Faculty Profile

Shishir Maithel, MD

Shishir K. Maithel, MD

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

Telephone: 404.778.5777

Email: smaithe@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2009

Biography

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 translational research program in the Division of Surgical Oncology, 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). Dr. Maithel is also director and national principal investigator of both the U.S. Gastric Cancer Collaborative and the U.S. Extrahepatic Biliary Malignancy Consortium, and an active member and study lead in the Central Pancreas Consortium. He uses the diverse learning opportunities provided by his highly active research program to train 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 professionals, 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.

Publications

Dr. Maithel's publications in PubMed.

Affiliations

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Emory Clinic

  • Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Education

  • MD, Class of 2000, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

  • Internship and Junior General Surgery Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2000-2003

  • Research Fellowship, General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2003-2005

  • Senior and Chief General Surgery Residency, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 2005-2007

  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2007-2009

  • Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2008-2009

Current Editorships and Editorial Boards

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Surgical Oncology

  • Editorial Board, Annals of Surgical Oncology

Honors and Awards

  • Medical Student Research Award, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1997

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 1999

  • Department of Surgery, Medical Student Award, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, 2000

  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School, 2003

  • Winner of Annual Residents' Research Competition, Harvard Medical School, 2005

  • Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Harvard Medical School, 2006

  • Junior Resident Faculty Teaching Award, 2015

Current Organizational Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

  • Surgical Biology Club II

  • International Cholangiocarcinoma Research Network: Executive Committee

  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association: Chair, Research Committee

  • NCI Hepatobiliary Task Force

  • Chair, GI Surgery Working Group, ECOG-ACRIN

  • The Pancreas Club

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Society of Surgical Oncology

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

  • American Association for Cancer Research

  • Association for Academic Surgery

  • Southeastern Surgical Congress

  • Eastern Surgical Society

  • Georgia Surgical Society

Clinical Interests

  • Adrenal cancer

  • Colorectal cancer

  • Gallbladder cancer

  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

  • Liver cancer

  • Neuroendocrine tumors

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Sarcoma

  • Stomach cancer

Research Interests

  • Clinical and translational investigations and outcomes analyses of GI and hepatopancreatobiliary tumors

  • Assessment of molecular biomarker predictors of patient outcome and treatment response