Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

R. Mark Ghobrial

R. Mark Ghobrial, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.
Director, Liver Center
Chief, Liver Transplantation Surgery
Director, Immunobiology Research Center

Dr. Mark Ghobrial

Clinical Expertise

  • Liver Transplantation Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Pancreas Transplant Surgery

Professional Activity

  • American Surgical Association
  • American Society of Transplantation
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • International Liver Transplantation Society
  • American Association of the Study of Liver Disease
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons, U.K.
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Biology Club II
  • Multiple national and international presentations and awards

Research Interests

  • Hepatitis C, transplant outcomes and partial liver grafting
  • Chronic rejection, immunosuppression and hepatobiliary cancer
  • Clinical trials and National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored research


  • Transplantation Fellowship — UCLA School of Medicine
  • Surgery Residency — University of Texas, Houston
  • Internship — Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
  • Cairo University Medical School, Cairo, Egypt, 1980
  • PhD, Immunology — University of Texas, Houston
  • Research Fellowship in Transplantation — University of Texas
  • Research Fellowship in Immunology — Harvard University, Boston
Clinic Information
6550 Fannin Street, SM1201
Smith Tower, 12th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030
Liver Center Phone: 713-441-8839 (local) or
1-866-945-4837 (toll free)
Liver Center Fax: 713-790-3068