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Sukru Emre, MD

Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics

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Sukru Emre, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Transplant & Immunology

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8062

    United States



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. Watch a video with Dr. Sukru Emre >>

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 children 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

  • Fellow
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY (1994)
  • Fellow
    University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (1988)
  • Resident
    University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey (1982)
  • MD
    University of Istanbul, Turkey (1977)


  • 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.

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2016
Top Cancer Doctors in the USANewsweek2015
America’s Top DoctorsNew York Magazine2014
America’s Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2013
Top Doctors – New York MetroCastle Connolly2012
America’s Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2012
Community Achievement Award,National Kidney Foundation, CT Chapter2012
Honorary University Professor DegreeUludag University Bursa, Turkey2012
Toast to Life AwardDonate Life Connecticut2011
Honorary University Professor DegreeUniversidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires Argentina2011
Top Doctors - New York MetroCastle Connolly2011
Physician of the Year AwardNew Haven Business Magazine2010
Best DoctorsNew York Magazine2010
Best Turkish Doctor in the US Award, Ministry of Health of TurkeyMinistry of Health of Turkey2010
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2009
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2008
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2007
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2006
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly2005
Triangle AwardTransplant Recipient International Organization2002

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