C. Kristian Enestvedt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation, School of Medicine


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 is part of the experienced transplant and hepatobiliary group at OHSU, with a focus on hepatobiliary surgery. He enjoys exploring both clinical and basic science research questions related to ischemia/reperfusion, complications in transplantation, new techniques in hepatic surgery, and outcome analyses. He is also the associate program director of the AHPBA Fellowship Council Accredited Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Fellowship. In his spare time Dr. Enestvedt enjoys racing his wife and daughters down the ski slopes.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1996, St. Olaf College
    • M.D., 2003, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Internship

    • General Surgery, OHSU, Portland, OR, 2003-2004
  • Residency

    • General surgery, OHSU, Portland, OR, 2004-2010
  • Fellowship

    • Research fellow, Department of Surgery/Forgut and Sugical Oncology, OHSU, Portland, OR, 2006-2008
    • Hepatobiliary Surgery, OHSU, Portland, OR, 2010-2011
    • Abdominal Organ Transplantation, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2013
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery, 2011 

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • Mackenzie Society
  • Portland Surgical Society

Honors and awards

  • J. Englebert Dunphy Award for Outstanding Leadership, 2010
  • Outstanding Surgical Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2009
  • Martin Howard Memorial Award for Outstanding Research, 2008
  • Best Surgery Resident, Renal Transplant Service, 2006
  • Outstanding Surgical Resident, VA ICU service, 2005
  • Best Surgery Intern Award, Urology Service, 2004
  • Graduated with Distinction, Department of Biology, St. Olaf College, 1996


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