Ahmad Zaaroura MD, FACS

Ahmad Zaaroura

Ahmad Zaaroura

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Specialty/Research Focus

Organ Transplant; Surgery - Transplant; Transplantation

Contact Information
Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (919) 316-8193

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Professional Summary:

I am a multi-organ transplant surgeon who specializes in kidney, Pancreas, Liver transplant and complex liver and bile duct surgery. I trained in multi-organ transplant at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. I gained additional expertise and training in hepatobiliary surgery, liver and bile duct reconstruction techniques at Duke University Medical Center. I am certified in kidney, pancreas, liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery for adult and pediatric patients.

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Advance liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary surgery in adult and pediatric age group., Duke University Medical Center (2017)
  • Fellowship, Clinical Instructor House Staff, Clinical fellow in Abdominal Organ Transplantation Surgery. (Kidney, Pancreas and vascular access), Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre (2015)
  • Fellowship, Surgical Fellow and house staff Department of General surgery and HBP surgery., Clemenceau Medical Centre affiliated with Johns Hopkins international (2013)
  • Residency, General Surgery, Makassed General Hospital, American University of Beirut Medical Centre (2012)
  • MD, Al-Baath University School of Medicine (2005)


  • Clinical Fellow, Transplant Surgery, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Centre
  • Fellow, Clemenceau Medical Centre
  • Fellow, Transplant Surgery, Duke University Medical Center
  • Board Member, Surgery, UBMD Surgery (2022–2023)
  • Board Member, Surgery, UBMD Surgery (2020–2021)
  • Faculty Senate, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo (2019–2021)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top 10 medical student teaching faculty in the department of surgery (2020)

Research Expertise:

  • - Sub-investigator on a WP01 US Trial Protocol, a clinical trial. A multicenter randomized controlled trial to compare the efficacy of ex-vivo normothermic machine perfusion with static cold storage in human liver transplantation. (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02775162?term=normothermic+liver+perfusion&rank=) Details of the trial are listed below: Official Title: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare the Efficacy of Ex-vivo Norm thermic Machine Perfusion with Static Cold Storage in Human Liver Transplantation.

Journal Articles:


  • Charles R. Horres, Mohamed A. Adam, Zhifei Sun, Julie K. Thacker, Timothy J. Miller, Stuart A. Grant, Jeffrey Huang, Kirstie McPherson, Sanjiv Patel, Su Cheen Ng, Denise Veelo, Bart Geerts, Monty Mythen, Su Cheen Ng, Mark Foulger, Tim Collins, Kirstie McPherson, Michael Mythen, Mark Edwards, Denny Levett, Tristan Chapman, Imogen Fecher Jones, Julian Smith, John Knight, Michael Grocott, Mark Edwards, Thomas Sharp, Sandy Jack, Tom Armstrong, John Primrose, Michael Grocott, Denny Levett, Adam B. King, Kye Higdon, Melissa Bellomy, Sandy An, Paul St. Jacques, Jon Wanderer, Matthew McEvoy, Anne C. Fabrizio, Michael C. Grant, Deborah Hobson, Jonathan Efron, Susan Gearhart, Bashar Safar, Sandy Fang, Christopher Wu, Elizabeth Wick, Leanne Darwin, John Moore, Aparna Rege, Jayanth Reddy, William Irish, Ahmad Zaaroura, Elizabeth Flores Vera, Deepak Vikraman, Todd Brennan, Debra Sudan, Kadiyala Ravindra, Deborah Watson, Manasee V. Shah, Brett A. Maiese, Michael T. Eaddy, Orsolya Lunacsek, An Pham, George J. Wan, Kirstie McPherson, Thomas Keen, Monty Mythen, Alexander B Stone, Christopher L. Wu, Elizabeth C. Wick, Rachel A. Anolik, Adam Glener, Thomas J. Hopkins, Scott T. Hollenbeck, Julie K. Marosky Thacker, Tracey Hong, Andrea Bisaillon, Peter Black, Alan So, Kelly Mayson, Kirstie McPherson, Thomas Keen, Monty Mythen, Adam B. King, Rachel Forbes, Brad Koss, Tracy McGrane, Warren S. Sandberg, Jonathan Wanderer, Matthew McEvoy, Patrick Shanahan, John Rohan, Desirée Chappell, Carrie Chesher, Susan VanderBeek, Rebekah Kelly, Siamak Daneshmand, Soroush T. Bazargani, Hamed Ahmadi, Gus Miranda, Jie Cai, Anne K. Schuckman, Hooman Djaladat, Volz L., Milby J., Opeyemi Popoola, Tanisha Reid, Luciana Mullan, Mehrdad Rafizadeh & Richard Pitera. (2016) Proceedings of the American Society for Enhanced Recovery/Evidence Based Peri-Operative Medicine 2016 Annual Congress of Enhanced Recovery and Perioperative Medicine. perioperative medicine journal., Perioperative Medicine 2016, 5(Suppl 1):21 DOI 10.1186/s13741-016-0045-0. Washington, D.C., USA,, (Apr), (Perioperative Medicine 2016, 5(Suppl 1):21 DOI 10.1186/s13741-016-0045-0)

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

  • A Zaaroura. (2005) “The role of echography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis “. Al Baath University faculty of Medicine graduation study (May)

Professional Memberships:

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) membership. (2020–present)
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons membership (2013–present)


  • "Portal hypertension/cirrhosis/hepatocellular carcinoma" grand rounds (2022)
  • "Portal hypertension/cirrhosis/hepatocellular carcinoma" (2021)
  • "surgical stapler" Grand round (2019)
  • "Pediatric Donors for Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplant (SPKT)." World Transplant Congress 2014 (2014)
  • "Is Diabetes Mellitus Predicting for Stroke or Death after Carotid Endarterectomy and Our Center Experience in this Field?" ; Makassed General Hospital (2012)
  • "The Role of Echography in the Diagnosis of the Acute Appendicitis" ; Al Baath University Faculty of Medicine (2005)

Service Activities:

  • (2019–2021)
  • Public Health Coordinator, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Responsibilities include disseminating information among parents and youth on abuse, exploitation, and violence with a focus on underserved and disadvantaged populations in Lebanon.; Public Health Coordinator (2008–2012)
  • House officer in Haifa hospital; General Practitioner, Palestine Red Crescent Society (2005–2007)

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Contact Information

Erie County Medical Center
Buffalo, New York 14215
Phone: (919) 316-8193

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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