A diagnosis of a pancreatic cyst can be stressful and confusing. All members of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program are dedicated to assisting you and your family.

Our team includes some of the best pancreatic surgeons, gastroenterologists, radiologists and pathologists in the country. The team has incredible experience, and provides a comprehensive evaluation of patients incorporating all the resources available for the education, diagnosis, treatment and research of pancreatic cysts.

Administrative Coordinator

Kiara Parker

Kiara Parker

Telephone: 410-955-5800
Fax: 443-683-8333

Kiara Parker is the Administrative Coordinator of Dr. Anne Marie Lennon. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs from the University of Baltimore in 2015, Kiara has worked in the medical field for years. Serving as a pharmacy technician at Target for 5 years and later as a pharmacy technician educator at The Johns Hopkins outpatient pharmacy. Kiara manages and coordinates clinic schedules as well as administrative needs for the physicians.


Clinical Coordinator

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Lindsey L. Manos, DHSc, PA-C

Telephone: 410-955-5800
Fax: 410-955-8110

Lindsey Manos is a Lead Physician Assistant for the Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology Divisions in the Department of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Lindsey is the Clinical Coordinator of The Johns Hopkins Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Program. Lindsey obtained her Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Sciences from Gannon University in 2009. Lindsey completed her clinical training at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, surrounding Pittsburgh institutions and The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2009. Lindsey is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Lindsey obtained a Doctor of Health Science degree, with a concentration in Organizational Behavior, from A.T. Still University in 2017.


Director of Pancreatic Cyst Program

Anne Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

Anne Marie Lennon, M.B.B.Ch., Ph.D.

Dr. Anne Marie Lennon is a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland USA. She is the founder and Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Clinic at Johns Hopkins University. After receiving a medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and a PhD from ... Keep Reading >>

Gastroenterology

Elham Afghani, M.D., M.P.H.

Elham Afghani, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Elham Afghani is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She then went on to complete her internal medicine training with an additional year as chief resident at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. She joined the gastroenterology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where she also comple... Keep Reading >>

Ashley Salamone

Ashley Salamone, MSN, CRNP

Ashley Salamone is a nurse practitioner with the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is a former Johns Hopkins surgical intensive care (SICU) nurse. Ashley obtained her Masters' Degree in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and completed her training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and surrounding Baltimore institutions. Ashley is certified by the American Acad... Keep Reading >>

Surgery

Jin He M.D., Ph.D.

Jin He, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jin He is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of cancers and diseases of the liver, gallbladder, biliary system, pancreas, and stomach. He performs open as well as minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) surgery, including the Whipple procedure.

Dr. He is actively involved i... Keep Reading >>

Richard Burkhart

Richard Burkhart, M.D.

Dr. Richard Burkhart is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital with a focus on complex minimally-invasive surgery and research for cancers of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. Dr. Burkhart received his medical degree from Boston University and completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is ... Keep Reading >>

William Burns

William Burns, M.D.

Dr. William Burns is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeon within the Division of Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Burns received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and was awarded a research training fellowship by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He completed an internsh... Keep Reading >>

Kelly Jeanne Lafaro, M.D., M.P.H.

Kelly Lafaro, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kelly Lafaro is Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine within the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. She is a board-certified general surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. Lafaro received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her residency at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical... Keep Reading >>

Christopher Shubert, M.D., M.H.A.

Christopher Shubert, M.D., M.H.A.

Dr. Christopher Shubert is Assistant Professor of Surgery. He is a board-certified general surgeon with specialty training and interests in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery. He is part of the HPB Program at Johns Hopkins. Dr. Shubert earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn... Keep Reading >>

Pathology

There are multiple types of pancreatic cysts. The faculty of The Department of Pathology integrate the most advanced diagnostic technologies with translational research to provide cutting edge diagnostic excellence. We have extensive expertise in both Surgical Pathology (the interpretation of biopsies and surgically resected materials), and in Cytopathology (the interpretation of cells that are removed from tissues by fine needle aspiration).

Ralph Hruban, M.D.

Ralph Hruban, M.D.

Ralph H. Hruban is the Baxley Professor and Director of Pathology, and Professor of Oncology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Medicine from The Johns Hopkins University. He continued at Johns Hopkins for his residency training, spent one year as a fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and then returned to Johns Hopkins to join... Keep Reading >>

Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Syed Ali, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Dr. Syed Zulfiqar Ali is a professor of pathology and an associate professor of radiology and radiological science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as director of the Division of Cytopathology and as director of the Cytopathology Fellowship Training Program. His research interests address diagnostic issues and prognostic factors of clinicopathologic analyses, primar... Keep Reading >>

Elizabeth Thompson. M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth Thompson, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth Thompson, M.D., Ph.D, was born and raised in Galveston, Texas, and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.S. in biology. She then earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Virginia where her thesis work focused on CD8 T cell responses to melanoma and differences in the tumor immune microenvironment based on tumor location. Dr. Thompson completed her pat... Keep Reading >>

Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging

Elliot Fishman

Elliot Fishman, M.D.

Dr. Elliot K. Fishman received his bachelor's degree in 1973 and his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Maryland. After a residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Dr. Fishman completed a Fellowship in Computed Tomography in 1980 at Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined The Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins in 1981 as an Assistant Profess... Keep Reading >>

Atif Zaheer

Atif Zaheer, M.D.

Dr. Atif Zaheer is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science y at the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Zaheer attended medical school at the Aga Khan University. This was followed by a radiology residency at the Beth Israel Medical Center/Harvard Medical School in diagnostic radiology and a fellowship in abdominal imaging and intervention at the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harv... Keep Reading >>

Psychiatry

Bernadette Cullen

Bernadette Cullen, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

Dr. Bernadette Cullen is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Medicine and with the Department of Mental Health at the School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Out-patient Program. Dr. Cullen is a 1988 graduate of Trinity College Dublin. She completed her general practitioner... Keep Reading >>

Research

Nickolas Papadopoulos

Nickolas Papadopoulos, Ph.D.

Dr. Nickolas Papadopoulos is internationally known as a co-discoverer of the genetic basis of the predisposition to hereditary nonpolyposis colon cancer (HNPCC), one of the most common hereditary forms of cancer. His discovery that mutations in the mismatch repair genes (MSH2, MLH1, MSH6, and PMS2) predispose to HNPCC had important ramifications for the understanding and molecular classificatio... Keep Reading >>

Kenneth Kinzler

Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D.

Dr. Kenneth Kinzler is a Professor of Oncology at The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. According to the Institute for Scientific Information in Philadelphia, Dr. Kinzler is one of the most influential scientists alive today. He has produced classic studies of the genes causing human cancer including the discovery of APC, the g... Keep Reading >>

Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein, M.D.

Dr. Bert Vogelstein was the first to elucidate the molecular basis of a common human cancer. His work on colorectal cancers forms the paradigm for much of modern cancer research, with profound implications for diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the future.

Vogelstein attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with distinction in mathematics. He obta... Keep Reading >>

Michael Goggins, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

Michael Goggins, M.B.B.Ch., M.D.

Dr. Michael G. Goggins is a professor of pathology, medicine and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He serves as director of the Pancreatic Cancer Early Detection Laboratory and is an attending physician in medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, as well as a molecular biologist.

Dr. Goggins’ research interests ... Keep Reading >>

Laura Wood, M.D., Ph.D.

Laura Wood, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Laura DeLong Wood is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Wood received her B.S. in Biology from the College of William & Mary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with membership in Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to earn both her M.D. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with membership in Al... Keep Reading >>

James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. James Eshleman is a professor of pathology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of its Kimmel Cancer Center. His areas of clinical expertise includes molecular diagnosis. Dr. Eshleman serves as the associate director of the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Dr. Eshleman earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from ... Keep Reading >>

Computational Medicine/Modeling

Rachel Karchin

Rachel Karchin, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel Karchin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003, spent three years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at University of California, San Francisco, and joined the Hopkins faculty in 2006.

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Epidemiology

Alison Klein

Alison Klein, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Professor of Oncology, Pathology, Medicine and Epidemiology, Dr. Alison Klein is a trained genetic epidemiologist/statistical geneticist specializing in pancreatic disorders, including pancreatic cancer and its risk factors. Dr. Klein has studied the genetic epidemiology of pancreatic cancer for over 20 years. She is Director of the National Familial Pancreas Tumor ... Keep Reading >>