Benjamin Samstein, MD is Chief of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. An experienced, board-certified transplant surgeon, Dr. Samstein heads up the multidisciplinary liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery team at NYP/Weill Cornell. His specialities include the most advanced laparoscopic procedures for liver cancer, benign liver tumors and hepatobiliary pancreas disease.
A recognized expert in the field, Dr. Samstein has received many honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine. Dr. Samstein is well-published in the field, authoring many peer-reveiwed articles in prestigious medical and surgical journals, books and book chapters and abstracts.
He is the program director of the transplant surgery fellowship at NYP/Columbia. Other areas of clinical expertise include hepatic adenomna, hepatic hemangioma, cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal metastasis, live donor nephrectomy, laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, and pediatric liver and organ transplant.
Dr. Samstein received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1992 and earned his MD at the State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1997. He did his internship and residency in general surgery at NYP/Columbia, and completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. He completed a fellowship in ASTS Multi-organ transplant at NYP/Columbia in 2006.
Aetna [HMO, Medicare, PPO]
Aetna [Weill Cornell Employee Plan]
Affinity [Essential (Exchange)]
Emblem Select Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, Child Health Plus, EPO, HMO, Mediblue (Senior), Pathway (Exchange), PPO]
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Pathway Enhanced]
Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Advantage]
Rockefeller University - CoreSource
UnitedHealthcare [Community Plan, Compass (Exchange), HMO, Medicare]
State University of New York - Stony Brook Health Sciences Center
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery at CUMC
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell Univ