Sukru H. Emre MD

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Biographical Info

Dr. Emre received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul where he also completed a residency in general surgery. His clinical post-doctoral training includes completion of a hepatobiliary surgery fellowship at the University of Istanbul and a transplant fellowship at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He also completed two transplantation research fellowships, one at SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn and another at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He holds a foreign board certification in general surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Emre is an expert in adult and pediatric liver transplantations. He has performed more than 2,000 liver transplants, of which the youngest patient was 16 days old and the oldest was 75 years old. His special interests are performing split-liver transplants and living donor transplants which involves transplanting a portion of a donor's healthy liver into a recipient. He is also expert in hepato-biliary surgery including resection for liver cancer, portal hypertension surgery, repair of complex bile duct injuries and Kasai procedure for biliary atresia. Dr. Emre's research interests include hepatocyte transplantation for chldren born with urea cycle defects, acute liver failure, biliary atresia and rare cholestatic diseases in children, and transplanting adult patients with primary biliary cirrhosis, sclorosing cholangitis, autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis B, C and liver cancer.

International Activity

  • Liver transplantation
    Erzurum Ataturk University, Turkey
    Collaboration with Transplant Centers in Turkey
  • Pediatric Liver Transplantation
    Puerto Rico, United States
    Lectures, Clinical activities, collaborations

Education & Training

University of Istanbul, Turkey (1977)
University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, General Surgery
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, Transplant Surgery
University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Honors & Recognition

  • Triangle Award
    Transplant Recipient International Organization (12/2002)
  • America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly (2005)
  • America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly (2006)
  • America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly (2007)
  • America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly (2008)
  • America's Top Doctors
    Castle Connolly (2009)

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