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Martin J Dib, MD

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Clinical Sciences Center
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53792-7375

Martin J Dib, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Transplantation


  • MD, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 2008
  • Research Fellowship, Transplant Surgery and Liver Regeneration, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 2008-2009
  • Surgical Internship, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 2009-2010
  • Surgical Resident and Clinical Fellow, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 2010-2014
  • Chief Resident in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, 2013-2014
  • Fellowship, Abdominal Transplant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, University of Toronto, 2014-2016

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Dib is certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS), the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS), and the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA). He specializes in liver, kidney, pancreas and pediatric transplantation, live donor liver transplantation (LDLT), and hepatobiliary surgery.

Dr. Dib provides a wide range of services including Intestine Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy, Liver Resection, Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Pediatric Liver Transplant, and Wedge Resection of the Liver.

Research Interests

Dr. Dib’s research interests include the molecular basis of liver regeneration, small-for-size syndrome in live donor liver transplantation, as well as health services and outcomes research in transplant and hepatobiliary surgery.

Recent Publications
  • Pancreas Transplantation With Portal-Enteric Drainage for Patients With Endocrine and Exocrine Insufficiency From Extensive Pancreatic Resection.
    Barbas AS, Al-Adra DP, Goldaracena N, Dib MJ, Selzner M, Sapisochin G, Cattral MS, McGilvray ID
    Transplant Direct 2017 Sep; 3(9):e203.
    [PubMed ID: 28894791, PMC ID: 5585419]
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  • The Volume-outcome Relationship in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation and Implications for Regionalization.
    Barbas AS, Dib MJ, Rege AS, Vikraman DS, Sudan DL, Knechtle SJ, Scarborough JE
    Ann. Surg. 2017 Jul 22.
    [PubMed ID: 28650358]
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  • Combined lung-liver-pancreas transplantation in a recipient with cystic fibrosis.
    Barbas AS, Dib MJ, Al-Adra DP, Goldaracena N, Sapisochin G, Waddell TK, Keshavjee S, Selzner N, Chaparro C, Cattral MS
    J. Cyst. Fibros. 2017 May 23.
    [PubMed ID: 28549610]
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  • Early Intervention With Live Donor Liver Transplantation Reduces Resource Utilization in NASH: The Toronto Experience.
    Barbas AS, Goldaracena N, Dib MJ, Al-Adra DP, Aravinthan AD, Lilly LB, Renner EL, Selzner N, Bhat M, Cattral MS, Ghanekar A, McGilvray ID, Sapisochin G, Selzner M, Greig PD, Grant DR
    Transplant Direct 2017 Jun; 3(6):e158.
    [PubMed ID: 28620642, PMC ID: 5464777]
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  • Treatment with Optifast reduces hepatic steatosis and increases candidacy rates for living donor liver transplantation.
    Doyle A, Adeyi O, Khalili K, Fischer S, Dib M, Goldaracena N, Dillon J, Grant D, Cattral M, McGilvray I, Greig P, Ghanekar A, Lilly L, Renner E, Levy G, Selzner N
    Liver Transpl. 2016 Sep; 22(9):1295-300.
    [PubMed ID: 27314458]
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  • CT volumetry is superior to nuclear renography for prediction of residual kidney function in living donors.
    Barbas AS, Li Y, Zair M, Van JA, Famure O, Dib MJ, Laurence JM, Kim SJ, Ghanekar A
    Clin Transplant 2016 Sep; 30(9):1028-35.
    [PubMed ID: 27396944]
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  • The extended Toronto criteria for liver transplantation in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma: A prospective validation study.
    Sapisochin G, Goldaracena N, Laurence JM, Dib M, Barbas A, Ghanekar A, Cleary SP, Lilly L, Cattral MS, Marquez M, Selzner M, Renner E, Selzner N, McGilvray ID, Greig PD, Grant DR
    Hepatology 2016 Dec; 64(6):2077-2088.
    [PubMed ID: 27178646]
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  • First-Degree Living-Related Donor Liver Transplantation in Autoimmune Liver Diseases.
    Aravinthan AD, Doyle AC, Issachar A, Dib M, Peretz D, Cattral MS, Ghanekar A, McGilvray ID, Selzner M, Greig PD, Grant DR, Selzner N, Lilly LB, Renner EL
    Am. J. Transplant. 2016 Dec; 16(12):3512-3521.
    [PubMed ID: 27088432]
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  • Ex-vivo liver perfusion for organ preservation: Recent advances in the field.
    Barbas AS, Goldaracena N, Dib MJ, Selzner M
    Transplant Rev (Orlando) 2016 Jul; 30(3):154-60.
    [PubMed ID: 27158081]
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  • Technique and outcomes of robot-assisted median arcuate ligament release for celiac artery compression syndrome.
    Thoolen SJ, van der Vliet WJ, Kent TS, Callery MP, Dib MJ, Hamdan A, Schermerhorn ML, Moser AJ
    J. Vasc. Surg. 2015 May; 61(5):1278-84.
    [PubMed ID: 25600337]
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  • Specific activin receptor-like kinase 3 inhibitors enhance liver regeneration.
    Tsugawa D, Oya Y, Masuzaki R, Ray K, Engers DW, Dib M, Do N, Kuramitsu K, Ho K, Frist A, Yu PB, Bloch KD, Lindsley CW, Hopkins CR, Hong CC, Karp SJ
    J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 2014 Dec; 351(3):549-58.
    [PubMed ID: 25271257, PMC ID: 4244585]
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  • Endovascular management of critical limb ischemia in renal transplant patients.
    Gilmore D, Dib M, Evenson A, Schermerhorn M, Wyers M, Chaikof E, Hamdan A
    Ann Vasc Surg 2014 Jan; 28(1):159-63.
    [PubMed ID: 24011817]
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  • BMP4 is a novel paracrine inhibitor of liver regeneration.
    Do N, Zhao R, Ray K, Ho K, Dib M, Ren X, Kuzontkoski P, Terwilliger E, Karp SJ
    Am. J. Physiol. Gastrointest. Liver Physiol. 2012 Dec 01; 303(11):G1220-7.
    [PubMed ID: 23019195, PMC ID: 3532457]
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  • Tob1 is a constitutively expressed repressor of liver regeneration.
    Ho KJ, Do NL, Otu HH, Dib MJ, Ren X, Enjyoji K, Robson SC, Terwilliger EF, Karp SJ
    J. Exp. Med. 2010 Jun 07; 207(6):1197-208.
    [PubMed ID: 20513747, PMC ID: 2882843]
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  • Roux limb volvulus after pancreas transplantation: an unusual cause of pancreatic graft loss.
    Dib MJ, Ho KJ, Hanto DW, Karp SJ, Johnson SR
    Clin Transplant 2009 Nov-Dec; 23(6):807-11.
    [PubMed ID: 19191816]
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