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Diflo, Thomas, MD, FACS 

Diflo, Thomas
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Language(s): English
Department: Surgery
Certification: General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

Dr. Thomas Diflo is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Boston University School of Medicine. He underwent general surgery training at Boston University and both his laboratory and clinical Transplant Fellowships at Harvard Medical School, the New England Deaconess Hospital. He is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Upon completion of his training in 1992, Dr. Diflo assumed a position at NYU Medical Center and became an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Organ Transplant Division. He has performed over 1000 kidney and liver transplants, and his scientific interests include the mechanisms of chronic rejection, and the pharmacokinetics and mechanisms of action of various immunosuppressant medications. In August 2012, he was recruited to Westchester Medical Center as the Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation and currently serves as the Chief of Intra-Abdominal Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery. He is also Vice-Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery, and a Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College.

Since 2001 he has become a widely recognized expert on the international trade of transplanted organs, with a particular interest in the transplantation of the organs of executed prisoners in China. He has written, given numerous lectures, and served on several panels on this issue, including giving testimony before the United States Congress. He has also been a guest on several media programs, including The People’s Pharmacy on National Public Radio, and Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN. 


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Medical School: Boston University
Internship: Boston University
Residency: Boston University
Fellowship: Harvard New England Deaconess Hospital


Specialties: General Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Special Clinical Interest: Kidney Transplantation
Liver Transplantation
Pancreas Transplantation
Multi-Organ Transplantation
Pediatric Transplantation
Management of Post-Transplant Complications
Liver Cancer
Hepatobiliary Surgery
Management of Acute and Chronic Rejection


Westchester Medical Center
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 3rd Floor

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.493.7867
Fax: 914.493.1583