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David J. Reich, MD, FACS

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

  • Department:Surgery
  • Specialty:General Surgery
  • Education: MD - McGill University (1989); BA - Columbia College, Columbia University (1985)

David J. Reich, MD, is an internationally recognized leader in solid organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. He specializes in complex liver surgery, treatments for liver tumors, transplantation of high-risk patients, safe use of extended criteria donor organs and long-term healthcare following transplantation.

Dr. Reich has expertise as a clinician, administrator, educator and scientist. He has published extensively and lectured internationally regarding various research initiatives and clinical aspects of liver surgery, including pioneering work with donation after cardiac death organ transplantation. He is an authority on quality improvement and practice standards in the fields of transplantation and liver surgery.

Dr. Reich has held numerous prominent national appointments. He is chairman of the Standards on Organ Transplantation Committee of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and chairman of the Liver Surgery and Transplantation Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Reich is immediate past Region Two Representative to the OPTN/UNOS Liver and Intestinal Organ Transplantation Committee and chairman of the OPTN/UNOS National Liver Allocation Review Board.  He is chairman of the Liver/Intestine Committee and a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Gift of Life Donor Program. He is past chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee and member of the board of directors of the American Liver Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Academic Rank and Appointments:
Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief of the Division of Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery

Affiliated Hospitals: Hahnemann University Hospital; Abington Memorial Hospital

Top Docs 2014 Awards and Honors

  • Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)
  • American Liver Foundation Delaware Valley Chapter "Transplant Surgeon of the Year" (2004)

In the News

  • General Surgery
Services and Clinical Interests
  • Complex liver surgery
  • Extended criteria donor organs
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Kidney transplant
  • Liver resection
  • Liver transplant
  • Liver tumors treatment
  • Minimally invasive liver surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Transplant - high risk
  • Transplant - long-term healthcare
  • General Surgery - Beth Israel Medical Center (1990)
  • General Surgery - Beth Israel Medical Center (1994)
  • Abdominal Multiorgan Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery - Mount Sinai School of Medicine (1996)

This physician's clinical practice is independent of Drexel University.

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