Yuman Fong, MD, General Surgery, Duarte, CA, New York-Presbyterian 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 - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusResidency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1991
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusFellowship, Nutrition Support Service, 1986 - 1989
  • Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
    Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell UniversityClass of 1984
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Cornell CampusFellowship, Research Fellow, Department of Surgery

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • 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
  • Stem Cell-Derived Clade F AAVs Mediate High-Efficiency Homologous Recombination-Based Genome Editing  
    Yuman Fong, MD, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Lectures

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

Press Mentions

  • Oncolytic Virus Activates Immune System Against Colon Cancer
    Oncolytic Virus Activates Immune System Against Colon CancerDecember 03, 2020 12:36
  • City of Hope Has Developed a Cancer-Killing Virus That Activates Immune System, Helps Eliminate Colon Cancer
    City of Hope Has Developed a Cancer-Killing Virus That Activates Immune System, Helps Eliminate Colon CancerDecember 02, 2020 12:52
  • Black People More Likely Than Others to Die from Colorectal Cancer Spreading to the Liver
    Black People More Likely Than Others to Die from Colorectal Cancer Spreading to the LiverSeptember 10, 2020 10:33
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Hospital Affiliations