Parsia Vagefi, M.D., Professor and Executive Vice Chair of Strategy and Finance in UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Surgery, serves as the Chief of the Division of Surgical Transplantation. Dr. Vagefi specializes in liver transplant and complex hepatobiliary surgery.

Dr. Vagefi holds an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. He earned his medical degree at Yale School of Medicine and completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He performed his residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and then completed a fellowship in abdominal transplant at the University of California, San Francisco, before returning to Harvard as a staff surgeon with increasingly higher levels of responsibility. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in January 2018.

Dr. Vagefi is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of several other professional organizations, including the Society of University Surgeons, Halsted Society, Society of Clinical Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association.


Medical School
Yale School of Medicine (2004)
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (2009), Surgery
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center (2011), Transplant Surgery