Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Nicoletti Family Professor of Transplant Surgery
Director, Jefferson Transplant Institute
Director, Division of Transplantation

Surgery - Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary
Surgery - Transplant

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Office Locations

1100 Walnut Street
5th Floor
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 503-6308
Fax: (215) 923-1420
833 Chestnut Street
Suite 138
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (888) 855-6649
Fax: (215) 503-4290

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Recipient of the Seal of the University of Foggia - Foggia Italy 2010

Career Achievement Award, International Association ,Pugliesi nel Mondo 2009

Guide to America's Top Physicians 2007

A.I.D.O. (Italian National Organization for Organ Donation) Recognition Award for Success in Transplantation 2005


WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA 2010,2009,2001


A.I.D.O. (Italian National Organization for Organ Donation) Honorary President, Province of Taranto - Italy 2010,2009,2008,2007,2006

Surgeon of the Year, American Liver Foundation, Delaware Chapter 2008


Dr. Doria specializes in the following: Liver transplant, Live donor liver transplant, Kidney transplant, Live donor kidney transplant, Pancreas transplant, Multiorgan transplant surgery and hepatobiliary surgery for cancer of liver and bile duct

Personal Statement

I dedicated my career to the study and treatment of patients liver diseases. I have led the division of transplantation for the past 9 years. During my term, the patient's and graft's survival have consistently improved. In addition, I have developed a "bloodless" technique to perform liver resections: I do not use blood when I remove liver masses. Also, I am a pioneer in performing robotic assisted liver resection, a procedure that can be accomplished through a series of 9 mm holes.


  • University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, Medical School


  • University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy


  • University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy


  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Recent Publications

Open dialogue between professionals with different opinions builds the best policy

Hepatic artery pseudoaneurysm following orthotopic liver transplantation: Increasing clinical suspicion for a rare but lethal pathology

Hepatitis B in solid-organ transplant procedures other than liver

Listing practices for morbidly obese patients at liver transplantation centers in the United States

Dual kidney allocation score: A novel algorithm utilizing expanded donor criteria for the allocation of dual kidneys in adults

Association of inflammation prior to kidney transplantation with post-transplant diabetes mellitus

Synergistic effects of ascorbate and sorafenib in hepatocellular carcinoma: New insights into ascorbate cytotoxicity

Liver retransplantation for recurrence of HCV-related cirrhosis using hepatitis C-positive allografts: A 19-year OPTN analysis

Ex Vivo Resection of Hepatic Neoplasia and Autotransplantation: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Allotransplantation for Malignancy

Pregnancy after liver transplantation

Mathematical model of liver regeneration in human live donors

Expanded criteria donor kidneys where the paired kidney is discarded owing to biopsy results: A concept that needs revision

Liver resection using cavitron ultrasonic surgical aspirator (CUSA) versus harmonic scalpel: A retrospective cohort study

Long-term dosing patterns of enteric-coated mycophenolate sodium or mycophenolate mofetil with tacrolimus after renal transplantation

GRK2 negatively regulates IGF-1R signaling pathway and cyclins' expression in HepG2 cells

Contraception and Pregnancy

Targeted therapies in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma

Completely steroid-free immunosuppression in liver transplantation: A randomized study

The adipose tissue production of adiponectin is increased in end-stage renal disease