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 a member of several professional organizations, including the American Association of Cancer Research, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Surgery for the Alimentary Tract, the Pancreas Club, and the Society of Surgical Oncology. His current research focuses on precision medicine initiatives in cancer care. He has a particular research interest in using personalized models of pancreas cancer, made from each patient’s tumor after surgical resection, to select the best chemotherapy in hopes of increasing survival and rates of cure.

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