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A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

As shocking and overwhelming as hearing the words, “You have a liver tumor,” are for patients, hearing the words, “We know how to treat this,” are just as comforting and reassuring. 

At the Johns Hopkins Medicine Liver Tumor Center, we offer patients a multidisciplinary team of experts who see patients with liver, gallbladder, and bile duct cancer and tumors during a one-day comprehensive evaluation. Patients see all of our specialists and receive a comprehensive assessment that same day.

Learn about your treatment options for liver cancer and cancer that has spread to the liver. Dr. Timothy Pawlik discusses treatment options available at Johns Hopkins and demonstrates each with patient case stories. Watch the webinar now.

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Benefits of our multidisciplinary approach include:

  • Access to all specialists
  • A comprehensive assessment for the patient and the referring physician

Our team includes these highly qualified practitioners:

  • Surgeons and Liver Transplant Specialists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Hepatologists and Liver Transplant Medical Specialists
  • Gastroenterologists and Interventional Gastroenterologists
  • Interventional Radiologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologist

The goal of our center is to provide all the services a patient needs for the treatment of primary liver cancer or cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver.  Cancers that may have spread to the liver include:

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Other cancers (such as breast or melanoma)

At Johns Hopkins we also have expertise in treating bile duct (cholangiocarcinoma) and gallbladder cancer.

In addition, we offer innovative new surgeries and other therapies to treat benign liver tumors.

Our experts use a multidisciplinary approach to treat cancerous and benign liver tumors and cysts with a variety of proven treatment methods.  Furthermore, our surgeons are experts at treating colon cancer that has spread to the liver.

Research and clinical trials are a critical component of our center, as we work to improve outcomes following the treatment of liver diseases.

To make an appointment, call toll-free 1-877-LIVER99 (1-877-548-3799) or e-mail

For Referring Physicians

Drs. Choti and Pawlik review a patient's liver scan on a computer
Dr. Pawlik reviews a patient's
liver scan on a computer.

Patients referred to our center are evaluated by one of our physicians within one week. Our center has excellent outcomes following surgery for liver tumors. Our physicians will partner with you as we work together to develop the best treatment plan for your patient.

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Traveling for care?

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Whether crossing the country or the globe, we make it easy to access world-class care at Johns Hopkins.

Maryland 1-877-LIVER99

U.S. 1-410-464-6713 (toll free)
International +1-410-614-6424



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