Charles M. Vollmer, Jr, MD
Kay Senior Fellow in Medical Education
Associate Professor of Surgery,
Director of Pancreatic Surgery,
Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania
Creation of A Novel Curriculum for a Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Fellowship
Dr. Charles Vollmer recently became the Director of Pancreatic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania after initiating his career at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in Pancreaticobiliary and other complex gastrointestinal surgery with a research focus in clinical outcomes assessment in high-acuity surgery. He has authored over 75 manuscripts and numerous book chapters focusing on pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is active in multiple national and regional surgical societies where he has served in various leadership positions including Membership Chairman and Program Chairman of the AHPBA. Dr. Vollmer is a native of Philadelphia where he received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical College after graduating with a degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his general surgery training at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital of Washington University of St. Louis from 1994-2001. During that seven-year period, he spent two years in a translational surgical research laboratory at UCLA, where he studied cutting-edge immunotherapy and gene therapy approaches to hepatocellular cancer. While at Washington University, he was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha status, and won numerous teaching awards through the medical school. He then matriculated into the internationally acclaimed clinical fellowship program in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Solid Organ Transplantation at the University of Toronto, followed by an additional year of research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute where he studied the genetics of inherited pancreatic cancer.