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David Mahvi Named Hines Professor In Surgery

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September 9, 2008 | by Marla Paul
CHICAGO --- David M. Mahvi, M.D., who joined Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in July as chief of gastrointestinal and oncologic surgery, has been named the James R. Hines Professor in Surgery.

Mahvi is at the forefront of research in pancreatic, liver and hepatobiliary diseases, and he has developed an international reputation as an expert in the field of gastrointestinal malignancies. He has investigated gene therapy for the treatment of cancer and has developed several devices to treat liver cancer.

His clinical interests include the surgical treatment of upper gastrointestinal malignancies (liver, pancreas and stomach) and liver tumor ablation for colorectal cancers.

Mahvi has published more than 100 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and authored eight book chapters. His recent publications have focused on biomedical engineering and cancer.

Mahvi serves on the editorial board of Annals of Surgery and is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Surgical Association, the Society of Surgical Oncology and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary tract, of which he is president elect.

He was a professor of surgery at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and a member of the University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center.