C. Kristian EnestvedtM.D.

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


  • Cancer
  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

Special focus on

  • Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Liver Cancer

I see patients at


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., 2003, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • General surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2003-2010
  • Fellowship:

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

    • American Board of Surgery, 2011 


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons