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

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


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

Medical Education

  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine


  • Facultad de Medicina UBA


  • 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 POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish