Phone: (202) 877-3908
Address: Sugarbaker Oncology Associates 106 Irving St NW Suite 3900 Washington, DC 20010

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Dr. Paul Sugarbaker is a mentor, investigator and has an extensive history of lecturing both nationally and internationally, earning numerous awards and citations. He is best known for his expertise and extensive training in gastrointestinal oncology, colorectal cancer surgery, and in rare diseases such as pseudomyxoma peritonei, peritoneal mesothelioma, abdominal sarcomas and peritoneal carcinomas.

Educational Background

After getting his BS in Chemistry from Wheaton College, Illinois, Dr. Sugarbaker received his MD from Cornell University Medical College in New York. Later, he got his MS in Basic Sciences from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Following his formal training, Dr. Sugarbaker completed two residencies, one in the Surgical Residency Program at Peter Brigham Hospital in Boston and then staying at the same hospital he became the Surgical Chief Resident for his second residency. After his residencies, Dr. Sugarbaker continued his studies as a Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston from 1973-1976.

Clinical Expertise

With a practice focus in gastrointestinal surgical oncology, Dr. Sugarbaker has pioneered specialty treatment procedures such as cytoreductive surgery with heated intrtaperitoneal chemotherapy and hyperthermia treatments using the Thermotron RF-8. Additionally, he has published more than 780 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters and textbooks. His textbook on sarcoma surgery has been translated into 5 languages.

Honors, Awards and Society Membership

Member of the American College of Surgeons
Member of University Surgeons
Member of International Association for Enterostomal Therapy
Member of American Surgical Association
Founding Member for International Society of Regional Cancer Therapy and Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons
E.T. Krementz Award for the best research development in 1997
Awarded the Doctor Honoris Causa at the Universite de Liege, Belgium in March 1999
Fellow ad eundem of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in September 1999
Distinguished Service Award by the American Society of Abdominal Surgeons in May 2001
Fellow at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Scotland in November 2003
Merium Ann Simone Distinguished Service Award – International Spirit of Life Foundation at Washington, DC in June 2006
Honorary Professor at Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina in November 2006
Member of four different editorial boards


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