The Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center

What's New 2017

Sol Goldman Professorship

Hruban, Goggins, & Rothman
A wonderful ceremony was held on Monday June 19th, establishing the Sol Goldman Professorship in Pancreatic Cancer Research in the Department of Pathology. This professorship honors the legacy of Sol Goldman and provides critical stability and flexibility to our faculty so that they can take advantage of important opportunities for innovative research. Michael Goggins, a world leader in the early detection of pancreatic cancer and long-term member of the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center, was inducted as the first recipient of the Goldman Professorship. Congratulations Mike!

Pancreatic cancer patients may live longer by traveling to academic hospital for operation

A recent paper published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons reports that traveling to an academic medical center such as Johns Hopkins for surgical resection of a pancreatic cancer is associated with higher quality surgical care. Although they found better care at high-volume surgical centers, they report that few patients travel for their cancer operations. To learn more, visit: or

Congratulations Dr. Weiss!

Dr. Matthew Weiss Johns Hopkins pancreas surgeon Dr. Matthew Weiss was inducted into the Miller-Coulson Academy as a Miller-Coulson Scholar. This high honor recognizes clinical excellence- "The clinically excellent academic physician who has achieved a level of mastery in communication & interpersonal skills, professionalism & humanism, and negotiation of the healthcare system. Such physicians are exemplary with respect to diagnostic acumen, knowledge, and their scholarly approach to clinical practice. They exhibit a passion for patient care, and they explicitly model all of the above to medical trainees, earning them a reputation for being exceptional." Congratulations Dr. Weiss!