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Christopher Lee Wolfgang, MD PhD

Co-Director, Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
Associate Professor of Surgery
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Appointment Phone

410-933-7262

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Co-Director, Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
  • Chief, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Pathology

Centers & Institutes

  • Comprehensive Hernia Center
  • Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Center
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Expertise

Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Repair, Bile Duct Tumors, Biliary Tree, Cancer, Distal Pancreatectomy, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, General Surgery, Irreversible Electroporation, Liver Tumors, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatic Tumors, Surgical Oncology, Whipple Procedure

Research Interests

Biological mechanism of the initiation and growth of pancreatic cancers, pancreatic cysts

Biography

Christopher L. Wolfgang, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Wolfgang obtained his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and residency training in General Surgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Wolfgang has obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, also from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolfgang has completed a research fellowship in surgical oncology from Penn State and a clinical fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery at Johns Hopkins. His primary clinical interests are cancers and benign disease of the liver, pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder. His major scientific interest is in the biological behavior of pancreatic cancers.

Languages

  • English

Memberships

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

Additional Resources

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  • Education +

    Training

    • Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia PA) (1998)
    • The Pennsylvania State University (University Park PA) (1990)

    Residencies

    • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center / General Surgery (Hershey PA) (2004)

    Fellowships

    • Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center (Hershey PA) (2002)

    Certifications

    • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2005)
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  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
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  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Meet Our Expert - Dr. Christopher Wolfgang

    Dr. Christopher Wolfgang is the director of the hepatopancreatobiliary (liver and pancreas) surgery team and the co-director of the Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic at Johns Hopkins. His clinical expertise includes the surgical treatment of cancers and benign disease of the liver, pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder.pancreatic cancer, pancreatic cysts. He is skilled in the Whipple procedure for pancreatic cancer

    Whipple Surgery - Open and Minimally Invasive Options

    Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

    What is a Whipple?

    Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

    Learn more about Johns Hopkins cancer surgery at hopkinmedicine.org/surgery. The surgical oncology team at Johns Hopkins gets personal as they speak about their role in treating their patients and what the Promise of Medicine means to them.

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    Locations

    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Osler Room 624
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-4194
    Appointment Phone: 410-933-7262
    Fax: 410-955-8110
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    Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center
    601 N. Caroline Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-502-4194
    Appointment Phone: 410-933-7262
    Fax: 410-955-8110
    Location Map

    Department/Division

    • Surgery

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