Allan Tsung

Allan Tsung, MD

Division:
Surgical Oncology
Department:
Surgery
Primary Location:

PO Box 800679

Charlottesville, VA 22908-0679

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Expertise

ABMS Certification:
American Board of Surgery (Surgery)
Clinical Practice:
Bile Duct Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer
Appointment:

Chair of Department of Surgery

About

Title:
Professor
Biography

Allan Tsung, MD, is a surgical oncologist who specializes in evaluating and managing the care of patients with liver, bile duct, and pancreatic cancer.

An expert in laparoscopic and robotic surgery techniques, his goal is to provide innovative treatments, so patients recover faster than with traditional surgery. He also ensures each patient receives comprehensive and personalized care.

“We provide complete physical, emotional, and spiritual support for patients best through a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and healthcare professionals, Dr. Tsung shares.

As a child, Dr. Tsung lost his father to cancer. This motivated him to devote his career to fighting cancer. “The treatments back then were unable to cure my father of his disease,” he says. “That was unacceptable to me and has fueled my career to always look for novel and personalized treatment options for all of my patients battling cancer.”

He adds, “I am both a surgeon and scientist. As a surgeon, it’s important to know what questions need to be answered to better treat our cancer patients. And as a scientist, my role is to study and gain new knowledge needed to answer those questions.

“Through research, we have improved the outcomes of patients with cancer. But there is a lot of work yet to be done to ensure that no one dies of this disease.”

Education

Primary:
SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn, 2000
Residency:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowships:
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center