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Tayyab Diwan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Transplant Fellowship Program

Clinical Interest

Transplant Surgery



  • Bachelor's Degree: Case Western Reserve University
  • Medical Degree: Case Western Reserve University
  • General Surgery Residency: Maricopa Medical Center
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship: Legacy Health Systems - Portland
  • Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Surgery 11/16/2009
Contact Information
  • Medical Sciences Building
  • Room 1555
  • 231 Albert Sabin Way
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
  • Office 513-558-3892
  • Email
  • UC Institute Member Seal

Peer Reviewed Publications

Kim, Young; Chang, Alex L; Wima, Koffi; Ertel, Audrey E; Diwan, Tayyab S; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A 2016. The impact of morbid obesity on resource utilization after renal transplantation. Surgery, 160 6, 1544-1550

Paterno, Flavio; Wima, Koffi; Hoehn, Richard S; Cuffy, Madison C; Diwan, Tayyab S; Woodle, Steve E; Abbott, Daniel E; Shah, Shimul A 2016. Use of Elderly Allografts in Liver Transplantation. Transplantation, 100 1, 153-8

Tremblay, Simon; Kaiser, Tiffany E; Alloway, Rita R; Woodle, E Steve; Diwan, Tayyab S 2016. Absence of the Effect of Pretransplant Body Mass Index on Post Kidney Transplant Outcomes. Progress in transplantation (Aliso Viejo, Calif.), 26 2, 183-90

Freeman, C M; Woodle, E S; Shi, J; Alexander, J W; Leggett, P L; Shah, S A; Paterno, F; Cuffy, M C; Govil, A; Mogilishetty, G; Alloway, R R; Hanseman, D; Cardi, M; Diwan, T S 2015. Addressing morbid obesity as a barrier to renal transplantation with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 15 5, 1360-8

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

Sutton, Jeffrey M; Nussbaum, Michael S; Vu, Doan; Diwan, Tayyab S; Starnes, Sandra L; Shah, Shimul A 2015. Splenopneumopexy: decompression of portal hypertension in the setting of portal venous occlusive disease. Digestive diseases and sciences, 60 4, 1101-5

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

Chauhan, Ashutosh; Diwan, Tayyab S; Franco Palacios, Carlos R; Dean, Patrick G; Heimbach, Julie K; Chow, George K; Prieto, Mikel; Cosio, Fernando G; Taler, Sandra J; Textor, Stephen C; Kudva, Yogish C; Cornell, Lynn D; Stegall, Mark D 2013. Using Implantation Biopsies as a Surrogate to Evaluate Selection Criteria for Living Kidney Donors. Transplantation, ,

Kennedy, Timothy J; Cassera, Maria A; Khajanchee, Yashodhan S; Diwan, Tayyab S; Hammill, Chet W; Hansen, Paul D 2013. Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation for the management of colorectal liver metastases: 10-year experience. Journal of surgical oncology, 107 4, 324-8

Diwan, Tayyab S; Raghavaiah, Suresh; Burns, Justin M; Kremers, Walter K; Gloor, James M; Stegall, Mark D 2011. The impact of proteasome inhibition on alloantibody-producing plasma cells in vivo. Transplantation, 91 5, 536-41

Diwan, Tayyab S; Martinec, Danny V; Ujiki, Michael B; Dunst, Christy M; Swanström, Lee L 2010. Video: a simplified technique for placement of biologic mesh in paraesophageal hernia repair (PEH). Surgical endoscopy, 24 1, 221-2

Ujiki, Michael B; Adler, Adam; Swanstrom, Lee L; Diwan, Tayyab S; Hansen, Paul D 2010. Emergent pancreaticoduodenectomy for Dieulafoy lesion of the duodenum. The American surgeon, 76 6, 656-7

Ujiki, Michael B; Martinec, Danny V; Diwan, Tayyab S; Denk, Peter M; Dunst, Christy M; Swanström, Lee L 2010. Video: natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES): creation of a gastric valve for safe and effective transgastric surgery in humans. Surgical endoscopy, 24 1, 220

Diwan, T S; Ujiki, M B; Dunst, C M; Swanström, L L 2008. Biomesh placement in laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernias. Surgical innovation, 15 3, 184-7

Bari K.; Cohen R.; Diwan T.; Jung A.; Kaiser T.; Kim Y.; Lee T.; Morris M.; Schauer D.; Shah S.; Smith E.; Thompson J. 11-01-2019. Delayed Sleeve Gastrectomy Following Liver Transplantation: A 5-Year Experience Liver Transplantation, 25 11, 1673-1681

Burns J.; Diwan T. 10-17-2013. Laparoscopic donor nephrectomy Mastery of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery: Fourth Edition, , 622-628

Bondoc A.; Chang A.; Cortez A.; Diwan T.; Fitch A.; Schauer D.; Shah S.; Woodle S. 10-01-2016. Metabolic syndrome in liver transplantation: A preoperative and postoperative concern Surgery (United States), 160 4, 1111-1117

Diwan T.; Heimbach J.; Rice T.; Schauer D. 09-01-2018. Liver Transplantation and Bariatric Surgery: Timing and Outcomes Liver Transplantation, 24 9, 1280-1287

Bertaux-Skeirik N.; Biesiada J.; Chakrabarti J.; Diwan T.; Engevik A.; Gabre J.; Goldenring J.; Hawkins J.; Helmrath M.; Jian G.; Mahe M.; Medvedovic M.; Mulloy J.; Qualls J.; Sundaram N.; Teal E.; Wang J.; Wunderlich M.; Yang L.; Zavros Y. 08-01-2017. CD44 variant isoform 9 emerges in response to injury and contributes to the regeneration of the gast Journal of Pathology, 242 4, 463-475

Dhar V.; Diwan T.; Freeman C.; Jung A.; Kim Y.; Shah S.; Shi J.; Woodle E. 08-01-2017. Addressing the challenges of sleeve gastrectomy in end-stage renal disease: Analysis of 100 consecut Surgery (United States), 162 2, 358-365

Alloway R.R.; Cafardi J.; Cardi M.; Cuffy M.; Dao A.; Diwan T.; Govil A.; Kaiser T.E.; Loethen A.; Luckett K.; Rike A.H.; Shah S.A.; Sherman K.E.; 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,

Carpenter D.; Diwan T.; Mathur A.; Nguyen M.; Ratner L.; Sandoval P.; Tadros J.; Woodle E. 07-01-2019. Bariatric surgery prior to living donor nephrectomy: a solution to expand the living donor kidney po Transplant International, 32 7, 702-709

Alloway R.; Cardi M.; Christians U.; Diwan T.; Fukuda T.; Kaiser T.; Leino A.; Lichvar A.; Mizuno T.; Shields A.; Vinks A.; Woodle E. 06-01-2017. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacogenetic analysis of immunosuppressive agents after laparoscopic sleeve g Clinical Transplantation, 31 6,

Dhar V.; Diwan T.; Hoehn R.; Jung A.; Kim Y.; Shah S.; Wima K.; Xia B. 06-01-2017. The center volume–outcome effect in pancreas transplantation: a national analysis Journal of Surgical Research, 213 , 25-31

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

Anwar N.; Apewokin S.; Bari K.; Cuffy M.C.; Diwan T.S.; Kaiser T.E.; Luckett K.; Safdar K.; Schoech M.R.; 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

Bailey A.; Cortez A.R.; Diwan T.S.; Kassam A.F.; Makley A.T.; Mirza A.; Quillin R.C.; Sussman J.J. 03-01-2020. Return to the Real World: A Novel Program to Improve Resident Readiness for the Transplant Surgery R Journal of Surgical Education, 77 2, 242-245

Dhar V.; Diwan T.; Ertel A.; Hoehn R.; Jung A.; Kim Y.; Paterno F.; Shah S.; Wima K. 03-01-2018. Cost of achieving equivalent outcomes in sicker patients after liver transplant HPB, 20 3, 268-276

Cardi M.; Diwan T.; Govil A.; Hanseman D.; Johnson B.; Kassam A.; Kim Y.; Mirza A.; Quillin R.; Schauer D.; Smith E.; Woodle E. 02-01-2020. Long-term outcomes in patients with obesity and renal disease after sleeve gastrectomy American Journal of Transplantation, 20 2, 422-429

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

Bailey A.; Diwan T.; Kassam A.; Kim Y.; Morris M.; Shah S. 01-01-2020. Kidney transplantation after sleeve gastrectomy in the morbidly obese candidate: results of a 2-year Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 16 1, 10-14

Benedetti E.; Bumgardner G.; Diwan T.S.; Friedman J.; Heimbach J.; Lee T.C.; Mason D.; Nagai S.; Noria S.; Posselt A.; Ratner L.; Whitson B.A.; Woodside K.J. 01-01-2020. Obesity, transplantation, and bariatric surgery: An evolving solution for a growing epidemic American Journal of Transplantation, ,

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

Diwan T.S.; Kassam A.F.; Morris M.C.; Schauer D.P.; Smith E.P.; Taylor M.E.; Thompson J.R.; Watkins B.M. 01-01-2020. The impact of sleeve gastrectomy on renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease varies wi Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, ,

Anwar N.; Cuffy M.; Diwan T.; Guarrera J.; Paterno F.; Shah S.; Wima K.; Woodle E. 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

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

Cortez A.; Cutler Quillin R.; Diwan T.; Kassam A.; Katsaros G.; Shah S.; Winer L. 01-01-2019. Resident Operative Experience in Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery: Exposing the Divide Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, ,

Diwan T.; Reznichenko A.; Rice T.; Shah S. 01-01-2017. Laparoscopic repair of delayed incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia in an adult liver transplant recipi Surgery (United States), ,

Alloway R.R.; Cardi M.; Diwan T.; Girnita A.; Govil A.; Jawdeh B.G.A.; Krisl J.C.; Mogilishetty G.; Shield A.R.; Steve Woodle E.; Witte D. 01-01-2015. Acute rejection clinically defined phenotypes correlate with long-term renal allograft survival Transplantation, 99 10, 2167-2173

Burns J.; Cornell L.; Dean P.; Diwan T.; Raghavaiah S.; Stegall M. 01-01-2013. Erratum: Terminal complement inhibition decreases antibody-mediated rejection in sensitized renal tr American Journal of Transplantation, 13 1, 241

Burns J.; Cornell L.; Cosio F.; Dean P.; Diwan T.; Gandhi M.; Gloor J.; Kremers W.; Raghavaiah S.; Stegall M. 01-01-2011. Terminal complement inhibition decreases antibody-mediated rejection in sensitized renal transplant American Journal of Transplantation, 11 11, 2405-2413