Flavio G. RochaM.D., FACS, FSSO

  • Physician-in-Chief of Knight Cancer Institute
  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine


  • Cancer

Special focus on

  • Neuroendocrine
  • Pancreatic Cancer

I see patients at


Dr. Rocha is a surgical oncologist who specializes in the treatment of liver, pancreas and biliary tumors and disease. In addition, he has expertise in managing upper gastrointestinal cancers and retroperitoneal sarcomas. As a cancer surgeon, he takes particular pride in providing timely, compassionate care for his patients. In addition, he strongly believes in the multidisciplinary management of tumors with colleagues in other oncologic specialties. His research interests are in pancreas cancer and cholangiocarcinoma where he strives to improve outcomes across disease stages.

In his free time, Dr. Rocha enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife, children and golden retriever around the Pacific Northwest. As an avid sports fan, he follows football, basketball and soccer at all levels. Active hobbies include photography, history of science and medicine as well as sampling international culinary arts.


  • B.S., 1996, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.D., 2001, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Residency:

    • General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2009
  • Fellowship:

    • Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
    • Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, 2011
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Surgery, 2010 original, recertification 2020


  • Spanish

Memberships and associations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • North Pacific Surgical Association
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Southwest Oncology Group
  • Western Surgical Association