About Dmitri Alden, MD: NYC Liver & Cancer Surgeon Specialist

best liver cancer surgeon in the worldDr. Alden has dedicated his life to the war on liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. The NYC liver cancer surgeon & pancreatic cancer surgeon has performed well over 3500 surgeries in the past 14 years. At the forefront of medical innovation, he is a liver and cancer specialist who treats the most complex cancers using only the most advanced surgical procedures and technologies. 

Patients and medical professionals from America and around the world seek out his specialized best in class individualized  surgery treatments and services including his expert surgical management of the patient’s unique condition.

Patients referred to Dr. Dmitri Alden have access to a vast array of specialists who are some of the best in their field in the country (and possibly in the world).

Please note: Dr. Alden accepts insurance if he participates with your plan. Additionally, if Dr. Alden does not participate with your insurance plan,  Dr. Alden’s office is frequently able to obtain pre-authorization from your insurance plan based on his uniqueness of his specialty. We will contact your insurance company to understand your benefits and additionally submit for you. You will enjoy the luxury and benefit of academic medicine in a top rated concierge environment without the hassle of long hospital waiting room times and paperwork. Most policies reimburse patients for most of the cost of surgery. Our surgical coordinator will help you with a quote.

Dr. Dmitri Alden completed extensive training in hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplantation. He studied in Paris at the HepatoBiliary Center (CHB) at the Paul Brousse Hospital. Dr. Alden trained under Professor Henri Bismuth, considered by many the “founding father” of current liver surgery. In addition, Dr. Alden also dedicated 5 years to research in liver cancer and liver transplantation.

Dr. Alden speaks fluent English, Russian, French, and German.

Dr. Alden has subspecialized training and extensive experience in Robotic and Laparoscopic surgery and is considered one of the top surgeon’s using this contemporary method. Many of today’s common liver and pancreas procedures can be performed by Dr. Alden using laparoscopic or robotic techniques. In fact, the vast majority of our surgeries are done using the minimally invasive approach. Chances are, even if you were told elsewhere that minimally invasive surgery is not possible, we still might be able to offer you this option because of our extensive experience in the field.

Dr. Alden was born in Moscow, Russia. He completed his medical school education at the Pirogov Medical Institute, currently Moscow State Medical University, one of the most prestigious medical schools of the former USSR. After completing a surgical residency in Moscow he moved to France. There he obtained diplomas in advanced surgical studies at the University of Nantes and University of Paris, the latter dedicated exclusively to liver surgery.

After obtaining his clinical research experience, Dr. Alden completed a surgical residency at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, part of New
York Medical College
program.

Dr. Alden has been recognized as America’s Top 100 Surgeons (Consumers Research Council of America) for his achievements.

Dr. Alden is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery, and was granted a prestigious fellowship by the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Dr. Alden is a member of several international surgical organizations. The author of multiple publications on liver and pancreatic surgery, Dr. Alden is a frequent speaker at international forums on the subject of liver, pancreatic, and robotic surgery.

Dr. Dmitri Alden is a long time resident of Hudson Valley. For those who live in the Hudson Valley Dr. Alden and his team offer an option of local consultation and follow-up after surgery. The Hudson Valley office is conveniently located in Poughkeepsie, NY. This remote office brings New York City’s surgical opinion closer to your home, and allows you to avoid the stress and cost of long distance travel. In addition, some surgeries can be performed on the campus of Vassar Brothers Medical Center. Regardless of whether you decide to travel for surgery to Lenox Hill Hospital or choose to stay locally and be operated on at Vassar Borthers Hospital Dr. Alden will be performing your surgery. Dr. Alden has full surgical privileges at both institutions.

If you are a Hudson Valley resident and would like more information please, contact Dr. Alden locally at: Tel. (845) 452-2120.

Hudson Valley, New York Office location: 110 Main street Suite 2C Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • Intern:  6/90 to 6/91, HOSPITAL 13, Department of Surgery, Russian Medical Research University, Moscow, Russia
  • Resident:  6/91 to 5/93 , HOSPITAL 50, Department of Surgery, SEMASHKO MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Moscow, Russia
  • Resident:  05/93-05/94, LAENNEC HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NANTES, Nantes, France Diploma in Visceral and Digestive Surgery (AFSA)
  • Fellow: 5/94 to 6/95, CHB HEPATOBILIARY CENTER, PAUL BROUSSE HOSPITAL, University of Paris, Villejuif, France

CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board Certified: American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow: American College of Surgeons
  • Honorary Member of French Academy of Surgery
  • Member: International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists & Oncologists
  • Member: American Society of Transplantation
  • Member: Carcinoid Cancer Foundation
  • Member: International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Member: New York Surgical Society
  • Member: Compagnons Hepato-Biliaires (International Association of Liver Surgeons by Invitation Only)

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS 

  • Researcher:  01/96-06/02/99, Recanati-Miller Transplantation Institute, Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
  • PGY 1 General Surgery:  07/99-7/00, Department of Surgery Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, New York, NY
  • PGY 2-4 General Surgery:  07/00 – 07/02, Department of Surgery Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, New York, NY
  • PGY 5 General Surgery:  07/02- 7/03, Chief Resident Department of Surgery Saint Vincent’s Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Attending Surgeon:  07/03-12/08, Hepatobiliary service, Department of Surgery New York Medical College Metropolitan Hospital, New York, NY
  • Director:   07/03-present, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Surgical Oncology Program Assistant Chairman Department of Surgery Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Attending Surgeon:  07/09-present, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • Assistant Chairman of Surgery Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  • Committee of Surgical Innovation (CSI) of the AHPBA Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Health Ambassador Haute Living Magazine

PUBLICATIONS

1. G.V. Rodoman, N.Sh. Sultanov, A.A. Khrupalov, D. Alden. Prevention of infection of surgical wounds under experimental conditions. Klin-Khir. 1991(1):16-8

2. F. Jurczak, D. Alden, O. Courant, A. Hamy, J. Visset, J. Paineau. Retro¬peritoneal perforations of the colon. Apropos of 2 cases. J-Chir-Paris. 1994 Jun-Jul, 131(6-7): 299-302

3. J. Visset, A. Hamy, D. Alden, F. Lerat, F. Jurczak, J. Paineau. Echo-guided percutaneous cholecystostomy in the treatment of acute cholecystitis. Apropos of 41 cases. Chirurgie. 1994-95, 120(12): 61-5

4. A. Hamy, J. Visset, D. Alden,F. Lerat, H.Gibaud, B. Savigny, J. Paineau. Per¬cutaneous cholecystostomy for acute cholecystitis in critically ill patients. Sur¬gery. 1997 Apr, 121(4): 398-401

5. S. Emre, D.Alden, J. Guarrera, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, M. Schwartz, P. Sheiner, and C. Miller.  Donor age does not affect the graft outcome after liver transplantation. (1999). Transplantation (submitted)

6. D. Alden, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S. Guy, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Resection of cholangiocarcinoma involving the portal vein bifurcation. Surgery (submitted).

7. D. Alden, U. Sachdev, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S. Guy,  P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz.  Liver resection for metastatic ovarian cancer. Journal of American College of Surgeons (submitted)

8. D. Alden, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients over 70. Archives of Surgery 2007

9. D. Alden, J. Kern, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, P.Sheiner, C. Miller and M. Schwartz. Biliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma: Surgical experience and anatomical findings. Accepted for publication in Journal of Gastroenterology.

10. D.Alden. Use of laparoscopic ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation in treatment of benign liver tumors. Accepted for publication in Journal of Gastroenterology 2007

11. Alden D, Dudiy Y, Nassiri N, Friedland RJ, Amatulle P, Rosen RJ. Direct Percutaneous Transhepatic Portomesenteric Venous Stenting in Management of Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncology, April 2013

12. Haute Ambassador Dr. Dmitri Alden : Recharge Your Liver with Tips from Dr. Dmitri Alden, Haute Living Magazine April 2013

13. Haute Ambassador Dr. Dmitri Alden : Would You Like Another Drink?, Haute Living Magazine, June 2013

14. Are Robots Taking Over the (Medical) World?, ZocDoc Blog July 2013

ABSTRACTS & PRESENTATIONS

1. D. Alden, G.V. Rodoman, N.Sh. Sultanov, A.A. Krupalov, New methods of treat¬ment and prevention of septic and post-operative complications. All Soviet Union Students Surgical Conference, Moscow, May 1990.

2. J. Visset, D. Alden,A. Hamy, F. Lerat, H. Gibaud, B. Savigny, J. Paineau. The principles and therapeutic approaches to the old and critically ill patients with acute chole¬cystitis. Meeting of the French Academy of Surgery, Paris, June 1994,

3. D. Alden, A. Hamy, F. Lerat, H. Gibaud, B. Savigny, J. Paineau, J. Visset. Percutaneous gallbladder drainage for acute cholecystitris in very old and critically ill patients. Annual West France Surgical Meeting, Nantes, March 1994.

4. S. Emre, D.Alden, J. Guarrera, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, M. Schwartz, P. Sheiner,  and C. Miller. The Mount Sinai Hospital experience in split liver transplantation. The Annual AASLD meeting, Chicago, November 1996.

5. D.Alden, S. Emre, J. Guarrera, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, M. Schwartz, P.Sheiner, and C. Miller. The Mount Sinai Hospital experience in split liver transplantation. Meeting of the New York Transplantation Society, New York, October 1996.

6. S. Emre, D.Alden, J. Guarrera, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, M. Schwartz, P. Sheiner, and C. Miller. Donor age does not affect the graft outcome after liver transplantation. The Annual Meeting of the Middle Eastern Transplantation Society, Nicosia, Cyprus, October 1996.

7. M. Schwartz, S. Emre, D.Alden. The US experience in split liver trans¬plantation (first US survey). European Split Liver Congress, Brussels, May 1996.

8. S. Emre, A. Gurkan, D. Alden, J. Guarrera, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, M. Schwartz, P. Sheiner, and C. Miller. Use of small for size livers for transplantation. The Annual AASLD Meeting, Chicago, November 1997.

9. M. Schwartz, M. Sung, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S. Guy, P.Sheiner, D. Likholatnikov, and C. Miller. Results of multimodality protocol for transplantation of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma > 5 cm. The Annual ASTS Meeting, Chicago, May 1997.

10. M. Schwartz, D. Alden, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, P.Sheiner, and C. Miller. Resection of cholangiocarcinoma involving portal vein bifurcation. The Annual Meeting of The American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), Miami, February 1997.

11. D. Alden, U. Sachdev, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S. Guy,  P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz.  Liver resection for metastatic ovarian cancer. IIIrd World Congress of International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, Madrid (IHPBA), Spain, May 24-28 1998.

12. D. Alden, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Liver resection for hepatocellular carcinoma in patients over 70. IIIrd World Congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Madrid, Spain, May 24-28 1998.

18. M. Schwartz, D. Alden, J. Kern, J. Guarrera, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, S.Guy, P.Sheiner, and C. Miller. Biliary cystadenoma and cystadenocarcinoma: Surgical experience and anatomical findings. IIIrd World Congress of International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Madrid, Spain, May 24-28 1998.

19. S. Roayaie, M. Ben Haim, D. Alden, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Minimizing transfusion requirements with selective use of total vascular isolation during hepatic resection for benign lesions. AHPBA annual conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 1999

20. M. Ben Haim, D. Alden, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, E. Shabtai and M. Schwartz. The impact of intraoperative bleeding and transfusion on infectious complications, rejection and survival in liver transplantation: analysis of 1188 adult cases. ILTS 1999

21. M. Ben Haim, D. Alden, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, E. Shabtai and M. Schwartz. Blood loss in liver transplantation : a multivariate analysis of the risk factors in 1188 adult cases. ILTS 1999

22. M. Ben Haim, D. Alden, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Safe isolated resection of the caudate lobe for large benign hepatic tumors: the role of the total vascular isolation. SSAT (DDW) 1999

23. M. Ben Haim, S. Roayaie, D. Alden, S. Emre, T. Fishbein, P.Sheiner, C. Miller, and M. Schwartz. Pre-transplantation detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with end stage liver disease: the role of CT and MRI. Oral presentation at the IPHBA 2000

24. D.Alden. Use of laparoscopic ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation in treatment of benign liver tumors. Presented at the AHPBA 2007.

25. D.Alden. Management of Hepatic Malignancy combined with Portal Hypertension. International Perspectives on Hepatic, Pancreatic and Biliary Surgery, New York, NY 05/2008

26. D.Alden Global Advances in treatment of Pancreatic and Liver Tumors. CLSA Asia-Pacific Conference, Hong Kong 09/2008

27. Alden, D; Friedland, RJ; Amatulle, P; Rosen, RJ; Reyes, PL; Kancherla, RR; Maresca, MJ; Agoliati, GF. Portal and superior mesenteric vein stenting increases resectability of locally advanced pancreatic cancer. IHPBA World Congress, Buenos Aires, Argentina 04/2010

28. Alden, D HEPATOBILIARY SURGERY WITH DA VINCI ROBOT, International Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and Transplantation Days Congress, Jerusalem, Israel, 05/2011

29. Alden, D Use of Radio-Frequency resection devices in Laparoscopic and Robotic settings. EHPBA European Congress, May 2013, Belgrade, Serbia

30. Alden, D Resection of large sarcoma involving vena cava and liver using veno-venous bypass, case presentation. Congress of International Experts in Hepato-Biliary Surgery, May 2013, Beijing China

For more information on Liver, Bile Duct, or Pancreatic Treatment Options or Surgery (including liver transplants) or to make a private complimentary consultation please feel free to contact the NYC Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon, Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS, today by phoning his New York office (212) 434-6216 or using the eForm on the right.

Dmitri Alden, MD, FACS
Liver, Pancreatic & Bile Duct Oncological Surgeon

186 E 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
T: (212) 434-6216