Sukru Emre, MD

Sukru Emre, MD
Transplant Surgery
Accepting new patients? Yes
Referrals required? From patients or physicians
Patient type treated: Child; Adult

Sukru H. Emre, MD, is a renowned surgeon and expert in adult and pediatric liver transplantations. He built Yale Medicine’s adult and pediatric liver transplant program and served six years as chief of the Section of Transplantation and Immunology. He has transplanted livers into more than 1,500 patients—the youngest 16 days old and the oldest 75 years old. “Our patients have different personalities, education levels and worries,” he says. “I craft my approach to set them at ease accordingly.” 

A professor of surgery (transplant) and of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Emre has conducted extensive research in his field. He specializes in split- and living-donor transplantations. He is also expert in hepato-biliary surgery, including liver cancer and portal hypertension surgery, and repair of complex bile duct injuries. Dr. Emre’s research interests include acute liver failure, liver cancer, and biliary atresia, a rare disease of the bile ducts and liver in infants. “I promise my patients that they will get the best possible care here. Our outcomes and patient satisfactions are excellent,” he says. 

Dr. Emre has served on numerous committees of the Association of Surgical Technologists and the United Network for Organ Sharing, working on organ shortage, organ quality and other issues. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. has selected him as one of America’s top doctors based on surveys of other physicians every year since 2005. He is the recipient of multiple awards and honorary degrees.

  • Professor of Surgery (Transplant) and of Pediatrics