Basic & Translational Research

The laboratories of the Department of Surgery Research are located in the Physicians and Surgeons building and the Black Building. 

Donna L. Farber, PhD

George H. Humphreys II Professor of Surgical Sciences
Chief, Division of Surgical Sciences
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
Office: (212) 305-6030

  Frank D’Ovidio, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Program
Office: (212) 305-8086

Giovanni Ferrari, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Division of Surgical Sciences
Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Research
Director, Columbia Biobank for Translational Science (CBTS)
Office: (212) 305-8615

   Mark A. Hardy, MD

Auchincloss Professor of Surgery
Director Emeritus and Founder, Renal and Islet Transplantation
Surgeon, Abdominal Organ Transplantation and Islets
Office: (212) 305-5502

Shanta Modak, PhD

Research Scientist
Department of Surgery Research
Office: (212) 305-4060


  David Kalfa, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
CT Surgery
Office: (212) 305-5975

  Kazuki Sugahara, MD

Postdoctoral Residency Fellow and Adjunct Associate Research Scientist Department of Surgery
Office: (212) 305-3038

Shi Fang Yan

Professor of Surgical Sciences in Surgery
Phone: (212) 304-5218

Shirley ShiDu Yan, MD

Professor of Surgical Sciences in Surgery
Phone: (212) 342-0494



Quarterly Reports

Basic Science | Breast | Cardiac | Colorectal | Education | General | GI | Hernia | Immunology/Transplantation | Innovations and Outcomes | Liver | Palliative Care | Pediatric | Plastic | Thoracic | Vascular