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Kenzo Hirose, M.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Abdominal Surgery, Bile Duct Cancer, Colon Surgery, Distal Pancreatectomy, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hepatocellular Cancer, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hernias, Liver Cancer, Liver Tumors, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Tumors, Pancreatitis, Surgery , Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery, Whipple Procedure more

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Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

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Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-6194
Fax: 443-451-8583

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
Appointment Phone: 877-548-3799

601 N. Caroline St.
Liver Tumor Center
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-6194
Fax: 443-451-8583


Dr. Kenzo Hirose is a general surgeon specializing in benign and malignant conditions of the liver, pancreas and bile duct. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques and studies patient outcomes and survival after surgery. He is associate program director of the Halsted General Surgical Residency Program.

Dr. Hirose received his undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. After residency and fellowships at the University of California-San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic, he joined the Johns Hopkins faculty as assistant professor in 2008. more


  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1999)


  • University of California - San Francisco / General Surgery (2006)


  • Cleveland Clinic / Transplant Surgery (2007)
  • Cleveland Clinic / Surgery (2008)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery- General (2007)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Anne Marie Lennon; David Victor; Atif Zaheer; Mohammad Reza Ostovaneh; Jessica Jeh; Joanna K. Law; Neda Rezaee; Marco Dal Molin; Young Joon Ahn; Wenchuan Wu; et al. Liver transplant patients have a risk of progression similar to that of sporadic patients with branch duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms. Liver Transplantation. 2014;20(12):1462-1467.

Eric B. Schneider; Aslam Ejaz; Gaya Spolverato; Kenzo Hirose; Martin A. Makary; Christopher L. Wolfgang; Nita Ahuja; Matthew Weiss; Timothy M. Pawlik. Hospital Volume and Patient Outcomes in Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery: Is Assessing Differences in Mortality Enough? Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2014;18(12):2105-2115.

Vicente Valero; Neda Amini; Gaya Spolverato; Matthew J. Weiss; Kenzo Hirose; Nabil N. Dagher; Christopher L. Wolfgang; Andrew A. Cameron; Benjamin Philosophe; Ihab R. Kamel; et al. Sarcopenia Adversely Impacts Postoperative Complications Following Resection or Transplantation in Patients with Primary Liver Tumors. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2014.

Gaya Spolverato; Aslam Ejaz; Yuhree Kim; Mattew Weiss; Christopher L. Wolfgang; Kenzo Hirose; Timothy M. Pawlik. Readmission incidence and associated factors after a hepatic resection at a major hepato-pancreatico-biliary academic centre. HPB. 2014;16(11):972-978.

Gobind Anand; Susan M. Hutfless; Venkata S. Akshintala; Mouen A. Khashab; Anne Marie Lennon; Martin A. Makary; Kenzo Hirose; Dana K. Andersen; Anthony N. Kalloo; Vikesh K. Singh. A population-based evaluation of severity and mortality among transferred patients with acute pancreatitis. Pancreas. 2014.

SaïdC. Azoury; Andrew P. Dhanasopon; Xuan Hui; Carla De La Cruz; Sami H. Tuffaha; Justin M. Sacks; Kenzo Hirose; Thomas H. Magnuson; Caiyun Liao; Monica Lovins; et al. A single institutional comparison of endoscopic and open abdominal component separation. Surgical Endoscopy. 2014.

Anne Marie Lennon; Lindsey L. Manos; Ralph H. Hruban; Syed Z. Ali; Elliot K. Fishman; Ihab R. Kamel; Siva P. Raman; Atif Zaheer; Susan Hutfless; Ashley Salamone; et al. Role of a Multidisciplinary Clinic in the Management of Patients with Pancreatic Cysts: A Single-Center Cohort Study. Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2014.

Brenessa M. Lindeman; Bethany C. Sacks; Kenzo Hirose; Pamela A. Lipsett. Duty hours and perceived competence in surgery: Are interns ready? Journal of Surgical Research. 2014;190(1):16-21.

Teviah E. Sachs; Aslam Ejaz; Matthew Weiss; Gaya Spolverato; Nita Ahuja; Martin A. Makary; Christopher L. Wolfgang; Kenzo Hirose; Timothy M. Pawlik. Assessing the experience in complex hepatopancreatobiliary surgery among graduating chief residents: Is the operative experience enough? Surgery (United States). 2014;156(2):385-393.

Aslam Ejaz; Teviah Sachs; Jin He; Gaya Spolverato; Kenzo Hirose; Nita Ahuja; Christopher L. Wolfgang; Martin A. Makary; Matthew Weiss; Timothy M. Pawlik. A comparison of open and minimally invasive surgery for hepatic and pancreatic resections using the nationwide inpatient sample. Surgery (United States). 2014;156(3):538-547.

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