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Amit Basu, MD, FACS, FRCS

Job Title Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
4401 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-647 5742 Phone
412-647 5736 Fax

Education and Training

Medical School:

1980 Christian Medical College, Vellore, India


1985 Senior Resident in Pediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical, Sciences, New Delhi, India
1988 Senior Resident in Urology, Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India
2000 General Surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY


2002 Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA



  • Central Surgical Association
  • American Society of Nephrology
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • American Society of Transplantation 
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • Urological Society of India
  • Association of Surgeons of India

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • MCh (Urology), Post-graduate Institute of Medical Education
    and Research, Chandigarh, India
  • MS (General Surgery), University of Madras, India


  • 2007-2009 Honor Roll CERT+audit, UPMC Physician Services Division
  • Video accepted for presentation at the ‘Highlights From the 2005 Clinical Congress’ at the Annual Spring Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Dallas, TX
  • ‘Poster of Distinction’, 5th American Transplant Congress, Boston, MA
  • Winner of Resident Essay Contest Bronx Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Rajah of Panagal Gold Medal as Best Outgoing Medical Student of the University of Madras
  • Merit Award: Second Rank Final MBBS
  • P Kutumbiah Prize in Clinical Medicine
  • Merit Award: Second Rank Third MBBS
  • Florence Nicholls Prize in Psychiatry
  • Merit Award: Second Rank Second MBBS
  • Abhyankar Memorial Prize in Physiology
  • Merit Award: Second Rank First MBBS
  • National Science Talent Search Scholarship, Govt. of India
  • National Scholarship, Govt. of India


  • Batal I, Zainah H, Stockhausen S, Basu A, et al. The significance of renal C4d staining in patients with BK viruria, viremia and nephropathy. Modern Pathology. 2009.
  • Kayler L, Mohanka R, Basu A, Shapiro R and Randhawa P. Single versus dual renal transplantation from donors with significant arteriosclerosis on pre-implantation biopsy. Clin Transplantation 2009; 23(4): 525-531.
  • Trivedi H, Nachmany I, Randhawa P, Humar A, Shapiro R, Basu A . Image of the Month.  Archives of Surgery. 2010. (Accepted for publication).

    View Dr. Basu's full list of publications from PubMed.

Active Research Projects / Grants

  • Outcomes of renal transplantation in recipients with PRA greater than 30%
  • Use of OPTN/SRTR database to study transplant outcomes
  • Alemtuzumab in the treatment of acute cellular rejection in renal transplant recipients
  • Outcomes of deceased donor renal transplantation from donors with high risk social behavior
Last Update
February 16, 2010
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Last Update
February 16, 2010