Javier C. Lendoire, MD, PhD

Javier Lendoire

Javier C. Lendoire graduated with the Honor Degree at the University of Buenos Aires. His general surgical training was completed at the Hospital Español of Buenos Aires under the guidance of Vicente P Gutierrez and he became chief of residents in 1988. In 1989 he was awarded with the Rotary Foundation Scholarship for International Understanding and began his training in Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at the Transplant Division of the University of Pittsburgh in charge of Thomas Starzl. He became Research Fellow at the same Division during 1990-1991.

In 1993 Javier Lendoire as Vice Chairman opened with Oscar Imventarza (Chairman) the first Public Adult Liver Transplant Program of Argentina in the Hospital Dr C Argerich of Buenos Aires. It became one of the most important public HPB centers of Argentina. Also, they developed the first Liver Transplant Program of the Litoral Region located in Formosa City.

In 2003 he received his Ph.D from the University of Buenos Aires for the research study “Liver Transplantation in Familial Amyloid Polineuropathy Type 1” and in 2007 he was appointed Professor of Surgery at the same University.

Dr. Lendoire has been an active member of different surgical societies. He was a founding member and now Vice-President of the Argentine Society of Transplantation. He became a Council Member of the Argentine Chapter of the IHPBA (CA-IHPBA) since 2003 and he is a Council Member of the Argentine Society of Surgery. He serves on the Scientific Committee for the IHPBA and he is an active member of the Argentine Surgical Academy. Since 2004 Dr Lendoire served as General Secretary with Eduardo de Santibañes as Chaiman for the 2010 IHPBA World Congress performed in Buenos Aires. His practice is focused in liver surgery and transplantation.

Dr Lendoire lives in Buenos Aires with his wife Luz de Undurraga and their 4 children, Mateo 19, Delfina 16, Candelaria 14 and Lucila 12.

Present positions:

  • Professor of Surgery, University of Buenos Aires
  • Vice Chairman, Liver Transplant Division – Hospital Dr C Argerich, Buenos Aires
  • Chief, Liver & Transplant Unit – Sanatorio Trinidad Mitre, Buenos Aires