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

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

Liver Transplant , Surgery

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About Me

“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 ...
“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.

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Transplant (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Living Donor Liver Transplantation and Laparoscopic Liver Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2019 - 2020

Fellowship, Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation. 2017 - 2019

Fellowship, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Hospital (United Kingdom). 2015 - 2017

Fellowship, St. James University Hospital (United Kingdom). 2011 - 2013

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), Health Education England, West Midlands (UK) (United Kingdom). 2007 - 2015

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), J.I.P.M.E.R. Hospital (India). 2001 - 2004


MBBS | Government Medical College Kottayam (India). 2000


Young Investigator Award. 2017

Rays of Hope Research Grant. 2011


Journal Articles

Robotic-Assisted Management of Ureteral Complications in Post-Renal Transplant Patients: A Case Series and Literature Review.

McCabe M, Sharma A, Kashyap R, Pineda-Solis K, Nair A, Joseph J, Wu G

Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A.. 2024 May 9 Epub 05/09/2024.

The impact of colonic allograft inclusion on intestinal transplantation outcomes: Results from UNOS/OPTN database analysis.

Matsushima H, Sasaki K, Nair A, Tajima T, Soyama A, Eguchi S, Hashimoto K, Fujiki M

Clinical transplantation.. 2023 December 8 :e15213. Epub 12/08/2023.

The high incidence of occult carcinoma in total hepatectomy specimens of patients treated for unresectable colorectal liver metastases with liver transplant.

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

Annals of surgery.. 2023 January 24 Epub 01/24/2023.

Robotic Assisted Transplant Nephrectomy: Case Series and Training Model for Improving Adoption.

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

JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. 2023 27 (1)Epub 1900 01 01.

Novel Benchmark Values for Redo Liver Transplantation: Does the Outcome Justify the Effort?

Abbassi F, Gero D, Muller X, Bueno A, Figiel W, Robin F, Laroche S, Picard B, Shankar S, Ivanics T, van Reeven M, van Leeuwen OB, Braun HJ, Monbaliu D, Breton A, Vachharajani N, Bonaccorsi Riani E, Nowak G, McMillan RR, Abu-Gazala S, Nair A, Bruballa R, Paterno F, Weppler Sears D, Pinna AD, Guarrera JV, de Santibañes E, de Santibañes M, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Olthoff K, Ghobrial RM, Ericzon BG, Ciccarelli O, Chapman WC, Mabrut JY, Pirenne J, Müllhaupt B, Ascher NL, Porte RJ, de Meijer VE, Polak WG, Sapisochin G, Attia M, Weiss E, Adam RA, Cherqui D, Boudjema K, Zienewicz K, Jassem W, Dutkowski P, Clavien PA

Annals of surgery.. 2022 November 1276 (5):860-867. Epub 07/27/2022.

Inferior Survival Is Associated With Socioeconomic Deprivation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

Ruffolo LI, Zambrano D, Dale BS, Nimmagadda SV, Hack M, Gaba H, Belt BA, Burchard PR, LanzDuret-Hernandez JM, Dokus MK, Aponte JP, Tomiyama K, Nair A, Pineda-Solis K, Hernandez-Alejandro R

The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 November 279 :228-239. Epub 07/02/2022.

Page phenomenon in a transplanted kidney: is it salvageable?

Cisneros R, Nair A, Kashyap R, Pineda-Solis K

BMJ case reports.. 2022 September 2615 (9)Epub 09/26/2022.

A chronological review of 500 minimally invasive liver resections in a North American institution: overcoming stagnation and toward consolidation.

Sasaki K, Nair A, Moro A, Augustin T, Quintini C, Berber E, Aucejo FN, Kwon CHD

Surgical endoscopy.. 2022 August 36 (8):6144-6152. Epub 03/11/2022.

Recipient and Donor Outcomes After Living-Donor Liver Transplant for Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases.

Hernandez-Alejandro R, Ruffolo LI, Sasaki K, Tomiyama K, Orloff MS, Pineda-Solis K, Nair A, Errigo J, Dokus MK, Cattral M, McGilvray ID, Ghanekar A, Gallinger S, Selzner N, Claasen MPAW, Burkes R, Hashimoto K, Fujiki M, Quintini C, Estfan BN, Kwon CHD, Menon KVN, Aucejo F, Sapisochin G

JAMA surgery.. 2022 June 1157 (6):524-530. Epub 1900 01 01.

Induction Therapy With Antithymocyte Globulin and Delayed Calcineurin Inhibitor Initiation for Renal Protection in Liver Transplantation: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Phase II-B Trial.

Nair A, Coromina Hernandez L, Shah S, Zervos X, Zimmerman M, Sasaki K, Diago T, Hashimoto K, Fujiki M, Aucejo F, Bollinger J, Kaiser TL, Miller CM, Quintini C, Fung JJ, Eghtesad B

Transplantation.. 2022 May 1106 (5):997-1003. Epub 07/27/2021.

A multicentre outcome analysis to define global benchmarks for donation after circulatory death liver transplantation.

Schlegel A, van Reeven M, Croome K, Parente A, Dolcet A, Widmer J, Meurisse N, De Carlis R, Hessheimer A, Jochmans I, Mueller M, van Leeuwen OB, Nair A, Tomiyama K, Sherif A, Elsharif M, Kron P, van der Helm D, Borja-Cacho D, Bohorquez H, Germanova D, Dondossola D, Olivieri T, Camagni S, Gorgen A, Patrono D, Cescon M, Croome S, Panconesi R, Flores Carvalho M, Ravaioli M, Caicedo JC, Loss G, Lucidi V, Sapisochin G, Romagnoli R, Jassem W, Colledan M, De Carlis L, Rossi G, Di Benedetto F, Miller CM, van Hoek B, Attia M, Lodge P, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Detry O, Quintini C, Oniscu GC, Fondevila C, Malagó M, Pirenne J, IJzermans JN, Porte RJ, Dutkowski P, Taner CB, Heaton N, Clavien PA, Polak WG, Muiesan P,

Journal of hepatology.. 2022 February 76 (2):371-382. Epub 10/14/2021.

The Prognostic Utility of Intraoperative Allograft Vascular Inflow Measurements in Donation After Circulatory Death Liver Transplantation.

Nair A, Sasaki K, Diago Uso T, D'Amico G, Eghtesad B, Aucejo F, Kwon CHD, Fujiki M, Miller C, Hashimoto K, Quintini C

Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.. 2022 January 28 (1):65-74. Epub 07/31/2021.

Should We Be Utilizing More Liver Grafts From Pediatric Donation After Circulatory Death Donors? A National Analysis of the SRTR from 2002 to 2017.

Sasaki K, Nair A, Firl DJ, McVey JC, El-Gazzaz G, Uso TD, Fujiki M, Aucejo FN, Quintini C, Kwon CD, Hashimoto K, Miller CM, Eghtesad B

Transplantation.. 2021 September 1105 (9):1998-2006. Epub 1900 01 01.

Conditional probability of graft survival in liver transplantation using donation after circulatory death grafts - a retrospective study.

Sasaki K, Nair A, Firl DJ, McVey JC, Moro A, Diago Uso T, Fujiki M, Aucejo FN, Quintini C, Kwon CD, Eghtesad B, Miller CM, Hashimoto K

Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation.. 2021 August 34 (8):1433-1443. Epub 07/13/2021.

Seamless Introduction of a Purely Laparoscopic Full-Lobe Living Donor Hepatectomy Program in a North American Center.

Sasaki K, Aucejo FN, Nair A, Fujiki M, Diago-Uso T, Quintini C, Miller CM, Hashimoto K, Kwon CHD

Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society.. 2021 August 27 (8):1203-1206. Epub 07/20/2021.

CD105 is a prognostic marker and valid endothelial target for microbubble platforms in cholangiocarcinoma.

Nair A, Ingram N, Verghese ET, Wijetunga I, Markham AF, Wyatt J, Prasad KR, Coletta PL

Cellular oncology (Dordrecht).. 2020 October 43 (5):835-845. Epub 05/28/2020.

Translating Biomarkers of Cholangiocarcinoma for Theranosis: A Systematic Review.

Wijetunga I, McVeigh LE, Charalambous A, Antanaviciute A, Carr IM, Nair A, Prasad KR, Ingram N, Coletta PL

Cancers.. 2020 September 3012 (10)Epub 09/30/2020.

Living liver donation in previous kidney donors: A single-center experience.

Nair A, Modaresi Esfeh J, Kwon CHD, Aucejo F, Quintini C, Hashimoto K

American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.. 2020 May 20 (5):1461-1462. Epub 03/04/2020.

Incidence of anastomotic stricture after Ivor-Lewis oesophagectomy using a circular stapling device.

Tyler R, Nair A, Lau M, Hodson J, Mahmood R, Dmitrewski J

World journal of gastrointestinal surgery.. 2019 November 2711 (11):407-413. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neutrophil Gelatinase-associated Lipocalin as a Theragnostic Marker in Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma.

Nair A, Ingram N, Verghese ET, Wijetunga I, Markham AF, Wyatt J, Prasad KR, Coletta PL

Anticancer research.. 2018 December 38 (12):6737-6744. Epub 1900 01 01.

Extended criteria donors in liver transplantation-from marginality to mainstream.

Nair A, Hashimoto K

Hepatobiliary surgery and nutrition.. 2018 October 7 (5):386-388. Epub 1900 01 01.

Is Percutaneous Cholecystostomy a Good Alternative Treatment for Acute Cholecystitis in High-Risk Patients?

Papis D, Khalifa E, Bhogal R, Nair A, Khan S, Hamady Z, Ahmed J, Marangoni G

The American surgeon.. 2017 June 183 (6):623-627. Epub 1900 01 01.

Postoperative day one serum alanine aminotransferase does not predict patient morbidity and mortality after elective liver resection in non-cirrhotic patients.

Bhogal RH, Nair A, Papis D, Hamady Z, Ahmad J, Lam FT, Khan S, Marangoni G

Hepatobiliary & pancreatic diseases international : HBPD INT.. 2016 December 15 (6):655-659. Epub 1900 01 01.

A rare case of S mycotic popliteal aneurysm.

Jolly K, Barratt R, Nair A

JMM case reports.. 2014 December 1 (4):e001479. Epub 12/01/2014.

Does the extent of lymphadenectomy, number of lymph nodes, positive lymph node ratio and neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio impact surgical outcome of perihilar cholangiocarcinoma?

Hakeem AR, Marangoni G, Chapman SJ, Young RS, Nair A, Hidalgo EL, Toogood GJ, Wyatt JI, Lodge PA, Prasad KR

European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology.. 2014 September 26 (9):1047-54. Epub 1900 01 01.

Pre-liver transplant biopsy in hepatocellular carcinoma: a potential criterion for exclusion from transplantation?

Young RS, Aldiwani M, Hakeem AR, Nair A, Guthrie A, Wyatt J, Treanor D, Morris-Stiff G, Jones RL, Prasad KR

HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.. 2013 June 15 (6):418-27. Epub 12/27/2012.

Skin-reducing mastectomy with immediate implant reconstruction as an indispensable tool in the provision of oncoplastic breast services.

Nair A, Jaleel S, Abbott N, Buxton P, Matey P

Annals of surgical oncology.. 2010 September 17 (9):2480-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Spontaneous thrombosis of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (Abernethy malformation) simulating inguinal hernia incarceration.

Afzal S, Nair A, Grainger J, Latif S, Rehman AU

Vascular and endovascular surgery.. 2010 August 44 (6):508-10. Epub 06/15/2010.

The role of freehand needle core biopsy in the diagnosis of isolated axillary lymphadenopathy.

Nair A, Jaleel S, Sathya V, Daultrey C, Aluwihare N, Isgar B

The Breast : official journal of the European Society of Mastology.. 2009 June 18 (3):175-7. Epub 04/11/2009.

An unusual inguinal "hernia"--the value of hernioscopic assessment.

Nair A, Vijay V, Francis D

Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques.. 2007 August 17 (4):349-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

Predicting anastomotic disruption after emergent small bowel surgery.

Nair A, Pai DR, Jagdish S

Digestive surgery.. 2006 23 (1-2):38-43. Epub 05/23/2006.

Single cystic liver metastasis in residual carcinoma of the uterine cervix.

Nair A, Pai DR

European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology.. 2005 September 1122 (1):126-7. Epub 1900 01 01.


Reconstructive Transplantation (2023)

Chapter: Immunosuppression Protocols in VCA Transplantation

Authors: Nair, A, Eghtesad, B

Publisher: Springer, Cham 2023

Textbook of Liver Transplantation (2022)

Chapter: Complications after Living Liver Donor Surgery

Authors: Nair A, Sasaki K, Kwon CHD

Publisher: Paras Medical Publishers 2022

Blumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas (2022)

Chapter: Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques in Transplantation

Authors: Kwon CHD, Sasaki K, Nair A

Publisher: Elsevier 2022

Netter's Surgical Anatomy and Approaches (2021)

Chapter: Hepatectomy

Authors: Aucejo F, Sasaki K, Miller C, Berber E, Okubo K, Quintini C, Kwon CHD, Siegel CT, Nair A

Publisher: Elsevier 2021

Netter's Surgical Anatomy and Approaches (2021)

Chapter: Living Donor Liver Transplantation

Authors: Hashimoto K, Kwon CHD, Sasaki K, Miller C, Okubo K, Quintini C, Diago-Uso T, Fujiki M, Siegel CT, Nair A, Aucejo F

Publisher: Elsevier 2021

Liver Transplantation: Clinical Assessment and Management (2021)

Chapter: Surgical Aspects of Deceased Donor Transplantation

Authors: Nair A, Menon KVN, Quintini C, Miller C

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2021

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