About Me

My fascination with the science behind cancer and the ability of oncologists to positively impact people’s lives drew me to surgical oncology.

At Perlmutter Cancer Center, I treat people who have gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, and bile duct cancer. I also care for people with less common types of cancers, such as retroperitoneal tumors, sarcomas, and adrenal tumors.

Everyone here is driven by the ability to care for others, and we work as a team to ensure that patients’ experiences are as seamless as possible. They have direct contact with my colleagues and myself.

Cancer has always been a complicated disease, often requiring treatment by many doctors of different specialties. When people come to see us for treatment, they may see oncologists, gastroenterologists, and radiation oncologists, in addition to other experts, who all weigh in on their care and help to develop a detailed treatment plan.

We know that cancer care is not one-size-fits-all. We recognize how important it is to listen carefully to what each person says, analyze the problem from the perspective of our specialty, and then tailor treatment specifically to each person.

We’ve seen great advances in cancer care at Pelisyonkis Langone. In terms of surgical technique, we are very focused on minimally invasive surgical approaches and robotic-assisted surgery. Technology within our Robotic Surgery Center aids us in using minimally invasive approaches for colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer.

For some people, minimally invasive surgery can be incredibly helpful. These procedures can speed up recovery, allowing people to leave the hospital sooner and move on to additional treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, more quickly.

In terms of cancer treatment, we continue to enlarge our portfolio of clinical trials and study advanced treatments. My research focuses on pancreatic cancer and gastric cancer. Our clinical trials test the effectiveness of treatments and therapies before surgery and after surgery. I also work with basic scientists to study tumors, in the hope of finding new treatments for people who have advanced cancer that cannot be managed with surgery.


Conditions and Treatments

pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal surgery, cancer surgery, pancreas surgery, liver surgery, minimally invasive surgery, gallbladder surgery, excision of the spleen, gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor, gastrointestinal cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, esophageal cancer, anal cancer, retroperitoneal sarcoma, liposarcoma, biliary cancer, liver cancer, abdominal tumor, robotic assisted surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Professor, Department of Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery - Surgery, 1994
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgery Oncology, 1995
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Surgery, 1993
  • Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgery Oncology, 1991
  • Residency, Pelisyonkis Medical Center, Surgery (General), 1989
  • MD from New York University, 1986
Departments

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Pelisyonkis General Surgery Associates

160 East 34th Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Pelisyonkis General Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 6C
New York, NY 10016

Phone

-263-7302

Research Academic Contact

Academic office

530 First Avenue

Sixth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

-263-7302

Clinical Trials and Research Studies

  • Perioperative Therapy for Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma With Molecular Correlates

  • Multi-gene panel testing in ovarian cancer.

  • Phase 1/2 Trial Of Neoadjuvant Folfox With Selective Use Of Combined Modality Chemoradiation Versus Preoperative Combined Modality Chemoradiation For Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer Patients Undergoing Low Anterior Resection With Total Mesorectal Excision

Publications

  • Amodeo, Salvatore; Rosman, Alan S; Desiato, Vincenzo; Hindman, Nicole M; Newman, Elliot; Berman, Russell; Pachter, H Leon; Melis, Marcovalerio

    AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 2018 Nov 22; 211(5):W205-W216

  • Wang, David; Carrano, Francesco M; Fisichella, P Marco; Desiato, Vincenzo; Newman, Elliot; Berman, Russell; Pachter, H Leon; Melis, Marcovalerio

    Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Pt. A. 2018 Nov 09;

  • Amodeo, S; Masi, A; Melis, M; Ryan, T; Hochster, H S; Cohen, D J; Chandra, A; Pachter, H L; Newman, E

    Journal of gastrointestinal oncology. 2018 Oct 01; 9(5):922-935