Srinath Chinnakotla

Professor, Division of Transplantation


Administrative Contact: Stephanie Taylor | 612-625-5151 |

Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla, MD, M.Ch (Surgery), FACS, MBA, is a Professor of Surgery, Transplant Surgeon and General Surgeon at the University of Minnesota. He performs both Adult and Pediatric Transplants. He currently serves as Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation and Executive Medical Director of Pediatric Transplantation at the University of Minnesota M Health Associated Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Chinnakotla is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.Dr. Chinnakotla is also a ASTS certified transplant surgeon, who graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research in 1990 and did his initial surgical training in India before relocating to the United States for a multi-organ Transplant Surgery Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Prior to moving to Minneapolis, Dr. Chinnakotla spent 10 years as staff transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center, a busy Liver Transplant Program where he established himself with expertise in Liver Transplantation and served as Assistant Director of Adult Transplant Surgery 2004-2010. He started the Intestinal Transplant Program at Children's Medical Center Dallas, where he performed the first pediatric intestinal/multivisceral transplant in Texas. He also served as Surgical Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation at Children's Medical Center from 2007-2010. Dr. Chinnakotla has over 20 years of experience as a staff transplant surgeon and has performed over 1,200 abdominal organ transplants, including 900+ liver transplants, in both adults and children. His special interests include liver transplantation, pediatric transplantation, complex and high-risk liver transplants, Complex Hepatobiliary Surgery, liver surgery, kidney transplants, auto-islet transplants and multi-organ transplants.Dr. Chinnakotla has published more than 145 peer reviewed articles as well as a number of book chapters and review articles. He is a reviewer for several scientific journals. He has given presentations on a wide range of transplant surgery topics nationally. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of OPTN/UNOS, member liver/intestine committee and as Councilor of Region 7 UNOS and representative for the Pediatric Committee. He was listed on St. Paul Minneapolis Best Doctors in 2012, 2021. Dr. Chinnakotla is an elected member of the prestigious American Surgical Association.On a personal note, he enjoys most being with his children and family. His hobbies include boating, fishing and complaining about Minnesota winters.

Clinical Summary

Adult liver/kidney/Transplant Surgeryation; Liver transplantation (split livers, high surgical risk patients); Liver tumors; Multi-organ transplantation; Pediatric intestinal transplantation; Pediatric kidney transplantation; Pediatric liver transplantation; Portal hypertension surgery