Gallbladder & Bile Duct Cancers: Our Team of Experts

At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, patients with gallbladder and bile duct cancer are treated by a multidisciplinary team of doctors who specialize in treating these cancers. Our team includes surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, interventional radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and nurses who work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient.

Because our doctors are also leading clinical investigators, patients under our care have access to the newest approaches and can participate in clinical trials.

Select from the list below to learn more about our gallbladder and bile duct cancer specialists, their education, training, board certification, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Surgery

Ronald DeMatteo, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Acting Chief, Colorectal Service; Director, General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
Ronald DeMatteo
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
William R. Jarnagin, MD
William R. Jarnagin
Chief, Hepatopancreatobiliary Service; Director, Hepatobiliary Fellowship Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery
Pictured: Peter Allen
Peter J. Allen
Associate Director for Clinical Programs, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery
Leslie H. Blumgart, MD, FRCS, FACS
Leslie H. Blumgart
Daniel G. Coit, MD, FACS
Daniel G. Coit
Michael I. D'Angelica, MD
Michael I. D'Angelica
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery
T. Peter Kingham, MD
T. Peter Kingham

Minimally Invasive Surgery

William R. Jarnagin, MD
William R. Jarnagin
Chief, Hepatopancreatobiliary Service; Director, Hepatobiliary Fellowship Program; Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery
Pictured: Peter Allen
Peter J. Allen
Associate Director for Clinical Programs, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research; Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery
Michael I. D'Angelica, MD
Michael I. D'Angelica
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery
Ronald DeMatteo, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Acting Chief, Colorectal Service; Director, General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
Ronald DeMatteo
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
T. Peter Kingham, MD
T. Peter Kingham

Gastroenterology

Robert C. Kurtz, MD -- Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service
Robert C. Kurtz
Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service
Hans Gerdes, MD
Hans Gerdes
Pictured: Mark A. Schattner, MD, FACP, CNSP
Mark A. Schattner

Interventional Radiology

Stephen B. Solomon, MD -- Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
Stephen B. Solomon
Chief, Interventional Radiology Service
Pictured: Allison S. Aguado
Allison S. Aguado
William Alago, MD
William Alago
Lynn A. Brody, MD
Lynn A. Brody
Karen T. Brown, MD, FSIR
Karen T. Brown
Anne Covey, MD
Anne Covey
Jeremy D. Durack, MD, MS
Jeremy C. Durack
George I. Getrajdman, MD
George I. Getrajdman
Majid Maybody, MD
Majid Maybody
Constantinos T. Sofocleous, MD, PhD
Constantinos T. Sofocleous
Raymond H. Thornton, MD -- Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology
Raymond H. Thornton
Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Performance Improvement, Department of Radiology

Medical Oncology

Radiation Therapy

Social Work

Nursing

Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.