Dan G. Blazer III, MD Dan G. Blazer III, MD

Dan G. Blazer III, MD

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

4.7 out of 5  (272 ratings, 35 reviews)
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919-684-6553 Office number
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I’m a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist who specializes in the surgical management of patients with gastrointestinal malignancies—including soft tissue sarcomas and pancreas, colorectal and gastric cancers. Many of my patients have advanced malignancies and I am always amazed at their resilience. Their determination to fight inspires me to aggressively pursue every surgical option and to study novel techniques to improve surgical outcomes. One of the most important reasons for patients to be treated at Duke is the emphasis on a team-oriented approach to every patient. Nearly every surgical cancer patient is discussed in a multidisciplinary tumor conference in order to assure state of the art care. When I am not in the hospital, my wife and I can be found chasing our two young children or running with our dog.

School of Medicine Department
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1999
RESIDENCY
General Surgery, University of Michigan Medical Center–Ann Arbor, 1999-2006
FELLOWSHIP
Surgical Oncology, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2006-2008
Surgical Oncology, National Cancer Institute (Maryland), 2002-2004
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research primarily focuses on translational and outcomes research for gastrointestinal and soft tissue malignancies, such as pancreas, colorectal, gastric, and sarcoma. I also have a special interest in new surgical treatments for disseminated peritoneal malignancies, specifically hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Our group has established multi-institutional research collaborations in this area, in the hope of better selecting patients that can benefit from these aggressive surgical approaches, and better selecting chemotherapeutic agents for specific patients. Finally, I am the lead investigator for a clinical trial investigating new devices to decrease postoperative wound infections, a major source of patient morbidity.

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4.7 out of 5 (272 ratings, 35 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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