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Christopher L. Wolfgang

CHRISTOPHER L. WOLFGANG is the John L. Cameron Professor of Surgery and Director of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. 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. In addition, Dr. Wolfgang has obtained a PhD degree in Biochemistry, also from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolfgang has completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology from Penn State and a clinical fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Wolfgang is an internationally recognized surgeon and scientist. His main clinical interests include hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery with a strong emphasis on pancreatic cancer. Dr. Wolfgang has been very active in building numerous programs related to pancreatic cancer including the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Clinic, the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Clinic, and the Pancreatic Disease Tumor Board. In addition to running a busy clinical surgery practice, he also coordinates a robust research program that focuses on pancreatic cancer. He maintains a lab that currently consists of three post-doctoral fellows and examines aspects of genetic changes in pancreatic cancer and precursor lesions to pancreatic cancer. He is also the Principal Investigator for the pancreatectomy database and runs a clinical research program with three additional post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Wolfgang has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and 12 book chapters. He is a frequent national and international lecturer on management of pancreatic malignancies. Dr. Wolfgang serves on the executive council of the Pancreas Club and on numerous committees of national organizations such as Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA) and Association for Academic Surgery (AAS). He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).