Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
  • Surgical Oncologist

Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • General Surgery
Areas of Expertise
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Liver and Pancreas
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
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish

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.

  • 2015 to Present - Assistant Professor, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2013 to 2015 - Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Division of Hepatopancreatobiliary and Advanced GI Surgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2012 to 2013 - Clinical Lecturer, Department of Surgery Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Liver Cancer/Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer


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  • 2003 - 2007 - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Scott & White Hospital, Temple, TX, M.D.
  • 1999 - 2003 - University of Texas, Austin, TX, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Special Honors in Plan II Honors Program


  • 2013 - 2015 - Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery & Advanced GI Surgery Fellow, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2009 - 2010 - Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


  • 2007 - 2013 - General Surgery Resident, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
  • Priestly Society, Member
  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – *LA Purple Stride Executive Council Member
  • American College of Surgeons - Associate Fellow, ACS Young Fellows Association Education Committee
  • American Association for Cancer Research, Member
  • Pancreas Club, Member
  • Southern California American College of Surgeons, Member
  • Americas Hepato-pancreato-biliary Assoc – Member, Research Committee
  • International Hepato-pancreato-biliary Assoc –Member, Society of Surgical Oncology – Member Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract – Member, Resident and Fellow Education Committee
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Member
  • 2016 - American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar
  • 2012 - W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society
  • 2009 - Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • 2006 - Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
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