Dr. Mark Dy-Liacco is a board-certified transplant surgeon at the Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation and Kidney Care at ECMC. He has performed liver, pancreas, and kidney transplants for almost 20 years. In addition, he does advanced laparoscopic surgery including liver resections and polycystic kidney removal.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Dy-Liacco performed the first DCD (donation after cardiac death) liver transplant in Kentucky at the University of Louisville. Also at UL, he implemented acceptance protocols for donor livers to use extended criteria and marginal donor livers, with patient one-year survival of 92%, above national average of 85% for standard donors. Dr. Dy-Liacco started the laparoscopic donor nephrectomy programs for both the University of Louisville and subsequently Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. At Saint Louis University Hospital, he performed the first domino liver transplant in Missouri and updated their laparoscopic live donor protocols to enable a standard post-op day one discharge. At Vidant Medical Center in North Carolina he focused on kidney and pancreas transplantation, helping build volumes to 100+ kidney and 15+ pancreas transplants a year.
An experienced educator and medical director, Dr. Mark Dy-Liacco has published and presented extensively on surgery and transplantation.
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Education & Training