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Allan Tsung, MD, a surgical oncologist with specialties in liver and pancreatic cancer at UPMC CancerCenter
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Allan Tsung, MD

Liver Surgery


Specialty:

  • Surgery

Affiliations:

  • UPMC Northwest
  • UPMC Hamot
  • UPMC Bedford
  • UPMC Shadyside
  • UPMC Passavant
  • UPMC East
  • UPMC Presbyterian
  • UPMC Mercy
  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • UPMC St Margaret

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Locations

UPMC Presbyterian 200 Lothrop St. Digestive Disorders Ctr., 3rd Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 692-2001
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UPMC Passavant - McCandless 9100 Babcock Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Office Phone:
(412) 748-6454
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MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency:

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowships:

Board Certifications:

Surgery

Allan Tsung, MD, is a professor and the Raizman-Haney Chair of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatobiliary, and Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Tsung is co-director at the UPMC Liver Cancer Center and a surgical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Pancreatic Cancer Program. His clinical interests center on the evaluation and management of patients with liver, bile duct, and pancreas cancers. He is specialty-trained in liver and pancreatic surgery, with a focus in minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery. Dr. Tsung also co-leads the liver-directed therapy program utilizing hepatic artery chemoembolization and Yttrium 90 internal radiation for primary and metastatic liver cancers, bile duct cancers, and gallbladder carcinoma.

Dr. Tsung's primary research interest is directed toward hepatobiliary clinical trials and the role of inflammation in tumorigenesis of primary and metastatic liver cancers. Dr. Tsung has active research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the NIH, and is also the principal investigator on multiple clinical trials for liver cancer.

Dr. Tsung is board-certified in general surgery. He received an undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and received a medical degree at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Tsung completed a general surgical residency and a fellowship in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Tsung is a member of many professional organizations including, the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Association of Academic Surgery, Society of University Surgeons, Shock Society, and Surgical Infection Society. He has also coauthored more than 50 manuscripts and four book chapters.



7/5/2018
Never bad experiences

7/5/2018
Dr. Tsung is patient and answers all questions clearly. He shows compassion and understanding.

6/28/2018
I feel very comfortable in Dr Tsung's hands for a gall bladder issue. Susan, Dr Tsung's nurse is top-notch.

6/28/2018
That was my first visit but Dr Tsung seems to be on top of everything that is going on with my health , I feel like I am in the best of care I could be in

6/21/2018
The Dr. ordered blood tests and a "type" of PET scan. I haven't been scheduled for the scan yet and am very anxious to get into treatment for my cancer. It seems to me that all I've been doing is waiting for more info/appointments/tests.

6/21/2018
the whole team was wonderful!

6/21/2018
I was very confident in Dr Tsung. he was clear regarding what my condition was and the further steps necessary.

6/21/2018
very caring and professional

6/14/2018
Dr. Tsung has always been kind, compassionate, and treated me with respect. He has always answered my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend him.

6/7/2018
I have no complaints only compliments for Dr. Allen Tsung and his staff. Everyone was conscience and very caring.

6/7/2018
Dr. Tsung is an exceptional person in how he takes interest in his patients and has earned the highest confidence in how he preformed my critical surgery.

5/24/2018
I have been treated with much concern, kindness and understanding on all my visits.

5/24/2018
Every single person was very nice and exceptionally helpful. Nice change from other providers.

5/24/2018
I was very impressed by Dr. Stung. He explained everything clearly to me and didn't make me feel as if my questions were stupid. He seems like a very compassionate doctor.

5/17/2018
I had excellent experiences with my care provider.

5/17/2018
This was my first time seeing Dr.Tsung. This is a very stressful time as I have now been diagnosed with a metastasis. I found doctor and staff very professional and informative. I'm feeling more confident after this initial visit.

5/10/2018
everyone was kind, helpful, and informative

5/3/2018
Dr Tsung is outstanding. He is very knowledgeable and caring

5/3/2018
My visit was very well co-ordinated and organized, thus my experience was a pleasure if you can say going to a medical facility is pleasurable!

4/26/2018
I have had ONLY good experiences with Dr.Tsung and his excellent staff. At every visit the doctor explains what the next step will be in completing the healing process.

4/26/2018
physician could have explained my current condition & follow up treatment options in more detail. I felt rushed at this appointment and felt that the Dr. should have spent more time with me. Traveled 2 hours and stayed over night for this appointment to arrive on time and waited more than an hour past my scheduled appointment time.

4/12/2018
thorough, knowledgable

4/12/2018
everyone in office was very helpful and answered questions

4/6/2018
Dr.Tsung is the best!!! Staff awesome also!

4/5/2018
very satisfied

4/5/2018
Dr. Tsung is always smiling and that makes me feel good.

4/5/2018
Things were much more hectic at this new location. In the past I always had very good experiences when The Dr. was located at Presby.

4/5/2018
Dr. Allan Tsung is a caring individual with a sense of urgency. I respect him, his opinion and have trust in his experience and skill.

3/16/2018
Good

3/16/2018
Dr. Tsung and his staff are the greatest! Dr. Tsung is a very caring Doctor and keeps good watch on my health after my surgery for cancer 2 years ago. I trust him completely.

3/15/2018
I would recommend Dr. Tsung is to any of my friends and/or family members. I was always treated with the utmost courtesy and respect by Dr. Tsung and his entire staff. He and his staff, and the nurses who attended to me while I was hospitalized, were very helpful and always had time to answer any questions I had or my family had concerning my condition. Dr. Tsung and his entire staff are a great asset to UPMC.

3/8/2018
Dr. Psung and the UPMC staff are great! They give the best care and service or I would not be in good health my now. Their prompt attention saved my life and I am grateful. Dr. Psung and Susan are the best you can find.

3/8/2018
Very compassionate & kind.

3/8/2018
The staff and nurses were very courteous And helpful and made me feel good about myself great staff

3/2/2018
I have the greatest of respect and confidence for Dr. Tsung. He and his staff have been great through my surgery, hospital stay and follow up visits.

3/2/2018
staff and Dr Tsung have been excellent

3/1/2018
phenomenonal care provided by Dr Tsung and team

3/1/2018
I feel I am getting excellent care from Dr. Tsung and his staff.

2/22/2018
Dr Tsung was highly recommended by my family doctor. He is an excellent surgeon, kind, empathetic. A wonderful Doctor.

2/22/2018
Very professional and nursing staff was wonderful and caring!! Excellent surgeon.

2/15/2018
I liked the visit with Dr. Tsung. I think he really cares about my healing from the surgery that Dr. Marsh did in July. However, when looking at the scar, Dr. Tsung suggested putting moisturizer on it, to help with the healing. Good suggestion...but it has been 6 months of healing. You would think that if it was that important, maybe someone would have suggested that sooner. I do think that practice needs a wound care specialist.

2/12/2018
I trust Dr Tsung-but do have to say that he spent very little time with me during this visit. it was a recommended follow up to a CT scan and what he said to me could have been said over the phone. He read the reports, saw me for less then 5 minutes.

2/8/2018
The visit went well.

2/8/2018
Overall excellent

2/8/2018
highly recommend Dr. Tsung

1/22/2018
Dr. Tsung is patient and provides information in words easily understood. He answers all my questions and I do not feel rushed or that he is hurrying me to go to his next patient. I feel he genuinely cares about me.

1/8/2018
Dr. Tsung is very caring surgeon. I would definitely recommend him.

1/8/2018
Dr Tsung and his staff are wonderful. I am very happy with Dr. Tsung. Dr. Tsung takes the time to listen to me and gives me his full attention.

1/8/2018
very good care. everyone we encountered was very friendly

12/15/2017
Dr replaced Dr Marsh had all the records and was able to respond to my questions. Very helpful.

12/1/2017
Dr. and team were wonderful. though I waited a little to long in the room.

11/28/2017
Very good . Prompt and informative . Friendly staff .

10/30/2017
Nothing but good to say about Dr Tsung. I am extremely grateful for the special care given to me before and after my surgery. He is an excellent surgeon.

10/9/2017
Dr. Tsung is a great surgeon and shows much empathy and care for his patients.

8/28/2017
never any problems with doctor or staff

8/22/2017
I have always been treated professionally at this office.

8/18/2017
Outstanding Doctor and Nurses and staff--They saved my life.I would recommend them highly

7/25/2017
Dr. Tsung is an excellent surgeon. I thank God Dr. Tsung is a highly skilled surgeon who saved my life. Dr. Tsung is easy to talk to and explains things so I can understand. He is patient and does not hurry my visit. I live south of Erie and think nothing to drive for appointments to Dr. Tsung. Majority of my appointments are scheduled at the Hermitage office. But it would not be a problem to drive to Pittsburgh. I speak highly of Dr. Tsung with my family and friends.

7/21/2017
Dr.Tsung is a caring doctor who takes the time to listen to my questions. He told me to let him do the worrying and to go home and enjoy my upcoming retirement.

6/27/2017
I felt a bit rushed and had to slip a couple questions in before he left, but I think he is a great doctor.

6/27/2017
My appointment was scheduled for 1:15pm, the doctor did not come into my room until 2:36pm. And he may have been in the room for 5 minutes max. It was a useless appointment because he needs a different text completed before he can tell anything. This could have been done before my appointment if someone would have taken the time to look at my records. I understand he is a busy Doctor, however I had to take a half day of work to sit for over an hour and have no results. My time is valuable too.

6/9/2017
The Staff is always helpful. Dr. Tsung is concerned about my health and how I feel.

4/25/2017
Dr Tsung is a good example of why Upmc is a premier medical organization!!

4/10/2017
no bad exspirnces very happy with this doctor.

3/17/2017
very friendly and caring staff.

3/17/2017
Knows what is going on with my health and provided ways to make sure I am healthy.

2/28/2017
Great people

2/10/2017
day off work with out pay & drive 6 hrs in bad weather 4 the doctor 2 tell me 2 call thurday 4 my results

2/3/2017
I had no bad experiences with doctor stung or his staff. I would like to thank him and all of upmc for their help with my problem. And a special thank you to Susan Puqliese for all your help.

1/27/2017
Very knowledgable, confident of procedure to be taken in my situation.

1/27/2017
everything was great!

1/20/2017
From my first visit over a year ago Dr. Tsung and his staff have been wonderful. Dr. Tsung explained what my cancer was and my surgery was 100% successful. His caring nature gave me confidence that he would be there for me before and after the surgery. Susan, his nurse, was so helpful in getting things scheduled, answering my emails and both she and Dr. Tsung have become my friends now. I see them every 6 months and look forward to seeing them.

1/13/2017
Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable which helped reduce my fears and anxiety over health conditions and I felt part of the team to better health!

1/6/2017
Dr. Tsung is always very informative about what is going on with my condition. He is very caring. As far as I'm concerned he is the best Dr. I could possibly have .

12/16/2016
Dr.Tsung was very nice and took time to listen. One of the nicest doctors i ever ment.

12/16/2016
Dr. Tsung and his staff are 100% professional. I wish I had Bill Gates fortune because I would give most of it to UPMC. I need a little for myself you k now...hahahaha...All kidding aside, I am very grateful to have found Dr. Tsung and UPMC. I have no idea how to thank him, the staff and UPMC for saving my life. I think of him every day and say thank you for the time he has spent to develop the skills required to perform the operation I required. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

12/2/2016
no complaints

11/18/2016
Dr. Tsung basically saved my life.

11/11/2016
Dr Tsung intentionally spoke to a level both my husband and I could understand. His smile and patience showed his concern and wholehearted intention to get me well. while his time was limited due to other patient obligations, he never left a discussion without making certain we were comfortable with the plan he laid out. we were very fortunate to have been placed in contact with Dr Tsung!

10/25/2016
Dr. Tsung saved my life. He's my hero. He is very informative, attentive and compassionate. I have recommended others to Dr. Tsung.

10/14/2016
Dr. Tsung and his entire team are all outstanding.

10/10/2016
Dr. Tsung is fantastic. My husband had colo-rectal cancer that had spread to his liver. The oncologist works with Dr. Tsung and referred us to him. The surgery consisted of Dr. Tsung and Dr. Salgado(colo-rectal surgeon) and they were fantastic. After each surgery each doctor came and talked to us and took the time to explain what was going on. Both doctors are above and beyond.

9/27/2016
Very good - explained procedures, etc.

9/16/2016
Dr Tsung is probably the most caring, down to earth, professional, concerning individual we have ever met... oh and he saved my life! a true gentlemen the whole way around...

9/9/2016
Listened to concerns - explained options and risks - suggested further testing to insure surgery was the best option. Provided me with a complete picture of my situation

8/19/2016
I am glad to have been referred to Dr. Tsung. He is very adept at what he does.

8/19/2016
This provider always takes time to ask me how I am doing, explain future recommendations and listens to me when I ask him questions or explain my concerns.

8/12/2016
DR. TSUNG SAVED MY LIFE.

8/12/2016
DrTsung and his staff are the best in the world as far as I'm concerned I've been a patient of his for 3 years and he has never disappointed me with his skills mentally or physically. He came to me highly recommended and not once did he disappoint my family. I recommend him highly.

8/12/2016
I was very pleased with the explanations I received about my care and what treatments I would have to have.

8/5/2016
The staff is always so caring with me. They make me feel like they are part of my family with how concerned they were during my cancer surgery and all my follow ups with the. Susan has been wonderful helping me understand what the diagnosis was and emailing me when I asked a question or needed to make my appointments. I can't say enough about Dr. Tsung. He is the most caring Doctor I have ever had. I am so at ease with him. He answers my questions, showed me my new scan and old one and explained what I was seeing. He answers all my questions. He gave me the peace of mind when I had my surgery that I was in the best of hands. I will be seeing him for many years to come and I feel like he told me we will be best friends! I absolutely love him and feel God sent me to the right place for my continued care.

7/22/2016
everything went gine

7/15/2016
We have complete faith and trust in Dr. Allan Tsung and Susan Pugliese. These two are wonderful to work with. They have been a Godsend to my family.

7/15/2016
Dr. Stung seems like such a caring doctor who listens and answers all questions in terms we understand. staff is very nice.