Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Kambiz Etesami

Kambiz Etesami

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Surgery
1520 San Pablo Street Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Pediatric kidney transplantation in the United States Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 Aug; 25(4):343-347. . View in PubMed

Biliary Internal Stents and Biliary Complications in Adult Liver Transplantation Transplant Proc. 2020 Jul 16. . View in PubMed

Should living donor liver transplant selection be subject to the same restrictions as deceased donor transplant? Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2020 02; 25(1):47-51.. View in PubMed

The Increasingly Limited Basis for Portal Venous Pressure Modulation in Living Donor Liver Transplantation Liver Transpl. 2018 11; 24(11):1506-1507. . View in PubMed

Reno-portal shunt for liver transplant, an alternative inflow for recipients with grade III-IV portal vein thrombosis: Tips for a better outcome Int J Surg Case Rep. 2017; 41:251-254. . View in PubMed

Hospital Readmissions After Intestinal and Multivisceral Transplantation Transplant Proc. 2016 Jul-Aug; 48(6):2186-91. . View in PubMed

Pseudolymphoma (reactive lymphoid hyperplasia) of the liver: A clinical challenge World J Hepatol. 2015 Nov 18; 7(26):2696-702. . View in PubMed

Dr. Etesami is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery in the Division of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. 

Dr. Etesami specializes in adult and pediatric liver, bowel, kidney and pancreas transplantation.  He additionally performs HPB surgery (relating to the liver, pancreas, and biliary systems), incorporating both traditional and minimally invasive techniques for a variety of benign and malignant conditions.  
His medical interests include the expansion of organ availability and transplantation with a focus on living donation and maximized utilization of extended criteria organs, and management of advanced hepatobiliary & pancreatic neoplasia.  

He is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and is an associate fellow with the American College of Surgeons.
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