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Horacio Asbun, MD, General Surgery, Miami, FL, Baptist Hospital of Miami


General Surgery Miami, FL

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Chief of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery | Miami Cancer Institute | Baptist Health South Florida

Overview of Dr. Asbun

Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of cancers and diseases of the liver, gallbladder, biliary system and pancreas. He is chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute. Prior to this role, he served as director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Program and chairman of General Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Throughout his career, Dr. Asbun repeatedly has been named a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connelly Ltd. Dr. Asbun is actively involved in clinical research to improve treatment efficacy and patient outcomes. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and 30 book chapters and serves as editor-in-chief of the American College of Surgeons Multimedia Atlas and reviewer for numerous scientific journals. He directs and teaches national courses on surgery and speaks frequently at scientific conferences around the world, with more than 300 presentations to date. He also serves on the boards and committees of several national and international professional societies.

Education & Training

  • Lahey Clinic
    Lahey ClinicResidency, Surgery, 1991 - 1992
  • Kern Medical Center
    Kern Medical CenterResidency, Surgery, 1986 - 1991
  • University of California (San Diego) Medical Center
    University of California (San Diego) Medical CenterFellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology, 1985 - 1986
  • University of Chile
    University of ChileClass of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 2008 - 2024
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1987 - 2021
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Regional Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2014
  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations


Press Mentions

  • Mentor of the Month Series: Laparoscopic Training in the United States
    Mentor of the Month Series: Laparoscopic Training in the United StatesDecember 3rd, 2018
  • The Anatomy of a Whipple Procedure
    The Anatomy of a Whipple ProcedureMay 7th, 2019
  • Breakthrough mRNA Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Killer Pancreatic Cancer
    Breakthrough mRNA Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Killer Pancreatic CancerJune 17th, 2022

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    Anthem PPO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Cofinity PPO
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    Multiplan PPO
    Oxford Health Freedom
    Rocky Mountain Group/Indiv - HMO/Private Pay
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
    WEA Trust POS-SE
    WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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