Gastrointestinal Cancer Team

One primary benefit of an academic medical center is the team approach to clinical care. The GI cancer team at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center includes gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, and general and minimally invasive surgery experts who have specialized expertise and experience treating cancers of the digestive tract, liver, pancreas and bile ducts. Their concentrated focus provides you with the latest and most comprehensive information and advances in the field.

Medical Oncology

Anjali Bharne, MD (sees patients in Encinitas and Vista offices)

Paul Fanta, MD

Greg Heestand, MD

Derek Helton, MD, FACP (sees patients in Encinitas and Vista offices)

Tony Reid, MD, PhD

Eric Roeland, MD

Kelly A. Shimabukuro, MD

Surgical Oncology

Joel Baumgartner, MD
Appendiceal and pancreatic cancer
Cancers that have metastisized to the abdomen (HIPEC treatment)

Michael Bouvet, MD
Thyroid, liver, esophageal, stomach, and pancreatic cancer

Samuel Eisenstein, MD
Colorectal and anal cancer

Alan Hemming, MD
Liver and bile duct cancer
Liver transplants

Santiago Horgan, MD
Esophageal cancer
Minimally invasive surgery

Kaitlyn Kelly, MD
Cancers of the thyroid, stomach, pancreas, and GI tract
Cancers that have metastisized to the abdomen (HIPEC treatment)

Andrew M. Lowy, MD, FACS
Cancers of the appendix, liver, pancreas, and GI tract
Cancers that have metastisized to the abdomen (HIPEC treatment)

Sonia Ramamoorthy, MD
Colorectal and anal cancer

Jason Sicklick, MD
Cancers of the liver, bile duct, gallbladder, and pancreas
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) and sarcomas

Diagnostic Imaging

Thomas John Savides, MD

Claude Sirlin, MD

Radiation Oncology

Jona Hattangadi-Gluth, MD

James Murphy, MD

Cancer Genetics

Lisa Madlensky, PhD, CGC

Moores Cancer Center 

Contact the Gastrointestinal Cancer Team

Phone: 866-773-2703