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Robert C. G. Martin, II, M.D., Ph.D.

Sam and Lolita Weakley Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Dr. Martin is Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, at the University Of Louisville School Of Medicine. Dr. Martin is a Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Martin has been a leader in multidisciplinary cancer patient care and is responsible for many advances at the University of Louisville. He has been instrumental in assuring that the most advanced treatments for esophageal, gastric, and pancreatic cancers are available in Louisville.
These treatments involve advanced surgical techniques that are not performed elsewhere in the region and are focused on improving cancer patient quality of life. The success of these programs derives from a multidisciplinary team approach to cancer patient care and open communication with referring physicians.

His research includes leading-edge clinical trials in esophageal cancer, liver therapies and blood transfusion medicine. Under Dr. Martin's leadership, the Division has established the only Microwave Ablation Center in the region and the only Drug Eluting Bead Treatment Center for liver tumors in the region.