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Roberto Hernandez Alejandro, M.D.

Cancer, Organ Transplant, Surgery

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5875

Fax: (585) 271-7929

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Professional Background

Dr. Roberto Hernandez-Alejandro was the former Director of Liver Transplantation at Western University, Canada and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology.
Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro completed an abdominal transplant and hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery fellowship from 2006-2008 at Western University, Canada. Subsequently, he received further training in live donor liver transplantation at the Kyoto University in Japan.
Over the past 8 years, Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro's reputation for leadership and collaboration has helped to build one of the largest Transplant and Hepatobiliary Programs in Canada and is recognized in the broader surgical community nationally and internationally. He is a pioneer in liver resections for malignancy as well as Donation After Cardiac Death (DCD) Liver Transplantation.
His research endeavors are primarily focused on liver regeneration and donation after cardiac death.
Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro has developed several protocols, as the principal investigator, in liver metastasis designed to improve the outcome in DCD's. A pioneer in North America with the ALPPS procedure in the management of liver metastases, Dr. Hernandez-Alejandro is frequently invited by national and international academic centers to give guest lectures on the topic. He has more than 50 peer reviewed publications in the area of HPB and liver transplant.



  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


MD | Mexico - Universidad la Salle Mexico City

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2006 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at London Health Sciences Center

08/01/2003 - 07/31/2005
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at Alberta Health Services

03/01/1997 - 02/28/2001
Residency in General Surgery at Mexican Institute of Social Security

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Latin American Leadership Award
Sponsor: Government of Ontario
Location: London North Center

Excellence in Academics
Sponsor: Department of Oncology, Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

President's Award for Innovation
Sponsor: London Health Science Center
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Mentor for Rising Star Award
Sponsor: International Liver Transplantation Society
Location: Sydney, Austraila

Best Clinical Abstract at CST 2013
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Quebec City, QC, Canada

Resident Mentor Award
Sponsor: Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

2010 - 2011
USC Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Clerkship Teacher of the Year Award
Sponsor: Department of Surgery, Western University
Location: London, Ontario, Canada

Distinguished Fellow for Outstanding Research in the Field of Transplantation
Sponsor: American Society of Transplantation
Location: SanDiego, CA, USA

Rising Star Award
Sponsor: 2008 Joint International Congress
Location: Paris, France

Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Clinical Society of Transplantation
Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Clinical Abstract Award Winner
Sponsor: Canadian Society of Transplantation
Location: Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

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Journal Articles

Linecker M, Kuemmerli C, Kambakamba P, Schlegel A, Muiesan P, Capobianco I, Nadalin S, Torres OJ, Mehrabi A, Stavrou GA, Oldhafer KJ, Lurje G, Balci D, Lang H, Robles-Campos R, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Malago M, De Santibanes E, Clavien PA, Petrowsky H. "Performance validation of the ALPPS risk model." HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.. 2018 Nov 23; Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Lang H, de Santibañes E, Schlitt HJ, Malagó M, van Gulik T, Machado MA, Jovine E, Heinrich S, Ettorre GM, Chan A, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Robles Campos R, Sandström P, Linecker M, Clavien PA. "10th Anniversary of ALPPS-Lessons Learned and quo Vadis." Annals of surgery.. 2018 May 1; Epub 2018 May 01.

Kidane B, Lung K, McCreery G, El-Khatib C, Ott MC, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Vinden C, Gray D, Parry NG, Leslie KA, Mele TS. "Early Rescue from Acute Severe Clostridium Difficile: A Novel Treatment Strategy." Surgical infections.. 2018 Jan 0; 19(1):78-82. Epub 2017 Dec 11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Liver and Kidney Donation following Cardiac Death
Book Title: Operative Techniques in Transplant Surgery
Author List: Hernandez-Alejandro R
Edited By: Michael Englesbe
Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 2014 in Philadelphia, PA