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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


  • Surgery


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

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office Phone:
(412) 692-2001

UPMC Passavant - McCandless 9100 Babcock Blvd.

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Office Phone:
(412) 748-6454

MD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA


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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.

Everyone has been very professional and truly the best healthcare team

Dr. Tsung is very attentive and knowledge! He has a wonderful disposition and I am confident in his knowledge to help me in my medical issues.

Dr. Stung seems like a very compassionate doctor. he had given me good news and seemed very happy to do so. I liked him from the very first visit.

Dr. Tsung was very professional and knowledgeable about my Gall Bladder and the issues I was having. He and his staff were top-notch. I would recommend him that might need his services.

I am extremely grateful and pleased with the care I have received

Dr. Allan Tsung aren't just good at their profession, they are world class in treatment of those who suffer my affliction.

Dr. Tsung was wonderful - professional, caring, and personable.

Dr. Tsung saw me immediately after my CT scan and discussed the results of the scan with me.

My surgery was even more complex than I and possibly even Dr. Tsung thought; however, I believe he did his very best and now I'm on a long road to heathy healing.


This was my first time meeting Dr Tsung, and I feel very comfortable with his knowledge and demeanor. He will be helping to fix a problem that I have and feels confident that it will be a permanent fix.

Dr. Tsung saved my life and in my opinion he is the BEST!!

very satisfied with all aspects of my experience with the physician and supporting staff

All good

Excellent Dr and surgeon

Never bad experiences

Dr. Tsung is patient and answers all questions clearly. He shows compassion and understanding.

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

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

the whole team was wonderful!

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.

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

very caring and professional

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.

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.

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

Every single person was very nice and exceptionally helpful. Nice change from other providers.

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

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.

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.

I had excellent experiences with my care provider.

everyone was kind, helpful, and informative

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!

Dr Tsung is outstanding. He is very knowledgeable and caring

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.

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.

thorough, knowledgable

everyone in office was very helpful and answered questions

Dr.Tsung is the best!!! Staff awesome also!

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.

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.

very satisfied

Dr. Tsung is always smiling and that makes me feel good.


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.

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.

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.

Very compassionate & kind.

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

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.

staff and Dr Tsung have been excellent

I feel I am getting excellent care from Dr. Tsung and his staff.

phenomenonal care provided by Dr Tsung and team

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

Very professional and nursing staff was wonderful and caring!! Excellent surgeon.

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.

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.

highly recommend Dr. Tsung

The visit went well.

Overall excellent

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.

very good care. everyone we encountered was very friendly

Dr. Tsung is very caring surgeon. I would definitely recommend him.

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.

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

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

Very good . Prompt and informative . Friendly staff .

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.

Dr. Tsung is a great surgeon and shows much empathy and care for his patients.

never any problems with doctor or staff

I have always been treated professionally at this office.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Dr Tsung is a good example of why Upmc is a premier medical organization!!

no bad exspirnces very happy with this doctor.

very friendly and caring staff.

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

Great people

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

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.

Very knowledgable, confident of procedure to be taken in my situation.

everything was great!

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.

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

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 .

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

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.

no complaints

Dr. Tsung basically saved my life.

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!

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

Dr. Tsung and his entire team are all outstanding.

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.

Very good - explained procedures, etc.

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...

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