Keith Lillemoe, M.D.

Head of the Department of Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Surgeon
General and GI Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
W. Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
MD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 1978
biliary injuries; carcinoma pancreatic ductal; cholecystectomy laparoscopic; intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms; ipmns; malignant pancreatic disease; pancreatectomy; pancreatic cancer; pancreatic fistula; pancreatic neoplasms; pancreaticoduodenectomy Dr. Keith D. Lillemoe received his undergraduate education at the University of South Dakota and his MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in l978.  He served his surgical training at Hopkins and joined the faculty there in l985, rising to the rank of Professor of Surgery in l996. He served as Associate Program Director for the Hopkins Surgical Residency from l993 to 2003 and Vice-Chairman of the department from l997 to 2003. He was recognized with the Hopkins Department of Surgery Faculty Teaching Award on five occasions. In 2003 he was appointed the Jay L Grosfeld Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine. In May 2011, Dr Lillemoe was appointed to the position of Surgeon-in-Chief and Chief of the Department of Surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the W Gerald Austen Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School.

Dr Lillemoe has served as Secretary, President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. He has served as President of the Society of Clinical Surgery, Secretary and President of the Society of University Surgeons, and as the Recorder for the American Surgical Association. He is a Senior Director of the American Board of Surgery.  

Dr. Lillemoe's clinical research interests are in pancreatic cancer, IPMNs and other benign pancreatic disorders, and biliary tract injuries. His bibliography lists over 300 journal articles and 115 book chapters. He has served as a visiting professor over 70 times and has spoken nationally and internationally on over 315 occasions. He is currently the Editor of one of the leading surgical texts Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice and is Editor-in-Chief of Annals of Surgery.

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