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Meet Mesothelioma Specialist James Pingpank, MD

Dr. James Pingpank is a surgical oncologist from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center who specializes in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma.James Pingpank, MD is a surgeon for the department of surgical oncology at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, completed his residency in surgery at the University of Connecticut and completed a surgical fellowship at the Fox Chase Cancer Center.

An expert in treating peritoneal mesothelioma, as well as other disorders of the abdomen and peritoneum, Dr. Pingpank uses a combination of surgery and localized chemotherapy in the treatment of mesothelioma. Past clinical trial research includes the evaluation of new treatments for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma. He research has been published in The American Surgeon, The Journal of Clinical Oncology, among others.

Watch Dr. James Pingpank’s presentation on Peritoneal Mesothelioma from the 2008 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma:

And hear more about his approach to treating sarcomatoid mesothelioma patients:

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