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Koji Tomiyama, M.D., Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5875

Fax: (585) 271-7929

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Organ Transplant, Surgery


Professional Background

Dr. Tomiyama completed his residency in surgery at Himeji St. Mary's Hospital and a Fellowship in Liver and Kidney transplant surgery at Baylor Regional Transplant Institute. He also completed a Research Fellowship at Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Surgery and an HPB fellowship at University of Toronto. Dr. Tomiyama was deeply involved in living donor liver transplant and served as assistant professor at Kyoto University.

Dr. Tomiyama's clinical interests include complex HPB cases including in situ/ex vivo liver cold preservation, 3D simulation of liver surgery, donation after cardiac death (DCD) and live donor liver transplant. His basic research interests are primarily focused on liver regeneration and ischemia reperfusion injury. Throughout his career, he has published more than 30 peer reviewed articles as first and co- author and two book chapters on the subjects of live donor liver transplant techniques and cholangiocarcinoma. He has more than 15 presentations at International congress and one invited lecture.



  • Surgery (General Surgery) - Japan Surgical Society


MD | Okayama University (Japan)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 07/31/2016
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Toronto General Hospital-Western Division (Canada)

07/01/2008 - 06/30/2010
Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center At Dallas

08/01/2005 - 08/31/2007
Fellowship in Surgery (General Surgery) at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine-GME

06/01/2003 - 03/31/2007
Fellowship at Okayama University Medical School

09/01/2002 - 05/31/2003
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Okayama University Hospital

09/01/2000 - 08/31/2002
Residency in Surgery (General Surgery) at Himeji St. Mary's Hospital

04/01/2000 - 08/31/2000
Internship in Surgery (General Surgery) at Okayama University Hospital

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Paddy Lewis Award for excellence in teaching in general surgery 2016
Location: University of Toronto


Journal Articles

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. "Inferior Survival Is Associated With Socioeconomic Deprivation in Hepatocellular Carcinoma." The Journal of surgical research.. 2022 Jul 2; 279:228-239. Epub 2022 Jul 02.

Burchard PR, Dave YA, Loria AP, Parikh NB, Pineda-Solis K, Ruffolo LI, Strawderman M, Schoeniger LO, Galka E, Tomiyama K, Orloff MS, Carpizo DR, Linehan DC, Hernandez-Alejandro R. "Early postoperative ERAS compliance predicts decreased length of stay and complications following liver resection." HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association.. 2022 Jan 25; Epub 2022 Jan 25.

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, . "A multicentre outcome analysis to define global benchmarks for donation after circulatory death liver transplantation." Journal of hepatology.. 2021 Oct 13; Epub 2021 Oct 13.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Cholangiocarcinoma
Book Title: Surgical Oncology Manual
Author List: Tomiyama K; Moulton CA
Published By: Springer International Publishing 2016

Chapter Title: Open right hepatic lobectomy for living donor liver transplantation
Book Title: ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery: Liver Volume
Author List: Takaori K; Tomiyama K; Uemoto S
Published By: American College of Surgeons 2014