The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's Division of Surgical Oncology is focused on providing top-notch care to its patients. Our surgeons are invested in performing innovative research in the study of cancers. Our investigators focus on providing excellent patient care and offering the best possible outcomes.
The surgeons and investigators in the Division of Surgical Oncology are all engaged in research aimed at improving treatments for surgical oncology patients. To learn more, click on the investigators names to visit their research pages.
Richard Cummings, PhD
Research focus: Glycobiology and functional glycomics (the study of the structure, biology, evolution, and function of glycans — chemically linked chains of sugars, or carbohydrates)
Per-Olof Hasselgren, MD, PhD
Research Focus: The mechanisms regulating the catabolic response to sepsis and injury in skeletal muscle; Sepsis and injury (and a number of other conditions as well, including cancer, AIDS, uremia, and starvation) are associated with muscle wasting
A. James Moser, MD
Research Focus: Multi-center research study of biomarker discovery for therapeutics in pancreatic cancer
Ranjna Sharma, MD
Research Focus: Diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in breast cancer; outcomes of breast reconstruction following partial masectomy
Lijun Sun, PhD
Research focus: Drug discovery and translational research; molecular inhibition of metastasis to improve cancer therapies; molecular inhibition of inflammation in diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions
Barbara Wegiel, PhD, DSc
Research focus: How the heme degradation pathway regulates innate inflammatory responses during organ injury and carcinogenesis
Michale Yaffe, MD, PhD
Research focus: Cell signaling; targeted cancer therapy; protein-protein interactions and modular protein domains in signal transduction; protein-kinase signaling pathways involved in cell cycle control; DNA damage and inflammation