Physicians and Scientists

Jean C. Emond, M.D.
Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Vice Chairman and Chief of Transplantation,
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


Dr. Emond is the Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Reconstructive Surgery, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Surgery in Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Emond received his B.A. from University of Chicago and his M.D. from Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Illinois, Cook County Hospital. He has held fellowships in Hepatobiliary Surgery at the Hospital Paul Brousse, Universite de Paris Sud Villejuif and in Liver transplantation at the University of Chicago. Dr. Emond was a key member of Dr. Christoph Broelsch's liver transplant team at the University of Chicago, which performed the first partial liver transplants in North America in 1985, the first split liver transplants in 1988, and the first living donor transplants in 1989. Dr. Emond then went on to direct the pediatric liver transplantation program at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1992 to1997.

He is a member of a number of professional organizations and societies and has published extensively on liver transplantation. He is highly regarded in the field of liver transplantation for his innovation and expertise in living donor transplantation. Dr. Emond was recruited to establish and direct the Center for Liver Disease and Transplantation in the Department of Surgery. The Transplantation team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has established a track record for superb outcomes in children and adults and productive clinical research since its establishment.