The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

Johns Hopkins Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic

About your team

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The Pancreas Multidisciplinary Cancer Clinic is designed to evaluate patients with known or suspected pancreatic cancer. The clinic is committed to a comprehensive single day evaluation incorporating all the resources available for the education, diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cancer.


Medical oncology

Dr. Laheru is an assistant Professor in Medical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
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Daniel Laheru, MD

Dr. Ross C. Donehower is a professor of oncology and medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Division of Medical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center and director of the medical oncology fellowship training program at the Johns Hopkins Oncology Center
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Ross Donehower, MD

Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee is a Professor of Oncology, Immunology, Pathology, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine. She has been developing new vaccine therapies for the treatment of cancer since 1990.
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Elizabeth Jaffee, MD

Dr. Biedrzycki is an oncology nurse practitioner for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, a clinical research associate for the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a clinical instructor for the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing.
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Barbara Biedrzycki, PhD, CRNP, AOCNP

Dr. De Jesus specializes in treating gastrointestinal malignancies with a specific focus in pancreatic cancer. Her clinical research interests are developing new treatments for localized or advanced pancreatic cancer.
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Ana De Jesus-Acosta, M.D.

Keith McIntyre, CRNP
Dung Le, MD
Luis Diaz MD
Nilo Azad, MD
Lei Zheng, MD

Radiation oncology

The Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences is dedicated to integrating the most advanced imaging and radiation technology with translational research. We have the ability to utilize 4-D CT scans to monitor the motion of the pancreas and adjacent normal tissues (kidneys and liver) during breathing motion. This can result in more accurate delivery of the radiation and allow for dose escalation to the tumor. PET/CT scans can be used to more clearly define the pancreatic tumor during treatment planning. Treatment with the Tomotherapy machine is available for selected pancreatic cases. Innovative protocols combining novel agents with radiation are available for patients with resectable and unresectable pancreatic cancer.

Fariba Asrari, MD
Phuoc Tran, MD

Surgical oncology

Christopher L. Wolfgang, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wolfgang obtained his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and residency training in General Surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
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Christopher Wolfgang, MD, PhD

Nita Ahuja, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Ahuja obtained her medical education at Duke University School of Medicine and her training in General Surgery at Johns Hopkins University. In addition, she completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Johns Hopkins focused on hepatobiliary malignancies. Her primary clinical interests are cancers and tumors of the pancreas, bile duct, stomach, colon and rectum and abdominal sarcomas.
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Nita Ahuja, MD

Dr. John L. Cameron is the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For nineteen years he served as the Chief of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Cameron obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1958, and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1962. All of his training in General and Thoracic Surgery was obtained at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Cameron has had a long-standing interest in alimentary tract diseases, and specifically in pancreatic cancer. He has operated upon more patients with pancreatic cancer, and done more Whipple resections than any other surgeon in the world. He has been a leader in Alimentary Tract Surgery for many years.
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John Cameron, MD

Jin He M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is board-certified in general surgery and fellowship-trained in complex surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary (liver, pancreas and bile ducts) surgery. He earned his medical degree from Beijing Medical University and performed postdoctoral oncology research at the UT Southwestern Medical Center. He was then trained in general surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed clinical fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in both surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.
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Jin He, MD, PhD

Dr. Makary specializes in laparoscopic pancreas surgery and directs the Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Makary is the Mark Ravitch Chair in Gastrointestinal Surgery and an active researcher in both minimally-invasive surgery and health services research.
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Martin Makary, MD

Matthew J. Weiss, MD

Gastroenterology

Marcia (Mimi) Canto is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Endoscopy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Canto received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the Philippines in Manila in 1981 (summa cum laude). She received her Doctor of Medicine degree in 1985 from the University of the Philippines and completed her training in Internal Medicine from State University of New York Sciences Center in Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York.
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Marcia (Mimi) Canto, MD, MHS

Michael Goggins is a 1988 graduate of the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He did his internal medicine residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology in St. James' hospital, Dublin. He was a Lecturer in Medicine in Trinity College from 1992-1995. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1991 and his European Diploma in Gastroenterology in 1995.
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Michael Goggins, MD

Anne Marie Lennon, MD, PhD
Eun Ji Shin, MD
Vikesh Singh, MD

Pathology

Not all tumors that involve the pancreas are pancreatic cancer. Over forty distinct tumors of the pancreas have been described, and in many instances the type of tumor will determine the most appropriate treatment. The faculty of The Department of Pathology integrate the most advanced diagnostic technologies with translational research to provide cutting edge diagnostic excellence. We have extensive expertise in both Surgical Pathology (the interpretation of biopsies and surgically resected materials), and in Cytopathology (the interpretation of cells that are removed from tissues by fine needle aspiration).

Ralph H. Hruban is a Professor of Pathology and Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Director of The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, and Director of the Division of Gastrointestinal/Liver Pathology. Dr. Hruban has written over 400 scientific papers, 80 book chapters and reviews, and three books.
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Ralph Hruban, MD

Syed Ali, MD

Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging

Elliot Fishman, MD
Dr. Horton earned her medical degree and completed her clinical training in Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
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Karen Horton, MD

Satomi Kawamoto, MD

Genetics Counseling Referral

National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry

Dr. Alison P. Klein is the director of the registry. Her main focus is the study of the epidemiology of pancreatic cancer including identifying individuals most at risk of developing pancreatic cancer as well as understanding the other types of cancer that may run in families together with pancreatic cancer.
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Alison Klein, PhD

Dietitians (for selected patients)

Mary-Eve Brown, RD, LDN
Lisa Wozniak, RD, LDN

Pain Management

Dr. Erdek received his undergraduate medical education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Walter Lewis Croll and James and Helen Hovorka Scholar. He trained in Surgery at the Geisinger Medical Center and in Anesthesiology at the University of Florida. He completed his subspecialty training in Pain Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at The Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Erdek is the director of the Chronic Inpatient Pain Service and director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Pain Medicine.
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Michael A. Erdek, M.D.

Social Work

Sharon Szalejko