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    Hi everyone. I got my liver resection at University of Pittsburgh David Geller (wonderful)

    However I live in Portland Oregon, therefore my oncologist is Gina Vaccaro

    Best of Luck!


    I am sure he is listed on here.
    Dr. Myron Schwartz
    Mt. Sinai Hospital , NY City

    He saved my mother’s life.


    Head to St. Louis!! Dr. William Chapman at Barnes-Jewish St. Louis MO. He is one of the best (google him), he saved my life twice, I am a CC survivor because of God and him, and that is exactly how he would list it!
    Lots of prayers-Cathy
    Read my story at under christmas miracle

    John Thomas

    For folks in the Santa Cruz-Monterey Bay Area, I have been treated/advised by the following physicians:

    1) Dr. Michael Yen: Oncology (Santa Cruz)

    2) Dr. Jay Meisel: Radiation Oncology (Santa Cruz)

    3) Dr. Lester Miller: Internist,Rheumatology (Santa Cruz)

    4) Dr. Carlos Esquivel: Stanford Hospital, Surgery Center

    5) Dr. George Fisher: Stanford Hospital, Cancer Center

    Resources are limited in this area, we are fortunate to be near Stanford. Dr. Fisher is an authority on CC. Dr. Miller has practiced and taught for forty years, and is my local “go to guy” for advice.


    Hi everyone! My brother Bruce (Pittsburgh, PA) has an outstanding trio of doctors:

    Surgeon: Dr. Wallis Marsh (UPMC)
    Oncologist: Dr. Stanley Marks (UPMC – Hillman Center)
    General Physician: Dr. Jim Gleason


    Dr. John Brems 1-847-695-6600; excellent liver and abdominal surgeon,clinical professor of surgery,Loyola University in Chicago. I was his patient 2 years ago.But most importantly, he is well respected by his peers in the GI surgical filed.He is currently also the surgical director of Center for Advanced Liver and Pancreatic Care at ShermanHealth System.
    God bless.


    Does anyone have recommendations about surgeons/oncologists in Chicago?


    My dad was being treated by Renato Lenzi, at MD Anderson. Excellent ultra-competent and he himself is a cancer survivor (colon cancer 2002). Unfortunately, Dr. Lenzi has been seriously ill, don’t know why. Now treated by Dr. Varadachary at MDA, who also specializes in GI/Cancer Unknown Primary.


    Kentucky Jack-

    We, too, sought another opinion because I felt Dr. Tan was “too” conservative…he certainly treated us and warned us it may kill my dad (and almost did twice in five weeks) but that is the job of an oncologist! We did ultimately switch to Dr. Andrea Wang-Gillam as primary oncologist for my dad from Dec 2010-March 2011. She was proactive in all treatment and we also sought a fourth opinion in Dr. Wells Messersmith (University of Colorado Hospital , Aurora) to ensure there was no other tx. It seems between Barnes and USC there is little on the i-70 corridor in between! He assured us he would have recommended the same course of action and treatment.My dad passed away shorthly after the Colorado consult, so we were never able to follow up. I loved Dr. Messersmith’s bedside manner and thought into the consultation!!! If anyone ever wants further details on Barnes or University of Colorado, feel free to email me at



    I needed some urgent help in identifying the right hospital and doctor for my mother hepatobiliary surgery in new York. Just about 2 weeks back we have found that she has her right duct blocked and it is a case of colangicarcinoma. We live in India but for the surgery we decided to come to new York as our doctors said here the expertise level is very high. Now we are confused as to which surgeon to choose. We have met dr. Yuman fong who is a hepatobiliary surgeon and oncologist at sloan Kettering. Second doctor we are meeting is dr. Jean emond at Columbia hospital, he is a hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgeon.

    I am requesting to seek help in assessing whether to go for a hepatobiliary surgeon with expertise is oncology or liver transplant. Secondly, any one knows between these 2 doctors who is more known for cc surgery?


    Surgeon – Dr. James O. Park Univ. of Wash. (he is ACES)
    Oncology – Dr. Michelle Zang (South Lake clinic – Renton Wa. (again very good)


    I had my Whipple surgery at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, by Dr. James Peacock. He was excellent, thorough, very forthcoming with information and highly skilled.


    My experience with CC included the following:

    3/10/09 ERCP w/ 1 long and 2 short stents Columbia Presbyterian Hospital (now known as NY Presbyterian) New York, NY
    Dr. Peter Stevens, Director of Endoscopy, Diag: bile duct cancer CC
    (note: Dr. Stevens passed away 8/2011 of prostate cancer)

    3/18/09 PreOp consultation Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
    New York, NY
    Dr. Tomoaki Kato, Chief, Division of Abdominal Organ Transplantation
    Columbia University Medical Center
    PH Room 14-105
    622 West 168th St
    New York, NY 10032
    Phone: 212-305-5101
    Fax: 212-305-5124
    Secretary: Delia Garcia

    4/8/09 Left hepatic lobe resection Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
    Dr. Tomoaki Kato, (two VT events, 12 hr surgery)

    5/09 CAT scans Columbia Presbyterian Hospital
    Dr. Abby Siegel, Oncology follow up – clear
    6/5/09 Chemotherapy
    12/2009 Chemo done

    12/09 to present routine followup (CT and CT/PET scans, blood tests)

    Dr Kato is a superb surgeon, and very easy to talk to. He is also willing to take more risk than more than most cc surgeons and he has the skills to go along with that. My experience at NY Presbyterian was overwhelmingly positive. One aspect of NY Presbyterian that I think is unique is the way the hospital tends to insulate patients from their own administrative internal procedures. While Dr Kato may discuss taking a patient or not for surgery with others in the Digestive Diseases Group, he is the final word, not a ‘cancer board’. He will also render opinions w/o a person formally becoming a patient and traveling to NYC.

    If anyone would like to email me, feel free to use this board’s email feature. I will also make myself available to anyone who would like to talk on the phone … just email me and I’ll email my cell number to you.


    the above link may not work ,here is another.

    I want to let people know that the Ohio state cancer research does provide some interesting research on bile duct cancer.
    this web-site will let you to a research and clinical trial about a drug called
    AZD 6244 (Selumetinib) ,I belive it is still in phase 2.
    other research clinial trials related to bile duct cancer are :
    Protocol OSU-09083;OSU-09092:OSU-09067 and SWOG-50809


    For patients and caregivers in or near OHIO.this may b of value.

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