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Michael A. Choti, M.D.

The Jacob C. Handelsman Endowed Chair of Abdominal Surgery
Professor of Surgery
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  • The Jacob C. Handelsman Endowed Chair of Abdominal Surgery
  • Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program
  • Professor, Whiting School of Engineering
  • Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science

Centers & Institutes

  • Colon Cancer Center
  • Liver Tumor Center
  • Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
  • Research Council
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center


Ablation, Bile Duct Cancer, Carcinoid Syndrome, Carcinoid Tumors, Cholangiocarcinoma, Colorectal Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Gastrointestinal Diseases, General Surgery, Hemangiomas, Hepatobiliary Malignancies, Hepatocellular Cancer, Klatskin Tumors, Liver Cancer, Liver Cysts, Liver Tumors, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery, Whipple Procedure

Research Interests

clinical trials in hepatobiliary, neuroendocrine, pancreatic and colorectal malignancies; experimental therapeutics of hepatic and pancreatic malignancies; molecular genetics and biomarkers in gastrointestinal cancer; clinical outcomes and health services studies in gastrointestinal malignancies; Robotic and Image-guided surgery


Michael A. Choti, MD, MBA is Jacob C. Handelsman Professor of Surgery and Oncology at Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his medical school degree at Yale University, general surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed the surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining the division of Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Choti is the principal or co-investigator for a variety of clinical and preclinical studies examining new approaches for the treatment of liver, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer. Dr. Choti serves in various leadership positions in national and international societies. He currently serves on the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is on the Colorectal Cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumor Panels for the National Cancer Coalition Network. Dr. Choti has authored or co-authored 190 peer-reviewed original research articles, 40 review articles, and 50 book chapters. He is on the editorial boards of Annals of Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Cancer Research, and Journal of Clinical Oncology. One focus of his research involves the use of robotics and computer assistance to surgically treat cancer using minimally invasive image-guided approaches. This work has been funded through a series of NIH grants and industry collaborations. He also has a strong interest in molecular genetics and biomarkers in gastrointestinal cancer, as well as clinical research, conducting clinical trials and outcomes research in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, and gastrointestinal malignancies. Dr. Choti has also served as a mentor for many trainees and investigators. He is the Director of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship training program at Johns Hopkins. He has also been appointed a member of the Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery.


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American Surgical Association
Southern Surgical Association
Society of University of Surgeons
American College of Surgeons, Vice Chair, Committee on Education
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Surgery Biology Club II
Pancreas Club
American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
International Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
Association for Academic Surgery, Senior Member
Ravdin-Rhoads Surgical Society (Univ. Penn)
Baltimore Academy of Surgery
Alpha Omega Alpha
Western Surgical Association
Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Laparoscopic/minimally invasive liver surgery
  • Gastrointestinal malignancies
  • Biliary cancer
  • Colorectal cancer metastases
  • Liver cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • Yale University School of Medicine (New Haven CT) (1983)


    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania/ Surgery (Philadelphia PA) (1990)


    • Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center/ Surgical Oncology (New York NY) (1992)


    • Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2002)
  • Research & Publications +
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  • Activities & Honors +


    Faculty Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery, 1994
    National Cancer Prevention Fund, Recognition Award, 1998
    Certificate of Appreciation, American Cancer Society, 2001
    Daniel Edelstein Foundation Recognition Award, 2007
    U.S. Food & Drug Administration Advisory Committee Service Award, 2008

    Professional Activities

    Advisory Committee on Colorectal Cancer, Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Commission on Cancer, committee member Chair, General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel, FDA (CDRH) Member, National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Colorectal Cancer Panel American College of Surgeons Oncology Group: Gastrointestinal/Sarcoma Committee
    Intergroup Cooperative Trials GI Subcommittee Member, NCCN, Neuroendocrine Tumors Panel Member, NCCN, Colon, Rectal, Anal Cancer Panel Vice-chair, GI Intergroup Committee, National Cancer Institute Hepatobiliary Task Force Member, American College of Surgeons, Palliative Care Task Force Member, American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer Surgical Oncology Fellowship Director, Society of Surgical Oncology Member, Scientific Committee, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
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    About Neuroendocrine Tumors and How They are Treated?

    What is Liver Cancer and How is it Treated?

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