Mitchell C. Posner, MD

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mitchell C. Posner, MD

Thomas D. Jones Professor of Surgery
Professor of Radiation and Cellular Oncology
Professor of Comprehensive Cancer Research Center Chief, Section of General Surgery
Physician-in-Chief, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chief, Surgical Oncology

With a reputation earned as a leading authority in the management of upper gastrointestinal cancers, Mitchell Posner, MD, ranks among the country's best doctors. Dr. Posner couples his skill as a cancer surgeon with a commitment to multidisciplinary care, providing his patients with optimal outcomes.

Dr. Posner performs surgical procedures for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers, including:

Dr. Posner's work goes beyond the operating room. In the lab, he focuses on the molecular basis of malignancies, which has enabled him to design and guide groundbreaking clinical trials for cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, colon, stomach, rectum and liver. With more than 30 years of experience, he has won dozens of awards and published 250 articles, abstracts and book chapters. 

He has won the University of Chicago's Robert J. Baker Award for Excellence in Teaching, as well as the Basic Science and Clinical Research Award from the Society of Surgical Oncology. 

Dr. Posner has held several leadership positions during his distinguished career. He is past-president of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He is deputy editor of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and section editor for the gastrointestinal cancer section of the journal Cancer. He served as chairman of the Gastrointestinal Committee of the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG).

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • American Surgical Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • State University of New York College of Medicine

Internship

  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Residency

  • UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Fellowship

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Ctr.

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