Pancreatic Cancer Hero

The Right Team Makes a True Difference

Pancreatic cancer is a challenging disease to fight, but it’s not impossible. Having the right team can make all the difference. At MCW, our team of doctors and professionals have international recognition for their work finding new ways to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. When you come to us, our team becomes your team. 

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Surgical Oncologists

Surgical oncologists treat cancer by removing the tumor and portions of the pancreas if necessary.

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Douglas B. Evans, MD

Donald C. Ausman Family Foundation Professor of Surgery; Professor, Surgical Oncology; Chair, Department of Surgery

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Susan Tsai, MD, MHS, FACS

Associate Professor; Director of the Mary Ann and Charles LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program; Chief of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery - Clement J. Zablocki VA hospital

Medical Oncologists

Medical oncologists treat cancer using chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biological therapy, and targeted therapy.

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Ben George, MD

William F. Stapp Endowed Chair; Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Phase 1 Clinical Trials Program; Associate Director for Cancer Genomics and Precision Medicine; Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center

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Mandana Kamgar, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Radiation Oncologists

Radiation oncologists specialize in using radiation to treat cancer.

Pathologists

Pathologists diagnose disease by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.

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John J. Evans, MD

Assistant Professor

Program Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Fellowship

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Juan Felix, MD

Professor

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Tamara Giorgadze, MD, PhD

Professor

Program Director, Cytopathology Fellowship

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Bryan C. Hunt, MD

Assistant Professor

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James Adam Miller, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Advanced Gastroenterologists

Gastroenterologists perform advanced procedures, including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to help diagnose pancreatic cancer and relieve symptoms.

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Phillip Chisholm, MD

Assistant Professor

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Abdul Haq Khan, MD

Associate Professor

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Srivats Madhavan, MD

Assistant Professor

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Zachary Smith, MD

CA-3 Resident

Genetic Counselor

Genetic counselors provide assessment of genetic risk factors and family history for patients.

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Kristin K. Sanden, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Advanced Practice Providers

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are health care providers who work together with physicians to provide direct medical care to patients.

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Kelsey Doll, RN, MSN, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Lisa Graber, RN, MSN, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Jennifer Menako, RN, MSN, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Sarah Misustin, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Lauren Newell, RN, MSN, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Bente Smith, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

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Tanya Radke, RN, MSN, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Registered Dietitians

Dietitians provide special counseling to ensure adequate diet and nutrition to keep the body healthy.

Michele Derdzinski, RD, CD

Dietitian

Psychologist

Psychologists are responsible for assessing, diagnosing, and treating behavioral problems related to mental or physical health and work to improve a patient's quality of life.

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Karen Kersting, PhD

Assistant Professor

Scientific Investigators

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Michael B. Dwinell, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Center for Immunology; Director, Bobbie Nick Voss Laboratory for Colon Cancer Research; Leader, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

Cancer Metastasis, Tumor Microenvironment, Mucosal Inflammation

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Guan Chen, MD, PhD

Professor

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Gwen Lomberk, PhD

Chief, Division of Research; Director, Basic Science Research; Department of Surgery; Associate Professor of Surgery and Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Marja T. Nevalainen, MD, PhD

Professor, Eminent Scholar, Department of Pathology and Pharmacology & Toxicology; Assistant Dean of Research, Medical College of Wisconsin; Associate Director (Education), Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center; Director, Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center

Dr. Nevalainen is an internationally recognized leader in the field of cytokine and steroid hormone signaling in prostate cancer. Dr. Nevalainen holds the title of Eminent Scholar at MCW. She is also Director of Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence at MCW Cancer Center, which is a multi-disciplinary hub for prostate cancer research within the institution with an international collaborative network. She also serves as Associate Director of Education for the MCW Cancer Center.

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Jong-In Park, PhD

Professor

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Hallgeir Rui, MD, PhD

WBCS Endowed Professor of Breast Cancer Research; Director, MCW Tissue Bank; Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Pathology

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Raul A. Urrutia, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery; Director, Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center

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