Richard Schulick, MD, MBA
Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989)
Graduate School :
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BSE, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1985)
Internship:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (1990)
Residency:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1996)
Fellowships:
  • National Cancer Institute, Immunology (1993)
  • National Cancer Institute, Clinical Pharmacology (1993)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Surgery (1997)
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Surgery (1999)
Languages: English, Thai, Italian
Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Professional Titles

  • Chair of Surgery
  • Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center

Recognition & Awards

  • America's Top Doctors®, Castle and Connolly (2018)
    Doctors are selected based on nominations by their peers and reviewed by Castle Connolly's physician-directed research team.
  • America's Top Doctors® for Cancer, Castle and Connolly (2018)
    Doctors are selected based on nominations by their peers and reviewed by Castle Connolly's physician-directed research team.
  • 5280 Top Doc's, 5280 Magazine (2018)
    5280 surveys doctors and asks them, specialty by specialty, which metro-area physicians they would trust to treat themselves and their families. Our theory is that medical professionals are best qualified to judge other medical professionals. The ballot is posted online at 5280.com from mid-January to mid-March each year. Every metro-area doctor with a valid Colorado medical license can fill it out. Once the doctor hits “save,” the votes are entered into our database and tallied.

Teaching

  • Chair of Surgery (2012)
    School of Medicine, Surgery
    Pancreas, Liver, Stomach, Adrenal, Colorectal, Sarcoma, Cancer Surgery, Immunotherapy

Publications

  • He J, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Landmark Series: Neoadjuvant Treatment in Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33415556
  • Halpern AL, Fitz JG, Fujiwara Y, Yi J, Anderson AL, Zhu Y, Schulick RD, El Kasmi KC, Barnett CC Jr. Hepatic thermal injury promotes colorectal cancer engraftment in C57/black 6 mice. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2021 Jan 1;320(1):C142-C151. PubMed PMID: 33175574
  • Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD. Commentary on: Divestment or skeletonization of the SMA or the hepatic artery for locally advanced pancreatic ductal cancer after neoadjuvant therapy. Surgery. 2020 Dec 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33279224
  • Zheng L, Ding D, Edil BH, Judkins C, Durham JN, Thomas DL 2nd, Bever KM, Mo G, Solt SE, Hoare JA, Bhattacharya R, Zhu Q, Osipov A, Onner B, Purtell KA, Cai H, Parkinson R, Hacker-Prietz A, Herman JM, Le DT, Azad NS, De Jesus-Acosta AMC, Blair AB, Kim V, Soares KC, Manos L, Cameron JL, Makary MA, Weiss MJ, Schulick RD, He J, Wolfgang CL, Thompson ED, Anders RA, Sugar E, Jaffee EM, Laheru DA. Vaccine-Induced Intratumoral Lymphoid Aggregates Correlate with Survival Following Treatment with a Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Vaccine in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Dec 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33277370
  • Zakem SJ, Mueller AC, Meguid C, Torphy RJ, Holt DE, Schefter T, Messersmith WA, McCarter MD, Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD, Goodman KA. Impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) on R0 resection rate for borderline resectable and locally advanced pancreatic cancer. HPB (Oxford). 2020 Dec 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33277184
  • Oweida AJ, Mueller AC, Piper M, Milner D, Van Court B, Bhatia S, Phan A, Bickett T, Jordan K, Proia T, Schulick R, Messersmith WA, Del Chiaro M, Clambey E, Gough MJ, Williams J, Hansen K, Goodman K, Karam SD. Response to radiotherapy in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is enhanced by inhibition of myeloid-derived suppressor cells using STAT3 anti-sense oligonucleotide. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2020 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33097963
  • Schulick RD, Oba A, Del Chiaro M. Response to the Comment on "Prognosis-based Definition of Resectability in Pancreatic Cancer: A Road Map to New Guidelines". Ann Surg. 2020 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33074877
  • Schulick AC, Moore HB, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Thrombelastography as a Prognostic Tool in Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas. Ann Surg. 2020 Dec;272(6):e288-e289. PubMed PMID: 33055584
  • Dyas AR, Johnson DT, Rubin E, Schulick RD, Kumar Sharma P. Yttrium-90 selective internal radiotherapy as bridge to curative hepatectomy for recurrent malignant solid pseudopapillary neoplasm of pancreas: case report and review of literature. J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Sep;2020(9):rjaa325. PubMed PMID: 33005321
  • Croce C, Mungo B, Oba A, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. ASO Author Reflections: Which Patients with Invasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm Can Benefit from Adjuvant Therapy?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(Suppl 3):873-874. PubMed PMID: 32893319
  • Raptis DA, Sánchez-Velázquez P, Machairas N, Sauvanet A, Rueda de Leon A, Oba A, Groot Koerkamp B, Lovasik B, Chan C, Yeo CJ, Bassi C, Ferrone CR, Kooby D, Moskal D, Tamburrino D, Yoon DS, Barroso E, de Santibañes E, Kauffmann EF, Vigia E, Robin F, Casciani F, Burdío F, Belfiori G, Malleo G, Lavu H, Hartog H, Hwang HK, Han HS, Poves I, Rosado ID, Park JS, Lillemoe KD, Roberts KJ, Sulpice L, Besselink MG, Abuawwad M, Del Chiaro M, de Santibañes M, Falconi M, D'Silva M, Silva M, Abu Hilal M, Qadan M, Sell NM, Beghdadi N, Napoli N, Busch ORC, Mazza O, Muiesan P, Müller PC, Ravikumar R, Schulick R, Powell-Brett S, Abbas SH, Mackay TM, Stoop TF, Gallagher TK, Boggi U, van Eijck C, Clavien PA, Conlon KCP, Fusai GK. Defining Benchmark Outcomes for Pancreatoduodenectomy With Portomesenteric Venous Resection. Ann Surg. 2020 Nov;272(5):731-737. PubMed PMID: 32889866
  • Katz SC, Moody AE, Guha P, Hardaway JC, Prince E, LaPorte J, Stancu M, Slansky JE, Jordan KR, Schulick RD, Knight R, Saied A, Armenio V, Junghans RP. HITM-SURE: Hepatic immunotherapy for metastases phase Ib anti-CEA CAR-T study utilizing pressure enabled drug delivery. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 Aug;8(2). PubMed PMID: 32843493
  • Mungo B, Croce C, Oba A, Ahrendt S, Gleisner A, Friedman C, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Controversial Role of Adjuvant Therapy in Node-Negative Invasive Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32743713
  • Oba A, Stoop TF, Löhr M, Hackert T, Zyromski N, Nealon WH, Unno M, Schulick RD, Al-Musawi MH, Wu W, Zhao Y, Satoi S, Wolfgang CL, Abu Hilal M, Besselink MG, Del Chiaro M. Global Survey on Pancreatic Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Surg. 2020 Aug;272(2):e87-e93. PubMed PMID: 32675507
  • Torphy RJ, Fujiwara Y, Schulick RD. Pancreatic cancer treatment: better, but a long way to go. Surg Today. 2020 Oct;50(10):1117-1125. PubMed PMID: 32474642
  • Wu YHA, Samuels JM, Harnke B, Negrini D, Al-Musawi MH, Meguid C, Ahrendt S, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M, Oba A. Multifocal/diffuse pancreatic serous cystic neoplasms: Systematic review with a new case. Pancreatology. 2020 Jul;20(5):902-909. PubMed PMID: 32418758
  • Torphy RJ, Stewart C, Sharma P, Halpern AL, Oase K, Herter W, Bartsch C, Friedman C, Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD, Gleisner A, McCarter MD, Ahrendt SA. Dextrose-Containing Carrier Solution for Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy: Increased Intraoperative Hyperglycemia and Postoperative Complications. Ann Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;27(13):4874-4882. PubMed PMID: 32306237
  • Oba A, Ho F, Bao QR, Al-Musawi MH, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Neoadjuvant Treatment in Pancreatic Cancer. Front Oncol. 2020;10:245. PubMed PMID: 32185128
  • Siriwardena AK, Windsor J, Zyromski N, Marchegiani G, Radenkovic D, Morgan C, Passas I, Olah A, Conlon KC, Smith M, Busch O, Baltatzis M, Besselink MG, Vollmer C, Castillo CF, Friess H, Garcea G, Burmeister S, Hackert T, Lillemoe KD, Schulick R, Shrikhande SV, Smith A, Gianotti L, Falconi M, Adams D, Adham M, Andersson R, Del Chiaro M, Devar J, Jegatheeswaran S, van Santvoort H, Khatkov I, Izbicki J, Büchler M, Neoptolemos JP, Bassi C, Dervenis C. Standards for reporting on surgery for chronic pancreatitis: a report from the International Study Group for Pancreatic Surgery (ISGPS). Surgery. 2020 Jul;168(1):101-105. PubMed PMID: 32183994
  • Torphy RJ, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. Understanding the immune landscape and tumor microenvironment of pancreatic cancer to improve immunotherapy. Mol Carcinog. 2020 Jul;59(7):775-782. PubMed PMID: 32166821
  • Oba A, Croce C, Hosokawa P, Meguid C, Torphy RJ, Al-Musawi MH, Ahrendt S, Gleisner A, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Prognosis Based Definition of Resectability in Pancreatic Cancer: A Road Map to New Guidelines. Ann Surg. 2020 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32149822
  • Borgers JSW, Tobin RP, Vorwald VM, Smith JM, Davis DM, Kimball AK, Clambey ET, Couts KL, McWilliams JA, Jordan KR, Torphy RJ, Schulick R, McCarter MD. High-Dimensional Analysis of Postsplenectomy Peripheral Immune Cell Changes. Immunohorizons. 2020 Feb 18;4(2):82-92. PubMed PMID: 32071067
  • Oba A, Bao QR, Barnett CC, Al-Musawi MH, Croce C, Schulick RD, Del Chiaro M. Vascular Resections for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma: Vascular Resections for PDAC. Scand J Surg. 2020 Mar;109(1):18-28. PubMed PMID: 31960765
  • Schulick RD. Do We Know When to Use Minimally Invasive Approaches for Pancreas Resection?. Ann Surg. 2020 Jan;271(1):15-16. PubMed PMID: 31855874
  • Canto MI, Kerdsirichairat T, Yeo CJ, Hruban RH, Shin EJ, Almario JA, Blackford A, Ford M, Klein AP, Javed AA, Lennon AM, Zaheer A, Kamel IR, Fishman EK, Burkhart R, He J, Makary M, Weiss MJ, Schulick RD, Goggins MG, Wolfgang CL. Surgical Outcomes After Pancreatic Resection of Screening-Detected Lesions in Individuals at High Risk for Developing Pancreatic Cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2020 May;24(5):1101-1110. PubMed PMID: 31197699
  • Bartels K, Mahoney K, Raymond KM, McWilliams SK, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Schulick R, Hopfer CJ, Mikulich-Gilbertson SK. Opioid and non-opioid utilization at home following gastrointestinal procedures: a prospective cohort study. Surg Endosc. 2020 Jan;34(1):304-311. PubMed PMID: 30945059
  • Torphy RJ, Schulick RD. Screening of Patients at Risk for Familial Pancreatic Cancer: What Is Bene?cial?. Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Feb;98(1):25-35. PubMed PMID: 29191275
  • Chapman BC, Gleisner A, Ibrahim-Zada I, Overbey DM, Paniccia A, Meguid C, Brauer B, Gajdos C, McCarter MD, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy: changing the management of ampullary neoplasms. Surg Endosc. 2018 Feb;32(2):915-922. PubMed PMID: 28779245
  • Bassi C, Marchegiani G, Dervenis C, Sarr M, Abu Hilal M, Adham M, Allen P, Andersson R, Asbun HJ, Besselink MG, Conlon K, Del Chiaro M, Falconi M, Fernandez-Cruz L, Fernandez-Del Castillo C, Fingerhut A, Friess H, Gouma DJ, Hackert T, Izbicki J, Lillemoe KD, Neoptolemos JP, Olah A, Schulick R, Shrikhande SV, Takada T, Takaori K, Traverso W, Vollmer CR, Wolfgang CL, Yeo CJ, Salvia R, Buchler M. The 2016 update of the International Study Group (ISGPS) definition and grading of postoperative pancreatic fistula: 11 Years After. Surgery. 2017 Mar;161(3):584-591. PubMed PMID: 28040257
  • Humphris JL, Patch AM, Nones K, Bailey PJ, Johns AL, McKay S, Chang DK, Miller DK, Pajic M, Kassahn KS, Quinn MC, Bruxner TJ, Christ AN, Harliwong I, Idrisoglu S, Manning S, Nourse C, Nourbakhsh E, Stone A, Wilson PJ, Anderson M, Fink JL, Holmes O, Kazakoff S, Leonard C, Newell F, Waddell N, Wood S, Mead RS, Xu Q, Wu J, Pinese M, Cowley MJ, Jones MD, Nagrial AM, Chin VT, Chantrill LA, Mawson A, Chou A, Scarlett CJ, Pinho AV, Rooman I, Giry-Laterriere M, Samra JS, Kench JG, Merrett ND, Toon CW, Epari K, Nguyen NQ, Barbour A, Zeps N, Jamieson NB, McKay CJ, Carter CR, Dickson EJ, Graham JS, Duthie F, Oien K, Hair J, Morton JP, Sansom OJ, Grützmann R, Hruban RH, Maitra A, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Morgan RA, Lawlor RT, Rusev B, Corbo V, Salvia R, Cataldo I, Tortora G, Tempero MA, Hofmann O, Eshleman JR, Pilarsky C, Scarpa A, Musgrove EA, Gill AJ, Pearson JV, Grimmond SM, Waddell N, Biankin AV. Hypermutation In Pancreatic Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan;152(1):68-74.e2. PubMed PMID: 27856273
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Ryan C, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Laparoscopic Spleen-Preserving Total Pancreatectomy for a Main-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb;24(2):560. PubMed PMID: 27590330
  • Torphy RJ, Schulick RD, Zhu Y. Newly Emerging Immune Checkpoints: Promises for Future Cancer Therapy. Int J Mol Sci. 2017 Dec 6;18(12). PubMed PMID: 29211042
  • Nigri G, Early K, Tsoulfas G, Ferreres A, Ferrone CR, Schulick R, Al-Refaie WB, Turner PL, Velmahos G. Correction to: International Scholarship Programs of the American College of Surgeons: Expansion of the Global Surgical Network. World J Surg. 2017 Nov 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29127463
  • Chapman BC, Gajdos C, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Paniccia A, Overbey DM, Gleisner A, Schulick RD, McCarter MD, Edil BH. Comparison of laparoscopic to open pancreaticoduodenectomy in elderly patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Surg Endosc. 2017 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29067580
  • Schulick RD. What We Learned from John Cameron. Ann Surg. 2017 Oct 23. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29064886
  • Nigri G, Early K, Tsoulfas G, Ferreres A, Ferrone CR, Schulick R, Al-Refaie WB, Turner PL, Velmahos G. International Scholarship Programs of the American College of Surgeons: Expansion of the Global Surgical Network. World J Surg. 2017 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29058065
  • Hurt B, Schulick R, Edil B, El Kasmi KC, Barnett C Jr. Cancer-promoting mechanisms of tumor-associated neutrophils. Am J Surg. 2017 Nov;214(5):938-944. PubMed PMID: 28830617
  • Xu F, Sunderland A, Zhou Y, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Blockade of CD112R and TIGIT signaling sensitizes human natural killer cell functions. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 2017 Oct;66(10):1367-1375. PubMed PMID: 28623459
  • Khorana AA, Mangu PB, Berlin J, Engebretson A, Hong TS, Maitra A, Mohile SG, Mumber M, Schulick R, Shapiro M, Urba S, Zeh HJ, Katz MHG. Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update. J Clin Oncol. 2017 Jul 10;35(20):2324-2328. PubMed PMID: 28398845
  • Chapman BC, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Paniccia A, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, Lieu C, Stiegmann GV, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of neoadjuvant chemoradiation on perioperative outcomes in patients with rectal cancer. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Jun;115(8):1033-1044. PubMed PMID: 28334436
  • Lin Y, Meguid RA, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Hammermeister KE, Schulick RD, Shelstad RC, Wild TT, McIntyre RC Jr. An institutional analysis of unplanned return to the operating room to identify areas for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2017 Jul;214(1):1-6. PubMed PMID: 28057294
  • Bassi C, Marchegiani G, Dervenis C, Sarr M, Abu Hilal M, Adham M, Allen P, Andersson R, Asbun HJ, Besselink MG, Conlon K, Del Chiaro M, Falconi M, Fernandez-Cruz L, Fernandez-Del Castillo C, Fingerhut A, Friess H, Gouma DJ, Hackert T, Izbicki J, Lillemoe KD, Neoptolemos JP, Olah A, Schulick R, Shrikhande SV, Takada T, Takaori K, Traverso W, Vollmer CR, Wolfgang CL, Yeo CJ, Salvia R, Buchler M. The 2016 update of the International Study Group (ISGPS) definition and grading of postoperative pancreatic fistula: 11 Years After. Surgery. 2017 Mar;161(3):584-591. PubMed PMID: 28040257
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Mar;224(3):362-372. PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Humphris JL, Patch AM, Nones K, Bailey PJ, Johns AL, McKay S, Chang DK, Miller DK, Pajic M, Kassahn KS, Quinn MC, Bruxner TJ, Christ AN, Harliwong I, Idrisoglu S, Manning S, Nourse C, Nourbakhsh E, Stone A, Wilson PJ, Anderson M, Fink JL, Holmes O, Kazakoff S, Leonard C, Newell F, Waddell N, Wood S, Mead RS, Xu Q, Wu J, Pinese M, Cowley MJ, Jones MD, Nagrial AM, Chin VT, Chantrill LA, Mawson A, Chou A, Scarlett CJ, Pinho AV, Rooman I, Giry-Laterriere M, Samra JS, Kench JG, Merrett ND, Toon CW, Epari K, Nguyen NQ, Barbour A, Zeps N, Jamieson NB, McKay CJ, Carter CR, Dickson EJ, Graham JS, Duthie F, Oien K, Hair J, Morton JP, Sansom OJ, Grützmann R, Hruban RH, Maitra A, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Morgan RA, Lawlor RT, Rusev B, Corbo V, Salvia R, Cataldo I, Tortora G, Tempero MA, Hofmann O, Eshleman JR, Pilarsky C, Scarpa A, Musgrove EA, Gill AJ, Pearson JV, Grimmond SM, Waddell N, Biankin AV. Hypermutation In Pancreatic Cancer. Gastroenterology. 2017 Jan;152(1):68-74.e2. PubMed PMID: 27856273
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Ryan C, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Laparoscopic Spleen-Preserving Total Pancreatectomy for a Main-Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017 Feb;24(2):560. PubMed PMID: 27590330
  • Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD. Main-duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. High Cancer Risk in Duct Diameter of 5 to 9 mm. Ann Surg. 2017 Dec;266(6):e86. PubMed PMID: 27043742
  • Ge PS, Gaddam S, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Watson RR, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Attwell AR, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Predictors for Surgical Referral in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):51-7. PubMed PMID: 26262589
  • Faisal F, Tsai HL, Blackford A, Olino K, Xia C, De Jesus-Acosta A, Le DT, Cosgrove D, Azad N, Rasheed Z, Diaz LA Jr, Donehower R, Laheru D, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Edil BH, Schulick R, Wolfgang C, Herman J, Zheng L. Longer Course of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoradiation Favors Better Survival Outcomes for Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb;39(1):18-26. PubMed PMID: 24351782
  • Lin Y, Meguid RA, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Hammermeister KE, Schulick RD, Shelstad RC, Wild TT, McIntyre RC Jr. An institutional analysis of unplanned return to the operating room to identify areas for quality improvement. Am J Surg. 2016 Dec 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28057294
  • Chapman BC, Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Henderson WG, Overbey DM, Messersmith W, McCarter MD, Gleisner A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C. Impact of Facility Type and Surgical Volume on 10-Year Survival in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27923615
  • Stewart CL, Meguid C, Chapman B, Schulick R, Edil BH. Evolving Trends Towards Minimally Invasive Surgery for Solid-Pseudopapillary Neoplasms. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec;23(13):4165-4168. PubMed PMID: 27510845
  • Meguid C, Schulick RD, Schefter TE, Lieu CH, Boniface M, Williams N, Vogel JD, Gajdos C, McCarter M, Edil BH. The Multidisciplinary Approach to GI Cancer Results in Change of Diagnosis and Management of Patients. Multidisciplinary Care Impacts Diagnosis and Management of Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Nov;23(12):3986-3990. PubMed PMID: 27342825
  • Khorana AA, Mangu PB, Berlin J, Engebretson A, Hong TS, Maitra A, Mohile SG, Mumber M, Schulick R, Shapiro M, Urba S, Zeh HJ, Katz MH. Potentially Curable Pancreatic Cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Jul 20;34(21):2541-56. PubMed PMID: 27247221
  • Rosengart TK, Kent KC, Bland KI, Britt LD, Eberlein TJ, Gewertz BL, Hunter JG, Lillemoe KD, Pellegrini CA, Schulick RD, Stain SC, Weigel RJ. Key Tenets of Effective Surgery Leadership: Perspectives From the Society of Surgical Chairs Mentorship Sessions. JAMA Surg. 2016 Aug 1;151(8):768-70. PubMed PMID: 27096328
  • Paniccia A, Hosokawa PW, Schulick RD, Henderson W, Kaplan J, Gajdos C. A matched-cohort analysis of 192 pancreatic anaplastic carcinomas and 960 pancreatic adenocarcinomas: A 13-year North American experience using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). Surgery. 2016 Aug;160(2):281-92. PubMed PMID: 27085687
  • Abdelfatah E, Guzzetta AA, Nagarajan N, Wolfgang CL, Pawlik TM, Choti MA, Schulick R, Montgomery EA, Meyer C, Thornton K, Herman J, Terezakis S, Frassica D, Ahuja N. Long-term outcomes in treatment of retroperitoneal sarcomas: A 15 year single-institution evaluation of prognostic features. J Surg Oncol. 2016 Jul;114(1):56-64. PubMed PMID: 27076350
  • Del Chiaro M, Schulick RD. Main-duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm. High Cancer Risk in Duct Diameter of 5 to 9 mm. Ann Surg. 2016 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27043742
  • Glebova NO, Hicks CW, Tosoian JJ, Piazza KM, Abularrage CJ, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Black JH 3rd. Outcomes of arterial resection during pancreatectomy for tumor. J Vasc Surg. 2016 Mar;63(3):722-9.e1. PubMed PMID: 26610641
  • Ge PS, Gaddam S, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Watson RR, Amateau SK, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C, Attwell AR, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Predictors for Surgical Referral in Patients With Pancreatic Cystic Lesions Undergoing Endoscopic Ultrasound: Results From a Large Multicenter Cohort Study. Pancreas. 2016 Jan;45(1):51-7. PubMed PMID: 26262589
  • Faisal F, Tsai HL, Blackford A, Olino K, Xia C, De Jesus-Acosta A, Le DT, Cosgrove D, Azad N, Rasheed Z, Diaz LA Jr, Donehower R, Laheru D, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Edil BH, Schulick R, Wolfgang C, Herman J, Zheng L. Longer Course of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoradiation Favors Better Survival Outcomes for Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2016 Feb;39(1):18-26. PubMed PMID: 24351782
  • Soares KC, Rucki AA, Wu AA, Olino K, Xiao Q, Chai Y, Wamwea A, Bigelow E, Lutz E, Liu L, Yao S, Anders RA, Laheru D, Wolfgang CL, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Jaffee EM, Zheng L. PD-1/PD-L1 blockade together with vaccine therapy facilitates effector T-cell infiltration into pancreatic tumors. J Immunother. 2015 Jan;38(1):1-11. PubMed PMID: 25415283
  • Paniccia A, Edil BH, Schulick RD. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: an Update. Indian J Surg. 2015 Oct;77(5):395-402. PubMed PMID: 26722203
  • Meguid C, Ryan CE, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Gajdos C, Boniface M, Schefter TE, Purcell WT, McCarter M. Establishing a framework for building multidisciplinary programs. J Multidiscip Healthc. 2015;8:519-26. PubMed PMID: 26664132
  • Glebova NO, Hicks CW, Tosoian JJ, Piazza KM, Abularrage CJ, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Black JH 3rd. Outcomes of arterial resection during pancreatectomy for tumor. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Nov 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26610641
  • Springer S, Wang Y, Dal Molin M, Masica DL, Jiao Y, Kinde I, Blackford A, Raman SP, Wolfgang CL, Tomita T, Niknafs N, Douville C, Ptak J, Dobbyn L, Allen PJ, Klimstra DS, Schattner MA, Schmidt CM, Yip-Schneider M, Cummings OW, Brand RE, Zeh HJ, Singhi AD, Scarpa A, Salvia R, Malleo G, Zamboni G, Falconi M, Jang JY, Kim SW, Kwon W, Hong SM, Song KB, Kim SC, Swan N, Murphy J, Geoghegan J, Brugge W, Fernandez-Del Castillo C, Mino-Kenudson M, Schulick R, Edil BH, Adsay V, Paulino J, van Hooft J, Yachida S, Nara S, Hiraoka N, Yamao K, Hijioka S, van der Merwe S, Goggins M, Canto MI, Ahuja N, Hirose K, Makary M, Weiss MJ, Cameron J, Pittman M, Eshleman JR, Diaz LA Jr, Papadopoulos N, Kinzler KW, Karchin R, Hruban RH, Vogelstein B, Lennon AM. A combination of molecular markers and clinical features improve the classification of pancreatic cysts. Gastroenterology. 2015 Nov;149(6):1501-10. PubMed PMID: 26253305
  • Gaddam S, Ge PS, Keach JW, Mullady D, Fukami N, Edmundowicz SA, Azar RR, Shah RJ, Murad FM, Kushnir VM, Watson RR, Ghassemi KF, Sedarat A, Komanduri S, Jaiyeola DM, Brauer BC, Yen RD, Amateau SK, Hosford L, Hollander T, Donahue TR, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter M, Gajdos C, Attwell A, Muthusamy VR, Early DS, Wani S. Suboptimal accuracy of carcinoembryonic antigen in differentiation of mucinous and nonmucinous pancreatic cysts: results of a large multicenter study. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Dec;82(6):1060-9. PubMed PMID: 26077458
  • Paniccia A, Hosokawa P, Henderson W, Schulick RD, Edil BH, McCarter MD, Gajdos C. Characteristics of 10-Year Survivors of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug;150(8):701-10. PubMed PMID: 26062046
  • Glebova NO, Hicks CW, Piazza KM, Abularrage CJ, Cameron AM, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Black JH 3rd. Technical risk factors for portal vein reconstruction thrombosis in pancreatic resection. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Aug;62(2):424-33. PubMed PMID: 25953018
  • Paniccia A, Schulick RD, Edil BH. Total Laparoscopic Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Single-Institutional Experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;22(13):4380-1. PubMed PMID: 25893407
  • Edil BH, Schulick RD. Challenges of minimally invasive pancreas surgery growth with such a high learning curve. JAMA Surg. 2015 May;150(5):423. PubMed PMID: 25760810
  • Byers JT, Paniccia A, Kaplan J, Koenig M, Kahn N, Wilson L, Chen L, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Expression of the Novel Costimulatory Molecule B7-H5 in Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec;22 Suppl 3:1574-9. PubMed PMID: 25519928
  • Soares KC, Rucki AA, Wu AA, Olino K, Xiao Q, Chai Y, Wamwea A, Bigelow E, Lutz E, Liu L, Yao S, Anders RA, Laheru D, Wolfgang CL, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Jaffee EM, Zheng L. PD-1/PD-L1 blockade together with vaccine therapy facilitates effector T-cell infiltration into pancreatic tumors. J Immunother. 2015 Jan;38(1):1-11. PubMed PMID: 25415283
  • Howard K, Lo KK, Ao L, Gamboni F, Edil BH, Schulick R, Barnett CC Jr. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 mediates murine colon adenocarcinoma invasion. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar;187(1):19-23. PubMed PMID: 24360118
  • Moore HB, Moore EE, Nehler MR, Cicutto LC, Bacon AW, Travis C, Schulick RD. Bridging the gap from T to K: integrated surgical research fellowship for the next generation of surgical scientists. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb;218(2):279-82. PubMed PMID: 24315889
  • Schulick RD. Sometimes consensus and expert opinion is the best we can do. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jan;149(1):25. PubMed PMID: 24225739
  • Ellison TA, Wolfgang CL, Shi C, Cameron JL, Murakami P, Mun LJ, Singhi AD, Cornish TC, Olino K, Meriden Z, Choti M, Diaz LA, Pawlik TM, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, Edil BH. A single institution's 26-year experience with nonfunctional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a validation of current staging systems and a new prognostic nomogram. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb;259(2):204-12. PubMed PMID: 23673766
  • Byers JT, Paniccia A, Kaplan J, Koenig M, Kahn N, Wilson L, Chen L, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Zhu Y. Expression of the Novel Costimulatory Molecule B7-H5 in Pancreatic Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25519928
  • Paniccia A, Edil BH, Schulick RD, Byers JT, Meguid C, Gajdos C, McCarter MD. Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX application in borderline resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a retrospective cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2014 Dec;93(27):e198. PubMed PMID: 25501072
  • Soares KC, Foley K, Olino K, Leubner A, Mayo SC, Jain A, Jaffee E, Schulick RD, Yoshimura K, Edil B, Zheng L. A preclinical murine model of hepatic metastases. J Vis Exp. 2014 Sep 27;(91):51677. PubMed PMID: 25285458
  • Montero P, Schulick RD. Clearing common bile duct stones: one size does not fit all. JAMA Surg. 2014 Oct;149(10):1014. PubMed PMID: 25134062
  • Murphy CD, Schulick RD. Racial disparities in breast cancer: more bad news. JAMA Surg. 2014 Aug;149(8):796-7. PubMed PMID: 24943995
  • Zheng L, Edil BH, Soares KC, El-Shami K, Uram JN, Judkins C, Zhang Z, Onners B, Laheru D, Pardoll D, Jaffee EM, Schulick RD. A safety and feasibility study of an allogeneic colon cancer cell vaccine administered with a granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor-producing bystander cell line in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Nov;21(12):3931-7. PubMed PMID: 24943235
  • Howard K, Lo KK, Ao L, Gamboni F, Edil BH, Schulick R, Barnett CC Jr. Intercellular adhesion molecule-1 mediates murine colon adenocarcinoma invasion. J Surg Res. 2014 Mar;187(1):19-23. PubMed PMID: 24360118
  • Moore HB, Moore EE, Nehler MR, Cicutto LC, Bacon AW, Travis C, Schulick RD. Bridging the gap from T to K: integrated surgical research fellowship for the next generation of surgical scientists. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Feb;218(2):279-82. PubMed PMID: 24315889
  • Schulick RD. Sometimes consensus and expert opinion is the best we can do. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jan;149(1):25. PubMed PMID: 24225739
  • Ellison TA, Wolfgang CL, Shi C, Cameron JL, Murakami P, Mun LJ, Singhi AD, Cornish TC, Olino K, Meriden Z, Choti M, Diaz LA, Pawlik TM, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, Edil BH. A single institution's 26-year experience with nonfunctional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a validation of current staging systems and a new prognostic nomogram. Ann Surg. 2014 Feb;259(2):204-12. PubMed PMID: 23673766
  • Faisal F, Tsai HL, Blackford A, Olino K, Xia C, De Jesus-Acosta A, Le DT, Cosgrove D, Azad N, Rasheed Z, Diaz LA Jr, Donehower R, Laheru D, Hruban RH, Fishman EK, Edil BH, Schulick R, Wolfgang C, Herman J, Zheng L. Longer Course of Induction Chemotherapy Followed by Chemoradiation Favors Better Survival Outcomes for Patients With Locally Advanced Pancreatic Cancer. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Dec 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24351782
  • McCall CM, Shi C, Cornish TC, Klimstra DS, Tang LH, Basturk O, Mun LJ, Ellison TA, Wolfgang CL, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Hruban RH. Grading of well-differentiated pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors is improved by the inclusion of both Ki67 proliferative index and mitotic rate. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Nov;37(11):1671-7. PubMed PMID: 24121170
  • Singhi AD, Norwood S, Liu TC, Sharma R, Wolfgang CL, Schulick RD, Zeh HJ, Hruban RH. Acinar cell cystadenoma of the pancreas: a benign neoplasm or non-neoplastic ballooning of acinar and ductal epithelium?. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Sep;37(9):1329-35. PubMed PMID: 24076773
  • Herman JM, Fan KY, Wild AT, Wood LD, Blackford AL, Donehower RC, Hidalgo M, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Cameron JL, Laheru DA, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Wolfgang CL. Correlation of Smad4 status with outcomes in patients receiving erlotinib combined with adjuvant chemoradiation and chemotherapy after resection for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Nov 1;87(3):458-9. PubMed PMID: 24074918
  • Oshmyansky AR, Mahammedi A, Dackiw A, Ball DW, Schulick RD, Zeiger MA, Siegelman SS. Serendipity in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2013 Sep-Oct;37(5):820-3. PubMed PMID: 24045263
  • Bruley DF, Schulick RD, Streiff MB. Pancreaticoduodenectomy using perioperative zymogen protein C to help prevent blood clotting: a trilogy on increased patient safety. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2013;789:299-307. PubMed PMID: 23852508
  • Herman JM, Fan KY, Wild AT, Hacker-Prietz A, Wood LD, Blackford AL, Ellsworth S, Zheng L, Le DT, De Jesus-Acosta A, Hidalgo M, Donehower RC, Schulick RD, Edil BH, Choti MA, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Cameron JL, Laheru DA, Wolfgang CL. Phase 2 study of erlotinib combined with adjuvant chemoradiation and chemotherapy in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Jul 15;86(4):678-85. PubMed PMID: 23773391
  • He J, Cameron JL, Ahuja N, Makary MA, Hirose K, Choti MA, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL. Is it necessary to follow patients after resection of a benign pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm?. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Apr;216(4):657-65; discussion 665-7. PubMed PMID: 23395158
  • Lewis GH, Wang H, Bellizzi AM, Klein AP, Askin FB, Schwartz LE, Schulick RD, Wolfgang CL, Cameron JL, O'Reilly EM, Yu KH, Hruban RH. Prognosis of minimally invasive carcinoma arising in mucinous cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 Apr;37(4):601-5. PubMed PMID: 23388125
  • He J, Edil BH, Cameron JL, Schulick RD, Hruban RH, Herman JM, Zheng L, Iacobuzio-Donahue C, Ahuja N, Pawlik TM, Wolfgang CL. Young patients undergoing resection of pancreatic cancer fare better than their older counterparts. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Feb;17(2):339-44. PubMed PMID: 23184271
  • Canto MI, Harinck F, Hruban RH, Offerhaus GJ, Poley JW, Kamel I, Nio Y, Schulick RS, Bassi C, Kluijt I, Levy MJ, Chak A, Fockens P, Goggins M, Bruno M, International Cancer of Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium. International Cancer of the Pancreas Screening (CAPS) Consortium summit on the management of patients with increased risk for familial pancreatic cancer. Gut. 2013 Mar;62(3):339-47. PubMed PMID: 23135763
  • Gajdos C, Schulick R. Cost-effectiveness of treatment strategies for primary operable pancreatic head adenocarcinoma: do we have more scientific evidence to call for further centralization of care?. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Jan;20(1):5-6. PubMed PMID: 23054108
  • Nathan H, Segev DL, Bridges JF, Massie AB, Cameron AM, Hirose K, Schulick RD, Choti MA, Pawlik TM. Influence of nonclinical factors on choice of therapy for early hepatocellular carcinoma. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013 Feb;20(2):448-56. PubMed PMID: 22941170
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Professional Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons (ACS), Fellow
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association, Council Member
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Program Directors' Committee, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Society of Surgical Oncology, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0300

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Surgical Care - Highlands Ranch Hospital
1500 Park Central Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-516-1000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification (1997, 2007)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (1994)
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology, Board Certification (2007, 2021)
  • Surgical Oncology, Certificate (1999)
  • Advanced GI Surgery, Certificate (1997)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers - Cancer Surgery
  • Cancers - Colorectal Cancer
  • Cancers - Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Cancers - Sarcoma
  • Digestive System - Biliary Surgery
  • Digestive System - Pancreas Surgery
  • Cancers - Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cancers - Biliary Cancer
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Adrenal Diseases
  • Surgery - Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Surgery - Robotic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Cancers
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
Clinical Interests
Pancreas, Bile duct, Liver, Stomach, Adrenal, Sarcoma, and Cancer Surgery

Care Philosophy
I believe in taking excellent care of patients and their family during a very difficult time for them.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1989)
Graduate Schools:
  • MBA, Johns Hopkins University (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BSE, Johns Hopkins University (MD) (1985)
Internships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (1990)
Residency Programs:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Surgery (1996)
Fellowships:
  • National Cancer Institute, Immunology (1993)
  • National Cancer Institute, Clinical Pharmacology (1993)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Surgery (1997)
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Program, Surgery (1999)
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Department: Surgery-Surgical Oncology
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