Hepatobiliary Surgery

Our expert surgeons use the latest research and advances to provide the best possible care.

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Our expert surgeons use the latest research and advances to provide the best possible care.

Keck Hospital of USC has been recognized as an approved NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation for its high-quality care and focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis with best clinical outcomes.

Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatitis designation

Transfusion-Free Surgery

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World-Class Care for the Liver, Kidneys, Gallbladder and Pancreas

Our USC Hepatobiliary Surgery Program team specializes in complex abdominal surgeries, treating benign and cancerous diseases such as:

  • Bile duct issues
  • Gallstones
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver failure
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Transplantation of the liver, kidneys and pancreas

Our surgeons always keep the safety and comfort of our patients in mind. We are experts in minimally invasive surgery. We also offer transfusion-free procedures to all our patients.

We are a high-volume transplant center for liver, kidney and pancreas with some of the best outcomes in the nation. We also have the only active living-donor liver transplant program in Southern California.

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Keck Hospital of USC has been recognized as an approved NPF Center by the National Pancreas Foundation for its high-quality care and focus on multidisciplinary treatment of pancreatitis with best clinical outcomes.

Center of Excellence for Pancreatic Cancer and Pancreatitis designation

Transfusion-Free Surgery

Learn about our specialized transfusion-free surgical care services and procedures.

Find out more
#1

Living-donor liver transplant program in Southern California

#1

Transfusion-free liver transplant program in the western U.S.

30%

Shorter hospital stays for adult liver transplants

97%

Three-year survival rate for pediatric liver transplants

Why Choose Us for Hepatobiliary Care

We are a center for advanced care, taking in complex cases from across the region.

Our surgeons have extensive experience with procedures many surgeons have only seen in textbooks.

Our kidney transplant patient outcomes are consistently among the best in the nation.

Our team performed the first living-donor transplant between adults in Southern California.

We have been designated a Center of Excellence by the National Pancreas Foundation.

Our Team

Aaron J. Ahearn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Yuri Genyk, MD

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Co-Director, USC Transplant Institure
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Navpreet Kaur, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Jim Kim, MD

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Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Pancreas Transplant Surgery  View more

Sujit Kulkarni, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Gautam K. Malhotra, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Robert R. Selby, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Abdominal ...
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
Section Chief, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Linda S. Sher, MD

Accepting new patients
Division Chief for Clinical Research
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Shannon M. Zielsdorf, MD

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Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery  View more

Julia Ann Saile, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

An Extraordinary Gift

Patient Story

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An Extraordinary Gift

Patient Story

I feel like ‘Thank you’ is not enough.

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