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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Diego di Sabato, MD

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

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 Latino 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

Board Certifications

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

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine


  • Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires; CEMIC


  • Northwestern Medicine

News & Research

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