Surgical Oncology

Surgical Oncology is responsible for the care of patients requiring operative intervention for the treatment of cancer. The division is closely involved with the care of patients at the UK Markey Cancer Center. Surgical oncology also manages multidisciplinary clinics for breast disease, GI malignancy, and melanoma.

Residents rotate on this service during PGY-1, PGY-3, and PGY-5, and gain considerable exposure to the surgical management of breast and colorectal carcinoma, melanoma, and sarcomas. The service offers significant experience in head and neck cancers that is not commonly found in other general surgery programs. The section is actively involved in research investigating cancer immunology, the role of biological response modifiers in the treatment of head and neck cancer, and translational research applying gene therapy to malignancies. Cancer education research is also a focus within the section.

Surgical Oncology is composed of the following faculty:

B. Mark Evers, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chair, Mark McDowell Cancer Foundation Chair

Director,
Markey Cancer Center
Physician-in-Chief,
Oncology Service

Residency: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Patrick C. McGrath, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Ward O. Griffen Endowed Chair,
 Surgery
Vice-Chair, Department of Surgery Clinical Affairs

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Richmond
Fellowship: 
Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine, Richmond

Erin Burke, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Fellowship:
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

Michael J. Cavnar, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Residency: New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York

Joseph Kim, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Fellowship:
John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA

Emily Marcinkowski, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director of Surgery Advanced Development -
4th Year Medical Students

Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Fellowship: City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA

Prakash Pandalai, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Residency: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Fellowship:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Dana Farber Cancer Institute - Harvard University, Boston