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Director, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine SurgeryCo-Director, Neuroendocrine Cancer ClinicProfessor of Surgery
- Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
Primary Office: 4644 JCPIowa City, IA 52242
Primary Office Phone: 319-356-1727
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fellowship, Surgical Research Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis, MOResidency, General Surgery, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MOFellowship, Clinical, Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center
Iowa Medical License Iowa Board of MedicineCertified, Advanced Trauma Life SupportBoard Certified, General Surgery American Board of SurgeryQualifying Examination American Board of SurgeryRecertification Examination American Board of Surgery
I am a Surgical Oncologist and Endocrine Surgeon who specializes in taking care of patients with cancers of the pancreas, liver, GI tract, soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands; I am co-director of the neuroendocrine cancer clinic, Division Director of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa. My area of research expertise is in Familial Cancer Syndromes, genetic linkage, gene discovery, and gene expression studies. My postdoctoral training at Washington University under Helen Donis-Keller, Ph.D. and Samuel Wells, M.D., was directed at the identification of the gene for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2. As a faculty member, my focus has been the genetics of Juvenile Polyposis, which led to the discovery of the 2 predisposing genes. More recently, I have developed a large clinical practice and research interest in the genetics of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Our current research focus is the study of gene expression profiles in pancreatic and small bowel NETs to identify new targets for imaging and treatment, and collection of families to search for predisposing genes.
Mutations in the SMAD4/DPC4 gene in juvenile polyposis .
Date Last Modified: 06/07/2014 -
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