On Cancer: Meet Surgeon Michael D’Angelica

By Memorial Sloan Kettering  |  Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Surgeon Michael D’Angelica – who treats patients with liver, pancreatic, and bile duct cancers – discusses the expertise of Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeons, who routinely perform complex procedures.


Hello, I´m a general surgeon and I made a training in hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, I am currently starting the program HPB surgery and I wonder if it is possible to visit and learn more of your work and learn more about your applying techniques for liver surgery, I would greatly appreciate it will indicate the process to have the opportunity to visit and learn more.
Appreciate your time, have a good week.

Hi, Luis. Please visit the Education and Training section of our website for more information about opportunities for medical professionals. You can find it at If you are from outside the United States, you may be able to participate in our International Observership Program ( Thanks for your comment!

Thanks a lot for the time and attention.

Hello again Dr. D´Angelica, a could talk the last congress in Cancún, Méx with you to the possibility of being with you in the program observership, can I send you my CV by mail to give you more information about me?.
Thank you again, regards.

Hi, Luis, for more information about our International Observership program, you can email Thank you for your comment.

Hello Dr.D'Angelica, I am general surgeon, and I also have experience working in the department for kidney and liver transplantation. I am writing to you in regards to a observership opportunity and would like to know if you had a position available.
After medical school I have completed surgical residency training in Shumakov Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs (Moscow, Russia, ) and was working as a surgeon for 2 years in liver and kidney transplant department since 2010 till 2012. I was also participating in clinical researches in this department focused on pre-/postoperative and immunosuppressive and complications management of patients underwent deceased or relative kidney or deceased liver transplantations.
Dr. D'Angelica, if you could give me the opportunity to acquired more experience in hepatobilary surgery in your hospital, I wound be truly thankful.

Also, I am a student visa holder (F1), thus i have no visa-related issues. I have passed the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CS and am currently preparing for the Step 2 CK.
Appreciate you time, kind regards.

Julia, thank you for your comment. We have forwarded your question to Dr. D'Angelica.

Thank you for a fast reply and your attention.

Hello sir. My 68 y/o Uncle was diagnosied with Pancreatic CA stage 1/2 this past week at Yale New Haven Hospital in CT. His surgeon up there is Ronald Salem. They are planning a whipple procedure. We are trying to get our family to have a second opionion with you at MSK. Tom Faheyt gave us your name. My Uncle wants this surgery immediately. I was wondering if you knew of Dr. Salem? If you did would it be possible if I was able to arrange a call to you for your opionion??
Thank you for your time.

Carol, we are sorry to hear about your uncle's diagnosis. If he would like to make an appointment with one of our specialists, please have him or his caregiver call our Physician Referral Service at 800-525-2225. Here is a link with more information:

Thanks for reaching out to us.

Hello. My 80 year old father is currently a patient at MSK for primary stomach cancer. We live in Eastchester, NY and it was first diagnosed in August, 2014 at White Plains Hospital. It was said to be a contained tumor and my dad was seen by a gastric surgeon at MSK. He was all scheduled for surgery in the fall, but unfortunately, a last minute ct-scan revealed that a few spots had grown on the liver. So, for the past couple of months he has been undergoing treatment (chemo & radiation). Most recently, a ct-scan has indicated that the gastric tumor has resolved (good news), but he still has three spots on his liver (two old and one new). This past Wednesday, he received a new type of chemotherapy. At this time, do you feel surgery for the liver is warranted? Our family would greatly appreciate your opinion. Thank you so much for your time.

Dear Jill, we are sorry to hear about your father. Unfortunately, we can't answer personal medical questions on the blog, but would encourage you to go back to the gastric surgeon he originally saw here for his advice. He is familiar with your dad's medical history and can access his medical records in order to provide a personalized assessment and give an informed recommendation. Thank you for reaching out to us.

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