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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgery
Pancreatic Cancer
Allen Bar
Dr. Bar
Amy Cha
A. Cha
Daniel Dempsey
D. Dempsey
Matt Kirkland
Dr. Kirkland
Major Kenneth Lee
M. K. Lee
Jon Morris
J. Morris
Steven Raper
Dr. Raper
Alan Schuricht
Dr. Schuricht
Charles Vollmer
C. Vollmer
David Wernsing
Dr. Wernsing
Noel Williams
Dr. Williams

The pancreatic cancer program provides a multimodality approach which includes the faculty from the gastrointestinal division, radiology division, interventional radiology section and the medical and radiotherapy oncologists at the Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania. It draws upon the resources of the comprehensive cancer center.

pancreasDiagnostic studies and staging studies as well as three dimensional imaging studies are performed. The MRI Section provides cholangiography and arteriography for accurate staging of pancreatic cancers. All patients are evaluated by specialists from the Radiotherapy Section and the Medical Oncology Section to coordinate treatment in concert with surgical resection.

The division surgeons have pioneered the multimodality therapy of pancreatic carcinoma and have extensive experience in resective therapy for malignant tumors of the head and body of the pancreas (Whipple procedure) as well as those located in the body and tail of the pancreas. Care is carefully coordinated with the Nutrition Support Service, providing expert nutritional care during the periods of surgical and post surgical therapy.

Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC)
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center - West Pavilion, 4th Floor (HUP)
266 Wright-Saunders Building (PPMC)
700 Spruce Street - Garfield Duncan Building (PAH)

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-662-2626 or 800-789-PENN

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