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Cristiano Quintini, MD

Cristiano Quintini, MD
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Department General Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Italian, Spanish
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Care of Liver Transplant Patients
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Transplant
  • Intra-Arterial (IA) Chemotherapy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Surgery
  • Liver Perfusion for Unresectable Liver Tumor
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • Liver Transplant in HIV Positive Patients
  • Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT)
  • Reoperative Abdominal Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery for Liver
  • Solid Organ Transplant
  • Transplant- Liver Kidney/Pancreas
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Autoimmune Chronic Hepatitis
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Diseases
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Bile Duct Tumors
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diseases of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Extrahepatic Bile Duct Cancer
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Hepatoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Tumors
  • Liver-Biliary Tract Disease
  • Metastatic Tumors of the Liver
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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About Cristiano Quintini, MD

Cristiano Quintini, MD, is the Director of Liver Transplantation at Cleveland Clinic. He is also a Staff Physician in Liver Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery in the Department of General Surgery. Dr. Quintini area of expertize embrace complex liver surgery including advanced liver surgery for tumors (conventional and laparoscopic), living donor liver transplantation and liver transplantation. He is involved in clinical research in the field of liver surgery and transplantation as well as ex-vivo organ perfusion.

Dr. Quintini received his medical degree from the University of Bologna [NB1] in Bologna, Italy. He completed a residency in the General Surgery Residency Program at University of Modena [NB2] in Modena, Italy. Dr. Quintini then received an ASTS Fellowship from the University of Miami in abdominal transplant surgery, which he completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. Dr. Quintini then completed an advanced fellowship in living donor liver transplantation, which he received from Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Multi-Organ Abdominal Surgery
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery
Miami, FL

Residency - University of Modena (Italy)
General Surgery
Modena, Italy

Medical Education - University of Bologna, School of Medicine

Additional Training

  • Advanced Fellowship, Living Donor Liver Transplantation, Cleveland Clinic

Professional Highlights

  • Dr. Quintini is an expert in liver surgery. He is involved in the treatment of advanced cancers affecting the liver using innovative approaches such as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Quintini is also involved in research on the treatment of ex-vivo tumor resection and perfusion with chemotherapeutic agents for advanced and inoperable liver tumors.


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Specialty Interests

Hepatobiliary surgery, Metastatic liver cancers, Neuroendocrine tumors, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Benign liver tumors, Liver cysts, Liver transplantation, Living donor liver surgery, Pediatric liver transplant, Organ recovery and preservation, Portal hypertension

Awards & Honors

  • 2011 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award
  • 2013 Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award

Innovations & Patents

  • Ex-vivo organ perfusion machine
  • Technical innovations in liver transplant surgery and abdominal wall reconstruction


  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • International Liver Transplant Society
  • The Transplantation Society
  • Cleveland Surgical Society
  • American Society of Transplantation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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