Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD

Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD

Transplant Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Tomoaki Kato, MD is a transplant surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in transplant surgery, pediatric transplant hepatology, and more.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Surgery

622 W 168th St PH 14-105

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana

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Dr. Kato's Experience

Dr. Kato'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
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kato's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kato "Tomoaki Kato, M.D., is a noted pioneer in multiple-organ transplantation, pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kato is Surgical Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center and is a professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kato is known for unique and innovative surgeries for adults and children, including a six-organ transplant; a procedure called APOLT (auxiliary partial orthotopic liver transplantation) that resuscitates a failing liver by attaching a partial donor liver, making immunosuppressant drugs unnecessary and the first successful human partial bladder transplantation involving the transplant of two kidneys together with ureters connected to a patch of the donor bladder. In a highly publicized case, he led the first reported removal and re-implantation, or auto-transplantation, of six organs to excise a hard-to-reach abdominal tumor. Previously the director of pediatric liver and gastrointestinal transplant and professor of clinical surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Kato received his medical degree from the Osaka University Medical School in Japan and received his residency training in surgery at Osaka University Hospital and Itami City Hospital in Hyogo, Japan. He completed a clinical fellowship in transplantation at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, in Miami, Florida, where he was subsequently appointed to the surgical faculty in 1997, and promoted to full professor in 2007. He served as a surgeon and senior leader of the liver and transplantation center at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, beginning in 1997, and at University of Miami Hospital (previously Cedars Medical Center), beginning in 2004. Dr. Kato is a member of numerous professional and honorary organizations, and the author or co-author of more than 180 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kato "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. "

3  Specialties

  • Transplant Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Transplant Hepatology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Kato does not have any board certifications listed.

2  Conditions Treated

5  Procedures

  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Liver Transplant
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
  • Small Bowel Resection

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.


  • Osaka University
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • Osaka University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Itami City Hospital, Hyogo, Japan
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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