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Michael Schilsky, MD

Professor of Medicine; Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant, Yale New Haven Transplantation Center

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Michael Schilsky, MD

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Mailing Address

  • Yale School of Medicine

    Department of Medicine (Digestive Diseases), PO Box 208019

    New Haven, CT 06520-8019

    United States



Michael Schilsky, MD, became medical director of liver transplantation at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2007, with appointments in medicine and surgery at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Schilsky received his medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in gastroenterology and research training in liver diseases at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include transplant hepatology, inherited metabolic disorders of the liver, Wilson disease and hemochromatosis. Dr. Schilsky previously served as director of the liver medicine clinic at the Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center and medical director for liver transplantation at the New York Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he developed a comprehensive program for the care and evaluation of liver transplant patients. Dr. Schilsky coauthored the AASLD practice guidelines for Wilson disease and is author of numerous original manuscripts and reviews.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1989)
  • Fellow
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1987)
  • Resident
    Bronx Municipal Hospital Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1985)
  • MD
    University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (1982)
  • BS
    SUNY at Stonybrook (1978)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Honorary ProfessorshipAarhus University2023
Howard M Spiro MD Digestive Diseases Fellowship Teaching AwardYale University Medical Center2008

Professional Service

Yale New Haven HospitalPharmacy and Therapeutics Committee2008 - Present
Yale New Haven Transplantation CenterQuality Assurance and Performance Improvement2007 - Present
American Liver FoundationMedical Advisory Committee2007 - Present
Wilson's Disease AssociationMedical Advisory Committee1999 - Present

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