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Srinath Chinnakotla, MD

Srinath Chinnakotla, MD

Transplant Surgeon

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University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Medical School
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, India
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry, India
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
Other Education
Visiting Fellow - Liver-Pancreas Transplant Program (2 weeks) UCLA
Visiting Fellow - Liver Transplant Program (2 weeks) King's College London
Board Certifications
General Surgery
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Transplant Surgery
Leadership Roles and Memberships
  • Clinical Director, Pediatric Transplantation, University of Minnesota
  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Member, International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • Member, The Transplantation Society
  • Surgical Director, Liver Transplant
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2019)
  • Minnesota Monthly Magazine “Top Doctors” (2016-2018)
  • U.S. News & World Report Top Doctor (2012)
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor (2012)
  • America's Top Surgeons (2008)
  • Young Investigator Excellence Award, The 2nd International Congress on Immunosuppression, San Diego, CA (2001)
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Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla is Associate Professor of Surgery and Transplant Surgeon, University of Minnesota. He performs both Adult and Pediatric Transplants. He is currently Clinical Director of Pediatric Transplantation and Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program.

Dr. Chinnakotla is a ASTS certified transplant surgeon, who graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research in 1990 and did his initial surgical training in India before relocating to the United States for a multi-organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Dr. Chinnakotla spent 10 years as staff transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center, a busy Liver Transplant Program where he established himself with expertise in Liver Transplantation and served as Assistant Director of Adult Transplant Surgery 2004-2010.

He started the Intestinal Transplant Program at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, where he performed the first pediatric intestinal/multivisceral transplant in Texas. He also served as Surgical Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at Children’s Medical Center from 2007-2010. Dr. Chinnakotla has over 14 years of experience as a staff transplant surgeon and has performed over 1,000 abdominal organ transplants, including 652 liver transplants, in both adults and children. His special interests include pediatric transplantation, liver transplantation, complex and high-risk liver transplants, liver surgery, kidney transplants, auto-islet transplants and multi-organ transplants. 

Dr. Chinnakotla has published more than 60 peer reviewed articles as well as a number of book chapters and review articles. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has given presentations on a wide range of transplant surgery topics nationally. He has served as member of the UNOS liver/intestine committee and is currently Region 7 UNOS representative for the Pediatric Committee. He was listed on St Paul Minneapolis Best Doctors in 2012. 

On a personal note, he enjoys most being with his children and family. His hobbies include boating and complaining about Minnesota winters.