Andrew P. Keaveny, M.D.

  1. Gastroenterologist
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I'm Andrew Keaveney. I'm the medical director of our liver transplant program here in Mayo Clinic in Florida, especially in the transportation. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing a patient who comes in desperately ill with end-stage liver disease.

And then they come into the office four months, 12 months later. And frankly, I may not even recognize them, because they look so much better, so much healthier. That's the great satisfaction I get knowing that our team, the liver transplant team transformed not only that person's life, but that person's family and the people they know around them. That makes the tough, the challenging parts of this job so incredibly rewarding.

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Andrew P. Keaveny, M.D., is a transplant hepatologist and the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Florida Liver Transplant program. His clinical focus includes:

  • Assessment and management of patients with cirrhosis
  • Management of the liver transplant recipient
  • Application of noninvasive testing of liver fibrosis
  • Treatment of viral hepatitis

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Keaveny collaborates with the multidisciplinary liver transplant team in developing treatment pathways and policies that provide optimal patient care.

Dr. Keaveny is passionate about postgraduate medical education — he is very active in the education of residents and fellows and has won several teaching awards for his contributions and mentorship.

Dr. Keaveny is active in clinical research, focusing on novel therapies in portal hypertension, complications of cirrhosis and outcomes after liver transplantation. He has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited a book on complications of cirrhosis and is on several editorial boards. He is a member of the major professional societies that focus on liver disease and has served on several committees of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

  1. Cirrhosis
  2. Liver failure
  3. Portal hypertension
  1. Liver transplant
  2. Living donor liver transplant
  • Hepatology
  • End-stage liver disease
  • Management of portal hypertension
  • Assessment of liver fibrosis
  • Liver transplantation
  • Long-term complications after liver transplantation
  1. 2003
    MD - Conferred Doctor of MedicineUniversity College Dublin Medical School
  2. 2003
    Fellow - HepatologyHepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Lahey Clinic Medical Center
  3. 2002
    ResidentBoston University Medical Center, Boston University
  4. 1998
    Fellow - GastroenterologyBoston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
  5. 1996
    Research FellowshipSection of Gastroenterology, Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine
  6. 1995
    Registrar - Internal Medicine and GastroenterologyDepartment of Gastroenterology and the Liver Unit, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland
  7. 1993
    Resident - MedicineBeaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  8. 1991
    InternshipSt. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin 4, Ireland
  9. 1990
    MB BCh/BAOUniversity College Dublin Medical School


  1. 2003
    GastroenterologyAmerican Board of Internal Medicine


Research activities

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