Dr. Sandip Kapur

General Surgery
New York, NY
33 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

525 East 68th Street, Box 98, New York, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

GHI HMO

About

Bio

Dr. Sandip Kapur is Chief of Transplant Surgery and Director of the Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Kapur is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Associate Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. In February 2010, Dr. Kapur was named the G. Tom Shires, M.D. Faculty Scholar in Surgery in recognition of his outstanding commitment to clinical surgery, research, and education. An internationally renowned, board-certified transplant surgeon, Dr. Kapur heads the oldest kidney transplant program in New York State, and one of the highest volume programs in the country. He is a nationally recognized pioneer in developing innovative strategies that allow for successful transplantation in situations where transplants might be contraindicated at most other centers. These include crossmatch and blood type (ABO) incompatible programs, donor exchange for live kidney donation, and facilitating transplantation in older individuals. In February of 2008, Dr. Kapur led the Weill Cornell team that performed one of the nation's first living-donor kidney transplant surgery chains. These chains have the potential to revolutionize the organ transplant process in the United States and dramatically improve the opportunity for patients in need of kidney transplants to find a compatible donor. Dr. Kapur heads one of the leading pediatric kidney transplant programs in New York, offering care for complex pediatric cases as well as innovative immune therapy, particularly the steroid-sparing regimen utilized in the majority of our pediatric kidney transplant recipients. Dr. Kapur works collaboratively with the pediatric nephrologists and other team members within the Center for Pediatric Transplant and Advanced Kidney and Urologic Diseases at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health. Using a collaborative team approach, the Center is able to provide continuity of care to pediatric patients and their families throughout the length of the child's illness and treatment, pre- and post- surgery. The innovative strategies described above are offered by just a handful of transplant centers in the United States. Our skilled transplant team offers progressive therapeutic options not generally available through other transplantation programs, with lower rejection rates and higher graft survival rates compared to national standards. Dr. Kapur earned his Medical Degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 1990. He completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and was a research fellow in Transplant Immunology at Weill Cornell Medical College and The Rogosin Institute from 1993 to 1994. Dr. Kapur went on to complete a fellowship in Multi-Organ Transplantation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, where he gained expertise in both adult and pediatric transplantation. He joined the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College in 1998 as an Assistant Professor of Surgery, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.

Specialties
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General Surgery

Transplant Surgery

Languages spoken

English, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Russian

Doctor Q&A

4 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandip Kapur
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Although kidney donors may lose a small amount of blood during their surgery, this doesn't usually cause anemia. In terms of red blood cell productio... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandip Kapur
General Surgery 33 years experience
No: Many factors are considered when someone needs a kidney transplant; age is just one. More important than age is the person's overall health and abili... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandip Kapur
General Surgery 33 years experience
Hopefully nothing...: CMV is one of the most common viral infections after transplant. The virus is often found in the blood (causing weakness, fever) and can also affect ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandip Kapur
General Surgery 33 years experience
Many are available: Support from your family, friends, and community are essential to the success of transplantation. Before transplant, stressors include waiting for a ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kapur is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kapur is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, NY
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

New York Presbyterian Hospital

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Society of University Surgeons
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