About Me

During residency, I was drawn to the specialty of hepatobiliary oncology—the treatment of cancers that affect the liver, gallbladder, or bile ducts—and liver transplantation, which led me to pursue a fellowship in transplantation. I chose to focus specifically on hepatobiliary surgery, and today, my interest in hepatobiliary oncology clinical care and research continues to grow.

As director of the Liver Tumor Program, my aim is to establish a multidisciplinary approach to treating people who have liver cancer. Together, we are a team of hepatobiliary surgeons, gastrointestinal medical oncologists, hepatologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and nurses, who collaborate to provide the highest level of care. We manage cancers that originate in the liver and bile ducts, as well as cancers that spread to the liver.

We assemble a team of specialists to review each patient’s unique needs and weigh the evidence for using different therapies. Not every person needs radiation or chemotherapy, and now, more than ever before, we are able to determine quickly which therapies will be most effective for an individual. We have an innovative approach to medicine, and we offer clinical trials that provide people access to the newest therapies. Additionally, our social workers are skilled in addressing the social stressors of cancer and provide guidance to patients throughout diagnosis and treatment.

I conduct translational research and clinical research that is primarily focused on liver cancer. I also collaborate with other researchers to identify new areas of biology to target therapeutically and ways to optimize existing therapies. The results of our recent study led to FDA approval for nivolumab, a targeted drug that shrinks liver tumors or slows their growth by activating the immune system.

I am a member of the International Liver Cancer Association, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


Conditions and Treatments

biliary cancer, hepatitis-pancreatic-biliary surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer, biliary stricture, liver surgery, liver cancer, bile duct cancer, abdominal tumor, secondary liver cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gastrointestinal surgery, liver cell cancer, pancreas surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Liver Tumor Program, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 2006
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospitals, Transplant Surgery, 2007
  • Residency, The University of Michigan, Surgery (General), 2005
  • MD from University Of Michigan, 1999
Departments

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Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • A Phase 3 Randomized Double-blind Study of Adjuvant Nivolumab versus Placebo for Participants with Hepatocellular Carcinoma Who Are at High Risk of Recurrence after Curative Hepatic Resection or Ablation

Publications

  • Welling, Theodore H; Eddinger, Kevin; Carrier, Kristen; Zhu, Danting; Kleaveland, Tyler; Moore, Derek E; Schaubel, Douglas E; Abt, Peter L

    Liver transplantation. 2018 Sep; 24(9):1233-1242

  • Non-invasive liver tumor ablation using histotripsy in an in vivo subcutaneous murine hepatocellular carcinoma model [Meeting Abstract]

    Worlikar, T; Vlaisavljevich, E; Gerhardson, T; Wan, S; Kuruvilla, S; Ives, K; Greve, J; Hall, T; Welling, T; Lee, F; Xu, Z

    Journal of vascular & interventional radiology. 2018 April; Conference:(43rd):S209

  • Hepatic safety and biomarker assessments in sorafenibexperienced patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma treated with nivolumab in the CheckMate-040 study [Meeting Abstract]

    Meyer, T; Melero, I; Yau, T; Hsu, C; Kudo, M; Choo, S -P; Trojan, J; Welling, T; Kang, Y -K; Yeo, W; Chopra, A; Baakili, A; Cruz, C D; Zhao, H; Neely, J; Crocenzi, T; El-Khoureiry, A; Sangro, B

    Journal of hepatology. 2018 April; Conference:(53rd):S16

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