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Kevin G. Billingsley M.D.

  • (503) 494-5501
    • Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology School of Medicine
    • Hedinger Chair of Surgical Oncology Surgery School of Medicine

My research involves a variety of outcomes studies focusing on the optimal treatment of patients with gastrointestinal tumors ranging from liver cancer to colorectal cancer. I also participate in the development and analysis of large multi-institutional clinical trials in gastrointestinal cancer. Our research team has recently launched a new liver tumor registry that will focus on patients with primary liver cancer. The registry will bank tissue specimens and also prospectively collect clinical data. Our aim is to better understand the risk factors, biology and treatment outcomes for this very difficult cancer.

Education

  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore Maryland 1989
  • B.S., Stanford University, Palo Alto California 1985
  • Residency:

    • Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgery branch, metabolism section, National Cancer Institute, 1994
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 1997 (recertified 2007)

Memberships and associations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Association of Academic Surgery
  • American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • James IV Association
  • North Pacific Surgical Association
  • Seattle Surgical Society
  • Western Surgical Association
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Portland Surgical Society

Publications

  • "Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastasis : Evolving Paradigms and Future Directions." CMGH Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology In: , Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.03.2017, p. 163-173.
  • "Nomogram for Predicting Overall Survival and Salvage Abdominoperineal Resection for Patients with Anal Cancer." Diseases of the Colon and Rectum In: , Vol. 59, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 1-7.
  • "Malignancy does not dictate the hypercoagulable state following liver resection." American Journal of Surgery  In: , Vol. 209, No. 5, 01.05.2015, p. 870-874.
  • "Modern technical approaches in resectional hepatic surgery." Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America In: , Vol. 24, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 57-72.
  • "Chemoradiotherapy with a radiation boost for anal cancer decreases the risk for salvage abdominoperineal resection : analysis from the national cancer data base." Annals of Surgical Oncology In: , Vol. 21, No. 11, 01.10.2014, p. 3616-3620.
  • "The international normalized ratio overestimates coagulopathy in patients after major hepatectomy." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 207, No. 5, 2014, p. 723-727.
  • "Safety and Outcomes Following Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases in the Era of Current Perioperative Chemotherapy." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery In: , Vol. 17, No. 12, 12.2013, p. 2133-2142.
  • "Coagulopathy after a liver resection : Is it over diagnosed and over treated?" HPB In: , Vol. 15, No. 11, 11.2013, p. 865-871.
  • "Bile duct involvement portends poor prognosis in resected gallbladder carcinoma." Gastrointestinal Cancer Research In: , Vol. 6, No. 4, 07.2013, p. 101-105.
  • "Loss of expression of the cancer stem cell marker aldehyde dehydrogenase 1 correlates with advanced-stage colorectal cancer." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 203, No. 5, 05.2012, p. 649-653.
  • "Safety and efficacy of preoperative right portal vein embolization in patients at risk for postoperative liver failure following major right hepatectomy." HPB In: , Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 14-19.
  • "S0356 : A phase II clinical and prospective molecular trial with oxaliplatin, fluorouracil, and external-beam radiation therapy before surgery for patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma." Journal of Clinical Oncology In: , Vol. 29, No. 34, 01.12.2011, p. 4555-4560.
  • "Outcome after laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation of technically resectable colorectal liver metastases." Annals of Surgical Oncology In: , Vol. 18, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 1947-1954.
  • "Erratum : Predicting malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm: A single-center review (The American Journal of Surgery DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg. 2011.01.003)." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 201, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 846.
  • "Predicting malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm : A single-center review." American Journal of Surgery In: , Vol. 201, No. 5, 05.2011, p. 574-577.
  • "Endoscopic ultrasound may be unnecessary in the preoperative evaluation of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm." HPB In: , Vol. 13, No. 2, 02.2011, p. 112-116.
  • "Surgical treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma : Outcomes and predictive factors." HPB In: , Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 59-63.
  • "A population-based analysis of surgical and adjuvant therapy for resected gastric cancer : Are patients receiving appropriate treatment following publication of the intergroup 0116 results?" Gastrointestinal Cancer Research In: , Vol. 3, No. 6, 11.2010, p. 27-32.
  • "Adjuvant therapy and survival after resection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma : A population-based analysis." Cancer In: , Vol. 116, No. 12, 15.06.2010, p. 2932-2940.
  • "Techniques and results of portal vein/superior mesenteric vein reconstruction using femoral and saphenous vein during pancreaticoduodenectomy." Journal of Vascular Surgery In: , Vol. 51, No. 3, 03.2010, p. 662-666.
  • "Phase II trial of romidepsin (NSC-630176) in previously treated colorectal cancer patients with advanced disease : A Southwest Oncology Group study (S0336)." Investigational New Drugs In: , Vol. 27, No. 5, 10.2009, p. 469-475.
  • "Evolving Preoperative Evaluation of Patients with Pancreatic Cancer : Does Laparoscopy Have a Role in the Current Era?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons In: , Vol. 208, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 87-95.
  • "Response - Re : Residual treatment disparities after oncology referral for rectal cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute In: , Vol. 100, No. 23, 12.2008, p. 1740.
  • "Image of the month : Retrorectal cystic hamartoma (Tailgut cyst)." Archives of Surgery In: , Vol. 143, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 1017-1018.
  • "Portal vein ligation as an efficient method of increasing the future liver remnant volume in the surgical treatment of colorectal metastases : Invited critique." Archives of Surgery In: , Vol. 143, No. 10, 10.2008, p. 982.
  • "Diagnostic laparoscopy for patients with potentially resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma : Is it cost-effective in the current era?" Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery In: , Vol. 12, No. 7, 07.2008, p. 1177-1184.
  • "Does Surgeon Case Volume Influence Nonfatal Adverse Outcomes after Rectal Cancer Resection?" Journal of the American College of Surgeons  In: , Vol. 206, No. 6, 06.2008, p. 1167-1177.
  • "Residual treatment disparities after oncology referral for rectal cancer." Journal of the National Cancer Institute In: , Vol. 100, No. 10, 05.2008, p. 738-744.
  • "Survival benefits and trends in use of adjuvant therapy among elderly stage II and III rectal cancer patients in the general population." Cancer  In: , Vol. 112, No. 4, 15.02.2008, p. 789-799.
  • "Reoperation as a quality indicator in colorectal surgery : A population-based analysis." Annals of Surgery In: , Vol. 245, No. 1, 01.2007, p. 73-79.

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