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Frederic E. Eckhauser, M.D.

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Surgical Champion, Clinical Excellence Documentation Program

Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Alimentary Tract Diseases, Biliary Enteric Fistula, Biliary Tract Surgery, Choledochal Cyst, Colocutaneous Fistula, Complex Re-operative Surgery of the GI Tract, Enterocutaneous Fistula, Epigastric Hernia, Fistulas, Gallstones, Gastric Pacemaker Surgery, Gastrocutaneous Fistula, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery, GI Tract Motility Disorders, Hernia Repair, Hernias, Incisional Hernia Repair, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis Surgery, Pancreatobiliary Diseases, Pseudocysts, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction Surgery, Umbilical Hernia more

Research Interests: Alimentary tract physiology; Pancreatic tumors; Chronic pancreatitis


The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

1800 Orleans St.
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Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-502-0932

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508

4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-502-0932


Dr. Eckhauser completed all of his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and spent six months at the Frenchay Hospital and the Bristol Royal Infirmary in England as a Senior registrar in Thoracic Surgery. He served as the Charles G. Child III Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of GI Surgery at the University of Michigan for 25 years before returning to Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001. He currently serves as Professor of Surgery and Interim Chief of the Ravitch Division of Surgery. His main clinical interests include alimentary tract surgery, with a special interest in pancreatic and biliary diseases, gastric motility disturbances, re-operative surgery of the GI tract, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction for incisional hernias. He is nationally recognized for his accomplishments in pancreatic cancer surgery and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Frederic E. Eckhauser received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton and his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. more


  • Surgical Champion, Clinical Excellence Documentation Program
  • Member, Special Credentials Committee, JHUSOM
  • Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Ventral Hernia, Surgical Site Infection, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)

Clinical Trials

A Novel Approach to Reducing Surgical Site Infection Using negative pressure Wound Therapy in Patients Undergoing Ventral hernia repair. Sponsored by Educational Grant in Aid through KCI, Inc

Selected Publications

Winter JM, Cameron JL, Olino K et al: Clinicopathologic analysis of ampullary neoplasms in 450 patients. Implications for surgical strategy and long term prognosis. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010;14:379-387

Venkat R, Puhan MA, Schulick RA et al: Predicting the risk of perioperative mortality in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy: a novel scoring system. Arch Surg. 2011;146:1277-1284

Kneueurtz PJ, Cunningham SC, Cameron JL et al: Palliative surgical management of patients with unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Trends and lessons learned from a large single institution experience. J Gastrointest Surg.2011;15:1917-1927

He J, Ahuja N, Makary M et al: 2564 resected periampullary adenocarcinomas at a single institution. Trends over three decades. HPB (Oxford) 2014;16:83-90

Tosoian JJ, Hicks C, Cameron JL et al: Tracking early admissions after pancreatectomy to index and non-index institutions. JAMA Network, published online December 23, 2014

Soares KC, Baltadano P, Hicks C et al: Novel Wound Management system reduces surgical site morbidity after ventral hernia repair: a critical analysis. Am J Surg 2104 (in press)

Broyles JM, Berli J, Tuffaha S et al: Functional abdominal wall reconstruction using an innervated vascularized component tissue allograft. A cadaveric study and review of the literature. J Reconstruct Microsurg 2104 (in press)

Activities & Honors


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • The Halsted Society
  • The Baltimore Academy of Surgery
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • American Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • Society of American Gastroenterological Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Professional Activities

  • President, The Baltimore Academy of Surgery, 2004 - 2005
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