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Shishir Maithel, MD

Shishir K. Maithel, MD

– Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine





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Dr. Maithel earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School. Before joining Emory, Dr. Maithel completed a fellowship in both surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Maithel has worked in clinical investigation and outcomes analysis of patients treated for tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, and stomach. He leads the Division of Surgical Oncology's translational research program, which focuses on identifying tumor specific molecular biomarkers as predictors of outcome and chemotherapeutic response for tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, and stomach (including colorectal liver metastases and pancreas cancer). He also trains post-graduate research fellows in his lab.

Dr. Maithel provided the medical direction and voice-over narration for the "Surgical Anatomy of the Liver" iPad app, which is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Intended for trainees, medical students, instructors, and anyone that needs a quick way to learn or teach liver anatomy, this highly comprehensive interactive 3D app allows users to mentally map the anatomy of the liver in ways that were never before possible with print illustrations or imaging studies.


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