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Benjamin Samstein, MD

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Benjamin Samstein, MD
Benjamin Samstein, MD

Benjamin Samstein, MD is Chief of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. An experienced, board-certified transplant surgeon, Dr. Samstein heads up the multidisciplinary liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery team at NYP/Weill Cornell. His specialities include the most advanced laparoscopic procedures for liver cancer, benign liver tumors and hepatobiliary pancreas disease. A recognized expert in the field, Dr. Samstein has received many honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine. Dr. Samstein is well-published in the field, authoring many peer-reveiwed articles in prestigious medical and surgical journals, books and book chapters and abstracts. He is the program director of the transplant surgery fellowship at NYP/Columbia. Other areas of clinical expertise include hepatic adenomna, 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.

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
Primary Specialties
Surgery, General (Board Certified)
Transplant Surgery
Education And Training
State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Clinical Expertise
Laparoscopic Procedure of Liver
Surgical Procedure, Laparoscopic
Transplant Surgery
Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease
Renal Transplant
Kidney Transplant
Pancreas Transplantation
Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Liver Surgery
Liver Transplantation
Organ Transplantation
Transplant Surgery, Pediatric
Small Bowel Transplant, Pediatric
Abdominal Organ Transplant, Pediatric
Liver Resection
Organ Transplant, Pediatric
Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Minimally Invasive Solid Organ Surgery
Living Donor Kidney Transplant
Live Donor Nephrectomy
Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
Hepato-Biliary Surgery
Hepatobiliary Cancer
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
Liver Tumor
Living Donor Liver Surgery
Living Donor Transplantation
Liver Transplant, Pediatric
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Affinity [HMO]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Fidelis Care
Health First
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
United Empire
United Healthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]


This provider accepts new patients
Primary Office
525 East 68th Street
Starr 8
New York, NY 10065

Phone: (212) 746-2127
Fax: (212) 746-8948
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Secondary Office
Presbyterian Hospital Building (PH)
622 West 168th Street
Floor: 14
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-4199
Fax: (212) 305-8710
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
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