Robert R. Selby

Professor of Surgery; Division Chief

Areas of treatment:

Liver and Kidney Transplants
Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgery
Liver Cancer


  • General Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English
  • Spanish
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Robert R. Selby, MD

Professor of Surgery; Division Chief

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Pasadena
  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Selby is a Professor of Surgery at the USC School of Medicine, as well as Director of the Liver Transplantation Program and Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery. Dr. Selby graduated cum laude from the University of Missouri School of Medicine at Columbia, Missouri. Before joining USC, Dr. Selby served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where he participated in 700 liver transplantations, 200 of which he performed personally. He has extensive experience in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. As Director of the Multiorgan Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Selby trained more than 25 transplant surgeons who are now participating in transplant programs throughout the world. Dr. Selby is board certified in general surgery and general surgical critical care. His research interests include general surgery and small intestinal transplantation, xenotransplantation, cellular transplantation, fulminant hepatic failure and transplantation for pediatric metabolic disease.


Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, University of Missouri, 1979


Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 2000
Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, Arizona, General Surgery, 2000


Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency - General Surgery, 1982 - 1986
Good Samaritan, Phoenix, Arizona Internal Medicine, 1980 - 1981


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Presbyterian University Hospital and Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh), Multiorgan Abdominal Transplant, 1987 - 1989


American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgical Critical Care
Surgical Critical Care Medicine

Professional society memberships:

Society of Critical Care Medicine, 1991
American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 1994
American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, 1994
The Society for Surgery of the Ailmentary Tract, Inc. 1996
California Hispanic-American Medical Association, 1996
LA Academy of Medicine, 1997


Castle Connolly "Top Doctor,” 2015
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.