Dr. Kian Modanlou, MD

Dr. Kian Modanlou, MD

Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

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Dr. Kian Modanlou, MD is a hepatopancreaticobiliary specialist in Englewood, CO and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery and general surgery.Read his story


601 E Hampden Ave Ste 470

Englewood, CO 80113
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Umbilical Hernia
more than 5% of peers
Liver Cancer
more than 5% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Modanlou's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Modanlou "Dr. Modanlou is a native of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies at Duke University where he graduated with distinction with a degree in biology. He returned to his home state for medical school and graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Modanlou then moved to Denver where he completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He then went on to Chicago where he completed a fellowship in Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at Northwestern University. After stints at Saint Louis University and the University of Tennessee, Dr. Modanlou was fortunate to move back to Denver in 2015 to be the Surgical Director of Transplant at Porter Adventist Hospital. In 2018 he decided to join Dr. Eric Kortz to help him expand the Complex Gastrointestinal Surgeries Program at the Center for Diseases of the Liver and Pancreas at Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Modanlou's professional interests include all aspects of general surgery and complex problems of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas including minimally invasive techniques. He strongly believes in a multidisciplinary approach to complex medical problems and personalization of the patient experience. Dr. Modanlou is married and has two very active sons. His entire family loves all that Colorado has to offer and enjoys skiing and outdoor activities. During his downtime, Dr. Modanlou loves cooking and traveling"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Modanlou "Dr. Modanlou strongly believes in a multidisciplinary approach to complex medical problems and a personalization of the patient experience."

2  Specialties

  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Appendicitis
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cystic Lesions
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Umbilical Hernia

14  Procedures

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Dialysis Access Procedures
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Nephrectomy
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Transplant Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.


  • Duke University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • University Of California, Davis, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Of Colorado Hospital Authority
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Modanlou has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Attentive, interested and thorough. He has a wonderful bed side manner and he takes all the time needed reqiuired to help you feel comfortable and confident. I saw the Doctor for a hernia repair which was a minor procedure for him considering his background and experience. Couple Dr. Modanlou with...Read More
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Dr. Modanlou performed my liver transplant surgery. I am feeling great. He did an excellent job. He was very reassuring and explained the procedure and recovery period very well
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He did a liver transplant on my husband in 2012, he was in hospital seven months, very sick, but with the love and care from Dr Modanlou, he is alive and well today, miss him in Tenn.
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