Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation | Department of Surgery

Susan Orloff, M.D.

Susan L. Orloff, M.D. is Professor of Surgery and Division Head of Abdominal Organ Transplantation at OHSU. She is also Head of the Liver Transplant Program at the Portland VA Medical Center and directs the Department of Surgery's Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship program.

Dr. Orloff is a UCSF Medical School graduate in General Surgery and Abdominal Organ Transplantation, and is internationally recognized as a leader in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation. She has particular experience in the management and surgical treatments of benign and malignant liver and biliary diseases. Her clinical research interests center around the epidemiology and outcomes of resection and transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as the genomics of CMV infection and accelerated rejection, affording her a unique clinical and translational perspective.

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Mailing Address 
Oregon Health & Science University 
3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road
Mail Code: L590
Portland, OR 97239

Campus Location
Mackenzie Hall 2160

Academic office
(503) 494-2744

Our faculty

Our work

The Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation provides state-of-the-art care for patients with end stage liver disease, end stage renal disease, hepatobiliary and pancreaticobiliary disease, as well as patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Rapid evolution in transplant indications, transplant techniques, immunosuppressive medication and the development of new approaches are evaluated and applied as clinical situations warrant.

Early referral is encouraged so that evaluation and waitlisting can be timed to achieve optimal outcomes. Twenty-four hour access to our physician staff is available for consultation and referrals. A comprehensive inpatient service provides focused care of these patients with end stage organ failure. Specialty outpatient clinics provide in-depth pre- and post-transplant care. Specialists in hepatology, gastroenterology, nephrology, diabetology, cardiology, pulmonary, interventional radiology, anesthesiology, urology, psychiatry, psychology, dietetics, physical therapy, social services and ethical/pastoral care are all coordinated to assist with multi-disciplinary care for patients. We conduct multiple investigative protocols in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery.

Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Fellowship Program

Our hepato-pancreatico-biliary fellowship is designed to draw from the multidisciplinary strengths of faculty members in abdominal organ transplant/hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery, surgical oncology, and general surgery.