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Steven I. Hanish, MD

Academic Title:

Visiting Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:




Education and Training

  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD, 2000
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Internship, 2001
  • Duke University Medical Center, Fellowship, Surgical Research, 2004
  • Duke University Medical Center, Residency, 2007
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Fellowship, Transplant Surgery, 2009

Certification: American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery, 2007


Dr. Steven Hanish is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and director of hepatobiliary surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Hanish then completed a multi-visceral abdominal transplant fellowship at the University of Wisconsin. In 2009, he was recruited to Emory University Hospital where he served as both a liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgeon and director of the multidisciplinary liver tumor board.

Dr. Hanish specializes in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, as well as both kidney and pancreas transplantation. He has expertise in the surgical management of both primary and metastatic disease to the liver. He has a special interest in Cholangiocarcinoma and received subspecialty training in laparoscopic liver resection.

Research/Clinical Keywords

hepatic malignancies, liver tumors, organ donation

Research Interests

Dr. Hanish's research interest focuses on outcomes of liver transplant recipients and those patients with primary hepatic malignancies and the use of MRI in the diagnosis of liver tumors, both benign and malignant. Moreover, he has been active on both the national and local levels in increasing organ donation and process optimization to improve patient outcomes.

Clinical Specialty Details

  • General Surgery
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology

Awards and Affiliations

Named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Transplant: Kidney, Pancreas, Liver by Baltimore magazine in 2016.