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Susan Tsai MD

Susan Tsai MD

Assistant Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Surgery
Division: Surgical Oncology


  • Staging chest computed tomography and positron emission tomography in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma: utility or futility? (Pappas SG, Christians KK, Tolat PP, Mautz AP, Lal A, McElroy L, Gamblin TC, Turaga KK, Tsai S, Erickson B, Ritch P, Evans DB) HPB (Oxford) 2014 Jan;16(1):70-4 PMID 23496023
  • Recurrence after microwave ablation of liver malignancies: a single institution experience. (Groeschl RT, Wong RK, Quebbeman EJ, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Pappas SG, Christians KK, Hohenwalter EJ, Tutton SM, Rilling WS, Gamblin TC) HPB (Oxford) 2013 May;15(5):365-71 PMID 23458599
  • Distal splenorenal and temporary mesocaval shunting at the time of pancreatectomy for cancer: initial experience from the Medical College of Wisconsin. (Christians KK, Riggle K, Keim R, Pappas S, Tsai S, Ritch P, Erickson B, Evans DB) Surgery 2013 Jul;154(1):123-31 PMID 23305596
  • Current staging systems for pancreatic cancer. (Appel BL, Tolat P, Evans DB, Tsai S) Cancer J 2012 Nov-Dec;18(6):539-49 PMID 23187840
  • Novel multimodality treatment sequencing for extrahepatic (mid and distal) cholangiocarcinoma. (Turaga KK, Tsai S, Wiebe LA, Evans DB, Gamblin TC) Ann Surg Oncol 2013 Apr;20(4):1230-9 PMID 23064778
  • Importance of lean body mass in the oncologic patient. (Tsai S) Nutr Clin Pract 2012 Oct;27(5):593-8 PMID 22898746
  • Critical steps for pancreaticoduodenectomy in the setting of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. (Christians KK, Tsai S, Tolat PP, Evans DB) J Surg Oncol 2013 Jan;107(1):33-8 PMID 22711619
  • Primary liver cancer: intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma emerges from the shadows. (Tsai S, Nathan H, Pawlik TM) Updates Surg 2010 Aug;62(1):5-9 PMID 20845095
  • How pathologic staging informs the surgical management of primary cutaneous melanoma. (Tsai S, Balch CM) G Ital Dermatol Venereol 2010 Apr;145(2):187-93 PMID 20467392
  • Impact of obesity on perioperative outcomes and survival following pancreaticoduodenectomy for pancreatic cancer: a large single-institution study. (Tsai S, Choti MA, Assumpcao L, Cameron JL, Gleisner AL, Herman JM, Eckhauser F, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM) J Gastrointest Surg 2010 Jul;14(7):1143-50 PMID 20431978
  • Epidemiology and treatment of melanoma in elderly patients. (Tsai S, Balch C, Lange J) Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2010 Mar;7(3):148-52 PMID 20142815
  • Management of large hepatocellular carcinoma in adult patients with Alagille syndrome: a case report and review of literature. (Tsai S, Gurakar A, Anders R, Lam-Himlin D, Boitnott J, Pawlik TM) Dig Dis Sci 2010 Nov;55(11):3052-8 PMID 20108035
  • Grants and Awards

  • Phase II Clinical Trial of Biomarker-directed Therapy for Early Pancreatic Cancer (#9207448 03/01/2012 - 03/25/2015) Sponsor: Froedtert Hospital Foundation
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (#9206663 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014) PI of Detection of Cell-Free DNA Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Patients (#2208276)
  • American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (#9206663 01/01/2011 - 12/31/2014) PI of Detection of Cell-Free DNA Mutations in Pancreatic Cancer Patients (#2208276)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Research Program (#9520161 09/01/2009 - 08/31/2014) PI of Pancreatic Cancer Research Program (#5520193)