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Robert Rick Selby, MD
Professor of Surgery
Division Chief, Hepatobiliary Surgery
HCC 400 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 442 7172


Dr. Selby is a Professor of Surgery at the USC School of Medicine, as well as Director of the Liver Transplantation Program and Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery. Dr. Selby graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Medicine at Columbia, Missouri. Before joining USC, Dr. Selby served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where he trained in multi-organ transplantations and hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery. He remained at University of Pittsburgh where he was also Director of the Multiorgan Transplantation Fellowship, Dr. Selby has trained more than 45 transplant surgeons who currently participate in transplant programs throughout the world. Dr. Selby is board certified in general surgery and general surgical critical care. His research interests include transfusion free surgery, surgery for neuroendocrine tumors, primary and metastatic liver tumors, peri-ampullary cancers, pancreatic cancers, bile duct injuries, and cholangiocarcinoma.


Complicated gallstone disease: diagnosis and management of Mirizzi syndrome. Surg Endosc. 2016 Sep 01. View in: PubMed

Multidisciplinary Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis-Related Recurrent Pyogenic Cholangitis (CF-RPC). Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun; 60(6):1801-4. View in: PubMed

Biliary sarcoidosis: early diagnosis minimizes the need for surgery. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar 1; 187(5):556-9. View in: PubMed

Prospective study of therapeutic spiral enteroscopy in patients with surgically altered anatomy. Surg Endosc. 2013 Feb; 27(2):671-8. View in: PubMed

Blood-management programs: a clinical and administrative model with program implementation strategies. Perm J. 2009; 13(1):18-28. View in: PubMed

Alternate method to secure the aorta for organ perfusion in donation after cardiac death donors. Transpl Int. 2008 Dec; 21(12):1190-1. View in: PubMed

Intraoperative umbilical herniorrhaphy during liver transplantation. Surgery. 2008 Mar; 143(3):451-2. View in: PubMed

Living related donor nephrectomy in transfusion refusing donors. Transpl Int. 2007 Jun; 20(6):490-6. View in: PubMed

Pancreaticoduodenectomy in adults with congenital intestinal rotation disorders. Pancreas. 2005 Nov; 31(4):413-5. View in: PubMed

Unusual cases of jaundice secondary to non-neoplastic bile duct obstruction. Am Surg. 2004 Jul; 70(7):620-4. View in: PubMed

Comparison of outcomes in noncomplicated and in higher-risk donors after standard versus hand-assisted laparoscopic nephrectomy. Am Surg. 2003 Sep; 69(9):771-8. View in: PubMed

Surgical management of complicated hydatid disease of the liver. Am Surg. 2002 Nov; 68(11):984-8. View in: PubMed

Improved prediction of outcome in patients with severe acute pancreatitis by the APACHE II score at 48 hours after hospital admission compared with the APACHE II score at admission. Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation. Arch Surg. 2002 Oct; 137(10):1136-40. View in: PubMed

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