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Joseph Herman, M.D., M.Sc.

Joseph Michael Herman, M.D., M.Sc.

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Co-Director, Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic

Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences


Expertise: Anal Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, Liver Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Rectal Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Stomach Cancer more

Research Interests: Pancreas Cancer; Rectal Cancer; Anal Cancer; Endorectal and Intraoperative Brachytherapy; Vaccine Therapy; Liver Cancer; Stereotactic Radiation Therapy; Quality of Life and Outcomes; Multidisciplinary cancer care more

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Dr. Herman is the director of the pancreatic multi-disciplinary clinic and focuses on translational treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies. His research interests include innovative combinations of stereotactic radiation with immunotherapy and targeted agents for pancreatic and liver cancers. Other interests include outcomes reasearch and treatment related quality of life. He specializes in intraoperative radiation therapy for recurrent malignancies and endorectal brachtherapy for early stage rectal cancers. more


  • Co-Director, Pancreatic Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic
  • Director of Clinical Research, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Oncology
  • Associate Professor of Surgery



  • MD, University of Maryland Medical Center (2000)


  • University of Michigan Health System / Radiation Oncology (2005)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Radiology / Radiation Oncology (2006)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Stereotactic Radiation, Brachytherapy, Vaccine Therapy, Rectal Cancer, Pancreas Cancer

Selected Publications

Haeno H, Gonen M, Davis MB, Herman JM, Iacobusio-Donahue CA, Michor F. Computational Modelingof Pancreatic Cancer Reveals Kinetics of Metastasis Suggesting Optimum Treatment Strategies. Cell. 2012 Jan 20;148(1-2):362-375. PMC3289413

Petit SF, Wu B, Kazhdan M, Dekker A, Simari P, Kumar R, Taylor R, Herman JM, McNutt T. Increased Organ Sparing Using Shape-Based Treatment Plan Optimization for Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Radiother Oncol. 2012 Jan;102(1):38-44. Epub 2011 Jun 15. PMC3578316

Mayo SC, Gilson MM, Herman JM, Cameron JL, Nathan H, Edil BH, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM. Management of Patients with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: National Trends in Patient Selection, Operative Management, and Use of Adjuvant Therapy. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Jan;214(1):33-45. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

Hong SM, Goggins M, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Cameron JL, Handra-Luca A, Herman JM, Hruban RH. Vascular Invasion in Infiltrating Ductal Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas Can Mimic Pancreatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia: A Histopathologic Study of 209 Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2012 Feb;36(2):235-241. PMC3261341

Tuli R, Surmak A, Reyes J, Hacker-Prietz A, Armour M, Leubner A, Blackford A, Tryggestad E, Jaffee EM, Wong J, Deweese TL, Herman JM. Development of a Novel Preclinical Pancreatic Cancer Research Model: Bioluminescence Image-guided Focal Irradiation and Tumor Monitoring of Orthotopic Xenografts. Transl Oncol. 2012 Apr;5(2):77-84. Epub 2012 Apr 1. PMC3323928

Hsu CC, Wolfgang CL, Laheru DA, Pawlik TM, Swartz MJ, Winter JM, Robinson R, Edil BH, Narang AK, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Cameron JL, Schulick RD, Herman JM. Early Mortality Risk Score: Identificaton of Poor Outcomes following Upfront Surgery for Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Apr;16(4):753-761. Epub 2012 Feb 7.

Kneuertz PJ, Cosgrove DP, Cameron AM, Kamel IR, Geschwind JF, Herman JM, Pawlik TM.Multidisciplinary Management of Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma Following Liver Transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Apr;16(4):874-881. PMC3541014

Snyder CF, Blackford AL, Wolff AC, Carducci MA, Herman JM, Wu AW, The PatientViewpoint Scientific Advisory Board. Feasibility and Value of PatientViewpoint: A Web System for Patient-reported Outcomes Assessment in Clinical Practice. Psycho-Oncology. 2012 Apr 30. doi: 10.1002/pon.3087. [Epub ahead of print] PMC3415606

Mayo SC, Nathan H, Cameron JL, Olino K, Edil BH, Herman JM, Hirose K, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM. Conditional Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Resected with Curative Intent. Cancer. 2012 May 15;118(10):2674-2681. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PMC3578343

Kasamon YL, Jacene HA, Gocke CD, Swinnen LJ, Perkins B, Link BK, Popplewell LL, Habermann TM, Herman JM, Matsui WH, Jones RJ, Ambinder RF. Phase II Study of Rituximab-ABVD in Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma. Blood. 2012 May 3;119(18):4129-4132. Epub 2012 Feb 16. PMC3359734

Rudra S, Narang AK, Pawlik TM, Wang H, Jaffee EM, Zheng L, Le DT, Cosgrove D, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Tuli R, Laheru DA, Wolfgang CL, Diaz LA, Herman JM. Evaluation of Predictive Variables in Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Patients Receiving Definitive Chemoradiation. Practical Radiation Oncology. 2012;2(2):77–85.

Tempero MA, Arnoletti JP, Behrman SW, Ben-Josef E, Benson AB 3rd, Casper ES, Cohen SJ, Czito B, Ellenhorn JD, Hawkins WG, Herman J, Hoffman JP, Ko A, Komanduri S, Koong A, Ma WW, Malafa MP, Merchant NB, Mulvihill SJ, Muscarella P 2nd, Nakakura EK, Obando J, Pitman MB, Sasson AR, Tally A, Thayer SP, Whiting S, Wolff RA, Wolpin BM, Freedman-Cass DA, Shead DA. Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Version 2.2012: Featured Updates to the NCCN Guidelines. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2012 Jun 1;10(6):703-713.

Poultsides GA, Huang LC, Cameron JL, Tuli R, Lan L, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Herman JM, Edil BH, Ahuja N, Choti MA, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD. Duodenal Adenocarcinoma: Clinicopathologic Analysis and Implications for Treatment. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Jun;19(6):1928-1935. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PMC3663711

Yovino S, Maidment BW, Herman JM, Pandya N, Goloubeva O, Wolfgang C, Schulick R, Laheru D, Hanna N, Alexander R, Regine WF. Analysis of Local Control in Patients Receiving IMRT for Resected Pancratic Cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Jul 1;83(3):916-920. Epub 2012 Jan 25.

Halappa VG, Villalobos CP, Bonekamp S, Gearhart SL, Efron J, Herman J, Kamel IR. Rectal Imaging: Part 1, High-Resolution MRI of Carcinoma of the Rectum at 3 T. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Jul;199(1):W35-W42.

Tran PT, Hales RK, Zeng J, Aziz K, Salih T, Gajula RP, Chettiar S, Gandhi N, Wild AT, Kumar R, Herman JM, Song DY, Deweese TL. Tissue Biomarkers for Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy. Curr Mol Med. 2012 Jul 1;12(6):772-787. PMC3412203

Gray PJ Jr, Wang J, Pawlik TM, Edil BH, Schulick R, Hruban RH, Dao H, Cameron J, Wolfgang C, Herman JM. Factors Influencing Survival in Patients Undergoing Palliative Bypass for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2012 Jul 1;106(1):66-71. doi: 10.1002/jso.23047. Epub 2012 Feb 3. PMC3578321

Kneuertz PJ, Demirjian A, Firoozmand A, Corona-Villalobos C, Bhagat N, Herman J, Cameron A, Gurakar A, Cosgrove D, Choti MA, Geschwind JF, Kamel IR, Pawlik TM. Diffuse Infiltrative Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Assessment of Presentation, Treatment, and Outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19:2897-2907. Epub 2012 Apr 3.

Valero V 3rd, Cosgrove D, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Management of Perihilar Cholangiocarcinoma in the Era of Multimodal Therapy. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2012 Aug;6(4):481-495. PMC3538366

Bhayani NH, Hyder O, Frederick W, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Hirose K, Edil B, Herman JM, Choti MA, Pawlik TM. Effect of Metabolic Syndrome on Peri-Operative Outcomes following Liver Surgery: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Project (NSQIP) Analysis. Surgery. 2012 Aug;152(2):218-226. PMC3648869

Jabbour SK, Patel S, Herman JM, Wild A, Nagda SN, Altoos T, Tunceroglu A, Azad N, Gearhart S, Moss RA, Poplin E, Levinson LL, Chandra RA, Moore DF, Chen C, Haffty BG, Tuli R. Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy for Rectal Carcinoma Can Reduce Treatment Breaks and Emergency Department Visits. Int J Surg Oncol. Epub 2012;2012:891067. Epub 2012 Aug 13. PMC3425793

Smith JA, Wild AT, Singhi A, Raman SP, Qiu H, Kumar R, Hacker-Prietz A, Hruban RH, Kamel IR, Efron J, Wick EC, Azad NS, Diaz LA, Le Y, Armour EP, Gearhart SL, Herman JM. Clinicopathologic Comparison of High-dose-rate Endorectal Brachytherapy versus Conventional Chemoradiotherapy in the Neoadjuvant Setting for Resectable Stage II and III Low Rectal Cancer. Int J Surg Oncol. 2012; 406568. PMID: 22830003.

Balmanoukian A, Ye X, Herman JM, Laheru D, Grossman SA. The Association between Treatment-Related Lymphopenia and Survival in Newly Diagnosed Patients with Resected Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas. Cancer Invest. 2012 Oct;30(8):571-576. Epub 2012 Jul 19.

Kneuertz PJ, Malla M, Cosgrove DP, Herman JM, Kamel IR, Geschwind JF, Cameron AM, Pawlik TM. Image of the Month. Recurrent Metastatic HCC. Arch Surg. 2012 Oct;147(10):973-974. PMC353915

Khashab MA, Kim KJ, MHS, Tryggestad EJ, Wild AT, Roland T, Singh VK, Lennon AM, Shin EJ, Ziegler MA, Sharaiha RZ, Canto MI, Herman JM. Comparative Analysis of Traditional and Coiled Fiducials Implanted During Endoscopic Ultrasound for Pancreatic Cancer Patients Receiving Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy. Accepted. Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Nov;76(5):962-971. PMC3578307

Peng P, Hyder O, Firoozmand A, Kneuertz P, Schulick RD, Huang D, Makary M, Hirose K, Edil B, Choti MA, Herman J, Cameron JL, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM. Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes Following Resection of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012;16:1478-1486. Epub 2012 June 13.

Qiu H, Wild AT, Wang H, Fishman EK, Hruban RH, Laheru DA, Kumar R, Hacker-Prietz A, Tuli R, Tryggestad E, Schulick RD, Cameron JL, Edil BH, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM. Comparison of Conventional and 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography against Histopathologic Examination in Determining Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Tumor Size: Implications for Radiation Therapy Planning. Radiother Oncol. 2012;104(2):167-172. PMID: 22883106.

Schneider EB, Hyder O, Wolfgang CL, Hirose K, Choti MA, Makary MA, Herman JM, Cameron JL, Pawlik TM. Patient Readmission and Mortality after Surgery for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Malignancies. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Nov 215(5):607-615. [Epub 2012 Aug 24].

Nathan H, Bridges JF, Cosgrove DP, Diaz LA Jr, Laheru DA, Herman JM, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Wolfgang CL, Choti MA, Pawlik TM. Treating Patients with Colon Cancer Liver Metastasis: A Nationwide Analysis of Therapeutic Decision Making. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Nov 19(12):3668-3676. [Epub 2012 Aug 9]. PMC3546467

Yachida S, White C, Naito Y, Zhong Y, Brosnan JA, Macgregor-Das AM, Morgan RA, Saunders T, Laheru D, Herman JM, Hruban RH, Klein AP, Jones S, Velculescu VE, Wolfgang C, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA. Clinical Significance of the Genetic Landscape of Pancreatic Cancer and Implications for Identification of Potential Long Term Survivors. Clin Cancer Res. 2012 Nov 15;18(22)6339-6347. Epub 2012 Sep 18. PMC3500447

Peng PD, Hyder O, Mavros MN, Turley R, Groeschl R, Firoozmand A, Lidsky M, Herman JM, Choti M, Ahuja N, Anders R, Blazer DG 3rd, Gamblin TC, Pawlik TM. Management and Recurrence Patterns of Desmoids Tumors: A Multi-institutional Analysis of 211 Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Dec;19(13):4036-4042. Epub 2012 Sep 13. PMC3568525

Herman JM, Narang AK, Griffith KA, Zalupski MM, Reese JB, Gearhart SL, Azad NS, Chan J, Olsen L, Efron JE, Lawrence TS, Ben-Josef E. The Quality of Life Effects of Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation in Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jan 1;85(1):e15-e19. Epub 2012 Oct 9. Not funded by NIH support.

Narang AK, Lam E, Makary MA, Deweese TL, Pawlik TM, Pronovost PJ, Herman JM. Accuracy of Marketing Claims by Providers of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy. J Oncol Pract. 2013 Jan;9(1):56-62. PMC3545665

Mayo SC, Herman JM, Cosgrove D, Bhagat N, Kamel I, Geschwind JF, Pawlik TM. Emerging Approaches in the Management of Patients with Neuroendocrine Liver Metastasis: Role of Liver-Directed and Systemic Therapies. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Jan;216(1):123-134. Epub 2012 Oct 11. PMC3538376

Gandhi N, Wild AT, Chettiar ST, Aziz K, Kato Y, Gajula RP, Williams RD, Cades JA, Annadanam A, Song D, Zhang Y, Hales RK, Herman JM, Armour E, DeWeese TL, Schaeffer EM, Tran PT. Novel Hsp90 Inhibitor NVP-AUY022 Radiosensitizes Prostate Cancer Cells. Cancer Biol Ther. 2013;14(4):347-356. PMID: 23358469.

He J, Edil BH, Cameron JL, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, Herman JM, Zheng L, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Ahuja N, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL. Young Patients Undergoing Resection of Pancreatic Cancer Fare Better Than Their Older Counterparts. J Gastrointest Surg 2013 Feb;17(2):339-344. Epub 2012 Nov 27.

Herman JM, Wild AT, Wang H, Tran PT, Chang KJ, Taylor GE, Donehower RC, Pawlik TM, Ziegler MA, Cai H, Savage DT, Canto MI, Klapman J, Reid T, Shah RJ, Hoffe SE, Rosemurgy A, Wolfgang CL, Laheru DA. A Randomized Phase III Multi-institutional Study of TNFerade™ Biologic with 5-Fluorouracil and Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: Final Results. J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(7):886-894. PMID: 23341531.

Zhang J, Mavros M, Cosgrove D, Hirose K, Herman J, Smallwood-Massey S, Kamel I, Bhagat N, Gurakar A, Anders R, Cameron A, Geschwind J, Pawlik T. Impact of a Single-Day Multidisciplinary Clinic on the Management of Patients with Liver Tumors. Curr Oncol. 2013 Apr;20(2):e123-e131. PMC3615863

Zeng J, Aziz K, Chettiar ST, Aftab BT, Armour M, Gajula R, Gandhi N, Salih T, Herman JM, Wong J, Rudin CM, Tran PT, Hales RK. Hedgehog Pathway Inhibition Radiosensitizes Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 May 1;86(1):143-149. [Epub 2012 Nov 20].

Tryggestad E, Flammang A, Han-Oh S, Hales R, Herman J, McNutt T, Roland T, Shea SM, Wong J. Respiration-based Sorting of Dynamic MRI to Derive Representative 4D-MRI for Radiotherapy Planning. Med Phys. 2013 May;40(5):051909.

Wild A, Ye X, Ellsworth SG, Smith JA, Narang AK, Garg T, Campian J, Laheru DA, Zheng L, Wolfgang CL, Tran PT, Grossman S, Herman JM. The Association between Chemoradiation-related Lymphopenia and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 23648440.

Wild AT, Gandhi N, Chettiar ST, Aziz K, Gajula RP, Williams RD, Kumar R, Taparra K, Zeng J, Cades JA, Velarde E, Menon S, Geschwind JF, Cosgrove D, Pawlik TM, Maitra A, Wong J, Hales RK, Torbenson MS, Herman JM, Tran PT. Concurrent versus Sequential Sorafenib Therapy in Combination with Radiation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. PLoS One, 2013 Jun 6;8(6):e65726. PMC3675179

Elnahal SM, Pronovost PJ, Herman JM. More Than the Sum of Its Parts: How Multidisciplinary Cancer Care Can Benefit Patients, Providers, and Health Systems. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Jun 1;11(6):738-742.

Herman JM, Fan KY, Wild AT, Hacker-Prietz A, Wood LD, Blackford AL, Ellsworth S, Zheng L, Le DT, De Jesus-Acosta A, Hidalgo M, Donehower RC, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Cameron JL, Laheru DA, Wolfgang CL. Phase 2 Study of Erlotinib Combined with Adjuvant Chemoradiation and Chemotherapy in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15;86(4):678-685.

Alcorn S, Walker AJ, Gandhi N, Narang A, Wild AT, Hales RK, Herman JM, Song DY, DeWeese TL, Antonarakis ES, Tran PT. Molecularly Targeted Agents as Radiosensitizers in Cancer Therapy – Focus on Prostate Cancer. Int J Mol Sci. 2013 Jul 16;14(7):14800-14832. PMC3742274.

Cooper M, Newman NA, Ibrahim AM, Lam E, Herman JM, Singh VK, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM, Cameron JL, Makary MA. Unnecessary Tests and Procedures in Patients Presenting with Solid Tumors of the Pancreas. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jul;17(7):1218-1223. [Epub 2013 May 4].

Hyder O, Chung M, Cosgrove D, Herman JM, Li Z, Firoozmand A, Gurakar A, Koteish A, Pawlik, TM. Cadmium Exposure and Liver Disease in U.S. Adults. J. Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jul;17(7):1265-1273. [Epub 2013 May 1].

Hyder O, Dodson RM, Sachs T, Weiss M, Mayo SC, Choti MA, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Impact of Adjuvant External Beam Radiotherapy on Survival in Surgically Resected Gallbladder Adenocarcinoma: A Propensity Score-matched Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Analysis. Surgery. 2013 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Katz MHG, Marsh R, Herman JM, Shi Q, Collison E, Venook A, Kindler H, Alberts S, Philip P, Lowy AM, Pisters P, Posner M, Berlin J, Ahmad SA. Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer: Need for Standardization and Methods for Optimal Clinical Trial Design. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Aug;20(8):2787-2795. [Epub 2013 Feb 23].

Kim EJ, Ben-Josef E, Herman JM, Bekaii-Saab T, Dawson LA, Griffith KA, Francis IR, Greenson JK, Simeone DM, Lawrence TS, Laheru D, Wolfgang CL, Williams T, Bloomston M, Moore MJ, Wei A, Zalupski MM. A Multi-Institutional Phase 2 Study of Neoadjuvant Gemcitabine and Oxaliplatin with Radiation Therapy in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer. 2013 Aug 1;119(15):2692-2700. [Epub 2013 May 29].

Hyder O, Dodson R, Mayo S, Schneider EB, Weiss M, Herman JM, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM. Post-Treatment Surveillance of Patients with Colorectal Cancer with Surgically Treated Liver Metastases. Surgery. 2013 Aug;154(2):256-265.

Schneider EB, Hyder O, Wolfgang CL, Dodson RM, Haider AH, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Provider versus Patient Factors Impacting Hospital Length of Stay after Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Surgery.2013 Aug;154(2):152-161.

Stacy S, Hyder O, Cosgrove D, Herman JM, Kamel I, Geschwind JF, Gurakar A, Anders R, Cameron A, Pawlik TM. Patterns of Consultation and Treatment of Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Presenting to a Large Academic Medical Center in the US. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Sep;17(9):1600-1608. [Epub 2013 Jun 19].

Tryggestad E, Flammang A, Hales R, Herman J, Lee J, McNutt T, Roland T, Shea SM, Wong J. 4D Tumor Centroid Tracking Using Orthogonal 2D Dynamic MRI: Implications for Radiotherapy Planning. Med Phys. 2013 Sep;40(9):091712. doi: 10.1118/1.4818656.

Walker AJ, Alcorn SR, Narang AK, Nugent KM, Wild AT, Herman JM, Tran PT. Radiosensitizers in Pancreatic Cancer-Preclinical and Clinical Exploits with Molecularly Targeted Agents. Curr Probl Cancer. 2013 Sep-Oct;37(5):301-312. [Epub 2013 Oct 5].

Wild AT, Fan KY, Herman JM. Management of Pancreatic Cancer. Curr Probl Cancer. 2013 Sep-Oct;37(5):259-261. [Epub 2013 Oct 7].

Hung J, Hiniker SM, Lucas DR, Griffith KA, McHugh JB, Meirovitz A, Thomas DG, Chugh R, Herman JM. Sporadic versus Radiation-Associated Angiosarcoma: A Comparative Clinicopathologic and Molecular Analysis of 48 Cases. Sarcoma. 2013;2013:798403. [Epub 2013 Sep 3].

Kumar R, Wild AT, Ziegler MA, Smith K, Kang J, Hooker TK, Dah SD, Tran PT, Zeng J, Pawlik TM, Tryggestad E, Ford E, Herman JM. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Planning with Duodenal Sparing Using Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy versus Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer: A Dosimetric Analysis. Med Dosim. 2013 Autumn;38(3):243-250. [Epub 2013 Mar 27].

Benson AB 3rd, Geschwind JF, Mulcahy MF, Rilling W, Siskin G, Wiseman G, Cunningham J, Houghton B, Ross M, Memon K, Andrews J, Fleming CJ, Herman J, Nimeiri H, Lewandowski RJ, Salem R. Radioembolisation for Liver Metastases: Results From a Prospective 151 Patient Multi-Institutional Phase II Study. Eur J Cancer. 2013 Oct;49(15):3122-3130. [Epub 2013 Jun 15]

Hyder O, Dodson RM, Weiss M, Cosgrove DP, Herman JM, Geschwind JF, Kamel IR, Pawlik TM. Trends and Patterns of Utilization in Post-treatment Surveillance Imaging Among Patients Treated for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Oct;17(10):1774-1783. [Epub 2013 Aug 14].

Dodson RM, Weiss MJ, Cosgrove D, Herman JM, Kamel I, Anders R, Geschwind JF, Pawlik TM. Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: Management Options and Emerging Therapies. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Oct;217(4):736-750. [Epub 2013 Jul 24].

Herman JM, Fan KY, Wild AT, Hacker-Prietz A, Wood LD, Blackford AL, Ellsworth S, Zheng L, Le DT, De Jesus-Acosta A, Hidalgo M, Donehower RC, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Cameron JL, Laheru DA, Wolfgang CL. Correlation of Smad4 Status with Outcomes in Patients Receiving Erlotinib Combined with Adjuvant Chemoradiation and Chemotherapy Following Resection for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma.Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 1;87(3):458-459.

Gajula RP, Chettiar ST, Williams RD, Thiyagarajan S, Kato Y, Aziz K, Wang R, Gandhi N, Wild AT, Vesuna F, Ma J, Salih T, Cades J, Fertig E, Biswal S, Burns TF, Chung C, Rudin CM, Herman JM, Hales RK, Raman V, An SS, Tran PT. The Twist Box Domain Is Required for Twist1-induced Prostate Cancer Metastasis. Mol Cancer Res. 2013 Nov;11(11):1387-1400. [Epub 2013 Aug 27]. PMC3833995

Hyder O, Dodson RM, Nathan H, Herman JM, Cosgrove D, Kamel I, Geschwind JF, Pawlik TM. Referral Patterns and Treatment Choices for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A United States Population-Based Study. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov;217(5):896-906 [Epub 2013 Sep 13].

Dholakia AS, Kumar R, Raman SP, Moore JA, Ellsworth S, McNutt T, Laheru DA, Jaffee E, Cameron JL, Tran PT, Hobbs RF, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM. Mapping Patterns of Local Recurrence after Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: A New Approach to Adjuvant Radiation Field Design. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013;87(5):1007-1015.

Salman B, Brat G, Yoon YS, Hruban RH, Singhi AD, Fishman EK, Herman JM, Wolfgang CL. The Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Pancreatoblastoma in Adults: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Dec;17(12):2153-2161. [Epub 2013 Oct 1].

Hyder O, Dodson RM, Nathan H, Schneider EB, Weiss MJ, Cameron JL, Choti MA, Makary MA, Hirose K, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Influence of Patient, Physician, and Hospital Factors on 30-Day Readmission Following Pancreatoduodenectomy in the United States. JAMA Surg. 2013 Dec 1;148(12):1095-1102.

Wild AT, Hiniker SM, Chang DT, Tran PT, Khashab MA, Limaye MR, Laheru DA, Le DT, Kumar R, Pai JS, Hargens B, Sharabi AB, Shin EJ, Zheng L, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL, Koong AC, Herman JM. Re-irradiation with Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy as a Novel Treatment Option for Isolated Local Recurrence of Pancreatic Cancer after Multimodality Therapy: Experience from Two Institutions. J Gastrointest Oncol. 2013; Dec;4(4):343-351.

Dodson RM, Firoozmand A, Hyder O, Tacher V, Cosgrove DP, Bhagat N, Herman JM, Wolfgang CL, Geschwind JF, Kamel IR, Pawlik TM. Impact of Sarcopenia on Outcomes Following Intra-arterial Therapy of Hepatic Malignancies. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Dec;17(12):2123-2132. [Epub 2013 Sep 25].

Schueneman AJ, Sugar EA, Uram J, Bigelow E, Herman JM, Edil BH, Jaffee EM, Zheng L, Laheru DA. Low Total Lymphocyte Count Is Associated with Poor Survival in Patients with Resected Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Receiving a GM-CSF Secreting Pancreatic Tumor Vaccine. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec;20 Suppl 3:725-730. [Epub 2013 Sep 18].

Gleisner AL, Mogal H, Dodson R, Efron J, Gearhart S, Wick E, Lidor A, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Nodal Status, Number of Lymph Nodes Examined, and Lymph Node Ratio: What Defines Prognosis after Resection of Colon Adenocarcinoma? J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Dec;217(6):1090-1100. [Epub 2013 Sep 14].

Sharabi A, Herman J, Weiss V, Laheru D, Tuli R. Role of Radiotherapy in Combination with Chemotherapy, Targeted Therapy, and Immunotherapy in the Management of Pancreatic Cancer. J Radiation Oncology. 2013 Dec;2(4):369-379.

Dholakia AS, Hacker-Prietz A, Wild AT, Raman SP, Wood LD, Huang P, Laheru DA, Zheng L, De Jesus-Acosta A, Le DT, Schulick R, Edil B, Yovino S, Pawlik TM, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Hruban RH, Cameron JL, Fishman EK, Wolfgang CL, Herman JM. Resection of Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Does Not Depend on Improved Radiographic Appearance of Tumor-Vessel Relationships. J Radiation Oncology. 2013 Dec;2(4):413-425.

Soares KC, Cosgrove DC, Herman JM, Pawlik TM. Multidisciplinary Clinic in the Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print].

Faisal F, Tsai HL, Blackford A, Olino K, Xia C, De Jesus-Acosta A, Le DT, Cosgrove D, Azad N, Rasheed Z, Diaz LA Jr, Donehower R, Laheru D, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Edil BH, Schulick R, Wolfgang C, Herman J, Zheng L. Longer Course of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoradiation Favors Better Survival Outcomes for Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print].

Fan KY, Dholakia AS, Wild AT, Su Z, Hacker-Prietz A, Kumar R, Hodgin M, Hsu CC, Le DT, De Jesus-Acosta A, Diaz Jr LA, Laheru DA, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Brown TD, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL, Tran PT, Herman JM. Hemoglobin-A1c Level Predicts for Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2014 Jan 1;12(1):50-57.

Mayo SC, Mavros MN, Nathan H, Cosgrove D, Herman JM, Kamel I, Anders RA, Pawlik TM. Treatment and Prognosis of Patients with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A National Perspective. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb;218(2):196-205. [Epub 2013 Oct 24].

Reese JB, Finan PH, Haythornthwaite JA, Kadan M, Regan KR, Herman JM, Efron JE, Diaz Jr LA, Azad NS. Gastrointestinal Ostomies and Sexual Outcomes: A Comparison of Colorectal Cancer Patients by Ostomy Status. Support Care Cancer 2014 Feb;22(2):461-468. [Epub 2013 Oct 5].

Activities & Honors


  • Career Development Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research, AACR, 2008
  • Chief Resident, Awarded RSNA Resident of the Year (University of Michigan), 2005
  • Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, 2008
  • Letter of Commendation, National Institutes of Health, 1994
  • STRTP NIH grant, NIH, 1997
  • Graduate Merit Award, UMAB Master of Science in Preventive Medicine, 1995
  • Awarded Intern of the Month, University of Michigan Internal Medicine, 2001
  • Awarded Stipend, AACR/ASCO Workshop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research, 2006
  • Junior Faculty Award to present, SANTRO, 2008
  • Selected Moderator Gastrointestinal Section ASTRO, Johns Hopkins Leadership Development Programs, 2009 - 2010


  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
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