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Benjamin Samstein, MD

Positions and Appointments

2006-present  Assistant Professor of Surgery
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
2008-present  Surgical Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2007-present  Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2006-present  Attending Surgeon
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Clinical Specialties

Hepatobiliary cancer
Hepatobiliary surgery
Hepatocellular carcinoma
Hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery
Laparoscopic liver surgery
Lap living donor nephrectomy
Liver resection
Liver transplantation
Liver tumors
Kidney transplantation
Pancreas transplantation

Research Interests

Minimally invasive liver donation
Liver regeneration
Innate immunity
B cell immunology


Education and Training

2004-2006  Fellow, ASTS Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2003-2004  Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2001-2003  Resident, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1999-2001  Mechanisms of Tolerance in Murine Cardiac Allografts, Mayo Clinic, Division of Transplantation Biology
Mayo Clinic, New York, NY
1998-1999  Resident, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1997-1998  Intern, General Surgery
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
1993-1997  MD
School of Medicine at Stony Brook State University of New York, Long Island, NY
1988-1992  College of Arts and Sciences, A.B., Chemistry
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 2005
New York 221360, 2001
USMLE, 1998

Professional Honors

Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine, 2003-2004
NIH National Research Service Award, 2000-2001
NIH Gastrointestinal Training Grant, Mayo Clinic, 1999-2000


Selected Publications

Johnson GB, Brunn GJ, Samstein B, Platt JL. New insight into the pathogenesis of sepsis and the sepsis syndrome. Surgery. 137(4):393-5, 2005 Apr.

Emond JC, Samstein B, Renz JF. A critical evaluation of hepatic resection in cirrhosis: optimizing patient selection and outcomes. World Journal of Surgery. 29(2):124-30, 2005 Feb.

Goldstein MJ, Samstein B, Ude A, Widmann WD, Hardy MA. Work Hours Assessment and Monitoring Initiative (WHAMI) under resident direction: a strategy for working within limitations. Current Surgery. 62(1):132-7, 2005 Jan-Feb.

Samstein B. Looking forward to the unknown. Current Surgery. 61(4):395-6, 2004 Jul-Aug.

Samstein B, Johnson GB, Platt JL. Toll-like receptor-4 and allograft responses. Transplantation. 77(3):475-7, 2004 Feb 15.

Samstein B, Platt JL. Physiologic and Immunologic Hurdles to Xenotransplantation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 12(1):182-93, 2001 Jan.

Samstein B, Emond JC. Liver Transplants from Living Related Donors. Annual Review of Medicine. 52:147-60, 2001.

Samstein B, Platt JL. Xenotransplantation and Tolerance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Phil Trans R Soc Lond. 356(1409):749-58, 2001 May 29.

Samstein B, Hoimes ML, Frost RA, Gelato MC, Lang CH. IL-6 Stimulation of Insulin-like Growth Factor Binding Protein (IGF-BP) Production. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 228(2):611-5, 1996 Nov 12.

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Abstracts


Samstein B, Guarrera JV, Kin CJ, Emond JC, Renz JF. Early Experience Utilizing Bevacizumab as Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant of Hepatocellular Carcinoma That Exceed Current Transplant Criteria (Accepted at May 2006 Internation Liver Transplantation Society Meeting, Milan, Italty)

Guarrera JV, Reverte C, Renz JF, Samstein B, Jan D, Kinkhabwala M, Emond JC. Systematic Use Of Live Donor Liver Transplanation: Differential Impact On Children And Adults. Poster of Distinction, American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association annual meeting, Miami, FL, March 2005. J Gastrointest Surg 2005

Reverte C, Guarrera JV, Renz JF, Samstein B, Jan D, Kinkhabwala M, Emond JC. Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Outcomes of live donor versus cadaveric transplants. Oral presentation at American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association annual meeting, Miami, FL, March 2005. J Gastrointest Surg 2005

Samstein B, Kin CJ, Goldstein, MG, Guarrera JV, Renz, JF, Emond, JC. Parenchymally Challenged Donor Grafts with Equivalent Outcomes to Standard Donor Grafts or Living Donor Grafts. (Presented at November 2005 AASLD, Liver Meeting)

Samstein B, Amory S, Widmann W, Goldstein MG, Hardy MA. Advanced Resident Education Course Addresses General Compentencies. (Presented at the 2004 American College of Surgical Clinical Congress)

El-Tamer MB, Leddy D, Samstein B. Surgery as a career: Medical studentsí opinion.(Presented at 2004 American College of Surgical Clinical Congress)

Samstein B, Platt JL. Toll-like receptor 4 mutations do not affect the rejection of skin allografts in mice. (Presented at the American Transplant Congress 2003.

Samstein B, Platt JL, Lin SS, Holzknecht ZE. Characteristics of accommodation and acute vascular rejection in cardiac xenotransplantation. (Presented at the 2001 Congress of International Xenotransplantation Association)

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