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Amit Nair, M.B.B.S., M.S., M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5875

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Organ Transplant, Surgery


Professional Background

“I strive to enable and empower patients with the knowledge they need to make the most informed treatment decisions.”

Areas of Expertise

Liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation
Living donor liver and kidney transplantation
Hepatobiliary surgery (open and minimally invasive/laparoscopic)
Primary and secondary/metastatic liver cancer

I chose the field of transplant surgery as it offers an elegant solution to end-stage organ failure. I enjoy the close collaboration of related medical and surgical disciplines to enable a rapid turnaround in these patients’ lives. In addition, surmounting the technical challenges and complexities afforded by transplantation and hepatobiliary oncological surgery is personally very rewarding.

My patients can count on me to be their staunch advocate and to have their best interests at the forefront during their treatment journey. I have a calm disposition and always endeavor to help patients feel relaxed and at ease during what is invariably a stressful period for them. Toward this, I encourage open and frank communication at all times.



MBBS | Government Medical College Kottayam (India)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2019 - 08/31/2020
Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019
Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology at Cleveland Clinic Foundation

10/07/2015 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital (United Kingdom)

05/02/2011 - 10/01/2013
Fellowship at St. James University Hospital (United Kingdom)

08/01/2007 - 10/06/2015
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Health Education England, West Midlands (UK) (United Kingdom)

04/02/2001 - 03/31/2004
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at J.I.P.M.E.R. Hospital (India)

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Young Investigator Award
Sponsor: International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS)
Location: ILTS Annual Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic

Rays of Hope Research Grant
Sponsor: Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom


Journal Articles

Matsushima H, Sasaki K, Nair A, Tajima T, Soyama A, Eguchi S, Hashimoto K, Fujiki M. "The impact of colonic allograft inclusion on intestinal transplantation outcomes: Results from UNOS/OPTN database analysis." Clinical transplantation.. 2023 Dec 8; :e15213. Epub 2023 Dec 08.

Chávez-Villa M, Ruffolo LI, Al-Judaibi BM, Fujiki M, Hashimoto K, Kallas J, Kwon CHD, Nair A, Orloff MS, Pineda-Solis K, Raj R, Sasaki K, Tomiyama K, Aucejo F, Hernandez-Alejandro R. "The high incidence of occult carcinoma in total hepatectomy specimens of patients treated for unresectable colorectal liver metastases with liver transplant." Annals of surgery.. 2023 Jan 24; Epub 2023 Jan 24.

McCabe M, Osinski T, Kashyap R, Taylor J, Schuler N, Shepard L, Ghazi A, Helbig K, Dokus MK, Nair A, Pineda-Solis K, Orloff M, Wu G. "Robotic Assisted Transplant Nephrectomy: Case Series and Training Model for Improving Adoption." JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2023 27(1)

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Immunosuppression Protocols in VCA Transplantation
Book Title: Reconstructive Transplantation
Author List: Nair, A, Eghtesad, B
Edited By: Gurunian, R, Rampazzo, A, Papay, F, Bassiri Gharb, B
Published By: Springer, Cham 2023

Chapter Title: Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques in Transplantation
Book Title: Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
Author List: Kwon CHD, Sasaki K, Nair A
Edited By: Janargin WR
Published By: Elsevier 2022

Chapter Title: Complications after Living Liver Donor Surgery
Book Title: Textbook of Liver Transplantation
Author List: Nair A, Sasaki K, Kwon CHD
Edited By: Desai CJ
Published By: Paras Medical Publishers 2022



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