With great admiration we would like to introduce Dr. Paul H. Sugarbaker
Dr. Paul Sugarbaker is the director of the Center for Surgical Oncology at the Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Hospital Center, in Washington, D.C. where he is considered the leading surgeon treating patients with peritoneal mesothelioma.
As the son of a doctor, Dr. Sugarbaker was groomed to become one himself. In fact, he is the older brother of the leading surgeon for pleural mesothelioma patients, David Sugarbaker, M.D. Together, these brothers have pushed the limits of treating mesothelioma.
In the 1980s, Dr. Paul Sugarbaker fought to develop his signature treatment method, known now as the Sugarbaker Procedure. This surgical treatment faced controversy over, as some would argue, the radical method of applying heated chemotherapy drugs directly to the abdomen after surgically removing any visible tumors.
Although the procedure has its critics, this treatment has greatly extended the lives of countless patients.
Dr. Paul Sugarbaker’s Accomplishments:
- Developed the Sugarbaker Procedure, the leading treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma patients
- Founding member, International Society of Regional Cancer Therapy
- Founded the nonprofit Foundation for Applied Research in Gastrointestinal Oncology
- Award-winning surgeon for his service and research
- Leasa Nanney