Mark J. Hobeika MDAssistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, J. C. Walter, Jr. Transplant Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas
Mark J. Hobeika, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a multi-organ abdominal transplant surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine. His clinical practice includes liver transplantation, kidney transplantation, pancreas transplantation, and laparoscopic surgery for kidney donors. Dr. Hobeika joined the Houston Methodist Hospital transplant team in 2017, and currently serves as Program Director of the Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Hobeika completed his medical degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, his general surgery residency at New York University, and his transplant surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His primary clinical interests include living donor kidney transplantation and liver transplantation using organs from donation after circulatory death (DCD) donors. His research efforts are primarily directed towards reducing the organ shortage via deceased donor intervention studies and by expanding the utilization of DCD donor organs. Dr. Hobeika is a member of the Board of Directors at Nora’s Home for Transplant Patients and Their Families, a non-profit organization providing comfortable housing and a sense of community for patients travelling to Houston for their pre- and post-transplant care. Additionally, Dr. Hobeika is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, serving as Chair of the Providing Better Access to Organs National Task Force, co-chair of the Donation after Circulatory Death National Task Force, co-chair of the Hands-On Training Task Force, and course director of the Comprehensive DCD Liver Workshop located at the Houston Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Education (MITIE).