Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD

Dr. Thomas Heffron, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
61 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 "General Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Transplant A Nebraska native, Dr. Tom Heffron graduated magna cum laude from Creighton University with a biology degree followed by a medical degree at the University of Nebraska. His general surgery residency was at Creighton University followed by a three year fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery and liver, pancreas and kidney transplant surgery at the University of Chicago. He spent two years as an assistant professor of surgery at the same institution. While there, he was a member of the first team in the world to perform a successful series of living donor liver transplantations. He brought the living donor liver procedure to the University of Nebraska where he performed transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery and directed living donor liver transplantion from 1992 to 1996. In 1997, he was recruited to Atlanta where he restarted a dormant pediatric liver transplant program at Emory University/Children's Hospital of Atlanta, and performed hepatobiliary and adult cadaveric and living donor liver transplantation. In 1998, he was also named director of adult liver transplantation. Dr. Heffron has performed over 900 liver transplants (2/3 adult) as primary surgeon including over 100 living donor liver transplants. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles, 150 guest lectures in the U.S. and abroad, 16 book chapters, as well as primary investigator in numerous funded grants. His professional interests include general surgery with special expertise in complex surgery of the liver (including liver resection and metastatic disease), biliary tract, pancreas, portal hypertension and liver transplantation in adults and children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Heffron "Please see my website www.drtomheffron.com to learn more about me."

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Heffron's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Heffron to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

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Dr. Heffron's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

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...more
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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,...more
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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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Dr. Heffron is a phenomenal surgeon with a passion for medicine.
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