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Alex Cantafio, MD, General Surgery, Indianapolis, IN, Ascension St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital


General Surgery Indianapolis, IN

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Transplantation


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  • I am a board certified general surgeon with fellowship training in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant. I also perform complex hepato-pancreato-biliary procedures.
  • Doctor Info - UT Medical Center

    Emergency and Trauma Center is the only Level I Trauma Center in the area and serves as the tertiary referral center for medical care in East Tennessee, serving

Education & Training

  • University of Washington, Multi-Organ Transplantation Division of Transplantation
    University of Washington, Multi-Organ Transplantation Division of TransplantationFellowship, Transplantation, 2009 - 2011
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical
    Phoenix Integrated Surgical2005 - 2009
  • Phoenix Integrated Surgical
    Phoenix Integrated Surgical2004 - 2005
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of MedicineClass of 2004, MD
  • Georgetown University
    Georgetown UniversityMS, Physiology and Biophysics, 1998
  • University of California
    University of CaliforniaBS, Physiology, 1995

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2020 - 2025
  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2011 - 2021
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2009 - 2011
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Society Of TransplantationLiver, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • ATC Young Investigator Award 2010
  • Top Ten Abstract ASTS Winter Symposium 2009
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • New Immunosuppression Regimens: Safety, Efficacy and Immunomodulation.  
    Cantafio AW, The Immunology Report., Volume 7, Number 1
  • Liver Transplantation Cost for End-Stage Liver Disease.  
    Salvalaggio PR, Cantafio A, Montenovo MI, Annals of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


  • Complication Burden and the Economic Impact of Obesity in Liver Transplantation.
    Alex W Cantafio, MD, Martin Montenovo MD., MD, Kara MacLeod, MPH, Andre A Dick, MD, JeffreyB Halldorson, MD, Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam, MD, Jorge D Reyes, MD, James D Pe..., ASTS Winter Symposium
  • A Case-Series Study of Induction in Liver Transplantation: Outcomes and Economic Analysis.
    Martin Montenovo, M.D, Alex W. Cantafio, MD., Kara MacLeod, MD, Mai-Trang Dang PhmD., Andre A. Dick, MD, Jeff B Halldorson, MD, Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam, MD, Jorge Reye..., ASTS Winter Symposium
  • Liver Grafts Procured By Other Transplant Teams : Economic and Clinical Impact to a Single Transplant Center.
    Alex W Cantafio, MD, Paolo Salvalaggio MD PhD., Kara MacLeod MPH, Andre A. Dick MD, Jeffrey B. Halldorson MD, Ramasamy Bakthavatsalam MD, Jorge D. Reyes MD, ATC
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