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Chandra S. Bhati, MS, MBBS

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:


Administrative Title:

Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery; Abdominal Transplant Director for the Program in Transplantation

Additional Title:

Department of Surgery Division Chief of Transplantation Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation

Education and Training

Medical School:

  • Rajasthan University Dr S.N. Medical College, 2000

  • Dr S N Medical College, 2000


  • Rajasthan University Dr S.N. Medical College, 2000


  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, 2014


  • University of Illinois College of Medicine - TRANSPLANT SURGERY, 2011


Dr. Bhati is a multi-organ transplant surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Also, he is the Surgical Director of Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Along with his expertise in liver transplant, living donor liver transplantation, hepatobiliary surgery and renal transplantation, he is one of few surgeons who performs transplant and liver cancer-related surgeries robotically.

Dr. Bhati has been funded by Center for Clinical and Translational Research and is actively involved in improving access to transplantation in obese end-stage liver and kidney disease patients. The kidney donor and kidney transplantation surgeries he performed using the robotic approach demonstrated significant advantages for obese patients. He also explores the newly emerging field of transplant oncology and has performed liver transplantation in patients with colorectal liver metastasis, neuroendocrine tumors, and cholangiocarcinoma.

Research Interests

  • Pre and post-liver transplant sarcopenia 
  • NASH
  • HCC 
  • Normothermic perfusion

Dr. Bhati is the program director for the ASTS accredited transplant surgery fellowship at University of Maryland School of Medicine and presents regularly at national and international meetings. He also currently teaches faculty in the ASTS minimally invasive donor course. 

Dr. Bhati is a principal investigator of multiple clinical trials and an investigator in various funded grants. He published over 50 manuscripts and multiple book chapters.

Language(s): English

Clinical Specialty Details

  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

  • Transplant Surgery

  • Kidney Transplant Surgery

  • Liver Transplant Surgery

Awards and Affiliations

  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2016

Hospital Affiliations

  • UM Shore Regional Health - Dorchester/Easton

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Member of UM Faculty Physicians, Inc.