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Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD Surgeon

Director, Penn Transplant Institute
Eldridge L. Eliason Professor of Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Hebrew

Dr. Shaked is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Abraham Shaked

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue in 2002, and 2010 - 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Surgery
    • Transplant Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1991

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Immunology
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Resection (Hepatic Resection)

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Residency: Hadassah-Hebrew University
Medical School: Hebrew-Hadassah University
Residency: Mount Sinai Medical Center
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles

Memberships

American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, National American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National American Surgical Association, National International Liver Transplant Society, International International Pediatric Transplant Society, International NIH Special Emphasis Panels, National NIH Special Emphasis Panels, National NIH/NIAID CTOT Steering Committee, National Society of University Surgeons, National Surgical Biology Club II, National Transplantation Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Shaked is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Research Interests

Dr. Shaked is a nationally recognized leader in the field of transplantation. For many years, Dr. Shaked's practice has focused on the surgical treatment of liver and hepatobiliary diseases. He is one of the most experienced surgeons in the country in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, and has a special interest in hepatobiliary malignancy, as well as biliary reconstruction.

Dr. Shaked's academic record is reflected by his achievements in basic laboratory research and support for clinical science investigation. His laboratory efforts focus on the application of gene transfer technology in the transplant setting.

Selected Publications:

Sulewski Michael E, Wolf Joshua H, Hasz Richard, West Sharon, Goldberg David, Krok Karen L, Olthoff Kim M, Shaked Abraham, Levine Matthew H, Abt Peter L: Combined heart-liver transplantation; implications for liver-alone wait list mortality. Transplantation 98 (5): e45-7,2014.

Clayton Erica F, Malik Saloni, Bonnel Alexander, Mu Yifei, Olthoff Kim, Shaked Abraham, Abt Peter L, Peterman Heather, Rajender Reddy K, Ottmann Shane, Furth Emma E, Levine Matthew H: Liver transplantation and cirrhotomimetic hepatocellular carcinoma: classification and outcomes. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society 20 (7): 765-74,2014.

Almoguera B, Shaked A, Keating B J: Transplantation genetics: current status and prospects. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (4): 764-78,2014.

O'Leary J G, Demetris A J, Friedman L S, Gebel H M, Halloran P F, Kirk A D, Knechtle S J, McDiarmid S V, Shaked A, Terasaki P I, Tinckam K J, Tomlanovich S J, Wood K J, Woodle E S, Zachary A A, Klintmalm G B: The role of donor-specific HLA alloantibodies in liver transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (4): 779-87,2014.

Shaked O, Gonzalez A, Bahirwani R, Furth E, Siegelman E, Shaked A, Olthoff K, Reddy K R: Donor hemosiderosis does not affect liver function and regeneration in the setting of living donor liver transplantation. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons 14 (1): 216-20,2014.

Enestvedt C Kristian, Malik Saloni, Reese Peter P, Maskin Alexander, Yoo Peter S, Fayek Sameh A, Abt Peter, Olthoff Kim M, Shaked Abraham: Biliary complications adversely affect patient and graft survival after liver retransplantation. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society 19 (9): 965-72,2013.

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Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
2 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6723
Fax: (215) 662-2244
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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