Oscar Serrano, MD

Transplant Advisory Committee Member

Dr. Oscar K. Serrano grew up in Mexico for the first 12 years of his life.  After graduating high school from a small mining town in Arizona in 1996, he attended the University of Arizona and graduated in 2000 with high honors in Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology.  He subsequently enrolled at the Stanford University School of Medicine.   Between his 3rd and 4th year of medical school, he spent a year working on cancer immunotherapy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the auspices of the Clinical Research Training Program.  After graduating from Stanford in 2006, he began his general surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  Between his 2nd and 3rd year of residency, he returned to NIH after receiving an Intramural Research Training Award from the National Institutes of Digestive Disorders and Kidney Disease.  In 2010, he received a Master’s in Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.  He completed his general surgery residency at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 2015.  Subsequently, he completed a 2-year multiorgan transplantation and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2017.  He joined Hartford Hospital in 2018 with specific clinical interests in liver and kidney transplantation, pediatric transplantation, and HPB surgery.  His academic interests include disparities in access to transplant, cancer, and end-organ care.  He has published over 85 journal articles and book chapters and serves as a reviewer to several surgical, transplant, and cancer journals.  He is currently on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation in Connecticut and he is the Region 1 representative for the Kidney Committee of the United Network of Organ Sharing.  He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.