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Yuman Fong, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Liver Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Research Focus
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
Languages Spoken
  • Cantonese
“My passion is taking care of patients.”
 
A pioneer both in the operating room and in the laboratory, Yuman Fong, M.D., chair of our Department of Surgery is an internationally recognized expert in cancer of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He has led the research effort to employ genetically modified viruses to destroy cancer cells.
 
Dr. Fong joined City of Hope in 2014 after more than two decades at the renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
 
Dr. Fong is both author and innovator: He has developed many new surgical techniques and instruments and written and edited hundreds of scholarly articles as well as nearly a dozen textbooks.
 

 

  • 2014 to present - Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2001 to 2014 - Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2007 to 2014 - Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2000 to 2014 - Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2000 to 2014 - Tenured Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 2006 to 2012 - Vice Chair for Technology Development, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2004 to 2008 - Chief, Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 1994 to 2000 - Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • 1993 to 2000 - Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • 1997 to 2000 - Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY
  • 1997 to 2000 - Associate Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 1993 to 1997 - Assistant Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY
  • 1993 to 1997 - Associate Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Locations

Duarte

1500 East Duarte Road, Duarte, CA, 91010

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Phone :  626-256-4673

Degrees

  • 1984 - Cornell University Medical College, M.D
  • 1981 - Brown University, B.A. in Medieval Literature

Fellowship

  • 1991 to 1993 - Surgical Oncology Fellow, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (Mentor: M.F. Brennan)
  • 1992 to 1993 - Chief Administrative Fellow, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 1986 to 1989 - Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, (Mentor: S.F. Lowry)
  • 1986 to 1989 - Nutrition Support Service, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

  • 1990 to 1991 - Chief Residency, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 1985 to 1986 / 1989 to 1990 - General Surgery, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Internship

  • 1984 to 1985 - New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

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