Srinath Chinnakotla, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery

Srinath Chinnakotla

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-3373

Fax 612-624-7168

Office Address:
Department of Surgery
420 Delaware Street SE
Mayo Mail Code 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Ellen Florek

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor, Department of Surgery

Surgical Director, Liver Transplantation, Department of Surgery

Executive Medical Director, Pediatric Abdominal Transplantation, Department of Surgery

Pediatric Transplant Surgeon

M.D., Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, India

Residency, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (Surgery) Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

Fellowship, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha (Transplant Surgery)


Dr. Srinath Chinnakotla is a Professor of Surgery and Transplant Surgeon, University of Minnesota. He performs both Adult and Pediatric Transplants. He is currently Clinical Director of Pediatric Transplantation and Director of the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program.

Dr. Chinnakotla is 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 14 years of experience as a staff transplant surgeon and has performed over 1,000 abdominal organ transplants, including 652 liver transplants, in both adults and children. His special interests include pediatric transplantation, liver transplantation, complex and high-risk liver transplants, liver surgery, kidney transplants, auto-islet transplants and multi-organ transplants.

Dr. Chinnakotla has published more than 60 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 member of the UNOS liver/intestine committee and is currently Region 7 UNOS representative for the Pediatric Committee. He was listed on St Paul Minneapolis Best Doctors in 2012.

On a personal note, he enjoys most being with his children and family. His hobbies include boating and complaining about Minnesota winters.


  • Transplants
  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Kidney Disease

Awards & Recognition

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" (2012)
  • U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor
  • Castle Connolly Top Docs List (2012)
  • America's Top Surgeons List (2008)
  • Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor" (2014)

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Society of Transplant Surgeons
  • Member, International Pediatric Transplant Association
  • Member, The Transplantation Society



  • Chinnakotla S, Klintmalm GB, Kim P, Tomiyama K, Klintmalm E, Davis GL, Trotter JF, Saad R, Landaverde C, Levy MF, Goldstein RM, Stone MJ. Long-term follow-up of liver transplantation for budd-Chiari syndrome with antithrombotic therapy based on the etiology. Transplantation. 2011 Aug 15; 92(3): 341-5.
  • Chinnakotla S, Smith DM, Domiati-Saad R, Agura ED, Watkins DL, Netto G, Uemura T, Sanchez EQ, Levy MF, Klintmalm GB. Acute graft-versus-host disease after liver transplantation: role of withdrawal of immunosuppression in therapeutic management. Liver Transplant 2007;13(1):157-61.
  • Chinnakotla S, Davis GL, Vasani S, Kim P, Tomiyama K, Sanchez E, Onaca N, Goldstein R, Levy M, Klintmalm GM. Impact of sirolimus on the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma after liver transplantation . Liver Transplantation 15:1834-42, 2009
  • Anderson RD, Chinnakotla S, Guo L, Perrillo RP, Klintmalm GB, Davis GL. Intramuscular hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) and nucleosides for prevention of recurrent hepatitis B following liver transplantation: comparison with other HBIG regimens. Clin Transplant 2007;21(4):510-7.
  • Ashfaq M, Chinnakotla S, Rogers L, Ausloos K, Saadeh S, Klintmalm GB, Ramsay M, Davis GL. The impact of treatment of portopulmonary hypertension on survival following liver transplantation. Am J Transplant 2007;7(5):1258-64.



  • Pediatric liver transplantation
  • Pediatric kidney transplantation
  • Pediatric intestinal transplantation
  • Adult liver/kidney/pancreas transplantation
  • Portal hypertension surgery
  • Liver tumors

Board Certifications

Transplant Surgery

Clinical Interests

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