For more than 20 years, Dr. Lewis Teperman has enjoyed a successful career as a surgeon specializing in liver transplants. The majority of Dr. Lewis Teperman's work has been performed in conjunction with the NYU School of Medicine, which he joined in 1989 as the Assistant Director of Transplant Surgery and Director of Liver Transplantation. In 1995, Dr. Teperman was named Director of Transplant Surgery and the Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center. He also serves as an attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and the NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to launching his career, Dr. Lewis Teperman earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Rochester. He then received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Teperman went on to perform surgical residencies through the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He completed his training at the University of Pittsburg where he performed a fellowship in transplant surgery. Over the course of his career, Dr. Lewis Teperman has become extremely active in his professional community. He participates in several organizations, including the International Liver Transplant Society, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the New York Surgical Society, the American Society of Transplant Physicians, the American Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association, and the American College of Surgeons, of which he is a fellow. Dr. Teperman has been widely published, and his articles have appeared in industry journals such as Teratology, Neurosurgery, Hepatology, Transplantation, and Lancet. He has also provided extensive research into drug metabolism and donor age, donor derived diseases, Hepatitis C and liver transplantation, steroid withdrawal in transplant recipients, and the use of plasma exchange to enhance hepatic allograft survival.

Work History

Work History
1989 - Present

Director of Transplantation / Vice-Chair of Surgery

New York University School of Medicine


1986 - 1988

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
1984 - 1986

The Long Island Jewish Medical Center
1981 - 1984

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
1978 - 1981


Mount Sinai School of Medicine