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Kenneth Chavin, MD, PhD

Kenneth Chavin, MD, PhD


Transplant Surgery

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  • Director, Transplant Institute, University Hospitals
  • Division Chief, Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Vice Chair, Research, Department of Surgery, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Professor, CWRU School of Medicine


  • Hepatic Resections
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Liver Disease
  • Renal Disease
  • Transplant Surgery
  • Vascular Access Surgery

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Regional Hospitals - Bedford Campus

44 Blaine Ave
Bedford OH, 44146

Board Certifications

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Transplant Surgery
Transplant Surgery - Johns Hopkins Hospital (1996 - 1998)

Residency | General Surgery/Chief Resident
General Surgery/Chief Resident - Medical University Of South Carolina (1990 - 1996)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Graduate Hospital (1987 - 1990)

Other Education
Medical University Of South Carolina (1994)

Medical Education
Temple University School Of Medicine (1987)

Lafayette College (1983)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Kenneth Chavin did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.