 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.