Benjamin Samstein, MD

Benjamin Samstein, MD Specialties: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Cancer, Transplant Hepatology

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Benjamin Samstein, MD
Specialties: Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Cancer, Transplant Hepatology
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1283 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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    749 61st Street,
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    Brooklyn, NY 11220
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    41 Elizabeth Street
    Suite 507
    New York, NY 10013

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  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
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About Benjamin Samstein, MD

Benjamin Samstein, MD is Chief of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. Dr. Samstein is the Surgical Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program at NYP. Dr. Samstein is a renowned pioneer in minimally invasive liver surgery and state-of-the-art laparoscopic techniques for liver cancer. Dr. Samstein is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.Dr. Samstein heads up the multidisciplinary liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery team at NYP/Weill Cornell. His specialties include the most advanced laparoscopic procedures for liver cancer, benign liver tumors and hepatobiliary pancreatic disease. He has been invited to talk about minimally invasive liver surgery throughout the world. He is a member of many surgical societies including a founding member of the International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS), American Society of Transplant Surgery, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA).  He is the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board of LiveOnNY and served as the Regional representation to the Liver and Intestine Committee of UNOS from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Samstein is well-published in the field, authoring more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in prestigious medical and surgical journals, books and book chapters.Other areas of clinical expertise include hepatic adenoma, hepatic hemangioma, cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal metastasis, live donor nephrectomy, laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, and pediatric liver and organ transplant.Dr. Samstein received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1992 and earned his MD at the State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1997. He did his internship and residency in general surgery at NYP/Columbia, and completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. He completed a fellowship in ASTS Multi-organ transplant at NYP/Columbia in 2006. He was Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center from 2006 to 2015. He served as Program Director of the transplant surgery fellowship at Columbia University from 2007 to 2015.  He is a reviewer for American Journal of Transplantation, Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Transplantation, Clinical Transplantation among other journals.List of Publications by Dr. SamsteinPubMed

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Abdominal Organ Transplant

  • Cancer Care

  • Hepatobiliary Cancer

  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

  • Laparoscopic Procedure

  • Laparoscopic Procedure of Liver

  • Liver Cancer

  • Liver Failure and Liver Transplantation

  • Liver Resection

  • Liver Surgery

  • Liver Tumor

  • Living Donor Liver Surgery

  • Living Donor Transplantation

  • Minimally Invasive Solid Organ Surgery

  • Organ Transplantation

  • Pancreas Transplantation

  • Pediatric Liver Transplant

  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery

  • Renal Transplant

  • Transplant Surgery

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  • Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine, 2003-2004
  • NIH Gastrointestinal Training Grant, Mayo Clinic, 1999-2000
  • NIH National Research Service Award, 2000-2001