Ronald DeMatteo, MD, General Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center


General Surgery Philadelphia, PA

Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Chair, Department of Surgery Penn Medicine

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Education & Training

  • University of Pennsylvania Health SystemResidency, General Surgery, 1990 - 1997
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityClass of 1990
  • The Johns Hopkins UniversityB.A., Natural Sciences, 1983 - 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1997 - 2018
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1993 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Surgical Oncology Fellows' Outstanding Teacher Award Memorial Hospital, 2017
  • Jeroen Pit Science Award The GIST Life Raft Support Group, 2016
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly/Newsweek, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Quantitative Imaging Features of Pretreatment CT Predict Volumetric Response to Chemotherapy in Patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases  
    Andrea Cercek, William R Jarnagin, Jinru Shia, Peter J Allen, Kenneth P Seastedt, Nancy E Kemeny, Ronald P DeMatteo, Vinod P Balachandran, T Peter Kingham, European Radiology
  • Reply to A Braillon, M Boulin et al, and J-H Zhong et al  
    Brown KT, Do R, Gonen M, Covey AM, Getrajdman GI, Sofocleous CT, Jarnagin WR, D'Angelica MI, Allen PJ, Erinjeri JP, Brody LA, O'Neill GP, Johnson K, Garcia AR, Beattie..., J Clin Oncol, 1/1/2017
  • The cost of postoperative pancreatic fistula versus the cost of pasireotide: Results from a prospective randomized trial  
    Ma LW, Dominguez-Rosado I, Gennarelli RL, Bach PB, Gonen M, D'Angelica MI, DeMatteo RP, Kingham TP, Brennan MF, Jarnagin WR, Allen PJ, Ann Surg, 1/1/2017
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Pursuing a cure in gastrointestinal stromal tumor. 
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadlephia, PA - 1/1/2017
  • Molecular therapy of solid tumors is insufficient. 
    Baltimore, MD - 1/1/2017
  • GIST Immunotherapy. 
    Milan, Italy - 1/1/2016
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  • American Joint Commission on Cancer (AJCC) Staging Manual 
    Agulnik M, Asare EA, Baldini EH, Brookland RK, Cooper K, DeMatteo RP, Folpe AL, Guadagnolo BA, Hornick JL, Jones RL, Keedy VL, Kirsch DG, Lazar AJ, Madewell JE, Maki R...

Press Mentions

  • Patient Advocacy and the Future of Systemic Therapies in Liver Cancer: An Interview with Ghassan Abou-Alfa
    Patient Advocacy and the Future of Systemic Therapies in Liver Cancer: An Interview with Ghassan Abou-AlfaMarch 31st, 2020
  • Transhepatic Feeding: Safe and Effective
    Transhepatic Feeding: Safe and EffectiveJanuary 23rd, 2017

Grant Support

  • Liver Dendritic Cells In Tolerance And ImmunityNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases2004–2011
  • Molecular Mechanisms In Gastrointestinal Stromal TumorNational Cancer Institute2004–2011
  • Natural Killer Dendritic Cells In Listeria InfectionNational Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases2006–2007
  • STI571 Therapy For Gastrointestinal Stromal TumorsNational Cancer Institute2001–2002
  • Pancreatic Gene Transfer For Cystic FibrosisNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases1994

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations