William Jarnagin

Dr. William R. Jarnagin was raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts and earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College in 1982, a Master’s degree in chemistry from Brandeis University in 1984 and an MD from Rush Medical College in 1988. He completed his training in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco in 1996. From 1990-93, he completed a research fellowship at the Liver Center Laboratory at San Francisco General Hospital. From 1996-97, he served as the Hepatobiliary Fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Since 1997, he has been an attending surgeon at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he has served as Chief of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Service since 2008 and was a Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 2006-2010. He holds the Enid A. Haupt Chair in surgery at MSKCC and is Professor of Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Dr. Jarnagin’s research has focused on genomics, novel therapies and biomarkers of treatment response in patients with biliary cancer, intraoperative navigation, and intraoperative management during major liver and pancreas resection. He has authored or co-authored over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, over 60 chapters or invited reviews and has co-edited three textbooks. He is the HPB Section Editor for Annals of Surgical Oncology and is a member of the editorial boards of Surgery and HPB. In addition to the IHPBA and AHPBA, he is a member of several surgical societies, including SUS and ASA; he has been a member of the AHPBA Executive Council since 2004, serving as the Program Chair (2007-08), Treasurer (2009-11) and President (2011-2012).

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