C. Kristian Enestvedt, M.D.
- Cancer, Transplantation, Surgery
- Special Interests:
- Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Cancer
- Accepting Patients:
"I enjoy the challenge of treating patients with complex liver and biliary disease, especially in the setting of the team-oriented approach we use at OHSU. But I get the most satisfaction from seeing patients returning to their daily lives whether it’s after a transplant or other major surgery."
Dr. C. Kristian Enestvedt was educated in Minnesota at St Olaf College before heading to Chicago where he completed his medical school education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Thereafter he received his internship and general surgery residency training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). During residency he completed a two-year research fellowship where his focus was on clinical outcomes in hepatobiliary and oncologic surgery as well as basic science related to ischemic tissue injury. Following residency training, Dr. Enestvedt completed an additional year at OHSU in liver, bile duct and pancreas surgery (Hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery) where he specialized in major hepatic resections and laparoscopic liver surgery. He then successfully completed a fellowship in abdominal organ transplantation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. At U Penn, Dr. Enestvedt was trained in adult and pediatric liver transplantation, living donor transplantation of both liver and kidney, and pancreas transplant. He also trained in complex pediatric and adult liver and bile duct surgery. During fellowship, he continued to pursue research in clinical outcomes with a specific focus on liver re-transplantation and bile duct complications related to liver transplant. Dr. Enestvedt joins an experienced transplant and hepatobiliary group at OHSU, which will enable him to continue his transplant practice and focus on hepatobiliary surgery. He continues to explore both clinical and basic science research questions related to ischemia/reperfusion, complications in transplantation, new techniques in hepatic surgery, and outcome analyses. Dr. Enestvedt looks forward to teaching residents and medical students and in his spare time enjoys racing his wife and daughters down the ski slopes.
M.D., Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA, 2003
General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR, 2003-2010
Research Fellow, Department of Surgery/Forgut and Sugical Oncology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland OR, 2006-2008
Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, Orgeon Health & Science University, Portland OR, 2010-2011
Abdominal Organ Transplantion Fellowship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2011-2013
American Board of Surgery, 2011