Physician Photo

Parsia A. Vagefi, MD

Associate Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation

  • Phone: 617-726-8606
Transplant Surgery
Department of Surgery


  • Cancer Center
  • Liver Cancer
  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Transplantation
  • Transplant Center
  • Pancreas/Islet Transplant
  • Pediatric Transplant Surgery
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Liver Transplant
Clinical Interests
Adult and Pediatric Liver Transplantation
Hepatocellular carcinoma, Cholangiocarcinoma, Liver tumors
Split Liver Transplantation
Living Donor Liver Transplantation
Adult and Pediatric Kidney Transplantation
Pancreas Transplantation
Dialysis access surgery
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Yale University School of Medicine
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
Board Certifications
Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Foreign Languages
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Vagefi graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, followed by medical school at Yale. During medical school, Dr. Vagefi was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow at the Transplantation Biology Research Center with Dr. David H. Sachs. This work led to Dr. Vagefi being awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Transplant Congress. Dr. Vagefi completed his general surgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by an abdominal transplant surgery fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco where he received the ASTS Novartis Fellowship in Transplantation Award. Dr. Vagefi's clinical expertise is in adult and pediatric liver transplantation (including split-liver and living donor liver transplantation) and complex hepatobiliary surgery. Dr. Vagefi's research lab is at the Transplantation Biology Research Center


Dr. Vagefi's research focus is to establish a clinically relevant large animal model of pig-to-baboon liver xenotransplantation, with a specific interest in donor organ pre-conditioning to facilitate tolerance induction. In addition, Dr. Vagefi performs clinical research in the field of liver transplantation.


View my most recent publications at PubMed

Select Publications

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-8606
Fax: 617-726-8634

Transplant Outpatient Center
165 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114-2751

Phone: 617-726-6631

Dialysis Vascular Access
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-2751

Phone: 617-643-0765