Alexandre N. Darani, MD MSc, is Pediatric Surgeon at Montefiore and Assistant Professor of Surgery at our Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical focus is surgery in children and newborns. He also specializes in pediatric hepatobiliary surgery, including the management of portal hypertension, liver and kidney transplant surgery, minimally invasive thoracic and abdominal surgery, neonatal surgery, oncology and short bowel syndrome management.
In 1999, Dr. Darani received his Doctor of Medicine from the Federal Public Health Office of Switzerland after completing Medical School at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lausanne. In 2001, Dr. Darani completed a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at the Polytechnic School of Montreal and the Research Centre at St. Justine Children’s Hospital in Canada, focusing on biomaterials and tissue engineering. He returned to Switzerland to continue his training, completing residency in Pediatric Surgery at Lausanne University Hospital in 2002, General Surgery residency at the Jura-Bernois Canton Hospital in 2004, and Neonatology Intensive Care at Lausanne University Hospital in 2005. To follow, Dr. Darani completed 3 years of specialization in Pediatric Surgery at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital through the University of Cape Town before returning to Geneva. He became Fellow in Pediatric Surgery and Urology at the University Children’s Hospital at the University of Geneva in 2011. After working one year as an Attending Pediatric Surgeon in the Italian side of Switzerland, he subspecialized in pediatric hepatobiliary and transplant surgery completing a three-year Pediatric Transplant Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, Australia in 2016 and a two-year Fellowship in Transplant Surgery at the Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago in 2018.
Dr. Darani’s clinical research work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and chapters and has been presented nationally and internationally. His current research focus on translational research related to biomedical engineering like hepatic and enteric regenerative medicine and new development in minimal invasive surgery.
In 2015, Dr. Darani received the Lorimer Teaching Award for clinical surgical teaching, given to him by the Sydney Medical Program at the University of Sydney. He is board certified by the FMH College of Medicine of Switzerland and a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Swiss Pediatric Surgeons Society and the International Pediatric Transplantation Association.