The Hirshberg Foundation is pleased to have three UCLA doctors, Dr. Hines, Dr. King and Dr. Girgis, joining us at the 13th Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer to address recent Advances in Pancreatic Surgery.
Mark Girgis, MD is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also has a joint appointment at the UCLA/Olive View Medical Center.
His interests include robotic and minimally invasive approaches to surgical oncology and more specifically on pancreatic diseases in his clinical practice as well as research endeavors. He received advanced training in robotic surgery and surgical oncology in his fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a member of the group of pancreas surgeons at UCLA that provide the highest level of care for their patients. He is committed to the improvement of cancer care through innovative technological advancements as well as ground breaking research. His research endeavors focus on developing novel peptides targeting pancreas cancer for radioligand therapy and is part of a multidisciplinary group that collaborates on a variety of projects centered on developing new therapies for cancer patients.
Dr. Girgis will speak on Advances in Pancreatic Surgery to update us on surgery options and new techniques, including robotic surgery, that are now available to pancreatic cancer patients.