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Ryan C. Fields, MD, Named Chief of Surgical Oncology at Washington University in St. Louis


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Ryan C. Fields, MD

Ryan C. Fields, MD

Ryan C. Fields, MD, has been named Chief of the Section of Surgical Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Fields, who joined the faculty in 2011, is also Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program, and Director of Resident Research in the Department of Surgery.

Dr. Fields treats patients with liver tumors, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, sarcoma, and melanoma at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and at Washington University School of Medicine. He also co-leads the Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program and the Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program.

Dr. Fields’ research is focused on the identification and treatment of patients at high risk for recurrence of cancer, and the use of cutting-edge treatments to improve survival. He runs a translational research laboratory funded by the National Institutes of Health. His lab focuses on the biology and genetics of cancer metastases and novel models to study cancer biology and immunobiology.

Dr. Fields came to the School of Medicine in 2003 as a general surgery resident at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He then completed a research fellowship in surgery and immunology and was a resident and chief resident in general surgery. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

He earned his medical degree from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, where he was mentored in cancer immunology and biology. 


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