Stephen S. Cheng MD
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Stephen S. Cheng, MD

  • Transplant Surgery
Languages Spoken Chinese
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    Bio

    Dr. Stephen Cheng is the surgical director of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary services, and the medical director of transplant informatics. He received his medical training at the Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by an internship and residency in surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. He also completed a surgical fellowship in multi-organ transplantation at the Mayo Clinic. Prior to coming to Dallas, Dr. Cheng served as director of transplant programs at Ochsner Clinic and Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Cheng is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplants, dialysis access procedures, and innovative treatments for liver and bile duct tumors.

    Dr. Cheng was formerly Surgical Director for Pancreas Transplantation at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. As well, he was Director of Abdominal Organ Transplant Program at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Special interests and expertise include hepatobiliary and pancreatic tumors and disorders, management of liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension, robotic (daVinci) surgeries and liver transplantation.

    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

    International Liver Transplant Society
    American Society of Transplant Surgeons
    American Association for the Study of Liver Disease
    Dallas County Medical Society
    Texas Medical Association
    Fellow, American College of Surgeons

    Education

    Medical Education: Medical College of Wisconsin - 1986 - Milwaukee, WI
    Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University - 1992 - Portland, OR
    Fellowship: Mayo Clinic-Rochester - 1994 - Rochester, MN

    Awards

    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2013
    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2010
    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2009
    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2008
    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2007
    · D Magazine – Best Doctors 2006

    Other Certifications

    Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, American Board of Surgery and State of Texas, Texas State Board of Medical Examiners

  • Insurance

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    • AARMC - AARP Medicare Complete
    • AEAEX - Aetna Aexcel
    • AGC - Aetna Golden Choice
    • AGM - Aetna Golden Medicare
    • AETQP - Aetna Quality Health (QHP)
    • AET/H - Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • BLUE - Blue Card PPO ( BCBS)
    • CCPPO - Choice Care PPO (includes Humana)
    • CIGNO - Cigna (OAP) Open Access
    • CIGCN - Cigna care Network
    • CIG/H - Cigna/HMO
    • CIG/S - Cigna/POS
    • CIG/P - Cigna/PPO
    • GWEHE - Great West Healthcare
    • HS/PP - Health Smart PPO
    • HLTHS - HealthSmart GEPO
    • HSMAR - HealthSmart POS
    • HUM/G - Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • HUMPR - Humana Preferred
    • MCAID - Medicaid Insurance
    • MUL - Multiplan
    • PC/TX - Pacificare of Texas
    • PAC/S - Pacificare POS
    • PHCSS - Private Healthcare Systems POS
    • SAV - Savility
    • SH - Secure Horizons
    • TX/TC - Texas True Choice
    • UHC - United Healthcare
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