Michael D. Kluger, MD, MPH

Hepatobiliary Surgery
Surgery (Board Certified)
Office Phone: 212-305-6514

Biography

Dr. Michael Kluger is board-certified in general surgery and specialty trained in liver and pancreas surgery. He focuses on the operative management of pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, gallbladder disease and metastases to the liver and abdominal peritoneum. These complex diseases require treatment plans tailored to each patient's needs, therefore Dr. Kluger employs a multidisciplinary approach to determine the best available treatment options that maximize survival and quality of life. He is highly skilled in minimally invasive procedures, and uses laparoscopy whenever indicated.

Dr. Kluger graduated from the New York University School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and received awards for bioethics and community service. He completed his surgical residency at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. There he was selected to be the Administrative Chief Resident and won the Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. He received advanced training in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Hospital Henri Mondor in France under the world-renowned surgeon Professor Daniel Cherqui. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of several prestigious professional organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Area of Expertise

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

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

Amida Care

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

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

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

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

GHI [PPO]

Health First [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid, Medicare]

Health Plus - Amerigroup [Medicaid]

Local 1199

MagnaCare

Medicaid [NY]

Medicare [Medicare, Railroad]

Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare]

POMCO

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

VNSNY CHOICE [Select Health]

Education

MD, New York Univ School of Medicine

Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship: Henri Mondor Hospital, France

Publications

Peer reviewed publications

  • Kluger MD, Epelboym I, Schrope BA, et al. Single-Institution Experience with Irreversible Electroporation for T4 Pancreatic Cancer: First 50 Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec 29.
  • Lee SY, Kingham TP, LaGratta MD, Jessurun J, Cherqui D, Jarnagin WR, Kluger MD. PET-avid hepatocellular adenomas: incidental findings associated with HNF1-α mutated lesions. Accepted for Publication 7/7/2015: HPB. PMID: 26472264.
  • Sugahara KN, Scodeller P, Braun GB, de Mendoza TH, Yamazaki CM, Kluger MD, et al. A tumor-penetrating peptide enhances circulation-independent targeting of peritoneal carcinomatosis. J Control Release. 2015;212:59-69. 
  • Kluger MD, Salceda JA, Laurent A et al. Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in 313 Western patients: tumor biology and underlying liver rather than tumor size drive prognosis. J Hepatol. 2015;62(5):1131-40. 
  • Afaneh C, Gerszberg D, Slattery E, Seres DS, Chabot JA, Kluger MD. Pancreatic cancer surgery and nutrition management: a review of the current literature. Hepatobiliary Surg Nutr. 2015;4(1):59-71. 
  • Kluger MD, Halazun KJ, Barroso R, Fox AN, Olsen SK, Madoff DC, Siegel AB, Weintraub JL, Susman J, Brown RS, Cherqui D, Emond JC. Bland- versus chemo-embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to transplantation. Liver Transplantation. 2014; 20(5): 536-543. PMID: 24493271.
  • Belin LJ, Neely R, Kluger MD. Techniques for safe organ recovery after endovascular aortic and bariatric surgery. Liver Transplantation. 2014; 20(5): 619-623 PMID: 24493164.
  • Kluger MD. Laparoscopic liver resection: basic skills for peripheral lesions (manuscript and video). Hepatobiliary Surgery and Nutrition. 2014; 3(1):44-46. PMID 24696837.
  • Afaneh C, Kluger MD. Laparoscopic liver resection: lessons at the end of the second decade. Semin Liver Dis. 2013;33(3):226-35. PMID: 23943103.
  • Emond JC, Kluger MD. International perspectives on advanced liver surgery. Semin Liver Dis. 2013;33(3):187-8. PMID: 23943099.
  • Kluger MD, Cherqui D. Laparoscopic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Recent Results Cancer Res. 2013;190:111-26. PMID: 22941017.
  • Kluger MD, Halazun KJ, Barroso R, Fox AN, Olsen SK, Madoff DC, Siegel AB, Weintraub JL, Susman J, Brown RS, Cherqui D, Emond JC. Bland- versus chemo-embolization of hepatocellular carcinoma prior to transplantation. Liver Transplantation. 2014; 20(5): 536-543. PMID: 24493271.
  • Lee SY, Mooney M, Inra M, Juluru K, Fox AN, Olsen SK, Brown RS, Emond JC, Cherqui D, Kluger MD. Exposure to ionizing radiation during liver transplantation evaluation, waitlisting, and post-operatively: a cause for concern. Hepatology. 2014; 59(2):496-504. PMID: 23904338
  • Kluger MD, Tayar C, Belli A, Salceda JA, Van Nhieu JT, Luciani A, Cherqui D. A foregut cystic neoplasm with diagnostic and therapeutic similarities to mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. JOP. 2013; 14(4):446-449. PMID: 23846945.
  • Eveno C, Karoui M, Gayat E, Luciani A, Auriault ML, Kluger MD, Baumgaertner I, Baranes L, Laurent A, Tayar C, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Liver resection for colorectal liver metastases with peri-operative chemotherapy: oncological results of R1 resections. HPB. 2013; 15(5):359-364. PMID: 23458567.
  • Lee SY, Cherqui D, Kluger MD. Extended right hepatectomy in a liver with a non-bifurcating portal vein: the hanging maneuver protects the portal system in the presence of anomalies. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2013; 17:1494-1499. PMID: 23404171.
  • Barrault C, Roudot-Thoraval F, Tran Van Nhieu J, Atanasiu C, Kluger MD, Medkour F, Douvin C, Mallat A, Zafrani ES, Cherqui D, Duvoux C. Non-invasive assessment of liver graft fibrosis by transient elastography after liver transplantation. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 23318116.
  • Santambrogio R, Kluger MD, Costa M, Belli A, Barabino M, Laurent A, Opocher E, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with Child-Pugh’s A cirrhosis: is portal hypertension a contraindication? HPB, 2013; 15(1): 78-84. PMID: 23216782
  • Kluger MD, Vigano L, Barroso R, Cherqui D. The learning curve in laparoscopic major liver resection. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci, 2013;20(2):131-6. PMID: 23064988
  • Kluger MD, Guarrera JV, Olsen SK et al. Safety of blood group A2-to-O liver transplantation: an analysis of the United Network of Organ Sharing database. Transplantation. 2012;94(5):526-31.
  • Goyer P, Karoui M, Vigano L, Kluger M, Luciani A, Laurent A, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Single-center multidisciplinary management of patients with colorectal cancer and resectable synchronous liver metastases improves outcomes. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2013;37(1):47-55. PMID: 22521121
  • Duvoux C, Roudot-Thoraval F, Decaens T, Pessione F, Badran H, Wolf P, Francoz C, Compagnon P, Vanlemmens C, Dumortier J, Dharancy S, Gugenheim J, Bernard P, Adam R, Radenne S, Muscari F, Conti F, Hardwigsen J, Pageaux G, Chazoullières O, Salame E, Hilleret M, Lebray P, Abergel A, Debette-Gratien M, Kluger MD, Mallat A, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: a model including alpha-fetoprotein improves the performance of Milan criteria. Gastroenterology, 2012; 143(4):986-994. PMID: 22750200
  • Memeo R, Belli A, Kluger MD, Tayar, Laurent A, Cherqui D. Duct-to-duct biliary reconstruction during complex hepatectomy: A useful technique in selected cases. World Journal of Surgery, 2012, Jan; 36(1):129-35. PMID: 22037690
  • Kluger MD, Memeo R, Laurent A, Tayar C, Cherqui D. Survey of adult liver transplantation techniques (SALT): an international study of practices in full graft transplantation. HPB, 2011;13(10):692-8. PMID: 21929669
  • Hurtova M, Bachir D, Lee K, Calderaro J, Decaens, Kluger MD, Zafrani E, Cherqui D, Mallat A, Galacteros F, Duvoux C. Transplantation for liver failure in patients with sickle cell disease: challenging but feasible. Liver Transplantation, 2011; 17(4): 381-392. PMID: 21445921
  • Tayar C, Kluger MD, Laurent A, Cherqui D. Optimizing outflow in piggyback orthotopic liver transplantation: the 3-vein technique. Liver Transplantation, 2011; 17(1):88-92. PMID: 21254349
  • Vigano L, Kluger MD, Laurent A, Tayar C, Merle JC, Lauzet JY, Andreoletti M, Cherqui D. Liver resection in obese patients: results of a case-control study. HPB, 2011; 13(2):103-11. PMID: 21241427
  • Binhas M, Roudot-Thoraval F, Bonnet F, Lory C, Guerineau S, Jeanblanc G, Kluger MD, Marty J. Use of a validated reference tool to evaluate postoperative pain management through a quality-assurance program in a university hospital. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 2011; 33(1):7-13. PMID: 21199068
  • Kluger MD, Taub RN, Hesdorffer M, Chabot JA. Two-stage operative cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: morbidity, mortality and survival in Phase I and II trials. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 2010; 36(10):997-1003. PMID: 20674253
  • Weiss L, McCoy K, Kluger M, Finkelstein R. Access and use of health care: perceptions and experiences among people who use heroin and cocaine. Addiction Research and Theory, 2004; 12(2):155-165.
  • Kluger MD, Sofair AN, Heye CJ, Meek JI, Sodhi RK, Hadler JL. Retrospective validation of a surveillance system for unexplained illness and death: New Haven County, Connecticut. American Journal of Public Health, 2001;91:1214-1219. PMID: 11499106

Scientific Presentations: Oral Communications

  • Taub RN, Chabot JA, Kluger MD, Leinwand JC. Medical oncology perspective on the columbia protocol: two-staged cytoreduction with intraperitoneal chemotherapy for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. 11th International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma. Washington, DC; March 2014.
  • Kluger MD, Leinwand JC, Greene A, Taub RN, Chabot JA. Cytoreduction with intraoperative and dwell intraperitoneal chemotherapy for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: an intention to treat series. Society of Surgical Oncology 67th Annual Cancer Symposium. Phoenix, AZ; March 2014.
  • Leinwand JC, Kluger MD, Greene A, Taub RN, Chabot JA. Two-staged cytoreduction with intraperitoneal chemotherapy for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma. New York State Surgical Society Fall Scientific Meeting, New York, NY; November 2013.
  • Kluger, MD, Belli A, Laurent A, Tayar C, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Tumor size does not dictate prognosis after resection for hepatocellular carcinoma. results from a large western series. Plenary Presentation. Digestive Disease Week 2013. Orlando, FL; May 2013.
  • Santambrogio R, Salceda J, Costa M, Barabino M, Kluger MD, Laurent A, Opocher E, Cherqui D. Hepatectomy for hepatocellulacr carcinoma in Child’s A cirrhotic patients: is portal hypertension a contraindication? 10th World Congress of the International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. Paris, France; July, 2012.
  • Salceda J, Kluger MD, Laurent A, Tayar C, Duvoux C, Decaens T, Luciani A, Tran Van Nhieu J, Azoulay D, Cherqui D. Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: a western series of 313 patients. 10th World Congress of the International Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association. Paris, France; July, 2012.
  • Kluger MD, Guarrera J, Olsen S, Brown R, Emond J, Cherqui D. Safety of blood group A2−to−O liver transplantation. 2012 American Transplant Congress. Boston, MA; June 2012.
  • Santambrogio R, Salceda J, Costa M, Barabino, M, Kluger MD, Laurent A, Cherqui D, Opocher E. Hepatic resection for hepatocellular carcinoma: validation of simplified BCLC classification. International Liver Congress 2012, the 47th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of the Liver. Barcelona, Spain; April 2012.
  • Santambrogio R, Kluger MD, Costa M, Belli A, Laurent A, Zuin M, Bruno S, Opocher E, Cherqui D. Hepatic resection versus laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation for very early hepatocellular carcinoma. The 45th Annual Meeting of the Italian Association for the Study of the Liver (AISF). Rome, Italy. February, 2012.
  • Kluger MD. Improving health care for substance users by improving the provider: medical students in harm reduction. The Fourth National Harm Reduction Conference. Seattle, WA; December, 2002.
  • Kluger MD, Shalev N, Capponi L, Heinzerling K. Designing a clinical hepatitis screening and prevention program: lessons learned from the Hepatitis Project. The Fourth National Harm Reduction Conference. Seattle, WA; December, 2002.
  • Kluger MD, Weiss L, McCoy K, Finkelstein R. Access to health care services among substance users: HIV serostatus may make the difference. The Eleventh Annual Symposium on Health Services Research in New York. New York, NY; November, 2000.
  • French T, Weiss L, Tesoriero J, Kluger MD, Waters M, Finkelstein R, Agins B. Exploring the indirect pathways to adherence to HAART medications among HIV-infected patients enrolled in a multi-site treatment adherence demonstration project. The Eleventh Annual Symposium on Health Services Research in New York. New York, NY; November, 2000.
  • Smith S, Kluger MD, Sofair A, Heye C, Meek J, Sodhi R, Hadler J. Retrospective validation of the unexplained illness and death surveillance system in New Haven County, Connecticut. International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Atlanta, GA; July, 2000.
  • Weiss L, French PT, Finkelstein R, Waters M, Kluger MD, Agins B. Knowledge, attitudes and adherence to HAART: results of a multi-site adherence evaluation project. 13th International AIDS Conference. Durban, South Africa; July, 2000.
  • Feig BW, Singletary SE, Ross ML, Kluger MD, Ames FC. 23 hour observation is safe following breast surgery. Annual Meeting of the Society of Surgical Oncology. Atlanta, GA; March, 1995.

Book chapters

  • Kluger MD, Cherqui D. Laparoscopic liver resection. In Clavien PA, Sarr MG, Fong Y, & Miyazaki M, eds. Atlas of Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, 2nd ed. Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.
  • Kluger MD, Gaujoux S, Cherqui, D. Laparoscopic right hepatectomy. Chapter 30. In: Asbun HJ and Geller DA, eds. ACS Multimedia Atlas of Surgery: Liver Volume. Cine-Med, 2014.
  • Kluger MD, Lee SY, Cherqui, D. Multidisciplinary management of stage IV colorectal cancer: surgical perspective. Chapter 17. In: Yantis R. ed. Advances in Surgical Pathology: Colorectal Cancer. Philadelphia, PA. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014:267-280.
  • Lee SY, Kluger MD, Cherqui D. Surgical management of hepatocellular carcinoma. Chapter 7. In Kee, Madoff, Murthy, eds. Clinical Interventional Oncology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2013: 66-75.
  • Kluger MD, Cherqui, D. Right hepatectomy: laparoscopic approach. Chapter 36. In: Calise F & Caciola L. eds. Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Liver. Updates in Surgery. Milan, Italy. Springer-Verlag, 2013.
  • Kluger MD, Cherqui D. Laparoscopic resection of hepatocellular carcinoma. Chapter 8. In: Vauthey & Brouquet, eds. Multidisciplinary Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Berlin Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2013: 111-126.

Abstracts

  • Kluger MD, Taub RN, Batista L, DeRosa CM, DiGiorgi M, Hesdorffer ME, Leinwand J, Chabot JA. Operative morbidity and mortality in 54 consecutive patients undergoing operative cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal mesothelioma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008(May 20); 26 suppl; abstr 15537.

Reviewer

  • Annals of Transplantation
  • British Journal of Surgery
  • Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Journal of the Pancreas
  • Surgical Endoscopy
  • Transplantation
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Assistant Professor of Surgery

  • Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Hepatobiliary Sub-Committee, 2015
  • Super Doctors Rising Stars, 2015
  • Teaching & Mentor Award, Department of Surgery, Columbia University, 2015
  • The Kenneth A. Forde Research Award, 2014
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2013
  • Presidential Poster of Distinction, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 2011
  • European Society of Organ Transplantation Short Stay and Travel Grant, 2009
  • Philippe Foundation Award for Franco-American Scientific Collaboration, 2009
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 2004
  • Arthur Zitrin Award in Bioethics, 2004
  • New York Medical Society Community Service Award, 2004
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, 1998