Robert CG Martin II, M.D., Ph.D., FACS


M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine , 1995
PhD, University of Louisville Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2008
Residency, Surgery, University of Louisville, 1999
Fellowship, Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan Kettering – 2002
Fellowship, Hepatobiliary Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering - 2001-2002
Board Certified, American Board of Surgery, 2001

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Director of the Upper GI and HPB Multi-Disciplinary Clinic

Clinical Focus and Research:

My clinical focus is on the multi-disciplinary care and surgical management of patients with upper GI malignancies, including esophageal, gastric, duodenal, liver, biliary, and pancreatic cancers.

My research interests include Hepatocellular Cancer, Metastatic Colorectal Cancer, Cholangiocarcinoma (Bile Duct Cancer), Pancreatic Cancer, Gastric Cancer, and Esophageal Cancer with specific trials in all of these diseases.  My research focus is surgical quality of care, metastatic colon cancer management and genetic predispositions to upper GI malignancies.

Literature Cited:

  1. Martin RCG, Philips P, Hayes D, Bagla S,. Irreversible Electroporation of Unresectable Soft Tissue Tumors with Vascular Invasion: Effective Palliation. BMC Cancer. 2014, 14:540
  2. Dunki-Jacobs EJ, Scoggins CR, McMasters KM, Martin RCG. Evaluation of Thermal Injury to Liver, Pancreas, and Kidney during Irreversible Electroporation in an In-vivo Porcine Model. Br J Surg 2014. Vol 101(9):1113-1121
  3. Philips P, Farmer R, Scoggins CR, McMasters KM, Martin RCG. Caudate Lobe resections: A single center experience and evaluation of factors predictive of outcomes. W Journal Surg Onc 2013:11:220
  4. Agle S, Philips P, Martin RCG. Environmental Exposures, Tumor Heterogeneity, and Colorectal Cancer Outcomes. Curr Colorect Reports 2013 Vol 10(2): 189-194
  5. Philips P, Dunki-Jacobs E, Agle SC, Scoggins CR, McMasters KM, Martin RCG.  The role of hepatic artery lymph node in pancreatic adenocarcinoma:  prognostic factor or a selection criterion for surgery.  HPB. 2014 Vol 16(12):1051-1055

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