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Stephen S. Cheng, MD

  • General Surgery | Transplant Surgery
Languages Spoken Chinese, English
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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.


    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


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

    • General Surgery (Board Certified)
    • Transplant Surgery
    Board Certifications
    • Robotic Trained Surgeon
  • Insurance

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    • AARP Medicare Complete
    • Aetna Medicare HMO
    • Aetna Medicare PPO
    • Aetna Quality Health (QHP)
    • Aetna US Healthcare HMO
    • Aetna US Healthcare/PPO
    • Amerigroup Medicare Advantage
    • Amerigroup Star + Plus
    • Amerigroup Star Medicaid
    • BCBS
    • BCBS of Texas HMO
    • Cigna (OAP) Open Access
    • Cigna Local Plus
    • Cigna/HMO
    • Cigna/POS
    • Cigna/PPO
    • Health Smart PPO
    • HealthSmart GEPO
    • Heritage Southwest IPA
    • Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Choice PPO
    • Humana Gold Plus HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Med Health BCBS
    • Molina Market Place
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS2
    • Savility
    • Superior Healthplan Star Plus
    • Superior Medicaid Insurance
    • Superior Medicare Advantage HMO
    • Texan Plus Medicare Advantage Plan (Universal American)
    • TexanPlus Dual Eligible
    • Texas Health Aetna
    • Tricare
    • United Healthcare PPO
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