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Madison Cuffy, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Surgery | College of Medicine

  • Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
  • General Surgery Residency: Yale University - New Haven Hospital
  • Masters in Business Administration: Cornell University - Johnson Graduate School of Management
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Yale University (Vascular Biology and Transplantation)
  • Medical Degree: State University of New York - Upstate Medical University
  • Bachelor's Degree: State University of New York at Stony Brook (Philosophy )
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Surgery (Certification Date: 2011-05-03) - (Recertification Date: 2023-10-14)



Contact Information
Research Interests

Transplant Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Liver Transplant

Clinical Interests

Transplant Surgery

Vascular Surgery

Abdominal Hernia

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)

Acute Renal failure (Acute kidney failure)

Biliary Tract Liver Disease



Groin Hernias

Kidney Disease

Liver disease

Liver Failure

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)

Renal Artery Obstruction

Renal Artery Stenosis

Renal Cancer

Renal Cell Carcinoma

Peer Reviewed Publications

Delman, Aaron M; Shah, Shimul A; Cuffy, Madison C 2023. Equitable Policies and Center-Level Commitment May Be Associated With Improved Access to Kidney Transplantation for Undocumented Immigrants. JAMA network open, 6 2, e2254666

Delman, Aaron M; Cuffy, Madison C 2022. Invited commentary: Focusing upstream to improve equity in living donor transplantation: From theory to practice in kidney disease. Surgery, 172 3, 1005-1006

Delman, Aaron M; Turner, Kevin M; Silski, Latifa S; Quillin, Ralph C; Estrada, Martha; Lemon, Kristina; Cuffy, Madison C; Shah, Shimul A 2022. The Kidney Transplant Equity Index: Improving Racial and Ethnic Minority Access to Transplantation. Annals of surgery, 276 3, 420-429

Delman, Aaron M; Turner, Kevin M; Safdar, Kamran; Anwar, Nadeem; Silski, Latifa S; Lee, Tiffany C; Luckett, Keith; Cuffy, Madison C; Quillin, Ralph C; Schoech, Michael; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Govil, Amit; Bari, Khurram; Shah, Shimul A 2021. Expanding the Donor Pool: First Use of Hepatitis B Virus Nat Positive Solid Organ Allografts Into Seronegative Recipients. Annals of surgery, 274 4, 556-564

Anwar, Nadeem; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Bari, Khurram; Schoech, Michael; Diwan, Tayyab S; Cuffy, Madison C; Silski, Latifa; Quillin, Ralph C; Safdar, Kamran; Shah, Shimul A 2020. Use of Hepatitis C Nucleic Acid Test-Positive Liver Allografts in Hepatitis C Virus Seronegative Recipients. Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society, 26 5, 673-680

Diwan, Tayyab S; Cuffy, Madison C; Linares-Cervantes, Ivan; Govil, Amit 2020. Impact of obesity on dialysis and transplant and its management. Seminars in dialysis, 33 3, 279-285

Graff, Justin T; Cortez, Alexander R; Dhar, Vikrom K; Wakefield, Connor; Cuffy, Madison C; Shah, Shimul A; Goodman, Michael D 2020. Perioperative thrombelastography serves as an important assessment tool of transfusion requirements during liver transplantation. Surgery open science, 2 2, 70-74

Lee, Tiffany C; Dhar, Vikrom K; Cortez, Alexander R; Morris, Mackenzie C; Winer, Leah K; Silski, Latifa Sage; Cuffy, Madison C; Diwan, Tayyab S; Quillin, R Cutler; Shah, Shimul A 2020. Impact of side-to-side cavocavostomy versus traditional piggyback implantation in liver transplantation. Surgery, ,

Lichvar, Alicia B; Tremblay, Simon; Leino, Abbie D; Shields, Adele R; Cardi, Michael A; Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Govil, Amit; Kremer, Joseph; Cuffy, Madison; Paterno, Flavio; Diwan, Tayyab; Brailey, Paul; Girnita, Alin; Alloway, Rita R; Woodle, E Steve 2020. Reducing Donor Specific Antibody During Acute Rejection Diminishes Long Term Renal Allograft Loss: Comparison of Early and Late Rejection. Transplantation, ,

Paterno, Flavio; Girnita, Alin; Brailey, Paul; Witte, David; Wang, Jiang; Cuffy, Madison C; Diwan, Tayyab; Tremblay, Simon; Revollo, Jane Y; Alloway, Rita R; Schoech, Michael R; Anwar, Nadim; Shah, Shimul A; Woodle, Steve E 2016. Successful Simultaneous Liver-Kidney Transplantation in the Presence of Multiple High-Titered Class I and II Antidonor HLA Antibodies. Transplantation direct, 2 12, e121

Quillin, R Cutler; Wilson, Gregory C; Wima, Koffi; Hanseman, Dennis J; Sutton, Jeffrey M; Shaw, Joshua J; Cuffy, Madison C; Woodle, E Steve; Paquette, Ian; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A 2015. Independent effect of black recipient race on short-term outcomes after liver transplantation. Surgery, 157 4, 774-84

Singhal, Ashish; Wilson, Gregory C; Wima, Koffi; Quillin, R Cutler; Cuffy, Madison; Anwar, Nadeem; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Paterno, Flavio; Diwan, Tayyab S; Woodle, E Steve; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A 2015. Impact of recipient morbid obesity on outcomes after liver transplantation. Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, 28 2, 148-55

Abu Jawdeh, Bassam G; Cuffy, Madison C; Alloway, Rita R; Shields, Adele Rike; Woodle, E Steve 2014. Desensitization in kidney transplantation: review and future perspectives. Clinical transplantation, 28 4, 494-507

Paterno, Flavio; Wilson, Gregory C; Wima, Koffi; Quillin, Ralph C; Abbott, Daniel E; Cuffy, Madison C; Diwan, Tayyab S; Kaiser, Tiffany; Woodle, E Steve; Shah, Shimul A 2014. Hospital utilization and consequences of readmissions after liver transplantation. Surgery, 156 4, 871-8

Quillin, R Cutler; Wilson, Gregory C; Sutton, Jeffrey M; Hanseman, Dennis J; Paterno, Flavio; Cuffy, Madison C; Paquette, Ian M; Diwan, Tayyab S; Woodle, E Steve; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A 2014. Increasing prevalence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis as an indication for liver transplantation. Surgery, 156 4, 1049-56

Chung, Insung; Weber, Garret M; Cuffy, Madison C; Vedula, Giridhar; Samstein, Benjamin; Moitra, Vivek K 2013. A 59-year-old woman who is awake yet unresponsive and stuporous after liver transplantation. Chest, 143 4, 1163-5

Cuffy, Madison C; Singh, Mansher; Formica, Richard; Simmons, Evans; Abu Alfa, Ali K; Carlson, Kacie; Girardi, Michael; Cowper, Shawn E; Kulkarni, Sanjay 2011. Renal transplantation for nephrogenic systemic fibrosis: a case report and review of the literature. Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 26 3, 1099-101

Friedman, Amy L; Lopez-Soler, Reynold I; Cuffy, Madison C; Cronin, David C 2008. Patient access to transplantation with an Internet-identified live kidney donor: a survey of U.S. centers. Transplantation, 85 6, 794-8

Cuffy, Madison C; Silverio, Amanda M; Qin, Lingfeng; Wang, Yinong; Eid, Raymond; Brandacher, Gerald; Lakkis, Fadi G; Fuchs, Dietmar; Pober, Jordan S; Tellides, George 2007. Induction of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase in vascular smooth muscle cells by interferon-gamma contributes to medial immunoprivilege. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 179 8, 5246-54

Cuffy, Madison; Abir, Farshad; Longo, Walter E 2006. Management of less common tumors of the colon, rectum, and anus. Clinical colorectal cancer, 5 5, 327-37

Gavin, Jocelyne; Cuffy, Madison; Abir, Farshad; Longo, Walter E 2006. Benign anorectal disease: an update on diagnosis and management. JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 19 6, 28-33

Burns, William R; Wang, Yinong; Tang, Paul C Y; Ranjbaran, Hooman; Iakimov, Alexander; Kim, Jinah; Cuffy, Madison; Bai, Yalai; Pober, Jordan S; Tellides, George 2005. Recruitment of CXCR3+ and CCR5+ T cells and production of interferon-gamma-inducible chemokines in rejecting human arteries. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 5 6, 1226-36

Cuffy, Madison; Abir, Farshad; Audisio, Riccardo A; Longo, Walter E 2004. Colorectal cancer presenting as surgical emergencies. Surgical oncology, 13 2-3, 149-57

Cuffy M.;Shah S. 07-01-2019. Barriers to Kidney Transplant - The Devil Is in the Details JAMA Surgery, 154 7, 625-626

Dao A.;Cuffy M.;Kaiser T.E.;Loethen A.;Cafardi J.;Luckett K.;Rike A.H.;Cardi M.;Alloway R.R.;Govil A.;Diwan T.;Sherman K.E.;Shah S.A.;Woodle E.S. 07-01-2019. Use of HCV Ab+/NAT? donors in HCV naïve renal transplant recipients to expand the kidney donor pool Clinical Transplantation, 33 7,

Bari K.;Luckett K.;Kaiser T.;Diwan T.;Cuffy M.;Schoech M.R.;Safdar K.;Blackard J.T.;Apewokin S.;Paterno F.;Sherman K.E.;Zucker S.D.;Anwar N.;Shah S.A. 05-01-2018. Hepatitis C transmission from seropositive, nonviremic donors to non–hepatitis C liver transplant re Hepatology, 67 5, 1673-1682

Freeman C.;Woodle E.;Shi J.;Alexander J.;Leggett P.;Shah S.;Paterno F.;Cuffy M.;Govil A.;Mogilishetty G.;Alloway R.;Hanseman D.;Cardi M.;Diwan T. 05-01-2015. Addressing morbid obesity as a barrier to renal transplantation with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy American Journal of Transplantation, 15 5, 1360-1368

Luckett K.;Kaiser T.E.;Bari K.;Safdar K.;Schoech M.R.;Apewokin S.;Diwan T.S.;Cuffy M.C.;Anwar N.;Shah S.A. 04-01-2019. Use of Hepatitis C Virus Antibody-Positive Donor Livers in Hepatitis C Nonviremic Liver Transplant R Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 228 4, 560-567

Kim Y.;Jung A.;Dhar V.;Tadros J.;Schauer D.;Smith E.;Hanseman D.;Cuffy M.;Alloway R.;Shields A.;Shah S.;Woodle E.;Diwan T. 02-01-2018. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy improves renal transplant candidacy and posttransplant outcomes in m American Journal of Transplantation, 18 2, 410-416

Rice T.C.;Kassam A.F.;Lewis H.V.;Hobeika M.;Cuffy M.C.;Ratner L.E.;Diwan T.S. 01-01-2020. Changing Education Paradigms: Training Transplant Fellows for High Stake Procedures Journal of Surgical Education, ,

Lee T.C.;Cortez A.R.;Kassam A.F.;Morris M.C.;Winer L.K.;Silski L.S.;Quillin R.C.;Cuffy M.C.;Jones C.R.;Diwan T.S.;Shah S.A. 01-01-2019. Outcomes of en bloc simultaneous liver-kidney transplantation compared to the traditional technique American Journal of Transplantation, ,

Paterno F.;Guarrera J.;Wima K.;Diwan T.;Cuffy M.;Anwar N.;Woodle E.;Shah S. 01-01-2019. Clinical Implications of Donor Warm and Cold Ischemia Time in Donor After Circulatory Death Liver Tr Liver Transplantation, 25 9, 1342-1352

Xia B.;Reznichenko A.;Cuffy M.;Woodle E. 01-01-2019. Treatment of large renal allograft arterial pseudoaneurysm with in situ cold perfusion, ex vivo vasc Journal of Nephropathology, 8 1,

Paterno F.;Wima K.;Hoehn R.;Cuffy M.;Diwan T.;Woodle S.;Abbott D.;Shah S. 01-01-2016. Use of elderly Allografts in liver transplantation Transplantation, 100 1, 153-158

Cuffy M.;Ratner L.;Siegler M.;Woodle E. 01-01-2015. Equipoise: Ethical, scientific, and clinical trial design considerations for compatible pair partici American Journal of Transplantation, 15 6, 1484-1489

Mittal T.;Dedhia P.;Roy-Chaudhury P.;Abu Jawdeh B.;Mogilishetty G.;Cuffy M.;Alloway R.;Woodle E.;Govil A. 01-01-2015. Complete Remission of Post-transplantation Recurrence of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis with the Transplantation Proceedings, 47 7, 2219-2222

Revollo J.;Cuffy M.;Abu Jawdeh B.;Paterno F.;Girnita A.;Brailey P.;Alloway R.;Woodle E. 01-01-2015. Case Report: Successful Living Donor Kidney Transplantation in a Highly Human Leukocyte Antigen-Sens Transplantation Proceedings, 47 7, 2254-2257

Revollo J.;Cuffy M.;Witte D.;Paterno F.;Alloway R.;Woodle E. 01-01-2015. Case Report: Hemolytic Anemia Following Deceased Donor Renal Transplantation Associated with Tranexa Transplantation Proceedings, 47 7, 2239-2242

Chung I.;Weber G.;Cuffy M.;Vedula G.;Samstein B.;Moitra V. 01-01-2013. A 59-year-old woman who is awake yet unresponsive and stuporous after liver transplantation Chest, 143 4, 1163-1165

Cuffy M.;Abir F.;Longo W. 01-01-2006. Management of less common tumors of the colon, rectum, and anus Clinical Colorectal Cancer, 5 5, 327-337

Cuffy M.;Abir F.;Audisio R.;Longo W. 01-01-2004. Colorectal cancer presenting as surgical emergencies Surgical Oncology, 13 2-3, 149-157