Amy Lu, MD, FACS


Intra-Abdominal Transplantation
Division Director, Intra-Abdominal Transplantation, Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese

Clinical Expertise

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Disease
  • Kidney And Pancreas Transplant
  • Liver Disorders
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Tumor

Medical Education

Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center - General Surgery
Stanford University - Surgery: Transplantation Surgery

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery


  • Adverse Effect of Post-Discharge Care Fragmentation on Outcomes after Readmissions after Liver Transplantation Kothari, A. N.; Loy, V. M.; Brownlee, S. A.; Ezure, Y.; Schaidle-Blackburn, C.; Cotler, S. J.; di Sabato, D.; Kuo, P. C.; Lu, A. D., Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation after Liver Transplantation Decreases Risk and Severity of 30-Day Readmissions Kothari, A. N.; Yau, R. M.; Blackwell, R. H.; Schaidle-Blackburn, C.; Markossian, T.; Zapf, M. A.; Lu, A. D.; Kuo, P. C., Journal of the American College of Surgeons
  • Acute graft dysfunction after living-related renal transplant Ellimoottil, C.; Brandt, W.; Bernardi, K.; Evans, A.; Mehta, V.; Picken, M. M.; Phelan, K.; Heinrich, L.; Milner, J.; Wai, P. Y.; Asolati, M.; Kuo, P. C.; Lu, A. D., Urology
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  • Desensitization protocols and their outcome Marfo, K.; Lu, A.; Ling, M.; Akalin, E., Clinical Journal of The American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
  • Tacrolimus pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenomic differences between adults and pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. Marfo, K.; Altshuler, J.; Lu, A., Pharmaceutics
  • Postexposure prophylaxis of H1N1 with oseltamivir in a newly transplanted kidney recipient receiving intense immunosuppressive therapy. Marfo, K.; Chapochnick-Friedmann, J.; Akalin, E.; Lu, A., Transplantation proceedings
  • NOD2-expressing bone marrow-derived cells appear to regulate epithelial innate immunity of the transplanted human small intestine. Fishbein, T.; Novitskiy, G.; Mishra, L.; Matsumoto, C.; Kaufman, S.; Goyal, S.; Shetty, K.; Johnson, L.; Lu, A.; Wang, A.; Hu, F.; Kallakury, B.; Lough, D.; Zasloff, M., Gut
  • Mitochondria play an important role in 17beta-estradiol attenuation of H(2)O(2)-induced rat endothelial cell apoptosis Lu, A.; Frink, M.; Choudhry, M. A.; Schwacha, M. G.; Hubbard, W. J.; Rue, L. W., 3rd; Bland, K. I.; Chaudry, I. H., American journal of physiology.Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 influences trauma-hemorrhage-induced distal organ damage via regulation of keratinocyte-derived chemokine production Frink, M.; Lu, A.; Thobe, B. M.; Hsieh, Y. C.; Choudhry, M. A.; Schwacha, M. G.; Kunkel, S. L.; Chaudry, I. H., American Journal of Physiology.Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
  • Unilateral pulmonary edema after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: report of two cases. Morrisroe, S. N.; Wall, R. T.; Lu, A. D., Journal of Endourology
  • Intra-operative acute isovolemic hemodilution is safe and effective in eliminating allogeneic blood transfusions during right hepatic lobectomy: comparison of living donor versus non-donors. Rhim, C. H.; Johnson, L. B.; Kitisin, K.; Lu, A. D.; Fishbein, T.; Broseker, L.; Yosaitis, J.; Manley, J.; Plotkin, J. S., HPB
  • Nonischemic cardiomyopathy after orthotopic liver transplantation: a report of three cases and a review of the literature Stewart, K. S.; Rhim, C. H.; Bahrain, M. L.; Ashkezari, Z. D.; Ozdemirli, M.; Fishbein, T. M.; Johnson, L. B.; Lu, A. D.; Plotkin, J. S., Liver Transplantation
  • Changes in hepatitis C viral response after initiation of highly active antiretroviral therapy and control of HIV viremia in chronically co-infected individuals Kottilil, S.; Jagannatha, S.; Lu, A.; Liu, S.; McLaughlin, M.; Metcalf, J. A.; Dewar, R.; Campbell, C.; Koratich, C.; Maldarelli, F.; Masur, H.; Polis, M. A., HIV clinical trials
  • Acupuncture for the treatment of chronic postoperative urinary retention. Lu, A.; FitzGerald, M. P., Medical Acupuncture
  • Liver transplantation for fulminant hepatitis at Stanford University Lu, A.; Monge, H.; Drazan, K.; Millan, M.; Esquivel, C. O., Journal of gastroenterology
  • Candida fasciitis following renal transplantation Wai, P. H.; Ewing, C. A.; Johnson, L. B.; Lu, A. D.; Attinger, C.; Kuo, P. C., Transplantation
  • Dobutamine stress echocardiography for orthotopic liver transplant evaluation. Plotkin, J. S.; Johnson, L. B.; Rustgi, V. K.; Kuo, P. C.; Lu, A. D., Transplantation
  • Expanded criteria donors/high risk recipients is not always cheaper than hemodialysis. Kuo, P. C.; Lu, A. D.; Johnson, L. B., Transplantation
  • Outcome of extra-anatomic vascular reconstruction in orthotopic liver transplantation. Cappadonna, C. R.; Johnson, L. B.; Lu, A. D.; Kuo, P. C., American Journal of Surgery
  • The dual kidney transplant registry. Alfrey, E. J.; Lerner, S. M.; Lu, A. D., Clinical transplants
  • The dual kidney transplant registry. Alfrey, E. J.; Lu, A. D.; Carter, J. T.; Bowers, V.; Taylor, R.; Ratner, L.; Cole, E.; Schweitzer, E.; Krishnamurthi, V.; Tan, H.; Stratta, R., Transplantation proceedings
  • Transplantation of hepatitis C-positive livers in hepatitis C-positive patients is equivalent to transplanting hepatitis C-negative livers. Marroquin, C. E.; Marino, G.; Kuo, P. C.; Plotkin, J. S.; Rustgi, V. K.; Lu, A. D.; Edwards, E.; Taranto, S.; Johnson, L. B., Liver Transplantation