Leslie H. Blumgart, MD, FRCS, FACS

Leslie H. Blumgart, MD, FRCS, FACS


Clinical Expertise

Benign and Malignant Disease of the Liver and Bile Ducts; Pancreatic Cancer

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About Me


MD, University of Sheffield


Surgery - Royal Hospital of Sheffield


Surgery - Nottingham General Hospital; - Sheffield Royal Infirmary

Board Certifications

Surgery (U.K.)

I am a surgeon with extensive experience in hepatobiliary disease, particularly in patients with liver, bile duct, gallbladder, or pancreatic cancers. I also have a special expertise in biliary tract reconstruction.

There are some 20 surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists working in the Hepatobiliary Disease Management Program. We all work closely as a team and meet frequently to determine the most appropriate treatment for each patient, review research, and organize the team to achieve the best possible care for patients.

Over the years, my clinical and research work has contributed to the understanding and management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and especially of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. My research has included studies on the surgical management of tumors of the gall bladder, bile ducts, and liver as well as the control of blood loss during major operations and the assessment of risk factors in patients undergoing major liver and biliary operations.

I have lectured extensively both in the United States and internationally and have published the leading international text on hepatobiliary surgery, which is now in its fifth edition.


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Research and Publications

Jarnagin WR, Belghiti J, Büchler MW, Chapman WC, D’Angelica MI, DeMatteo RP, Hann LE, Blumgart LH (eds). Blumgart’s Surgery of the Liver, Biliary Tract, and Pancreas, 5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2012.

Blumgart LH. Video Atlas: Liver, Biliary & Pancreatic Surgery. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier, 2010.

Blumgart LH, Fong Y, Jarnagin WR (eds). Hepatobiliary Cancer: The American Cancer Society Atlas of Clinical Oncology. Hamilton, Ont: BC Decker, 2001.

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Blumgart’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.