Oliver Eng, MD

Gastrointestinal Surgery (GI Surgery), Surgical Oncology, General Surgery | More

Assistant Professor of Surgery Associate Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

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Oliver Eng, MD, is a double board-certified surgeon and surgical oncologist who focuses on the treatment of cancers in the abdomen, and in particular, cancers that have spread to the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. He specializes in complex cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for locally advanced and metastatic cancers which have disseminated in the abdomen. HIPEC entails delivering high-dose heated chemotherapy in the operating room after surgical removal of visible disease, and is effective in different types of cancers.

Dr. Eng treats a variety of abdominal cancers and is skilled at minimally invasive approaches for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary malignancies, which enables the removal of tumors through small incisions. He also has expertise in the management of sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumors, metastatic cancers to the liver and malignant bowel obstructions.

Dr. Eng has published numerous peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals, including JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgery, and the British Journal of Cancer. His research centers on better understanding the molecular and immunologic characteristics of peritoneal tumors, developing innovative therapies for metastatic disease and optimizing outcomes and care in cancer patients. He has presented his work nationally and internationally, and he is the principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple clinical trials. He serves on the editorial board for a variety of scientific journals and has been appointed to a number of national committees.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School


  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital


  • City of Hope National Medical Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Enhanced Recovery
  • American Society for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

Languages Spoken

  • English

What are Abdominal Cancers?

Surgeons Oliver Eng, MD, and Kiran Turaga, MD, MPH, join a patient to discuss the many types of abdominal cancers, the latest techniques for treatment, such as HIPEC, and the extensive cancer care resources offered at UChicago Medicine.

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