An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.

Surgical Oncologist
Clinical Expertise
Research Focus
  • Novel Treatments for Liver and Pancreas Tumors
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Oncolytic Viral Therapy
  • Enhancing the Perioperative Experience and Postoperative Recovery Protocols
  • Strategies to Improve Surgeon-Patient Communication
  • Peri-Operative Depression Treatment and Prevention
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-0060
Email: [email protected]
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

Clinical Teams

Susanne G. Warner, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Warner earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, graduating magna cum laude. She then went on to receive her medical doctorate from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, where she was selected as a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She pursued her training as a general surgery resident at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where she was appointed to the hospital Ethics Committee. In 2010, Dr. Warner completed a research fellowship in the laboratory of Yuman Fong, M.D., at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.  Following residency, Dr. Warner completed a clinical fellowship in hepatopancreatobiliary and advanced gastrointestinal surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she was also a clinical lecturer.

Dr. Warner is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the W. Deprez Inlow Award from the Priestly Society for excellence in resident research, and the Scientific Presentation Award from the American College of Breast Surgeons. She is a member of numerous professional societies. To date, Dr. Warner has authored 30 peer-reviewed articles, 6 book chapters, and has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Warner’s research interests include clinical applications of oncolytic viral therapies and humanities research centered on the spiritual, emotional and physical optimization of the perioperative patient experience. She is passionate about the potential of both arenas to transform cancer care, and is always on the lookout for collaborators.


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Duarte, CA 91010

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