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Christopher Lee Wolfgang, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

4.9 out of 5
100 Ratings
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Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

Professor of Surgery


Expertise: Bile Duct Cancer, Bile Duct Repair, Bile Duct Surgery, Bile Duct Tumors, Biliary Tree, Cancer, Distal Pancreatectomy, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Gastrointestinal Tumors, General Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Irreversible Electroporation, Liver Tumors, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatic Surgery, Pancreatic Tumors, Robotic Pancreas Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL), Whipple Procedure more

Research Interests: Biological mechanism of the initiation and growth of pancreatic cancers, pancreatic cysts

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital


600 N. Wolfe Street Blalock Building Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-502-4194 | Fax: 443-769-1276

Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center


601 N. Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Phone: 410-502-4194 | Fax: 443-769-1276


Christopher L. Wolfgang, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, is an Associate 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. more


  • Director, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Professor of Pathology



  • MD PhD, Temple University School of Medicine (1998)


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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery / Surgery (2005)

Activities & Honors


  • American College of Surgeons

Videos & Media

Pancreatic Cancer | Patty's Story

Whipple Surgery - Open and Minimally Invasive Options

Treatment Options for Pancreatic Cancer

What is a Whipple?

Johns Hopkins Surgical Oncologists Get Personal

Neuroendocrine Tumor | Betsy’s Story

Pancreatic Cancer: A Survivor's Story Following Treatment at Johns Hopkins

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Online Seminar: Pancreatic Cancer and Immunotherapy Trials

The Ins and Outs of the Minimally Invasive Whipple, Johns Hopkins Surgery (5/10/2016)

Pancreatic Cancer and Immunotherapy Trials, Johns Hopkins Surgery (5/3/2017)

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