Dr. Benjamin Samstein, MD

Dr. Benjamin Samstein, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Benjamin Samstein, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in transplant surgery and general surgery.Read his story

The Division of Transplantation Surgery at NY-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell

525 E 68th St # Starr

New York, NY 10065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MagnaCare

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Dr. Samstein's Experience

Dr. Samstein's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Transplant Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Samstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Samstein "Benjamin Samstein, MD is Chief of Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine and Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University. An experienced, board-certified transplant surgeon, Dr. Samstein heads up the multidisciplinary liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery team at NYP/Weill Cornell. His specialities include the most advanced laparoscopic procedures for liver cancer, benign liver tumors and hepatobiliary pancreas disease. A recognized expert in the field, Dr. Samstein has received many honors and awards, including the Arnold P. Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine. Dr. Samstein is well-published in the field, authoring many peer-reveiwed articles in prestigious medical and surgical journals, books and book chapters and abstracts. He is the program director of the transplant surgery fellowship at NYP/Columbia. Other areas of clinical expertise include hepatic adenomna, hepatic hemangioma, cholangiocarcinoma, colorectal metastasis, live donor nephrectomy, laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, and pediatric liver and organ transplant. Dr. Samstein received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1992 and earned his MD at the State University of New York at Stonybrook in 1997. He did his internship and residency in general surgery at NYP/Columbia, and completed a research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2001. He completed a fellowship in ASTS Multi-organ transplant at NYP/Columbia in 2006."
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This content was provided by Dr. Samstein "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

2  Specialties

  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Hepatic Adenoma
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Tumor
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State University Of New York, Stony Brook School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Newyork-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Benjamin Samstein, MD
Dr Samstien took the time to explain all aspects , he answered all my questions that I had. Overall a very good consultation.
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Marc – Aug 17, 2018
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Clearly cares about patient as individual. Patient centered physician.
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Marc Adin in Port Ewen , NY – Jun 03, 2018
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Very informative and pleasant.
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Alan S. Katkin in Staten Island, NY – May 03, 2018
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Dr samstein is the modern day version of superman
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