Madhukar Patel, M.D., M.B.A., SC.M.

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Surgery - Surgical Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery


Madhukar S. Patel, M.D., MBA, Sc.M., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center who specializes in the treatment of patients with end-stage liver and kidney disease, as well as those with benign and malignant diseases of the liver and bile ducts. His clinical practice focuses on liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery, and kidney transplantation.

He is the Surgical Director of the UT Southwestern Living-Donor Liver Transplantation Program, a unique program that offers patients a route to expedited transplantation and improved survival.

Dr. Patel earned his medical degree at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He completed a residency in general surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a fellowship in abdominal transplant and hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery at the University of Toronto. He also holds a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Brown University and a master’s degree in business administration from UCI.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Patel is actively involved in research focused on developing strategies to improve the number and quality of organs available for transplant, as well as to develop pathways to optimize clinical outcomes after liver transplantation.

Education & Training
  • Graduate School - Brown University (2006-2007), Biomedical Engineering
  • Other Post Graduate Training - University of California Irvine Paul Merage School of Business (2010-2012)
  • Medical School - University of California, Irvine School of Medicine (2008-2012)
  • Residency - Massachusetts General Hospital (2012-2019), General Surgery
  • Fellowship - Toronto General Hospital (2019-2021), Transplant Surgery
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
Honors & Awards
  • TEDMED Research Scholar 2016
  • Young Innovator Award 2015, American Society of Transplantation
  • Emerging Liver Scholars Resident Program 2015, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • V.H. Kazanjian Fellowship in Research 2015, Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery
  • Distinction in Research 2012, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduating Student 2012, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Dean’s Scholar 2012, University of California, Irvine Paul Merage School of Business
  • MD/MBA Program Faculty Fellowship Award 2010, University of California Irvine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 2010
  • Association of Pathology Chairs Honor Society 2009
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile duct cancer
  • Kidney Transplantation

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