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James F. Pingpank, MD

James F. Pingpank, MDDr. Pingpank is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In his research, he works to develop regional treatment strategies for advanced malignancies of the liver and peritoneal cavity such as peritoneal mesothelioma.  Dr. Pingpank specializes in using surgery along with localized chemotherapy to treat mesothelioma.  His clinical research includes investigating and evaluating new treatment options for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.

Dr. Pingpank received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Connecticut, as well as a fellowship in general surgery at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society for Clinical Oncology, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

A portion of Dr. Pingpank’s work includes educating and empowering mesothelioma patients and their families by speaking at many mesothelioma conferences and symposiums; this work has included being the keynote speaker at the 2008 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, a symposium sponsored annually by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

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