Mario Spaggiari, MD, a Transplant Surgeon with UI Health

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Get to know Transplant Surgeon Dr. Mario Spaggiari, who serves patients in Chicago, Illinois.

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(Spin Digit Editorial):- New York City, New York Jan 24, 2022 ( – Well versed in the field of transplant surgery, Dr. Spaggiari practices in the Division of Transplantation at UI Health in Chicago, Illinois. He has extensive experience in liver, kidney, pancreas, and intestinal transplantation, in addition to hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. 

Dr. Spaggiari is specialized in complex liver resections for cancer or metastatic disease of the liver requiring a multidisciplinary approach, liver regenerative strategies, and multi stage operations.

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) provides comprehensive care, education, and research to the people of Illinois and beyond. Providing safe, high-quality, and cost-effective care for their patients is their foremost responsibility. The care of their patients and their families is at the heart of their mission.

A native of Italy, Dr. Spaggiari completed his medical education and residency in general surgery at the University of Modena & Reggio Emilia School of Medicine. Upon relocating to the United States, he completed both an ASTS Multi-Organ Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and an Islet and Pancreas Transplantation Fellowship at UI Health.

Continuously advancing his efforts, he is an active member of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the International Liver Transplant Society, the American College of Surgeons, the European Society of Organ Transplantation, and the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association.

Active in academia, Dr. Spaggiari serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, presented his work at national and international meetings, and has co-authored several chapters in surgical textbooks.

Transplant surgery refers to surgical procedures in which tissue or an organ is transferred from one area of a person’s body to another area, or from one person (the donor) to another person (the recipient).

As a testament to his success, Dr. Spaggiari has been the recipient of the Rising Star Award by the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019.

On a more personal note, he is fluent in both English and Italian.

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