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Kai Zhao, MD

Kai Zhao, MD

  • Director, Living Donor Liver Transplant Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Director, HCV and HIV Transplant Program, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Specialty: Transplant Surgery, General Surgery
  • Location:
    UH Cleveland Medical Center Bolwell
    11100 Euclid Ave
    Cleveland, OH 44106

Biography: Kai Zhao, MD


  • Benign and Malignant Disease of the Liver
  • Dialysis Access Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
  • Pancreas Transplant

Certifications & Memberships

  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


Fellowship | Transplant Surgery
Transplant Surgery - Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania (2017 - 2019)

Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - Stony Brook University Hospital (SUNY) (2012 - 2017)

Rutgers University - New Brunswick (2003 - 2008)

Medical Education
Umdnj-New Jersey Medical School (2012)

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, Kai Zhao did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.