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Joseph DiNorcia, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
HCC 1510 San Pablo Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles


Dr. DiNorcia completed his bachelor’s degree in English at Princeton University prior to pursuing a master’s degree in physiology at Georgetown University. He graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Medicine and completed his general surgery training at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University Medical Center. During residency, he focused on pancreatobiliary disease and spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow researching pancreatic cancer tumorigenesis and pancreatic surgery outcomes. After residency, he completed the fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. His current interests include liver resection and transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma. Dr. DiNorcia is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the American College of Surgeons.


Antibody-mediated rejection: what is the clinical relevance? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. Antibody-mediated rejection: what is the clinical relevance? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2017 Jan 03. View in: PubMed

Perioperative Renal Replacement Therapy in Liver Transplantation. Int Anesthesiol Clin. 2017; 55(2):81-91. View in: PubMed

TLR4 Signaling via NANOG Cooperates With STAT3 to Activate Twist1 and Promote Formation of Tumor-Initiating Stem-Like Cells in Livers of Mice. Gastroenterology. 2016 Mar; 150(3):707-19. View in: PubMed

Damage Control as a Strategy to Manage Postreperfusion Hemodynamic Instability and Coagulopathy in Liver Transplant. JAMA Surg. 2015 Nov 1; 150(11):1066-72. View in: PubMed

Reoperative complications after primary orthotopic liver transplantation: a contemporary single-center experience in the post-model for end-stage liver disease era. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Nov; 219(5):993-1000. View in: PubMed

Neoadjuvant therapy and vascular resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy: shifting the survival curve for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer. World J Surg. 2014 May; 38(5):1184-95. View in: PubMed

Quality of life in patients after total pancreatectomy is comparable with quality of life in patients who undergo a partial pancreatic resection. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar; 187(1):189-96. View in: PubMed

Short-term but not long-term loss of patency of venous reconstruction during pancreatic resection is associated with decreased survival. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014 Jan; 18(1):75-82. View in: PubMed

Predictive factors of neurological complications and one-month mortality after liver transplantation. Front Neurol. 2014; 5:275. View in: PubMed

RAGE gene deletion inhibits the development and progression of ductal neoplasia and prolongs survival in a murine model of pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Jan; 16(1):104-12; discussion 112. View in: PubMed

Better preservation of endocrine function after central versus distal pancreatectomy for mid-gland lesions. Surgery. 2010 Dec; 148(6):1247-54; discussion 1254-6. View in: PubMed

Prophylactic pancreatectomy for intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm does not negatively impact quality of life: a preliminary study. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1847-52. View in: PubMed

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy offers shorter hospital stays with fewer complications. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1804-12. View in: PubMed

RAGE signaling significantly impacts tumorigenesis and hepatic tumor growth in murine models of colorectal carcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1680-90. View in: PubMed

Pancreaticoduodenectomy can be performed safely in patients aged 80 years and older. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Nov; 14(11):1838-46. View in: PubMed

One hundred thirty resections for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor: evaluating the impact of minimally invasive and parenchyma-sparing techniques. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Oct; 14(10):1536-46. View in: PubMed

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