Kishore R Iyer
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Kishore R Iyer, MBBS

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Kishore Iyer is director of adult and pediatric intestinal rehabilitation & transplantation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, and Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics and Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is also the Transplant Surgery Fellowship Program Director in the Recanati Miller Transplant Institute at Mount Sinai.

Kishore trained in general surgery and pediatric surgery in the UK where he worked with Dr Adrian Bianchi and developed his early interest in short bowel syndrome and the use of intestinal lengthening procedures. He pursued research at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and Institute of Child Health in London, winning the 1996 British Association of Pediatric Surgeons Prize for his pioneering work identifying phytosterols in soy-based lipid emulsions as a potential cause for parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in patients with intestinal failure.

Kishore trained in transplant surgery at Chicago and Omaha, working as a liver and intestinal transplant surgeon at Omaha for almost 4 years. He was responsible for establishing and directing the intestinal rehabilitation program, the first of its kind nationally, in Omaha, before moving to Chicago to establish and direct the intestinal transplantation and rehabilitation program at Northwestern University/Children’s Memorial Hospital. Kishore is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Kishore recently completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Evaluation of Health Interventions and Outcomes in the Department of Health Policy at the London, School of Economics in the UK.

Kishore has served on several committees of UNOS (United network for Organ Sharing) and is also a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Oley Foundation, a large support group and information resource for patients with intestinal failure.

Kishore’s current clinical and research interests are in the areas of health systems research and global surgery. In 2019, Kishore launched the Learn Intestinal Failure Tele-ECHO (LIFT-ECHO: ) project to improve outcomes in intestinal failure through virtual mentorship and sharing of best practices. The LIFT-ECHO Project attracts participants from 6 continents to 3 virtual intestinal failure clinics every month. LIFT-ECHO is supported by a generous Dissemination & Implementation award from the Agency for Health Related Quality (AHRQ) of the NIH. In partnership with the Global Surgery Policy Unit in London (a collaborative venture between the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the London School of Economics), Kishore is also a key collaborator on global surgery projects in Somaliland, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, as well as having ongoing partnerships in Colombia. For a full list of peer-reviewed publications, visit:












































English, Tamil (India)
PROFESSOR | Surgery, PROFESSOR | Pediatrics, PROFESSOR | Global Health
Hospital Affiliations
  • Mount Sinai Queens
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital