Jiping Wang, MD, PhD, Named MGB Endowed Chair

Jiping Wang, MD, PhD
Research Director, Division of Surgical Oncology
Co-Director, Robotic Cancer Surgery Program, Division of Surgical Oncology
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Wang is an academic surgical oncologist dedicated to advancing cancer treatment through research, education and clinical excellence. With a comprehensive background in both medicine and biostatistics, he brings a unique perspective to the field of surgical oncology.

Throughout his career, Dr. Wang has been at the forefront of innovative surgical techniques. He has presented at academic meetings or published in peer-reviewed journals on novel surgical procedures, including TIRA (transabdominal inferior retroperitoneal approach), RAPiD (robotic assisted pancreas-sparing duodenobiliary procedure) and function-preserving robotic gastrectomy. As the co-director of the Robotic Cancer Program in the Division of Surgical Oncology, he is currently expanding the division’s clinical offerings by spearheading the Robotic Gastric Cancer and Sarcoma Surgery Program, in addition to performing a range of robotic HPB operations.

Dr. Wang is renowned for his ability to effectively integrate 3D animation, 3D modeling, video editing and annotation into the practice of surgical oncology. This pioneering practice enables surgeons to plan, navigate and execute procedures with unprecedented precision and confidence. Many of these videos and guides have been presented at international meetings.

He is also actively involved in research aimed at improving cancer treatments and outcomes. With his unique statistician background, Dr. Wang designed and co-led many clinical trials in gastric cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma, which contributed to improve the understanding and treatment of those diseases. His representative research results have been published in high-impact journals, including Annals of Surgery, Nature Communications, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research and JAMA Oncology.

His academic achievements have been highlighted by a variety of awards from different professional societies, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Americas Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association (AHPBA), the New England Surgical Society (NESS) and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons (SAAS).

Thomas E. Clancy, MD, Named MGB Endowed Chair

Thomas E. Clancy, MD
Director, Pancreas Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
, Pancreatic and Biliary Tumor Center, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
Director, Program in Robotic/Minimally Invasive Pancreatic and Liver Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Clancy is a senior surgeon and Distinguished Scholar in Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he is also the director of the Program in Robotic/Minimally Invasive Pancreatic and Liver Surgery. He is a senior staff member and surgical lead at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and co-director of the Pancreas and Biliary Tumor Center at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. Dr. Clancy received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed general surgical residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by a surgical oncology fellowship at the Brigham and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Dr. Clancy specializes in surgery for complex gastrointestinal malignancies, with a focus on pancreatic tumors, primary and metastatic liver tumors, biliary malignancies and neuroendocrine tumors. He has a particular focus on minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques for gastrointestinal tumors.

An author of over 75 scientific publications, reviews and book chapters, Dr. Clancy works in a collaborative model with numerous basic and translational scientific researchers on projects related to the diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal malignancies and pancreatic disease, as well as clinical outcomes in pancreatic surgery.  

Incoming Interns for AY 2024-2025

We are pleased to report that this year’s residency match results are in. Here are the first-year residents who will be joining our surgical residencies this June.

Categorical General Surgery – Dr. Stephanie Nitzschke, Program Director

  • Lauren de la Parte – University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Pranammya Dey – Yale School of Medicine
  • Tessa Higgins – George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Nicholas Kelly – Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Vishal Patel – University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  • Kian Riley – Boston University School of Medicine
  • Charlotte Smith – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Angelica Solomon – University of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • Mason Vierra – University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Preliminary General Surgery – Dr. Stephanie Nitzschke, Program Director

  • Rebekah Bihun – Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
  • Andrew Brook – Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Carla Cadet – Saint Louis University School of Medicine
  • Ali Dzhemiliev – Bogomolets National Medical University, Ukraine
  • Adetomiwa (Victor) Owoseni – Harvard Medical School
  • Emiliano Tabarsi – Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California [IR]
  • Andrew Ahn – Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania [IR]

Thoracic Integrated I – 6 – Dr. Michael Jaklitsch, Program Director

  • Olivia McCloskey – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (cardiac surgery track)
  • Peter Tramontozzi – University of Connecticut School of Medicine (thoracic surgery track)

Harvard Plastic Surgery – Dr. Kyle Eberlin, Program Director; Dr. Lydia Helliwell, Associate Program Director/BWH Site Director

  • Zohra Aslami – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Yunchan (Amy) Chen – Weill Cornell University Medical College
  • Stephen Stearns – Harvard Medical School

Harvard Medical School / Mass Eye and Ear / Mass General Brigham Program in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery – Dr. Stacey Gray, Program Director; Dr. Alice Maxfield, Associate Program Director/BWH Site Director

  • William Benjamin – University of Michigan Medical School
  • Daniel Bu – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Calvin Kersbergen – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Minjee Kim – Harvard Medical School
  • Sarah Nuss – Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Oral Medicine – Program Director, Dr. Piamkamon Vacharotayangul

  • Alia Alturki – Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia
  • Claire Bisch – University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine
  • Efstathios Pettas – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece