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The University of Cincinnati section of surgical oncology delivers compassionate state-of-the-art care to patients with cancer and allied diseases, and has the distinction of offering clinical programs that draw patient referrals from across the United
States, particularly in the Midwest. Our nationally known physicians are all board certified in general surgery and have supplemental fellowship training in cancer surgery. Recognized by Best Doctors in America and Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctors
in Cincinnati, our physicians and staff provide an outstanding level of care and work closely with other medical disciplines.
Clinical and basic science research by the section’s faculty and interdisciplinary collaborations with other researchers in the surgery department and the UC College of Medicine have gained national attention. Patients are offered state-of-the-art
treatment protocols and access to innovative clinical trials as part of the UC Cancer Institute.
The section of surgical oncology is headquartered at the UC Health Barrett Center, a comprehensive cancer treatment center accredited by the American College of Surgeons. The majority of operative procedures are performed at University of Cincinnati Medical
Center, UC Health West Chester Hospital and The Christ Hospital. The section’s faculty surgeons also staff the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The section also provides physician staffing at the UC Health Physicians
Office North and Women’s Health Center on our West Chester campus in order to meet the needs for surgical oncology services in northern Cincinnati suburbs.
UC has formed a strategic partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and University
of Cincinnati Medical Center to establish the Cincinnati Cancer Center, a joint cancer center that will coordinate
oncology care from childhood to adulthood in southern Ohio and beyond. By leveraging the individual cancer strengths of each institution, the Cincinnati Cancer Center will be able to provide innovative multidisciplinary cancer research and highly
specialized patient care for children and adults in our region. Together, the Cincinnati Cancer Center (CCC) will be able to advance care faster, especially for those with complex disease. The vision of the Cincinnati Cancer Center is to create a
world class cancer center leading in innovation to eliminate cancer, with a goal of achieving the highly prestigious National Cancer Institute designation.
The surgical oncology section offers:
The Pancreatic Disease Center, directed by Dr. Syed Ahmad, is among the most active in the world and focuses on the
multidisciplinary care of patients with benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas. The autologous islet cell procedure, for treating chronic pancreatitis, is offered as one of only two programs offering this in the United States.
See a story and video on the WCPO Channel 9 website concerning "Give Hope" for pancreatic cancer research.
Syed A. Ahmad, MD (Chief)Alicia Heelan, MD, MSTammy M. Holm, MD, PhDJaime D. Lewis, MDSameer Patel, MDElizabeth A. Shaughnessy, MD, PhDJeffrey J. Sussman, MDGregory C. Wilson, MD
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