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David L. Bartlett, MD
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David L. Bartlett, MD

  • Vice Chairman, Surgical Oncology and Gastrointestinal Services
  • Director, David C. Koch Regional Perfusion Cancer Therapy Center
  • Director, Multidisciplinary Disease Site Clinical and Research Programs for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
  • Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
David L. Bartlett, MD, specializes in all aspects of surgical oncology, with a particular expertise in liver and bile duct tumors, the management of advanced, complex abdominal malignancies, gastric cancer and abdominal sarcomas.

Dr. Bartlett has a research interest in treating advanced carcinomas in the peritoneal cavity. He has helped to develop a technique for delivery of hyperthermia and chemotherapy directly to the peritoneal cavity as a re-circulating perfusion. This technique delivers chemotherapy in the operating room to patients with disease confined to the peritoneal cavity.

He is board-certified in general surgery. He received an undergraduate degree at Rice University in Houston, and received a medical degree at the University of Texas. Dr. Bartlett completed a residency in general surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and a fellowship in surgical oncology at Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

He is also a member of many professional organizations including the American Medical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Gene Therapy, Society of University Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American College of Surgeons, American Surgical Association, American Association for Endocrine Surgeons, and the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies.

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