Cataldo Doria, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS

Contact Dr. Doria

1025 Walnut Street
College Building, Suite 605
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-8920
(215) 923-1420 fax

Medical School

University of Perugia, Italy - 1990
PhD: University of Catania, Italy - 2006


University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy


University of Pittsburgh Transplantation Institute (Research Fellowship in small bowel transplantation)
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh (Clinical Fellowship in multi-organ transplantation)
Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea (Clinical Fellowship in live donor liver transplant)

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Doria has personally performed more than 500 organ transplants including 350 liver transplants, and authored over 220 publications.

Dr. Doria is an expert in solid abdominal organ transplantation as well as oncologic surgery for cancer of the liver and bile duct. Dr. Doria pioneered two surgical techniques. He was the first to describe the bloodless liver resection; an operation where the removal of liver cancer is performed without the use of blood.

He is also only one of a handful of surgeons in the US to perform robotic assisted liver resection using the DaVinci Technology.This allows Dr. Doria to remove liver cancer through a series of 9 mm holes.

In addition, Dr. Doria is an immunologist with an interest in artificial organ development as well as in inhibitory pathways of liver cancer growth.

Dr. Doria specializes in the surgical treatment of:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Colangiocarcinoma
  • Liver adenoma and hemangioma
  • Liver cyst
  • Liver metastasis from colorectal cancer and other liver metastasis
  • Bile duct injury

Professional Societies
Academy of Surgical Research
American College of Surgeons
American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
American Society of Transplantation
Association for Academic Surgery
Cell Transplant Society
European Society for Organ Transplantation
International College of Surgeons (U.S. Section)
International Liver Transplantation Society
Italian Association Professors of Surgery
Italian Society of Surgery
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society for the Advancement of Blood Management
Society of Critical Care Medicine
Society of University Surgeons
Transplantation Society
The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery