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Mary T. Killackey, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery
Robert & Viola Lobrano Chair in Surgery
Co-Director, Abdominal Transplant
Tulane University School of Medicine


Mary Killackey, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Tulane University Medical Center. She moved to New Orleans in October 2006 after working as a liver transplant attending at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Killackey received her undergraduate(1994) and medical(1998) degrees from Columbia University. She completed her General Surgery residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial. From there, she went on to complete the Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. During her fellowship, she gained expertise in liver, pancreas, intestinal and kidney transplantation in both adult and pediatric patients. In addition to the transplant experience at Mount Sinai, she gained extensive training in hepatobiliary surgery including resection and radio frequency ablation. Dr. Killackey has actively participated in clinical research and has presented at national transplant meetings. She has focused her research to clinical issues related to ischemia reperfusion, and recurrent Hepatitis C after transplant. She is an active member of the transplant community and is a member of several societies on both the local to international level.


M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, 1998
Internship: General Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York, 1998-1999
Residency: General Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York, 1999-2003
Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship: Recanati/Miller Transplant Institute, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, 2003-2005
Certification American Board of Surgery, 2005
American Society of Transplant Surgeons, Completion of Certified Abdominal Organ Transplant Fellowship, 2006


Abdominal Transplant
Organ Procurement
Hepatitis C & Kidney Transplant
Obesity & Transplant


Liver Transplantation
Kidney Transplantation
Pancreas Transplantation
Liver & Biliary Surgery
Living Donor Transplant