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Assistant Professor of Surgery Co-Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


Diego di Sabato, MD, is an expert liver and kidney transplant surgeon who specializes in living donor transplantation, providing his patients with an alternative to waiting for a deceased-donor organ. As a Spanish-speaking transplant surgeon, Dr. di Sabato is dedicated to helping Hispanic and Latinx patients and families who seek the highest quality transplant care. Dr. di Sabato diagnoses, manages and treats a wide range of liver and kidney diseases, including liver cancer, liver tumors, kidney failure and more.

Dr. di Sabato also has experience in treating benign and malignant bile duct diseases and other hepatobiliary malignancies. He partners with our cancer physicians to decide the best treatment plan for each patient.

Along with his dedication to his clinical work, Dr. di Sabato is passionate about continued research to improve care for transplant patients. Currently, he is investigating liver recovery options in order to increase the number of viable organs available for patients needing a liver transplant.


Areas of Expertise

  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile Duct Pathology (Benign & Malignant)
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Liver Tumors (Benign & Malignant)
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Living Donor Kidney Transplant
  • Laparoscopic Approaches to Liver Tumors
  • Pancreas Transplant
  • Robotic Donor Nephrectomy
  • Robotic Hepatobiliary Surgery

Medical Education

  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine


  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) - Hyde Park

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UChicago Medicine at Ingalls - Flossmoor

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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery (Argentina)
  • Vascular Surgery (Argentina)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish