Sabino Zani Jr.

Associate Professor of Surgery

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: DUMC 3247, 456E Seeley G. Mudd Bldg, Raleigh, NC 27710
  • Office Phone: +1 919 684 6553
  • Email Address:


  • M.D. Albany Medical College, 2003

Representative Publications

  • Moris, Dimitrios, and Sabino Zani. “The role of ERAS in robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy.” Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol 9, no. 7 (July 2024): 594–95.
  • Howell, Thomas Clark, Kristen E. Rhodin, Brian Shaw, Jiayin Bao, Elishama Kanu, Sabran Masoud, Alex J. Bartholomew, et al. “Contemporary trends and outcomes after liver transplantation and resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma.” J Gastrointest Surg 28, no. 5 (May 2024): 738–45.
  • Kuemmerli, Christoph, Gianpaolo Balzano, Stefan A. Bouwense, Marco Braga, Mariëlle Coolsen, Sara K. Daniel, Christos Dervenis, et al. “Are enhanced recovery protocols after pancreatoduodenectomy still efficient when applied in elderly patients? A systematic review and individual patient data meta-analysis.” J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci 31, no. 5 (May 2024): 308–17.
  • Rhodin, Kristen E., Stacy Goins, Ryan Kramer, Austin M. Eckhoff, Garth Herbert, Kevin N. Shah, Peter J. Allen, et al. “Simple versus radical cholecystectomy and survival for pathologic stage T1B gallbladder cancer.” HPB (Oxford) 26, no. 4 (April 2024): 594–602.
  • DeLaura, Isabel, Jeremy Sharib, John M. Creasy, Samuel I. Berchuck, Dan G. Blazer, Michael E. Lidsky, Kevin N. Shah, and Sabino Zani. “Defining the learning curve for robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy for a single surgeon following experience with laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy.” J Robot Surg 18, no. 1 (March 16, 2024): 126.