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Yuman Fong, MD, General Surgery, Duarte, CA, City of Hope's Helford Clinical Research Hospital

YumanFongMD

General Surgery Duarte, CA

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Chairman, Department of Surgery, City of Hope Medical Center

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Summary

  • I received a BA in medieval literature from Brown University in 1981, and an MD from Cornell University Medical College in 1984. This was followed by surgical training at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center and a surgical oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For over twenty years, I was an attending surgeon at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), where I held the Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, and was a Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Currently I am the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the City of Hope Medical Center.

    I am well known clinically for my extensive work in the field of liver and pancreatic surgery––especially for hepatocellular carcinoma, hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and cholangiocarcinoma. I pioneered many surgical, laparoscopic, robotic and ablative therapies for these cancers.

    I lead an active laboratory studying the use of genetically modified viruses for the killing of cancer. I was one of the first investigators to administer engineered viruses into the blood stream of humans for treatment of cancer. I have co-authored over 600 peer reviewed articles and 11 text books and have served on the editorial boards of 14 journals. Currently, I am Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Therapy Oncolytics (Nature Publishing).

    Additionally I am a member of numerous scientific and medical societies including the American Surgical Association, Southern Surgical Association, and American Society for Clinical Investigation. I've received many honors and awards including the James IV Surgical Traveler, and the Shipley Award from the SSA. I've served on the board of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and the board of the James IV Society of Surgeons. Additionally, I've been Chair of the Gastrointestinal Organ Site Committee of the ACSOG, and Chair of the recombinant DNA advisory committee of the National Institutes of Health.

Education & Training

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterFellowship, Surgical Oncology, 1991 - 1993
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalResidency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1991
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalFellowship, Nutrition Support Service, 1986 - 1989
  • Weill Cornell Medicine
    Weill Cornell MedicineClass of 1984
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    New York Presbyterian HospitalFellowship, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery

Certifications & Licensure

  • OK State Medical License
    OK State Medical License 2021 - 2022
  • LA State Medical License
    LA State Medical License 2020 - 2021
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 2020 - Present
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2014 - 2023
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1985 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2004-2014
  • Top Doctors: New York Metro Area Castle Connolly, 2004-2014
  • America's Top Doctors for Cancer Castle Connolly, 2005-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Perioperative Cannabis as a Potential Solution for Reducing Opioid and Benzodiazepine Dependence  
    Yuman Fong, MD, JAMA Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery Trends in General Surgical Oncology from the National Inpatient Sample  
    Laleh G Melstrom, Kurt A Melstrom, Yuman Fong, Yanghee Woo, Camille L Stewart, Susanne G Warner, Surgical Endoscopy
  • Robotic Versus Open Minor Liver Resections of the Posterosuperior Segments: A Multinational, Propensity Score-Matched Study  
    Mustafa Raoof, Yanghee Woo, Yuman Fong, T Peter Kingham, Annals of Surgical Oncology
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Lectures

  • Combining Antiviral Therapy with Tumor Resection as Optimal Treatment for Hepatocellular Carcinoma 
    New York, NY - 10/25/2014

Press Mentions

  • California Researcher Invents a Virus That Can Kill Cancer Cells and Boost Immune System
    California Researcher Invents a Virus That Can Kill Cancer Cells and Boost Immune SystemNovember 27th, 2019
  • Liver Resection in People with Colorectal-Cancer Metastases Tied to Better Survival
    Liver Resection in People with Colorectal-Cancer Metastases Tied to Better SurvivalOctober 2nd, 2019
  • Engineered Virus Effective Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Study Shows
    Engineered Virus Effective Against Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Study ShowsJanuary 30th, 2014
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Hospital Affiliations