Rauf Shahbazov, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery
Member of AMC Faculty

Dr. Shahbazov is the inaugural chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery at Albany Medical Center, and the Neil Lempert Endowed Chair in the Department of Surgery.

He completed a fellowship in transplant surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va., a transplant research fellowship at Baylor Transplant Institute in Dallas, and a transplant surgery fellowship at Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey. He completed general surgery residencies at King Faisal Hospital in Al-Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Clinical Hospital #5 in Baku, Azerbaijan. He received his medical degree from Azerbaijan Medical University, also in Baku.

Dr. Shahbazov is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and European Board of Surgery as well as a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Medical Association. He has authored or co-authored dozens of publications in professional journals and authored a chapter on Living Donor Liver Transplantation in the book Transplantation Surgery. He is fluent in English, Azerbaijani, Russian, and Turkish, and is proficient in Arabic.


Surgery (General Surgery)
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Al Maather

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Azerbaijan State Medical University
370008 Baku


Transplant Surgery
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Surgical TransplantAlbany Medical Center
50 New Scotland Ave.
Suite 61
Floor 5
Albany, NY 12208
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