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Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD : Bio and credentials

Transplant Surgeon

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My bio

As a professor in the University of Florida Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, I treat patients with liver cancer, liver disease, liver injury, bile duct cancer and bile duct injuries, mostly with surgery or with liver transplantation. Deceased donor transplantation grants me the privilege of making the most of tragedy and wrestling meaning from so many unanswered questions. I see transplantation as a miracle, and it amazes me every time.

My focus as a physician and scientist is on providing individualized care for each one of my patients. Right now, we work on the application of technology we develop in our lab to practical surgical and medical questions. Essentially, our focus is on getting the right drug or care to the right patient in the right amounts at the right times.

Before joining the division of transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery, I graduated with a doctorate degree in biochemistry and a medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Thereafter, I completed a general surgery residency and a fellowship in multivisceral transplant and hepatobiliary surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles.

On top of providing care for my patients, I am a diplomate in general surgery through the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American Society of Transplantation, dedicated to advancing the field of transplantation and improving patient care. I am also certified in multivisceral transplantation through the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

When not practicing, I enjoy chauffeuring my children to their activities.

Board certifications

  • ABS

    American Board of Surgery


  • Fellowship, Multivisceral transplant and hepatobiliary surgery

    UCLA, 2010-2012

  • Residency, General Surgery

    UCLA, 2005-2010

  • Medical School

    UCSF, 2005

  • Doctoral Degree, Biochemistry

    UCSF, 2003

My areas of focus