Jean C. Emond, MD

Surgery, General (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Transplant Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Cancer Care
Languages: French
Office Phone: (212) 305-9691
One of America's Top Doctors
Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors


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 to 1997.

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.

Area of Expertise

Please contact the doctor's office to verify that your insurance is accepted.

Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Affinity [Access (Exchange), Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Amida Care

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]

Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]


Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

Local 1199


Medicaid [NJ, NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]


Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, The Empire Plan (NYSHIP)]

VNSNY CHOICE [SelectHealth]


University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Internship: Cook County Hospital, Illinois

Residency: Cook County Hospital, Illinois

Fellowship: Hospital de Paris - France


  • Rudow DL, Brown RS Jr, Emond JC, Marratta D, Bellemare S, Kinkhabwala M. One-year morbidity after donor right hepatectomy.Liver Transpl. 2004 Nov;10(11):1428-31.
  • Russo MW, Lapointe-Rudow D, Teixeira A, Guarrera J, Dove LD, Gaglio P, Emond JC, Kinkhabwala M, Brown RS. Interpretation of Liver Chemistries in Adult Donors After Living Donor Liver Transplantation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2004 Oct;38(9):810-4.
  • Akinlolu O. Ojo, Dennis Heinrichs, Jean C. Emond, Joshua J. McGowan, Mary K. Guidinger, Francis L. Delmonico, Robert A. Metzger. Organ Donation and Utilization in the United States AmJ Transplantation 2004 4(Supp 9):27-37.
  • Renz JF, Emond JC, Yersiz H, Ascher NL, Busuttil RW. Split liver transplantation in the United States: Outcomes of a national survey. Ann Surg. 2004 Feb;239(2):172-81.
  • Mark W. Russo, Dianne LaPointe-Rudow, Milan Kinkhabwala, Jean Emond, Robert S. Brown. Impact of adult living donor liver transplantation on waiting time survival in candidates listed for liver transplantation. Am J Transplantation 2004 Mar;4(3):427-31.
  • Shan Zeng, Nikki Feirt, Michael Goldstein1, James Guarrera1, Udeme Ekong, Yan Lu, Wu Qu, Ann Marie Schmidt and Jean C. Emond. Blockade of the receptor for AGE (RAGE) attenuates ischemia and reperfusion injury to the liver in mice. Hepatology 2004 39:422-432.
  • Paul J. Gaglio, Srikar Malireddy, Brian S. Levitt, Dianne Lapointe-Rudow, Jay Lefkowitch, Milan Kinkhabwala, Mark W. Russo, Jean C Emond, and Robert S. Brown, Jr. Increased risk of cholestatic hepatitis C in recipients of grafts from living versus cadaveric liver donors. Liver Transpl. 2003 Oct;9(10):1028-35.
  • Kinkhabwala MM, Guarrera JV, Leno R, Brown RS, Prowda J, Kapur S, Emond JC. Outflow reconstruction in right hepatic live donor liver transplantation. Surgery 2003 Mar;133(3):243-50
  • Rudow DL, Russo MW, Hafliger S, Emond JC, Brown RS Jr. Clinical and ethnic differences in candidates listed for liver transplantation with and without potential living donors. Liver Transpl 2003 Mar;9(3):254-9
  • Michael J. Goldstein, Sandip Kapur, Milan Kinkhabwala, Patricia Harren, Diane LaPoint-Rudow, Steven J. Lobritto, Mark Russo, Robert S. Brown, Jr., Alan Weinberg, John F. Renz, Jean C. Emond. Analysis of failure in living donor liver transplants: Differential outcomes in adults and children. World J Surg. 2003 Mar;27(3):356-64.
  • Bruce R. Rosengard,. Sandy Feng,. Edward J. Alfrey, Jon Zaroff, Jean C. Emond, Mitchell L. Henry,. Edward R. Garrity, John P. Roberts, James J. Wynn, Robert A. Metzger, Richard B. Freeman, Friedrich K. Port, Robert B. Love, Ronald W. Busuttil, Francis L. Delmonico. Report of the Crystal City Meeting To Maximize the Use of Organs Recovered from the Cadaver Donor AmJ Transplantation 2002 Sep;2(8):701-11
  • Jean C. Emond, Richard B. Freeman Jr, John F. Renz2, Xavier Rogiers, Ronald W. Busuttil. Optimizing the use of donated cadaver livers: Analysis and policy development to increase the use of split livers. Liver Transpl. 2002 Oct;8(10):863-72.
  • Salame E, Soauf R, Kinkhabwala M, Harren P, Finn R, Brown RS, Emond JC. Impact of the extent of hepatectomy on donor outcomes:liver function and clinical recovery after living donor liver transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2002 Sep;2(8):780-8.
  • Diaz GC, Renz JF, Mudge C, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Emond JC, Rosenthal P. Donor health assessment following living-donor transplantation. Ann Surg 236(1):120-126, 2002.
  • Robert S. Brown, Jr., K. Shiva Kumar, Steven J. Lobritto, Dianne L. Rudow, Patricia Harren, Milan Kinkhabwala, Sandip Kapur, Jean C. Emond. Comparison of May end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores and Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CPT) scores as predictors of pre liver transplant (LT) disease severity and post-LT outcomes in UNOS status 2A patients. Liver Transpl. 2002 Mar;8(3):278-84.
  • Renz JF, DeRoos M, Rosenthal P, Mudge C, Bacchetti P, Watson J, Roberts JP, Ascher NL, Emond JC. Post-transplantation growth in pediatric liver recipients. Liver Transpl 2001 Dec;7(12):1040-55
  • Renz JF, Reichert PR, Emond JC. Biliary anatomy as applied to pediatric living donor and split-liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2000 Nov;6(6):801-4.
  • Emond JC, De Luca T. Il trapianto di fegato da familiare vivente: selezione di riciventi e donatori Minerva Chir 2000 Nov;55(11):759-69
  • Dower NA, Smith LJ, Lees G, Kneteman N, Idikio H, Emond J, Rosenthal P. Experience with aggressive therapy in three children with unresectable malignant liver tumors. Med Pediatr Oncol. 2000 Feb;34(2):132-5.
  • Renz JF, Reichert PR, Emond JC. Hepatic arterial anatomy as applied to living-donor and split-liver transplantation. Liver Transpl 2000 May;6(3):367-9.

Book Chapters, Reviews, And Editorials

  • Forman LM, Trotter JF, Emond J. Living donor liver transplantation and hepatitis C (Editorial). Liver Transpl. 2004 Mar;10(3):347-348.
  • Emond JC. Living donor liver transplantation in children: what to recommend? (Editorial) Am. J. Transplantation 2004 Mar;4(3):293-4.
  • Renz JF, Yersiz H, Reichert PR, Hisatake GM, Farmer DG, Ghobrial RM, Emond JC, Bussuttil RW. Split-Liver Transplantation: A Review. Am. J. Transplantation 2003; 3:1-13.
  • Haskal ZJ, Emond J, Brown R. Mesenteric venous thrombosis. N Engl J M 2002; 346: 1252.(Letter).
  • Emond JC. What’s new in transplantation 2002. J Am Coll Surg. 2002 May;194(5):636-41.
  • Guarrera JV and Emond JC. Advances in segmental liver transplantation: Can we solve the donor shortage? Transplant Proc. 2001 Nov;33(7-8):3451-5.
  • Emond JC. Optimizing the donor pool: The status of split liver and living donor liver transplants 2001. in Eds: Arroyo V et al. “Therapy in Hepatology” Ars Medica Spain 2001:317-323.
  • Samstein B, Emond J. Liver transplants from living related donors. Annu Rev Med 2001;52:147-60
  • Rosenthal J, Sussman J, Haskall Z Emond JC. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts. In: ed: Cameron JL. “Current Surgical Therapy” 7th edition. Mosby 2001:399-406.
  • Marvin M and Emond JC. Cirrhosis and portal hypertension in: ed: Greenfield LJ. “ Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice” Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2001: 957-988.

Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Phone: (212) 305-9691

Fax: (212) 342-5600

Get Directions

Cortland Manor Office

1978 Crompond Road
Suite 101
Cortland Manor, NY 10567

Get Directions

Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Reconstructive Surgery (in Pediatrics)

  • Ray and Joan Kroc Travelling Scholarship
  • Eleanor B. Pillsbury Fellowship
  • French Government Post-Graduate Scholarship
  • Fulbright Travel Grant for International Study
  • Andrew Mellon Young Faculty Member
  • PEW Scholars Program-University of Chicago nominee
  • Honorary Faculty Member AOA
  • Named in The Best Doctors in America Woodward/White, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in New York (New York Magazine), 2015-2016
  • Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2000
  • Doctor of the Year, Latino Organization for liver awareness, 2000