Dr. Daniel Cherqui, one of the world's leading liver surgeons, has joined NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center as chief of a newly created section of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation.
Dr. Cherqui also holds appointments as professor of surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and adjunct professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
As chief of hepatobiliary surgery, Dr. Cherqui oversees a comprehensive surgery program for the liver, pancreas and bile ducts, including surgeries for malignant and non-malignant conditions. His appointment marks the expansion of the successful liver transplant program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Dr. Cherqui brings considerable experience and expertise to his new role. In the last two decades he has performed more than 2,000 complex hepatobiliary and liver transplant procedures. He developed a laparoscopic technique for living-donor liver transplantation that dramatically improves donor recovery. He also helped pioneer minimally invasive techniques in liver resections in the treatment of cancer.
Source : Weill Cornell