Benjamin Samstein, M.D.
Benjamin Samstein, M.D.
One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors

Benjamin Samstein, M.D.

General Surgery
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One of America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors
Specialties
Cancer Care, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, more

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Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

41 Elizabeth Street
Suite 507
New York, NY 10013
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Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

186 Joralemon Street
3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation

1283 York Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10065
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Insurances Accepted

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  • AETNA
  • Aetna - NYP
  • Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
  • Affinity [HMO]
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • CIGNA
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Emblem/Hip
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield Healthplus
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Healthfirst
  • March Vision
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Oxford Health Plans [Metro/Core/Charter (HMO)]
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • VNSNY CHOICE

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About Benjamin Samstein, M.D.

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. Samstein


PubMed


Board Certifications

  • Surgery
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Expertise

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation

  • Hepato-Biliary Surgery

  • Hepatobiliary Cancer

  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease

  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma

  • Laparoscopic Procedure of Liver

  • Liver Cancer

  • Liver Resection

  • Liver Surgery

  • Liver Transplant, Pediatric

  • Liver Transplantation

  • Liver Tumors

  • Living Donor Liver Surgery

  • Living Donor Transplantation

  • Minimally Invasive Solid Organ Surgery

  • Organ Transplantation

  • Pancreas Transplantation

  • Renal Transplant

  • Surgical Procedure, Laparoscopic

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Education

  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

  • Medical School: State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center

  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

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Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ

  • Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship

  • Surgical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

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Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Education

  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Medical School: State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center

Awards & Honors

  • 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

Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ
  • Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship
  • Surgical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English