Sukru Emre, MD

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Transplant & Immunology Surgery

Liver Cancer Program

Pediatric Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Joint Interdepartmental Program

Transplantation Center

Yale Cancer Center: Gastrointestinal Cancers Program | Liver Cancer Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

MD University of Istanbul, Turkey (1977)
Fellow Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY
Fellow University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Resident University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Honors & Recognition

  • Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2016)

  • Top Cancer Doctors in the USANewsweek (2015)

  • America’s Top DoctorsNew York Magazine (2014)

  • America’s Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2013)

  • Top Doctors – New York MetroCastle Connolly (2012)

  • America’s Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2012)

  • Community Achievement Award,National Kidney Foundation, CT Chapter (2012)

  • Honorary University Professor DegreeUludag University Bursa, Turkey (2012)

  • Toast to Life AwardDonate Life Connecticut (2011)

  • Honorary University Professor DegreeUniversidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires Argentina (2011)

  • Top Doctors - New York MetroCastle Connolly (2011)

  • Physician of the Year AwardNew Haven Business Magazine (2010)

  • Best DoctorsNew York Magazine (2010)

  • Best Turkish Doctor in the US Award, Ministry of Health of TurkeyMinistry of Health of Turkey (2010)

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2009)

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2008)

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2007)

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2006)

  • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly (2005)

  • Triangle AwardTransplant Recipient International Organization (2002)


  • Medical Mission for children with liver disease in Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico (1997 - 2017)

    Two times a year visiting Puerto Rico and working with pediatric gastoenterologists in the University of Puerto Rico San Juan, seeing children with liver disease.

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Contact Info

Sukru Emre, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale New Haven Transplantation CenterYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Transplant & ImmunologyFarnam Memorial Building
310 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Transplant & ImmunologyPO Box 208062
New Haven, CT 06520-8062

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