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David A. Geller, MD, a specialist in transplant surgery at UPMC CancerCenter
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David A. Geller, MD

Co-Director, UPMC Liver Cancer Center


Specialty:

  • Transplant Surgery

Sub Specialty:

  • Surgery

Affiliations:

  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC Horizon
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • UPMC St Margaret

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MD, Northwestern University - Feinberg, Chicago, IL

Residency:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Dr. Geller is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Director of the UPMC Liver Cancer Center. As a hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon at the Starzl Transplant Institute, his clinical interests center on the evaluation and management of patients with liver cancers. He is focusing on novel and minimally invasive approaches for the treatment of liver cancer. He has particular operative expertise in performing laparoscopic liver resections and laparoscopic radiofrequency ablations of liver tumors. Dr. Geller is a member of many professional and scientific societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of University Surgeons, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.

Dr. Geller has published 320 scientific papers and chapters. He is often a guest lecturer speaking on the management of liver tumors and has presented at more than 410 meetings or seminars. He has research grants from the NIH and is active in clinical trials for liver cancer. His research interests include transcriptional regulation of the human iNOS gene, molecular mechanisms of liver injury, and gene therapy for liver cancer.



8/22/2018
very thorough, gave excellent care and information--both doctor and PA.

8/20/2018
Dr Geller is the best in my book! His staff is excellent as well.

8/15/2018
awesome

8/15/2018
Dr.Geller and his Staff treated me with courteously and respected.They answered all my question.Terrific

8/15/2018
The experience was very good. Everyone was very nice and professional. Completely pleased with my visit.

8/15/2018
Dr. Geller is knowledgeable, skilled, and I am completely confident in his assessment of my condition. His office assistant does not follow through on making appointments. She is pleasant enough, but I don't feel she is really good at her job.

8/13/2018
always professional ,willing to listen and explain in a way l understood.

8/6/2018
my experience w/Dr. Geller was quite positive although I expected more information concerning what to do about the fat content surrounding my liver.

8/6/2018
I am satisfied every time I visit Dr. Geller, with him and the staff and all others I have come in contact.

7/30/2018
Excellent Patient care. Friendly, caring, helpful, and informative.

7/26/2018
Dr Geller and staff are always so polite and right to the point of visit

7/25/2018
Sr Geller and team are very professional and courteous in dealing with me. Thank You!!!

7/25/2018
There were able to minimize the number of visits I had to make to complete all required tests which was helpful.

7/25/2018
Dr. Geller's office is run incredibly efficient. He is prompt, thorough and simply a nice person. That's a great compliment to a physician of his caliber and expertise. He's a very busy person yet takes the time with his patients. His support personnel is great, as well.

7/23/2018
Felt comfortable. Information was provided about the liver lesion, suggested procedure of care, and information about liver cancer.

7/23/2018
Had great care from this physician while hospitalized and during follow up visit.

7/18/2018
excellent care

7/11/2018
was very informative and straight forward as what to expect regarding my surgery.

7/9/2018
Dr. Geller is a great and informative doctor.

7/9/2018
Even coming the 2 hour drive to get to see Dr.Gellar it is well worth it he is a top Doctor that I have ever seen.

6/28/2018
I was pleased with the efficiency of the visit.

6/28/2018
All good, even the wait was fine.

6/25/2018
I was very impressed by the efficiency and care I was given at Dr. Geller's office. I would trust him and his team treating this cancer.

6/25/2018
I have been seeing Dr. Geller for 12 years. He always listens to my concerns, explains everything thoroughly & makes sure that I understand. He never seems rushed & he always seems truly concerned about my health.

6/13/2018
great

6/13/2018
the dr and nurses were great

6/13/2018
I have only had good experiences with my provider and I am very happy with his care and concern with my condition and recovery.

6/11/2018
Dr Gellar is an excellent Dr

6/6/2018
Doctors have been excellent, staff has been friendly

6/6/2018
I really liked how Dr Geller listened to all my questions. I had my sister with me, she just recently retired from being a nurse and she has a good understanding of it all.

6/6/2018
Dr. Geller is a gifted surgeon and a thoughtful health care consultant. We are blessed to know him.

5/31/2018
Always is concerned about my health

5/30/2018
excellent they made me feel very comfortable and put me at ease

5/30/2018
I always have a great visit

5/30/2018
My visit with Dr Geller and his staff are always pleasant, well-informed, timely. I'm very pleased with my specialized health care through this office. My questions and concerns are always addressed and respected!

5/23/2018
straight forward approach I respect that

5/23/2018
All good

5/21/2018
My husband and I were taken back to exam room very soon after our arrival. The person who took my blood pressure and pulse said Dr, Geller was ahead and keeping up with his patients and it would be shortly that he and nurse would be in. We waited almost 40 minutes before nurse came in. Dr Geller came in with another gentlemen and shook our hands and said everything was good from my MRI.

5/21/2018
No sense of urgency for a very serious health issue. Test taking way to long to schedule.

5/14/2018
I always receive professional and treated courteously by doctors and staff.

5/7/2018
excellent results

5/7/2018
i good experience

5/2/2018
I have complete faith in Dr. Geller and his staff. Have received excellent care and guidance over the 3 years he has taken care of me for an ongoing health issue.

5/2/2018
all Good

4/30/2018
outstanding doctor

4/30/2018
Dr. Geller is an excellent physician and surgeon. He has given me a new lease on life several times by removing my cancer.

4/26/2018
I feel that Dr. Geller and his staff are the best. They listen and respond to questions and are always friendly to me. If asked a question, they will always check for me.

4/25/2018
Due to the state of my mind for this visit, I would say that it was a good experience and the staff has always been in contact with me.

4/23/2018
very polite and interested in helping me

4/23/2018
Dr. Geller is always smiling and makes me want to smile. He takes time to talk to you and always asks if you have any questions. He explains so you can understand t he problems/solutions.

4/23/2018
I always get a clear understanding of my treatment and feel confident I am receiving the best care for my condition.

4/18/2018
I wanted more time for discussion as to what was to happen next.

4/9/2018
excellent

4/2/2018
The doctor was very helpful explaining my health issues and options for care.

3/28/2018
Dr Gellar is very kind and professional and was prompt

3/28/2018
Very good visit in and out fast and CT scan went very well and everybody was nice and very help full be back in three months.

3/28/2018
I was surprised by the quickness of the visit. I came to see Dr Geller through Dr Wallace, my regular gastro; Dr Wallace felt Dr Geller was the best possible match for my condition. In all honesty I felt rather overwhelmed by the rapid fire talking during my exam,a bit stressed out by the speed involved! Ten minutes from blood pressure check to being scheduled for surgery! Extremley efficiant but rather intimidating! I still am not completly clear on how the surgeey will go or even if I am having outpatient or staying a few days?

3/21/2018
Took time to explain everything. this was a follow up to a surgery.

3/21/2018
Both Dr. Geller and the nurse William made me feel at ease and comfortable with getting such scary news. I especially appreciated nurse William sitting down with us at the end of the visit and reviewing what was going to take place in the future.

3/19/2018
I am very pleased to have Dr. Geller for my specialist.

3/19/2018
Dr Geller is the best! His nurses are Great too!!

3/12/2018
always on time. always prepared for your visit with full knowledge of your medical history

3/12/2018
Great care.

3/12/2018
all good

3/5/2018
was very pleased with the experience I received today. Everyone who I talked to and saw was very courteous and helpful.

2/28/2018
Always valuable information from Dr Geller & his team. He is the best when it come to the cancer that had spread to my liver. Highly recommend!

2/28/2018
this was the initial consultation for planned liver cancer surgery. overall impression of Passavant and Dr. Geller is positive. Time will tell.

2/26/2018
Not enough time spent, and did not offer any resolution to my illness.

2/26/2018
Excellent & professional personal oriented care by staff and administrative personnel.

2/26/2018
Dr Geller provided the news that my surgery that he performed and the subsequent chemotherapy treatments were successful and that I am cancer free. The visit could not have gone any better!!

2/26/2018
Dr. Geller and his staff have been excellent in the 9 years I have been seeing them. I am very satisfied.

2/21/2018
The entire visit and all involved in the visit were absolutely wonderful. The visit went so fast there were concerns I had that I forgot to ask the physician but I was given the opportunity to review my concerns with the RN Bill who was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions

2/19/2018
Have always been seen on time and treated with respect ,all guestions have been answered

2/12/2018
Dr Geller was great, he was knowledgeable and put my mind at ease after several months of not having answers about my liver disease.

2/12/2018
Very informative visit with a positive outlook for medical care.

2/12/2018
Basically very good but it helped that I received a clean bill of health regarding my liver.

2/7/2018
Dr. Gellar is a leading expert in his field. I feel grateful to be his patient. I felt like he was rushed during the appointment. However, if I had to choose a liver surgeon, I would always choose him and I would always recommend him to someone else.

1/29/2018
Everyone from Dr. Geller to his office staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

1/24/2018
My wife and I were treated with respect. Everyone was very helpful.

1/22/2018
very good doctor

1/22/2018
Dr. Geller is a brilliant surgeon. I am grateful for his expertise.

1/17/2018
great doctor

1/8/2018
everything was good

1/8/2018
Dr. David A. Geller is a very busy doctor and gives you his undivided attention when talking to you.

1/8/2018
Excellent doctor

1/3/2018
Excellent very professional. Dr David Geller gave me/us Hope and a clear path ahead.

1/3/2018
Provider was very familiar with medical history and test result. I felt very confident iI was receiving good care.

12/18/2017
I was very please with my first experience with Dr. Geller. He took his time to explain my medical condition, offer his opinion, discuss my plan of care with me and answer all of my questions. Scheduler Georgi was very helpful and Bill, RN went above and beyond. I couldn't be happier with Dr. Geller and his staff. I highly recommend them all!

12/11/2017
Tough the information provided couldn't be called "good" I've nothing but good experiences with "the provider" and related staff.

12/6/2017
All is good!!!

12/6/2017
very professional explained everything on time

12/6/2017
Great work.

11/22/2017
I have total confidence in Dr. Geller and want to recognize Bill who works with him. He has been a great help to me always over the years and gets back to me with answers to my questions and I am much appreciative of his help and genuine caring.

10/30/2017
this was my second visit in the last four years for liver cancer. I cannot say enough about the care I was given by Dr. Geller and his staff.

10/30/2017
waited for 1.5 hours too be seen by doctor

10/30/2017
Dr. Geller and his staff are wonderful, caring, helpful people! They put you at ease from the start!

10/26/2017
Always good to see Dr. Geller.

10/16/2017
Dr geller is a great doctor

10/11/2017
everyone was very nice took time to talk to you and listen to you

10/9/2017
Dr. Geller and his office staff are the absolute BEST.

10/9/2017
Dr. Geller is a great doctor with a great staff. I always look forward to my yearly visit. My sister sings his praises. So fortunate to be under his care.

9/13/2017
The absolute best!

9/11/2017
Friendly,professional,concerned, helpful, doctor and staff that made me feel like more than just a patient. Showed concern and compassion to me and my family.

8/21/2017
I trust DR GELLER'S opinion very much I feel furtinate that he is the DR caring for me, thank you very much

7/27/2017
Feel I am very lucky to have Dr. Geller as my surgeon. Bill (RN COORD) is very receptive and responds promptly if I have any questions.

7/10/2017
Dr. Geller and his staff are fantastic. I would refer my family to him, if needed.

6/26/2017
ALL VERY GOOD EXPERIENCES

6/19/2017
best place to go for liver diseases!

6/19/2017
They are an exceptional team

5/31/2017
Information was concise, complete and easy to understand.

5/31/2017
in my belief I would not be alive if it were not for this doctor an his staff.

5/22/2017
I have nothing but praise for Dr. Geller and his staff and office personnel.

5/15/2017
Dr Gellar and his nurse were excellent. They gave me the worst possible news (stage 4 cancer) with compassion and optimism about my recovery.

5/15/2017
Seemed rushed, but efficient and professional.

5/8/2017
Dr. Geller is a very pleasant, focused physician.

4/24/2017
Prompt service. Explained upcoming surgery. Calm, professional approach

4/24/2017
We were very happy with the level of care provided by the staff at Montefiore Hospital and Sarris Clinic.

4/17/2017
In general, I was very satisfied with the competency of all the staff and the friendliness. I would definately recommend this facility and continue to consult for answers to my illness.

4/3/2017
They are about as good as it gets.

4/3/2017
Wish I had a little more time to discuss options with Dr Gellar. I plan to follow up through the nursing staff with additional questions. We'll see how well those are followed up.

3/16/2017
Dr. Geller is an accomplished surgeon. I never had misgivings or discomfort about his ability to perform the surgeries successfully.

3/16/2017
Dr. Geller' s staff provides very good follow up to questions & concerns.

3/13/2017
This was my first appointment and everyone was very nice and concerned about my care.

2/20/2017
I greatly appreciated Kathleen's care and concern for my blood pressure and the medical ass't as well. Appreciated Frank in radiology being able to start my I.V. and his concern for my well-being. Appreciate Dr. Geller always looking out for me.

2/6/2017
Exceptional patient oriented professional care treating like a member of ones family.

2/6/2017
My experience was positive. My Dr. answered everything I asked but he seemed in a rush to the point I didnt have time to think of my questains.

2/6/2017
The doctor and staff are excellent.

2/6/2017
Switched from Blue to UPMC ( not by choice) I now know it was God doing for me what I could not do for myself. Dr Geller is the best not matter the out come, thank you Dr Geller!!!

1/25/2017
Dr. Geller is an amazing and caring physician. He is so kind and compassionate towards me every time I see him.

1/23/2017
I was very satisfied with Dr. Geller and staff.

1/18/2017
all good

1/9/2017
I came over from AGH and I was not happy about the move at first but Dr Gelier and his staff made it much easier

1/9/2017
very good, I feel Dr. Geller saved my life!

12/22/2016
dr Geller is terrific!

12/19/2016
I credit Dr. Geller with saving my life. I hold him in the highest possible regard.

12/19/2016
Seemed efficient and courteous

12/19/2016
Excelent provider

12/7/2016
my husband and I were pleasant with our visit with Dr. Geller and staff.

11/30/2016
wonderful experience. great Doctor and staff

11/21/2016
He is very good and communicate with me very well.

11/9/2016
I don't feel that Dr. Gellar was prepared for my appt. He spent about 5 minutes with me, told me if I had another pancreatic attack to go to the hospital.

11/9/2016
Doctor Geller saved my life with his expertise skills staff bedside manner and just everything. I am so very thankful for him and I have been truly blessed to have him as my surgeon. With him I feel all my concerns are met and I don't worry about my health concerns all because of Doctor Geller. He is a blessing to all of his patients.

10/26/2016
very efficient and productive surgery follow-up appointment.

10/24/2016
Dr geller is an extremely knowledgeable and personable provider! He answers my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend DrGeller as well as his office!

10/24/2016
Excellent service.

10/10/2016
clearly very knowledgable very routine for provider

10/5/2016
outstanding doctor and staff. I feel very comfortable with having my care in their hands.

10/3/2016
My concerns were listened to and answered satisfactorily. I was treated with respect by everyone I saw.

9/19/2016
The nurse Vicki that assist us is always very helpful. She is great during a time like this

9/19/2016
very professional

9/19/2016
10 years cancer free after Stage IV tumor removed from my liver. That's all good!!!

9/12/2016
Very professional and friendly staff. Dr. Geller was very approachable and respectful.

9/7/2016
We are very pleased with Dr. Geller.