Physician’s Profile

Lloyd E. Ratner, MD, MPH, FACS

Director, Renal and Pancreatic Transplantation, Department of Surgery Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
Contact Phone: 
(212) 342-3539
Board Certificates: 
Transplant Surgery
Pediatric Surgery
Kidney Transplant
Renal Transplant
Laparoscopic Living Donor Nephrectomy
Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Living Donor Transplantation
Living Donor Kidney Transplantation
Transplant Surgery, Pediatric
Organ Transplant, Pediatric
Kidney Transplantation

Elected Treasurer of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons

2004 - Elpis Award, NephCure Foundation.

2002 - Philadelphia Magazine, “Top Docs” – Renal and Pacreatic Transplantation

1990 - National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship Award

1988 - Outstanding Resident of the Year, Dept. of Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

1983 - Neurosurgery Award for Academic Excellence, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1983 - Sandoz Award for Outstanding Contribution in Service to Hahnemann, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biochemistry, Hahnemann University School of Medicine

1979 - Departmental Honors, Department of Biology, State University of New York at Buffalo

1978 - Departmental Honors, Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo

Living donor kidney transplantation
Overcoming humoral immune responses
Increasing the organ supply
Minimally invasive surgery
Avoidance of surgical complications

Targeted Intervention to Increase Living Kidney Donation (principal investigator)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 

Abrogation of Humoral Immune Responses Utilizing Plasmapheresis/Cytogam in Positive Crossmatch and ABO Incompatible Donor/Recipient Pairs Undergoing Live Donor Renal Transplantation (principal investigator)

Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Cooper LA,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Whole body donation for medical science: a population-based study. Clin Anat.2004 Sep 16 [Epub ahead of print].
Su LM,Ratner LE,Montgomery RA,Sinkov V,Bluebond-Langner R,Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy: trends in donor and recipient morbidity following three hundred and twenty-one consecutive cases. Ann Surg 2004,240(2):358-363.
Warren DS,Zachary AA,Sonnenday CJ,King KE,Cooper M,Ratner LE,Shirey RS,Haas M,Leffell MS,Montgomery RA: Successful renal transplantation across simultaneous ABO incompatible and positive crossmatch barriers. Am J Trans 2004,April 4(4):561-8.
Kim FJ,Pinto P,Su LM,Jarrett TW,Ratner LE,Montgomery R,Kavoussi LR: Ipsilateral orchialgia after laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. J Endourol 2003,17(6):405-9.
Zachary AA,Montgomery RA,Ratner LE,Samaniego-Picota M,Kopchaliiska D,Leffell MS: Specific and durable elimination of antibody to donor HLA antigens in renal transplant patients. Transplantation 2003 Nov 27;76(10):1519-25.
Montgomery RA,Hardy MA,Jordan SC,Racusen LC,Ratner LE,Tyan DB,Zachary AA: Consensus opinion from the Antibody Working Group on the diagnosis,reporting,and risk assessment for antibody-mediated rejection and desensitization protocols. Transplantation 2004,78(2):181-5.
Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Jarrett TW,Kavoussi LR: Demographics of 353 laparoscopic renal donor and recipient pairs at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. J Endourol 2003,17(6):393-6.
Boulware LE,Cooper LA,Ratner LE,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Race and trust in the health care system. Public Health Rep 2003,118(4):358-365
Ratner LE: Report card on living kidney donation. Am J Trans 2003,3(7):773-4
Hsu TH,Su LM,Trock BJ,Ratner LE,Colombani P,Kavoussi LR: Laparoscopic adult donor nephrectomy for pediatric renal transplantation. Urology 2003,61(2):320-2.
Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Trock BJ,Kavoussi LR: Impact of renal artery multiplicity on outcomes of renal donors and recipients in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy.Urology 2003,61(2):323-7.
Ferris RL,Kittur DS,Wilasrusmee C,Shah G,Krause E,Ratner L: Early hemodynamic changes after renal transplantation: determinants of low central venous pressure in the recipients and correlation with acute renal dysfunction. Med Sci Monit 2003,9(2):CR61-6
Molmenti EP,Pinto PA,Montgomery RA,Su LM,Kraus E,Cooper M,Sonnenday CJ,Klein AS,Kavoussi LR,Ratner LE: Concomitant surgery with laparoscopic live donor nephrectomy. Am J Transplant.2003,3(2):219-23.
Hsu TH,Su LM,Ratner LE,Kavoussi LR: Renovascular complications of laparoscopic donor nephrectomy. Urology 2002,60(5):811-815
Hsu T,Su L,Ratner L,Kavoussi L: Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in the elderly patient. Urology 2002,60(3):398.
Haas M,Ratner LE,Montgomery RA: C4d staining of perioperative renal transplant biopsies. Transplantation 2002,74(5):711-717.
Sonnenday C,Ratner L,Zachary A,Burdick J,Samaniego M,Kraus E,Warren D,Montgomery R: Preemptive therapy with plasmapheresis/intravenous immunoglobulin allows successful live donor renal transplantation in patients with a positive cross-match.Transplant Proc.2002 Aug;34(5):1614.\
Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Ness PM,Cooper LA,Campbell-Lee S,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: The contribution of sociodemographic,medical and attitudinal factors to blood donation among the general public.Transfusion 2002,42:669-678.
Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Sosa JA,Cooper LA,LaVeist TA,Powe NR: Determinants of willingness to donate live and cadaveric organs: identifying opportunities for intervention. Transplantation 2002,73(10):1683-1691
Boulware LE,Ratner LE,Sosa JA,Tu AH,Nagula S,Simkins CE,Durant RW,Powe NR: The general publicsconcerns about clinical risk in live kidney donation.American Journal of Transplantation 2002,2:186-193