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Vagefi, Parsia A., MD

  • Associate Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation


Accepting New Patients



Transplant Surgery


Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Transplant Center

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
Medical Education
  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, UC San Francisco
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
Foreign Languages
  • French
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Parsia Vagefi, MD is the Associate Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation and the Surgical Director of Living Donor Liver Transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition Dr. Vagefi is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. 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. 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 is a Senior Investigator at the Center for Transplantation Sciences, with a research focus on a pre-clinical model of pig-to-baboon liver xenotransplantation.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

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

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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-8606
Fax: 617-726-8634
Transplant Outpatient Center
165 Cambridge St
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-2751
Phone: 617-726-6631
Dialysis Vascular Access
165 Cambridge Street
Suite 301
Boston, MA 02114-2751
Phone: 617-643-0765
Fax: 617-643-7409

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