Vivek Kohli, M.D.

Transplant Surgery, Transplant Medicine, General Surgery


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Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Vivek Kohli, M.D., is the director of transplant and hepatobiliary surgery at INTEGRIS Health Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute at INTEGRIS Health  Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dr. Kohli's field of surgical expertise includes transplantation of liver, kidney and pancreas. In addition he performs complex surgeries for liver, pancreas and bile duct related problems including cancers related to these organs.

Dr. Kohli's medical education was at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi where he received advanced training in gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary surgery. He completed a surgical residency at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York.

Dr. Kohli is a certified transplant surgeon by the American Society of Transplant Surgery. He has a fellowship in transplant surgery from the Mayo Clinic, in Minnesota, and later gained further experience at Duke University Medical Center, in North Carolina. He has advanced training in living related liver transplantation from the University of Kyoto, Japan, which is the single largest center for living donor liver transplantation.

Dr. Kohli helped perform the first split liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic and the first living related pediatric liver transplant at Duke University Medical Center. His research interests relate to study of regeneration of the liver and its recovery after ischemia reperfusion injury. He has authored several clinical and scientific research papers and has presented his work at several national and international meetings.

Areas of Interest

  • Liver Transplant
  • Split Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation
  • Liver Disease
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery 


For a listing of recent publications, refer to Pub Med, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

HBP procedures / areas of interest


  • liver transplantation
  • major liver resection
  • laparoscopic liver surgery
    • liver resection
    • cyst management
  •  radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors
    • hepatocellular carcinoma
    • metastatic tumors
  • surgical management of benign hepatic tumors
    • adenoma
    • hemangioma
    • focal nodular hyperplasia
    • cystic diseases of the liver, including echinococcal cysts
  • surgical management of hepatic abscess
  • surgical management of portal hypertension
    • distal splenorenal shunting
    • portacaval / mesocaval shunting
    • rex shunt
    • splenectomy for sinistral portal hypertension


  • major pancreatic resections
    • pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple resection)
    • distal pancreatectomy +/splenectomy
    • central pancreatectomy
  • surgical management of acute pancreatitis
    • debridement
    • internal drainage of chronic pancreatic pseuocyst
    • resection of chronic pancreatic pseudocyst
  • surgical management of chronic pancreatitis
    • pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple resection)
    • longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy (Peustow procedure)
  • surgical management of ampullary problems
    • local resection
    • pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple resection)
    • sphincteroplasty for pancreas divisum
  • surgical management of annular pancreas
  • surgical management of cystic disease of the pancreas
    • serous cystic neoplasms
    • mucinous cystic neoplasms
    • ipmn
    • pseudocysts


  • acute and chronic surgical management of bile duct injuries
  • surgical management of cholangiocarcinoma (intrahepatic and extrahepatic)
    • bile duct resection and reconstruction
    • combined major hepatic resection, bile duct resection and reconstruction
    • pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple resection)
    • liver transplantation
  • surgical management of gallbladder cancer
    • radical cholecystectomy with portal lymphadenectomy
    • major liver resection with bile duct resection and reconstruction
    • pancreaticoduodenectomy (Whipple resection)
  • surgical management of choledochal cysts
  • surgical management of bile duct strictures
  • surgical management of primary sclerosing cholangitis (liver transplantation)
  • resection of biliary cystadenomas

Additional expertise:

  • Surgical management of complex GI disease
    • Crohn's disease
    • intestinal obstruction
    • enterocutaneous fistulae
    • complex abdominal wall hernias
    • Desmoid tumors
    • GIST tumors
    • Malignancies at the root of the mesentery (sarcomas)
  • Surgical management of intestinal failure / short gut syndrome
  • Surgical management of TPN associated cholestatic liver disease

Pediatric HBP disease:

  • surgical management of choledochal cysts
  • surgical management of liver tumors, including hepatoblastoma
  • liver transplantation
  • split-liver transplantation
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