David L. Bartlett

Current position

Chief, Department of Surgery UPMC PUH/SHY, Shadyside Campus

Research activities

Dr. Bartlett’s interests include all aspects of surgical oncology and he has written extensively on hepatobiliary malignancies including metastatic cancers to the liver, gallbladder cancers, and pancreatic cancer; his particular expertise is in the management of advanced, complex abdominal malignancies. He has helped develop the HIPEC technique for delivery of hyperthermia and chemotherapy directly to the peritoneal cavity as a recirculating perfusion. Dr. Bartlett has authored numerous articles on regional treatment strategies and tumor directed gene therapy in peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer Research and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. He has also authored several chapters in textbooks on cancer therapeutics and surgical oncology.


Dr. Bartlett is the Bernard Fisher Professor of Surgery and Vice Chairman for Surgical Oncology and GI Surgical Services at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Bartlett previously served as a senior investigator position at the National Cancer Institute, where he performed basic and clinical research in developing novel therapies for patients with regionally confined metastatic or advanced cancers

Dr. Bartlett received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his surgical training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He performed clinical research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and basic science research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bartlett then received further surgical oncology training in the fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncologists, and the American Society of Gene Therapy.


5847 Ellsworth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, Verenigde Staten

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UPMC Cancer Pavilion
5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 415
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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