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Kenzo Hirose, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
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  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Centers & Institutes

  • Colon Cancer Center
  • Comprehensive Hernia Center
  • Comprehensive Transplant Center
  • Liver Tumor Center
  • Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center


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


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.




  • English


American College of Surgeons
Association of Program Directors in Surgery
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
International Liver Transplantation Society

Additional Resources

Additional Resources +
  • Education +


    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA ) (1999)


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


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


    • General, American Board of Surgery - Surgery (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.

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +


    2006         Haile T. Debas Award for Resident Teaching
    2003-4      ASTS-Roche Surgical Scientist Research Scholarship
    2003         American Transplant Congress Young Investigator Award
    2002-3      Howard C. Naffziger Surgical Society Research Fellow
    1996         Harvard Medical School Office of Enrichment Summer Research Grant
    1995         Magna Cum Laude, Biochemical Sciences, Harvard College
    1993         NIH SURE Undergraduate Summer Research Grant
    1991-93    John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction

  • Videos & Media +


    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Kenzo Hirose

    Dr. Kenzo Hirose is a surgical oncologist at Johns Hopkins within the division of surgical oncology. Dr. Hirose's surgical specialty is treating diseases of the liver, bile duct, and pancreas including both benign and malignant conditions.

    Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

    Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at The surgical oncology team at Johns Hopkins gets personal as they speak about their role in treating their patients and what the Promise of Medicine means to them.

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-6194
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
    Fax: 443-451-8583
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Liver Tumor Center
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-6194
    Appointment Phone: 877-548-3799
    Fax: 443-451-8583
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