Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH, FACS

Transplant Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: (212) 305-6469
One of America's Top Doctors

Area of Expertise

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

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Hahneman Medical College

Residency: Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Fellowship: Washington University Medical Center


  • Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Cooper LA,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Whole body donation for medical science: a population-based study. Clin Anat.2004 Sep 16 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Su LM,Ratner LE,Montgomery RA,Sinkov V,Bluebond-Langner R,Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: trends in donor and recipient morbidity following three hundred and twenty-one consecutive cases. Ann Surg 2004,240(2):358-363.
  • Warren DS,Zachary AA,Sonnenday CJ,King KE,Cooper M,Ratner LE,Shirey RS,Haas M,Leffell MS,Montgomery RA: Successful renal transplantation across simultaneous ABO incompatible and positive crossmatch barriers. Am J Trans 2004,April 4(4):561-8.
  • Kim FJ,Pinto P,Su LM,Jarrett TW,Ratner LE,Montgomery R,Kavoussi LR: Ipsilateral orchialgia after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. J Endourol 2003,17(6):405-9.
  • Zachary AA,Montgomery RA,Ratner LE,Samaniego-Picota M,Kopchaliiska D,Leffell MS: Specific and durable elimination of antibody to donor HLA antigens in renal transplant patients. Transplantation 2003 Nov 27;76(10):1519-25.
  • Montgomery RA,Hardy MA,Jordan SC,Racusen LC,Ratner LE,Tyan DB,Zachary AA: Consensus opinion from the Antibody Working Group on the diagnosis,reporting,and risk assessment for antibody-mediated rejection and desensitization protocols. Transplantation 2004,78(2):181-5.
  • Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Jarrett TW,Kavoussi LR: Demographics of 353 laparoscopic renal donor and recipient pairs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. J Endourol 2003,17(6):393-6.
  • Boulware LE,Cooper LA,Ratner LE,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Race and trust in the health care system. Public Health Rep 2003,118(4):358-365
  • Ratner LE: Report card on living kidney donation. Am J Trans 2003,3(7):773-4
  • Hsu TH,Su LM,Trock BJ,Ratner LE,Colombani P,Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic adult donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Urology 2003,61(2):320-2.
  • Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Trock BJ,Kavoussi LR: Impact of renal artery multiplicity on outcomes of renal donors and recipients in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.Urology 2003,61(2):323-7.
  • Ferris RL,Kittur DS,Wilasrusmee C,Shah G,Krause E,Ratner L: Early hemodynamic changes after renal transplantation: determinants of low central venous pressure in the recipients and correlation with acute renal dysfunction. Med Sci Monit 2003,9(2):CR61-6
  • Molmenti EP,Pinto PA,Montgomery RA,Su LM,Kraus E,Cooper M,Sonnenday CJ,Klein AS,Kavoussi LR,Ratner LE: Concomitant surgery with laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Am J Transplant.2003,3(2):219-23.
  • Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Kavoussi LR: Renovascular complications of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Urology 2002,60(5):811-815
  • Hsu T,Su L,Ratner L,Kavoussi L: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in the elderly patient. Urology 2002,60(3):398.
  • Haas M,Ratner LE,Montgomery RA: C4d staining of perioperative renal transplant biopsies. Transplantation 2002,74(5):711-717.
  • Sonnenday C,Ratner L,Zachary A,Burdick J,Samaniego M,Kraus E,Warren D,Montgomery R: Preemptive therapy with plasmapheresis/intravenous immunoglobulin allows successful live donor renal transplantation in patients with a positive cross-match.Transplant Proc.2002 Aug;34(5):1614.\
  • Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Ness PM,Cooper LA,Campbell-Lee S,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: The contribution of sociodemographic,medical and attitudinal factors to blood donation among the general public.Transfusion 2002,42:669-678.
  • Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Sosa JA,Cooper LA,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Determinants of willingness to donate live and cadaveric organs: identifying opportunities for intervention. Transplantation 2002,73(10):1683-1691
  • Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Sosa JA,Tu AH,Nagula S,Simkins CE,Durant RW,Powe NR: The general publicsconcerns about clinical risk in live kidney donation.American Journal of Transplantation 2002,2:186-193

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Professor of Surgery

  • Elected Treasurer of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • 2004 - Elpis Award, NephCure Foundation.
  • 2002 - Philadelphia Magazine, “Top Docs” – Renal and Pacreatic Transplantation
  • 1990 - National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship Award
  • 1988 - Outstanding Resident of the Year, Dept. of Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • 1983 - Neurosurgery Award for Academic Excellence, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • 1983 - Sandoz Award for Outstanding Contribution in Service to Hahnemann, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • 1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biochemistry, Hahnemann University School of Medicine
  • 1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • 1978 - Departmental Honors, Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo