University of Nebraska Medical Center

Alexander Maskin, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery
Surgical Director, kidney and pancreas transplant programs, UNMC/Nebraska Medicine

Alexander Maskin, MD, FACS

Dr. Maskin currently serves as the surgical director for the kidney and pancreas transplant programs at UNMC and its primary clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine. In his role, he coordinates all aspects of care for these patients from the evaluation to surgery to post-operative management. The department performs about 170 kidney transplants a year, with about 40 from living donors, and about five pancreas transplants. Dr. Maskin also performs vascular access (peritoneal dialysis) on transplant patients in addition to general surgical procedures.

Dr. Maskin serves on many regional and national committees of American Society of Transplant Surgeons, including recently on the vascular composite allograft group and currently on the business practices committee.

  • MD: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Residency: General Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York
  • Fellowship: Department of Transplant Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Board certification
American Board of Surgery
Research interests

Dr. Maskin has been serving for years as a co-medical director for LiveOn Nebraska, the local organ procurement organization. In this role, he helps coordinate donor services and medical issues and consult on organ allocation in our region. He has performed research on organ acquisition and the costs of transplantation in the United States.

Additionally, he is involved in novel organ procurement techniques such as the OCS Liver pump and Normothermic Regional Perfusion for increasing organ utilization. Currently, he is also initiating a robotic kidney transplant program, for both living donors and recipients. Previously he helped initiate Hepatitis C+ and COVID+ organ donation for our transplant programs.