Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD

Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
62 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in transplant surgery, general surgery, and more.Read his story

P/SL Transplant Center

1601 E 19th Ave Ste 5050

Denver, CO 80218
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • ODS Health Plan
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Heffron's Experience

Dr. Heffron'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. Heffron's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Heffron "Dr. Heffron is an internationally recognized leader in liver surgery, having performed more than 1,000 liver transplants including more than 140 living donors over the past 25 years. He has expertise in complex hepatobiliary surgery as well as transplants, and his experience is with both adult and pediatric patients. He was a member of the first team to do living donor liver transplants at the University of Chicago and has successfully transplanted both the youngest child and smallest child in the world. A graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Medicine, he did a surgical residency at Creighton University and a multi-organ transplant and hepatobiliary fellowship at the University of Chicago.Dr. Heffron's experience as a primary surgeon on liver transplant exceeds national averages, and he has the largest case series of ABO incompatible transplants in the United States. In addition to superior clinical expertise, Dr. Heffron is known for his open and supportive communication with patients when making a decision regarding surgery and his immediate accessibility for referring physicians."
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3  Specialties

  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatology

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

30  Conditions Treated

26  Procedures

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.


  • Creighton University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • University Of Nebraska
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Creighton University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University of Chicago Pritzer School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • First Mason Chair for Liver Transplant, Emory University Health System/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 2004
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD
I was diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma in July of 2017. Within a week or two, I had found and made contact with Dr. Heffron. He was very informative and discussed treatment and surgery. By mid- August, Dr Heffron had performed the resection of the tumor and I recovered very quickly. I owe...Read More
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Patrick in New Mexico – Feb 01, 2018
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Dr Heffron performed a liver transplant on me 2+ years ago. He is top surgeon for me and gives EXCELLENT, quality care. He is there for me when I express concerns regarding my labs or any current issues. Dr. Heffron goes above his call of duty. He is the doctor of several of our friends as well,...Read More
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Dannie Turner in Cotopaxi, Co – Apr 06, 2016
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Dr Heffron goes above and beyond good patient care. His bed side manner is impressive, and you can tell that he really cares about his patients. Thank you for a job well done.
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Trish in Aurora, CO – Jan 19, 2016
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Dr. Heffron is a phenomenal surgeon with a passion for medicine.
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