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Diane Simeone, MD

Dr. Simeone is the Lazar J. Greenfield Endowed Professor of Surgery and Physiology and Division Chief of HPB and Advanced GI Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center.  She is the co-Director of the GI Oncology Program for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the co-PI of the University of Michigan SPORE Grant in GI Malignancies.

Dr. Simeone’s principal clinical interests are in the management of solid and cystic pancreatic tumors. She is the Director of the Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Tumor Program and the HPB Surgical Fellowship at the University of Michigan Cancer Center. Professor Simeone has multiple NIH grants investigating the molecular mechanisms important in the development and progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and the function of cancer stem cells. She also leads several studies developing biomarkers for the early diagnosis of pancreatic malignancy.

She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the journal Gastroenterology and is the past-President of the Society of University Surgeons and the American Pancreatic Association. Dr. Simeone serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and the NCI Pancreatic Cancer Task Force. Dr. Simeone is a member of the Institute of Medicine.