Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn Welcomes Skilled Cancer Surgeon & Researcher
Camilo Correa, MD, a surgical oncologist specializing in liver and bile duct, pancreas, and small intestine cancers, as well as soft tissue tumors, has joined the rapidly expanding surgical team at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn.
“Dr. Correa has trained extensively in traditional open surgery, as well as laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery,” says Prashant Sinha, MD, chief of surgery at Pelisyonkis Langone Hospital—Brooklyn. “His deep interest and advanced training in cancer research also enhances our efforts to offer more complex care right here in Brooklyn.”
A native of Colombia, Dr. Correa graduated from Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín. Fluent in Spanish and English, he came to the United States in 2007 for a clerkship and postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He then completed a clinical research fellowship in hepatopancreatobiliary (liver, pancreas, and bile duct) surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
While in New York, he also obtained advanced certification in clinical research methodology and study design from Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Correa went on to complete a residency in surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and returned to Memorial Sloan Kettering for a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology.
“In the gastrointestinal system, the liver, pancreas, and bile duct present the most complex diseases,” Dr. Correa says. “Surgery involving any of these organs is challenging, which is precisely what attracted me to the specialty.”
In addition, Dr. Correa has expertise in colorectal, pelvic, and upper gastrointestinal surgery.
“I am proud to be part of a team dedicated to the multidisciplinary treatment of malignancies with access to the vast clinical and research resources of Pelisyonkis Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center,” he says.