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Timothy M. Schmitt, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Professor, Surgery

Professional Background

Dr. Timothy Schmitt, MD, FACS is a Professor of Surgery and Chief of Transplant and HPB Surgery Division and the Director of Transplantation for the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Schmitt completed his medical school at Creighton University, general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic, and transplant and HPB surgery training at the University of Nebraska. His training focused on liver transplant and hepatobiliary surgery. After completing training in 2006, Dr. Schmitt joined the faculty at the University of Virginia. During his service there, he advanced to become the Director of Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplant Program and the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program. Dr. Schmitt was also the director of the University of Virginia's transplant surgery fellowship.
In 2011, Dr. Schmitt was recruited to come home to Kansas City to be the Director of Transplant at the University of Kansas Center for Transplantation. His clinical focus is liver transplant and liver and pancreas oncology surgery, while his research focus is on improving outcomes and efficiency for patients undergoing surgery. Dr. Schmitt is involved in UNOS, AASLD, ASTS, ILTS, as well as Donate Life and the Midwest Transplant Network, two local organizations involved in organ donation and transplant/donor awareness.