Dr. Allan Tsung, MD

Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Roberta G. Simmons Associate Professor of Surgery
Co-Director UPMC Liver Cancer Center
Division of Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Surgical oncologist

UPMC Montefiore, 7 South
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582
Phone: 412-692-2001 or Toll-free at 1-855-74-LIVER
Fax: 412-692-2002
E-mail: tsunga@upmc.edu

Allan Tsung, MD, FACS, holds the endowed Roberta G. Simmons Professorship and is the Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He serves as Co-Director of the UPMC Liver Cancer Center. His clinical interests center on the comprehensive care for all forms of liver, bile duct, and pancreas cancer. He is specialty-trained in liver and pancreatic surgery, with a focus on minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) surgery. Dr. Tsung also co-leads the liver-directed therapy program utilizing hepatic artery chemoembolization and Yttrium 90 internal radiation for primary and metastatic liver cancers, bile duct cancers, and gallbladder carcinoma.

Dr. Tsung earned his medical degree at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn College of Medicine. He completed his general surgical residency and a fellowship in hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His primary research interests are directed toward hepatobiliary and pancreas cancer clinical trials and the role of the tumor micro-environment in the progression of these cancers. Dr. Tsung has active research grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the NIH, and is also the Principal Investigator on multiple clinical trials for liver cancer. He is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, the Society of University Surgeons, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Tsung has authored more than 130 manuscripts and 21 book chapters.

Selected Publications

  • Cheek SM, Sucandy I, Tsung A, Marsh JW, Geller DA. Evidence supporting laparoscopic major hepatectomy. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2016
  • Tohme S, Varley PR, Landsittel DP, Chidi AP, Tsung A. Preoperative anemia and postoperative outcomes after hepatectomy. HPB (Oxford). 2016; 18(3):255-61.
  • Steel JL, Geller DA, Kim KH, Butterfield LH, Spring M, Grady J, Sun W, Marsh W, Antoni M, Dew MA, Helgeson V, Schulz R, Tsung A. Web-based collaborative care intervention to manage cancer-related symptoms in the palliative care setting. Cancer. 2016; 122(8):1270-82.
  • Tohme S, Goswami J, Han K, Chidi AP, Geller DA, Reddy S, Gleisner A, Tsung A. Minimally Invasive Resection of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases Leads to an Earlier Initiation of Chemotherapy Compared to Open Surgery. J Gastrointest Surg. 2015; 19(12):2199-206.
  • Geller DA, Tsung A. Long-term outcomes and safety of laparoscopic liver resection surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma and metastatic colorectal cancer. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2015; 22(10):728-30.
  • Ocuin LM, Tsung A. Robotic liver resection for malignancy: Current status, oncologic outcomes, comparison to laparoscopy, and future applications. J Surg Oncol. 2015; 112(3):295-301.
  • Shakir M, Boone BA, Polanco PM, Zenati MS, Hogg ME, Tsung A, Choudry HA, Moser AJ, Bartlett DL, Zeh HJ, Zureikat AH. The learning curve for robotic distal pancreatectomy: an analysis of outcomes of the first 100 consecutive cases at a high-volume pancreatic centre. HPB (Oxford). 2015; 17(7):580-6.
  • Chidi AP, Bryce CL, Myaskovsky L, Fine MJ, Geller DA, Landsittel DP, Tsung A. Differences in Physician Referral Drive Disparities in Surgical Intervention for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2015.
  • Tsung A, Geller DA, Sukato DC, Sabbaghian S, Tohme S, Steel J, Marsh W, Reddy SK, Bartlett DL. Robotic Versus Laparoscopic Hepatectomy: A Matched Comparison. Ann Surg. 2013; 259(3):549-55.

Dr. Allan Tsung, MD 

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