University of Colorado Cancer Center
CU Anschutz Medical Campus1665 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth Surgical Care - Highlands Ranch Hospital1500 Park Central Drive Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045
UCHealth Esophagus and Gastric Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus1665 Aurora Ct 3rd Floor, Aurora, CO 80045
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests apply to the broad field of Surgical Oncology with emphasis on Gastrointestinal Cancers (Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, Rectum), Melanoma, and Sarcoma. I am a firm believer in delivering a multidisciplinary care team approach designed to best suit the individual patient situation. I am also a strong believer in advancing medical knowledge through both clinical and translational research and actively participate in many national and local trials striving to improve cancer outcomes. I am particularly interested in developing new treatments that enhance the patients own immune system to fight cancer.
I aim to provide the best possible care taking into consideration the individual patient's specific cancer and treatment goals. Surgery is just one aspect of the team based integrated multidisciplinary care we strive to deliver.
- Complex General Surgical Oncology
- Surgery ( 2001 )
Conditions & Treatments
Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Cancer, Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver), Melanoma, Sarcoma
Interests & Activities
In my spare time, I enjoy living all of Colorado's adventures with my wife and two children.
Education & Training
MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine (1992)
AB, Dartmouth College (NH) (1987)
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program (1993)
New York Presbyterian Hospital (Cornell Campus) Program (1999)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program (2001)
American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member
Association for Academic Surgery, Member
Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer, Member
Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
Society of University Surgeons, Member
Research & Grants
Research Interests for Patients
My research interests are primarily focused on understanding and overcoming tumor induced immune suppression. Along with my research colleagues, we have active investigations intent on discovering how tumors shut down the immune response to the cancer, and more importantly, find ways to prevent this from occurring. I lead investigator initiated clinical trials developing treatments that enhance a patient's own immune response against tumors. In addition, I work closely with other cancer researchers in developing and applying targeted and immunotherapies therapies for GI tumors, Melanoma and Sarcoma.