Dr. Karim Halazun, MD

Dr. Karim Halazun, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
39 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Karim Halazun, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in transplant surgery and general surgery.Read his story

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

1305 York Ave Fl 4

New York, NY 10021
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Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Halazun's Experience

Dr. Halazun'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. Halazun's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Halazun "Karim J Halazun, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery program at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Halazun came to Weill Cornell Medicine after practicing as an attending surgeon at the Liver Transplant program at Emory University, where he co-directed the liver tumor board, the liver tumor clinic, and the Liver Transplant Data Mart. Dr. Halazun's clinical focuses include surgery for liver and biliary malignancies, liver transplantation including living donor techniques, and use of laparoscopic techniques for liver surgery. His authored publications and current research interests include topics ranging from liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma to developing predictive models for cancer recurrence in patients with hepatobiliary malignancies. After receiving his medical degree with honors from the University of Leeds, UK, he completed a basic surgical training rotation from 2002-2007 at the Yorkshire School of Surgery. He then came to the United States, where he completed his general surgery training as well as fellowship training in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery approved by the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). Dr. Halazun has received numerous national and international awards, including the ASTS Vanguard Prize, ASTS Junior Investigator Award, the Hepatobiliary and Transplant Fellow Award from the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, the Young Investigator Award of the American Transplant Society, and the American Society of Transplantation's Distinguished Fellow Research Award."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Halazun "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*

10  Conditions Treated

  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Liver Tumor
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Polycystic Liver Disease
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

10  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.


  • University of Leeds / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • St James U Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • St James Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Halazun has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Halazun's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halazun to family and friends
3 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

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Dr. Halazun's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I put my life in his hands and expertise. I’m still fighting ??????a colangiocarcinoma at biliary duct. He is a surgeon with a warm ?? and I’m thankful to have him to take care of me. I will highly recommend him.
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Yes I would. Dr. Hazalun was not rushed in our visit, even though it was a busy day. He listened first and then explained the procedure next. I appreciated that we took as much time as needed to discuss things. Even when he was interrupted by a nurse for another patient, he stayed focused with...more
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Dr Halazun is a top notch doctor who probably saved my life. The surgery was very professional. I wish him all the best. The same could be said for the transplant team.
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