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Paul K. Neumann Professorship in Pancreatic Cancer

School of Medicine

Established in 1998 by Mark D. and Robin B. Neumann in memory of Mr. Neumann's father

NeumannPaulPAUL K. NEUMANN, who was president of PKN Commercial Real Estate in Baltimore, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 1987. Although he died in 1992 when his cancer returned, Mr. Neumann benefited from the care he received from John L. Cameron, the Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery, who for 19 years served as the chief of surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.


Held by Jin He

JIN HE, M.D., Ph.D., is the Paul K. Neumann Professor of Pancreatic Surgery and an Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a surgical oncologist, he specializes in treating cancers and diseases of the liver, gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and stomach. He performs open and minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) surgery, including the Whipple procedure.

Dr. He received his medical degree from Beijing Medical University, one of China’s leading medical schools, and a Ph.D. in oncology from Fudan University, Shanghai Medical College. He came to the United States as a research fellow at the University of Texas-Southwestern in Dallas and completed a general surgery residency training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and went on to complete a fellowship at Johns Hopkins in complex general surgical oncology, one of the few programs ACGME accredited programs in the United States.

Dr. He is actively involved in clinical research to improve patient outcomes. His research focuses on personalized treatment through stratifying pancreatic tumors on their molecular features. He holds several patents in anti-cancer vascular targeting agents and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and lectured internationally. He serves on several national committees, including the NCCN panel on neuroendocrine tumors. He is the editorial board member of several surgical journals, including Annals of Surgical Oncology and Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.