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 Center. Her fellowship in complex general surgical oncology was completed at City of Hope National Medical Center.

She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, the Pancreas Club, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Lafaro’s expertise includes both benign and malignant tumors of the pancreas and liver. She is trained in both traditional and minimally invasive techniques and performs robotic pancreas and liver operations. In addition to her clinical experience, Dr. Lafaro’s research focuses on improving outcomes for patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.