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Susan Tsai, MD, MHS, FACS

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

Location

  • Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8800 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226

Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology

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Overview

Diseases and Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Benign Pancreatic Disease

Treatments and Services

  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pancreas Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages

  • English
  • Taiwanese

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Clinic Locations

Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Zablocki VA Medical Center

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Biography

Dr. Tsai is Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and the Director of the LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program. Her clinical practice focused on pancreatic cancer. She completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Michigan. During residency, she completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in the laboratory of Suzanne Topalian. After residency, she completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. While in fellowship, she also received a Master’s in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Chief of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Her clinical expertise is in GI oncology with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Tsai is active in the pancreatic cancer research program and serves as the Director of the MCW Surgical Oncology Biorepository and Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Database. Her research is dual focused and includes research on blood-based biomarkers in pancreatic cancer and clinical trials in pancreatic cancer.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor, MI (2001)
Residency, General Surgery - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI (2001-2008)
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology Research - National Cancer Institute - Bethesda, MD (2004-2006)
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology - Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Baltimore, MD (2008-2010)
Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigations - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore, MD (2009-2010)

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