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Tomoaki Kato, MD

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Biography

Tomoaki Kato, M.D., is a noted pioneer in multiple-organ transplantation, pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kato is Surgical Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and is a professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Kato is known for unique and innovative surgeries for adults and children, including a six-organ transplant; a procedure called APOLT (auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation) that resuscitates a failing liver by attaching a partial donor liver, making immunosuppressant drugs unnecessary and the first successful human partial bladder transplantation involving the transplant of two kidneys together with ureters connected to a patch of the donor bladder. In a highly publicized case, he led the first reported removal and re-implantation, or auto-transplantation, of six organs to excise a hard-to-reach abdominal tumor.

Previously the director of pediatric liver and gastrointestinal transplant and professor of clinical surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Kato received his medical degree from the Osaka University Medical School in Japan and received his residency training in surgery at Osaka University Hospital and Itami City Hospital in Hyogo, Japan. He completed a clinical fellowship in transplantation at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, Florida, where he was subsequently appointed to the surgical faculty in 1997, and promoted to full professor in 2007. He served as a surgeon and senior leader of the liver and transplantation center at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, beginning in 1997, and at University of Miami Hospital (previously Cedars Medical Center), beginning in 2004. Dr. Kato is a member of numerous professional and honorary organizations, and the author or co-author of more than 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Affiliation
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
Primary Specialties
Pediatric Surgery
Transplant Hepatology
Board Certification
Surgery, General
Education And Training
Osaka University, Japan
Internship: Osaka University Hospital
Residency: Itami City Hospital
Fellowship: University of Miami Hospital
Clinical Expertise
Pediatric Liver Cancer
Pediatric Surgery
Transplant Hepatology
Intestinal Transplant
Abdominal Organ Transplantation
Small Bowel Transplantation
Transplant Surgery, Pediatric
Small Bowel Transplant, Pediatric
Liver Transplant, Pediatric
Organ Transplant, Pediatric
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Sarcoma
Multivisceral Transplantation
Auto Transplantation
Abdominal Wall Transplantation
Ex-Vivo Resection
Auxiliary Transplant
Small Bowel Resection
Liver Transplantation
Insurance Programs
Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange), Medicaid, Medicare]
CIGNA [Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]
Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) [ConnectiCare, EPO, HMO, Medicaid, Medicare, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]
Health Republic - Freelancers (Exchange)
Local 1199
MagnaCare
Oscar (Exchange)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]
POMCO
United Healthcare [Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare, POS, PPO]
VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]
Gender
Male

OFFICE INFORMATION

This provider accepts new patients
Appointment Phone Number:
(212) 305-5101
Primary Office
Presbyterian Hospital Building (PH)
622 West 168th Street
Suite 14-105
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-5101
Public Transportation: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Non-English Languages Spoken:
Japanese
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