Alagappan Annamalai, MD

Transplant Surgeon
Comprehensive Transplant Center

Clinical Areas of Expertise

  • Abdominal organ transplantation (liver, kidney, pancreas
  • Liver resection/ablation for hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and gallbladder cancer
  • Distal and central pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy for treatment of pancreatitis and tumors of the pancreas, bile duct, duodenal papilla and duodenum
  • Surgical treatment of neuroendocrine disease

Research Focus

  • Liver transplantation for neuroendocrine disease
  • Recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after transplantation
  • Incidence of venous thromboembolism after liver transplant
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatitis


  • Medical Degree – St. George’s University, Grenada, 2004
  • Residency – New York Hospital Queens/Cornell University
  • General Surgery, 2010
  • Fellowship – Cedars-Sinai, Multiorgan Abdominal Transplant Surgery, 2012


  • American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (AHPBA)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS)
  • International College of Surgeons (ICS)
  • International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (IHPBA)
  • Surgical Society of Oncology (SSO)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • New York State Committee on Trauma Resident Paper Finalist, 2008
  • New York Hospital Queens Resident of the Year, 2008
  • American College of Surgeons, New York Chapter: First Place Resident Paper Award, 2008
  • Lang Research Award, First Place, 2007
  • Iota Epsilon Alpha International Honor Society, 2004
  • National Science and Energy Research Scholarship, 1998, 1999
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