Nicholas Nissen, MD

Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD is the director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at the Liver Transplant Center at Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Nissen's primary areas of research interest involve liver transplantation and minimally invasive surgery of the liver and pancreas. His investigations have received funding from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Ralph and Marion Falk Foundation and the Brennan Biomedical Corporation.

Board certified in general surgery and in surgical critical care, Dr. Nissen is an associate of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He has written articles for numerous peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of Biochemistry, Liver Transplantation, Surgery and the American Journal of Pathology. Dr. Nissen also co-wrote book chapters for Angiogenesis in Health and Disease: From Basic Research to Clinical Applications and for Angiogenesis: Models, Modulators and Clinical Applications.

Dr. Nissen received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery residency and a research fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center. He also completed fellowships in surgical critical care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and in multi-organ transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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