I am a surgical oncologist with special training in cancers of the colon, rectum, appendix, and anus. My interests include surgical techniques for rectal cancer that avoid colostomy and preserve bowel and sexual function, laparoscopic surgery for colorectal tumors, colon cancer in children and young adults, and liver metastases.
My laboratory studies the genetic basis underlying the growth and metastatic spread of colorectal cancer and is developing genetic tests to aid in the management of colon and rectal cancers.
- Clinical Expertise: Gastrointestinal Cancers: Colon, Rectal, Anal, and Appendix; Preservation of Bowel and Sexual Function in Rectal Cancer Patients; Laparoscopic Surgery for Colorectal Tumors; Colon Cancer in Teenagers and Young Adults; Colorectal Liver Metastases
- Languages Spoken: English
- Education: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
- Residencies: University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
- Fellowships: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
- Board Certifications: Surgery
Selected Book Chapters
“Carcinoid tumors.” Paty PB, Sigurdson E. In: Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. Cohen A, Winawer S, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1994.
“Sarcoma.” Paty PB, Sigurdson E. In: Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. Cohen A, Winawer S, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1994.
“Lymphoma.” Paty PB, Sigurdson E. In: Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. Cohen A, Winawer S, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1994.
“Molecular biology of non-familial colorectal cancer.” Guillem JG, Paty PB, Rosen N. In: Cancer of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus. Cohen A, Winawer S, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1994.
“Straight colorectal and coloanal anastomosis.” Paty PB. In: Rectal Cancer Surgery: Optimization, Standardisation, Documentation. Soreide O, ed. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag; 1997.
“Technique for placement of the hepatic artery infusion pump.” Espat NJ, Paty PB. In: Handbook of Hepatobiliary Surgery. Chamberlain R, Blumgart LH, eds. Austin, TX: Landes Bioscience; 2000.
“Intra-arterial chemotherapy for liver tumors.” Kemeny NE, Sigurdson ER, Paty PB. In: Surgery of the Liver and Biliary Tract. Blumgart L, Fong Y, eds. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2000.
“Surgery of colon cancer.” Culliford AT, Paty PB. In: Colorectal Cancer: Multimodality Management. Saltz LB, eds. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press; 2002.
“Colorectal cancer — metastatic (palliation).” D’Angelica M, Idrees K, Paty P, Blumgart L. The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Wolff BG, Fleshman JW, Beck DE, Pemberton JH, Wexner SD, eds. New York: Springer-Verlag; 2006.
Research is integral to our mission at Memorial Sloan Kettering, and clinical trials help us discover better forms of patient care and treatment. For you, this could mean access to a new therapy or therapy combination. Click to see a list of the trials I’m currently leading.