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In addition to his position as Director of the Minimally Invasive Hepatic-Pancreatic-Biliary Surgery Program at Summit Medical Group, Andrew A. Gumbs, MD, is Professor of Endoscopic Digestive Surgery at the University of Genoa in Italy.
Dr. Gumbs was previously Director of Minimally Invasive Hepatobiliary Surgery and Surgical Associate Director of the Minimally Invasive Surgery and Endoscopic Skills Fusion Laboratory at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has been Instructor of Clinical Surgery at Cornell-Weill Medical College, Instructor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
A gifted speaker, Dr. Gumbs has delivered local, regional, national, and international invited presentations primarily devoted to minimally invasive surgical techniques for the liver, pancreas, and digestive organs. His articles and abstracts on these and related topics are published in prestigious peer-reviewed journals such as Cancer, Annals of Surgery, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Gumbs is a member of the editorial boards for Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer and Frontiers in Surgery. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Surgical Endoscopy, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons, to name a few. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, New York Surgical Society, and Physicians for Human Rights, among others. Dr. Gumbs is board certified in general surgery and certified in laparoscopic surgery.
A volunteer with Doctors Without Borders, Dr. Gumbs is Cofounder and Vice President of the Intercontinental Natural Orifice Endo-Laparoscopic Surgeons (iNOELS), which brings minimally invasive surgery to the developing world.
The son of a surgeon, Dr. Gumbs's inspiration to focus on hepatic, pancreatic, and biliary surgery came as a result of his grandmother's death from pancreatic cancer. He says, "Minimally invasive surgery is particularly gratifying to me because patients usually recover quickly and experience less pain compared with traditional, open surgical approaches." He adds, "Despite the often complex nature of minimally invasive surgery, it has the potential to be easiest on the patient. My reward as a surgeon is in doing what's in the best interest of my patients."
When he is not working with his patients, Dr. Gumbs surfs, snowboards, bicycles, rides his motorcycle, and plays electric bass.
Dr. Gumbs has been listed in the Castle Connolly "America's Top Doctors" and Castle Connolly "Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area" lsitings. His Castle Connolly listings are reprinted in US News and World Report, New York Magazine, and Inside Jersey. The American Cancer Society honored him at its 35th Annual Diamond Ball for his compassionate and expert surgical care.