Pancreatic Cancer Experts

Our pancreatic cancer team is one of the most experienced in the country. Every year, more than 800 people come to Memorial Sloan Kettering for treatment of a pancreatic cyst or pancreatic cancer.

The group of more than 30 experts includes surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, and pathologists. They are recognized worldwide for their strengths in diagnosing and treating tumors of the pancreas.

The team meets regularly to discuss patients’ medical information. Team members work together to give patients an accurate diagnosis and develop individual treatment plans. Having representatives from many different areas involved in your care ensures that you’ll receive the treatment that is best for you.

Many of our doctors are also clinical investigators. This means patients under our care have access to some of the newest approaches and can participate in clinical trials.

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

Surgery

Vinod P. Balachandran
Member, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
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
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
Pictured: Peter 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
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery; Director, Hepatopancreatobiliary Fellowship Program; Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
William R. Jarnagin, MD
Chief, Hepatopancreatobiliary Service; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Director of Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives

Radiology

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Vinod P. Balachandran
Member, David M. Rubenstein Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Pictured: Peter 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
Enid A. Haupt Chair in Surgery; Director, Hepatopancreatobiliary Fellowship Program; Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
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
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery; Head, Division of General Surgical Oncology; Leslie H. Blumgart Chair in Surgery
William R. Jarnagin, MD
Chief, Hepatopancreatobiliary Service; Benno C. Schmidt Chair in Surgical Oncology
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Director of Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives

Gastroenterology and Preventive Oncology

Robert C. Kurtz, MD -- Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service
Chief, Gastroenterology and Nutrition Service

Medical Oncology

Radiation Therapy

Christopher Crane
Vice Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology
Richard M. Gewanter, MD -- Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology
Chief, Commack/Rockville Center Radiation Oncology

Social Work