Professor of Surgery
BiographyDr. Livingstone trained at McGill University in Montreal where he earned his BSc, MSc (Experimental Surgery), and M.D. degrees. Upon completion of his Surgical Residency at the Montreal General Hospital, he was recruited to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Having distinguished himself as an educator, surgeon, and researcher, he was made Interim Chairman of Surgery in 1997 and then the Lucille and DeWitt Daughtry Professor and Chairman of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 2000, serving until 2015 when he became Chairman Emeritus.He maintains a busy surgical practice treating esophageal, liver, pancreatic, and sarcoma cancer patients. He served as the Chief of Surgical Services at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology for two decades. The Division of Surgical Oncology remains actively involved in translational research for esophageal, pancreas, breast, colon, and liver cancer has an accredited Fellowship Program in Surgical Oncology that is highly sought after and has a research section of Molecular Oncology with over 20 R01 NIH grants. Educating medical students and residents is a prime interest. He has received the Chief Residents' Award for "Leadership and Excellence" and the "Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award." Involvement in departmental and collaborative cross-departmental funded research has remained a career-long passion.The Department of Surgery grew substantially under Dr. Livingstone's leadership. It is recognized nationally for its clinical excellence in the fields of Transplantation, Surgical Oncology, Burns, Trauma, and Cardiac Surgery. It is the busiest solid organ transplant program in the United States. It is a world leader in pancreatic islet cell transplantation to cure diabetes. Recruiting researchers and expanding laboratory investigation has been a priority, and the Department of Surgery is in the top twenty for NIH-funded research.Dr. Livingstone is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He is a member of 30 professional organizations. He is the author of numerous books and book chapters and almost 300 peer-reviewed articles and has been invited to give over 700 presentations at national and international venues. Among other awards, his contributions to medicine have been recognized with an Honoris Doctor Causa Award from the Universidad de Moron, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and the Robert Zeppa, M.D. Award of Excellence. In 2014, he was inducted into the Brazil National Academy of Medicine, a rare and distinct honor for a foreign national. In 2020, he was inducted into the Iron Arrow Honor Society "The Highest Honor Attained at the University of Miami" for those embodying the five pillars of Leadership, Scholarship, Character, Humility, and Love of Alma Mater.A few of his many extra-departmental roles at the medical center have been Associate Vice President of Medical Affairs at the University of Miami, Medical Director of the University of Miami Medical Group, Executive Dean for Clinical Affairs/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and Chief Executive for UHealth Clinical Affairs.
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