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Doctors of NY MED: Tomoaki Kato, MD & Benjamin Samstein, MD

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The Doctors of NY MED - Living Liver Donor Transplantations

Previously on NY Med, we have seen cameras intimately follow both doctors and their patients as they went through the arduous and sometimes frustrating process of transplantation and surgery. 

The scarcity of donor organs is a well-known clinical challenge. Currently there are over 18,000 people waiting for a liver transplant in the United States. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital offers the possibility of earlier transplantation to those in need through our Living Donor program. During living donor liver transplantation, surgeons remove a portion of the healthy donor’s liver for transplantation into the recipient.

Join us August 8th at 12:00 Noon/ET to chat with innovative transplant surgeon Dr. Tomoaki Kato and the Surgical Director of Living Donor Liver Transplant Program Benjamin Samstein, MD. Speak to these “NY MED doctors” live and ask them about living donor liver transplantation and their experience on NY Med. Learn more about living liver donor transplantations as well as more specific details about the cases on the show.


To submit a question for Dr. Kato or Dr. Samstein before the show, visit The Doctors of NY MED — Tomoaki Kato, MD, Benjamin Samstein, MD and Living Donor Donations question submission form, or tweet an @reply using the #NYMED hash tag to one of our Twitter accounts, @columbiamednews, @nyphospital, or @columbiasurgery.