Yuman Fong, M.D.

  • The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology
  • Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
  • Director, Center for International Medicine
  • Director, Center for Surgical Innovation
  • Associate Director for International Medicine
  • Surgical Oncologist

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
Other 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., The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology and 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.
 

 

  • 2016-present, The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2014-present, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2001-2014, Murray F. Brennan Chair in Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2007-2014, Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Downstate Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2000-2014, Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • 2000-2014, Tenured Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • 2006-2012, Vice Chair for Technology Development, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2004-2008, Chief, Gastric and Mixed Tumor Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 1994-2000, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • 1993-2000, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • 1997-2000, Associate Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY
  • 1997-2000, Associate Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 1993-1997, Assistant Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, New York, NY
  • 1993-1997, Associate Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer

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Degrees

  • 1984, M.D, Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY
  • 1981, B.A., Medieval Literature, Brown University, Providence, RI

Fellowship

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

Residency

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

Internship

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

Please click here for a listing of Dr. Fong's publications. City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.

  • 2019, Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
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