Sujit Kulkarni, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery (Clinician Educator)

LAC+USC Hepatobiliary Program Director

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Dr. Kulkarni obtained his medical degree from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College in India. He went on to the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay to obtain a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. Upon completion, he was appointed as a Huck Institute of Life Science research fellow at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in molecular medicine for two years. He completed his general surgery residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York. Upon completion of his residency in 2010, he completed a two year fellowship in Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery at USC.


  • Bifocal solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas BMJ Case Rep. 2024 Jul 05; 17(7). . View in PubMed
  • A Preliminary Controlled Trial of Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Fiducial Markers to Guide Pancreas Surgery J Clin Gastroenterol. 2023 Dec 19. . View in PubMed
  • The influence of frailty on perioperative outcomes in patients undergoing surgical resection of liver metastases: a nationwide readmissions database study Ann Gastroenterol. 2023 May-Jun; 36(3):333-339. . View in PubMed
  • Transfusion-free Strategies in Liver and Pancreatic Surgery: A Predictive Model of Blood Conservation for Transfusion Avoidance in Mainstream Populations Ann Surg. 2023 03 01; 277(3):469-474. . View in PubMed
  • A Potential Role for Robotic Cholecystectomy in Patients with Advanced Liver Disease: Analysis of the NSQIP Database Am Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 86(4):341-345. . View in PubMed
  • Clear Cell Variant of Solid Pseudopapillary Neoplasm of the Pancreas: A Report of a Rare Variant and Review of the Literature Int J Surg Pathol. 2019 Aug; 27(5):535-540. . View in PubMed
  • Complicated gallstone disease: diagnosis and management of Mirizzi syndrome Surg Endosc. 2017 05; 31(5):2215-2222. . View in PubMed
  • Blood Conservation Strategies and Liver Transplantation Transfusion-Free Techniques Derived from Jehovah’s Witness Surgical Cohorts Mo Med. 2015 Sep-Oct; 112(5):389-92. . 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
  • Chronic pancreatitis presenting as superior mesenteric artery syndrome BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Mar 05; 2015. . View in PubMed
  • Surgical transgastric debridement of walled off pancreatic necrosis: an option for patients with necrotizing pancreatitis Surg Endosc. 2015 Mar; 29(3):575-82. . View in PubMed