Sylvester Black

Sylvester Black, MD

  • Transplant
  • General Surgery
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-8746

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Pancreatic Islets Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplantation

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Northwestern University Medical School


University of Minnesota Hospital & Clinics
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2010


Transplant Surgery
Toronto General Hospital
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

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Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

American Board of Surgery

My Department


My Division

Transplant Surgery


56 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Excellent all around.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2019

An excellent doctor. He listened to me with genuine interest and made good attempts to answer all my questions. He was very kind to my wife and I.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2018

Love Dr. Black. Amazing doctor. Phenomenal surgeon. Bedside manner is astonishing - always listens, explains thing thoroughly & easy to understand.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

If Dr. Black was located in my town I would be on his patient list right now! A great doctor! This was the best visit to a doctor office ever. So great.

Reviewed on Jul 09, 2018

My care providers, in my opinion, are the best in the business.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Very pleased with care.

Reviewed on May 30, 2018

Dr. Black is amazing. Listens so intently. Answers all questions. Truly cares. Is friendly and positive. An excellent surgeon. Top notch!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018


Reviewed on Mar 01, 2018


Reviewed on Mar 01, 2018

Dr. Black was simply incredible. Listened carefully, explained everything in easy to understand terms, spent so much time with us. Fantastic bedside manner. Very kind, very wise. Just really adored him.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Black has reported no relationships with companies or entities.