Thomas S. Zimmer Professor of Surgery
Executive Director of Transplantation Services
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the New York Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Emond is from Montreal and received his BA and MD from the University of Chicago. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital in 1984. He trained in Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Paris under Professor Henri Bismuth and Liver transplantation at the University of Chicago with Christoph Broelsh and completed training in 1987. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago from 1987 until 1992. Dr. Emond was a key member of the team at the University of Chicago that performed the first living donor liver transplant in 1989 and led the only program in living donor liver transplantation in the United States until 1992 when he moved direct the pediatric liver transplantation program at the University of California, San Francisco, from 1992 to1997. He was recruited to New York and established the Center for Liver Diseases and Transplantation at Columbia in 1997. He has directed the Transplantation Programs at New York Presbyterian since 2001 and was the founding director of the Transplantation Initiative in 2008. The transplantation center at Columbia is noted for clinical innovation and highly productive academic endeavors. Dr Emond has maintained NIH research funding since 2001 and was a Co-Chair of the A2ALL national study of living donor liver transplantation for 13 years. He has published over 250 articles in the literature regarding hepatobiliary diseases and transplantation. Clinically, Dr. Emond maintains an active surgical practice in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery and, over the past 25 years has trained surgeons and hepatologists who have gone on to make contributions in transplant centers throughout the world. He has had a sustained academic career leading research efforts in liver donor liver transplantation and hepatobiliary oncology. Dr. Emond is the Past President of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.