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Ramesh Batra

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Transplant); Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Surgery

Contact Information

Ramesh Batra, MBBS, MA, FRCS, FACS

Mailing Address

  • 330 Cedar Street

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT, 06520

    United States



Ramesh Batra, MD, is the surgical director of liver transplant program at Yale Transplant Center. He is also a living donor liver surgeon for the transplant center besides being a multiorgan transplant surgeon for adult and pediatric patients. Alongside his transplant roles, he also performs complex hepatobiliary operations for liver tumors and biliary tract disorders in high risk patients.

Dr. Batra's expertise is in living organ donation and also in transplanting extended spectrum aka “marginal” organs, both liver and kidneys for early transplant and reducing the time on organ transplant waiting list. With this ability, he continually seeks to find “opportunity” in organs declined by other transplant centers for his patients. Aside from maximizing utility and reducing organ discard, he is passionate about alleviating the ethical barriers in organ donation and transplantation. As a qualified and trained ethicist, he is nationally acclaimed in the field and constantly seeks to push the boundaries in organ transplant

Dr. Batra in the early foundational years underwent the British system of surgical training in NHS based hospitals in United Kingdom, and was subsequently admitted to the Membership and Fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons. He also completed the ASTS (American Society of Transplant Surgeons) abdominal transplant fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in liver, kidney and pancreas transplants along with pediatric liver transplants at Phoenix Children's hospital.

He is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, and also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He currently serves on various national and international transplant and ethics committees along-with being on various editorial boards for medical and surgical journals to be at the forefront of transplant innovation.

Education & Training

  • FACS
    American College of Surgeons (2020)
  • MA
    Loyola University Chicago, Bioethics and Health Policy (2019)
  • FRCS
    Royal College of Surgeons (2018)
  • ASTS Abdominal Transplant Fellowship
    Mayo Clinic (2015)
  • Transplant Fellowship
    Royal Free Hospital & Guys Hospital, London (2013)
  • MRCS
    Royal College of Surgeons (2012)
  • Residency
    NHS hospitals, United Kingdom (2010)
  • MBBS
    Sarojini. Naidu Medical College, Surgery (2003)

Departments & Organizations