Yuri Genyk

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Liver Cancer
Liver Disease
Liver Transplant
Metastatic Cancer To the Liver
Biliary Disease
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreas Transplant
Kidney Transplant
Pediatric Liver Transplant
Pediatric Intestinal Transplant


  • General Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English
  • Russian

Yuri Genyk, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Practicing location:

  • USC Healthcare Center 4

About this doctor:

Dr. Genyk a professor of clinical surgery at the USC School of Medicine and the Division of Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic and Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery. Additionally, he is an attending surgeon at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Genyk graduated with honors from Ivano-Frankivk’s Medical Institute in Ukraine. He received his postgraduate medical and research training at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center and Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is an expert in living-related donor liver transplantation, adult and pediatric liver transplantation, laparoscopic donor nephrectomy for kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation as well as non-transplant hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Shortly after Dr. Genyk joined the USC faculty, the USC Liver Transplant Team pioneered living-related donor liver transplantation at CHLA and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Genyk is board certified in general surgery and ASTS certified in transplantation surgery. He is associate director of Abdominal Organ Transplant and surgical director of Living Donor Liver Transplant Program at USCUH, as well as surgical director of Pediatric Liver/Intestinal Transplant Program at CHLA. His research interests include innovations in live donor liver transplantation, new approaches to surgical treatment of extensive tumors of liver and pancreas, minimally invasive surgery for hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases, liver regeneration and immunological tolerance in transplantation.


Doctor of Medicine, Medicine, Ivano - Frankovsk Medical Institute, Ukraine, 1984


University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center - Surgery, 1992 - 1993


Medical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine - Surgery, 1984 - 1986
University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center - Surgery, 1992 - 1996


Republican Transplant Center, Kiev, Ukraine - Renal Transplant, 1986 - 1988
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas - Transplant Research, 1989 - 1992
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York - ASTS - Approved Multi - Organ Transplantation/Hepatobiliary Surgery, 1996 - 1998


American Board of Surgery

Professional society memberships:

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Transplant Surgeons
International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association


Medical Diploma with distinction, 1984