Dr. Ronald Chamberlain, MD

Dr. Ronald Chamberlain, MD

Surgical Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Ronald Chamberlain, MD is a surgical oncology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from G WASHINGTON UNIV SCH MED & HLTH SCI in 1991 and specializes in surgical oncology, general surgery, and more.Read his story

16601 N 40th St Ste 204

Phoenix, AZ 85032

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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare

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Stomach Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
very high
more than 92% of peers
Hernia Repair
more than 76% of peers

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Dr. Chamberlain's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chamberlain "Dr. Chamberlain is the New Chief of Surgical Oncology in the Valley Cancer Surgical Specialists Division. Dr. Chamberlain is a nationally and internationally renowned cancer surgery specialist. His specific areas of focus are GI cancers (stomach, liver, gallbladder, bile duct, pancreas, small intestine and colorectal), as well as sarcoma and melanoma. He performs open, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and has an extensive series of more than 700 pancreaticoduodenctomies (Whipple Procedures) and has established 3 different HIPEC (heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy programs) for advanced GI cancers He was most recently, the Chief of Surgery at Banner MD Anderson in Gilbert, AZ, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously he was the Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief at the Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Medical Center in in Livingston, NJ, and Professor of Surgery at UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Chamberlain graduated summa cum laude from Dickinson College, and went on to complete a Master's in Public Administration (Public Policy/Health Policy) with Honors at the University of Virginia. After graduate school, Dr. Chamberlain graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and completed his General Surgical Residency there as well. After residency, he finished a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, at which time he authored or co-authored a variety of widely cited manuscripts on the development of cancer vaccines. After leaving the NIH, Dr. Chamberlain completed an additional hepatobiliary fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and then went on to do an Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery training at Yale University. Dr. Chamberlain's research interests are in the area of cancer vaccines, hepatobiliary surgery, surgical infections, and surgical education. Dr. Chamberlain is a Fellow of the ACS and a past Governor of the College. He is a Member Society of Surgical Oncology, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, SAGES, ASCO, ACCR, AHPBA among others societies. Dr. Chamberlain is the author of more than 250 peer reviewed manuscripts, 10 book chapters, and 10 books. He is an editor or reviewer for more than 15 different journals. In addition, he is a frequent guest to travel and operate abroad, and has operated in more than 40 different countries, and delivered more than 260 invited lectures and talks. Dr. Chamberlain has received numerous awards and honors and was named as one America's Top Doctors (2006 – 2017), America's Top Surgeon's, (2007-2017) and Best Doctor's in New York Metro Area and Best Doctors in New York (2007-2016) and New Jersey (2008-2016)."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chamberlain "Caring for patients is a privilege and an honor.  It is my goal to provide each patient with the most up to date and sophisticated surgical care available in the most compassionate, healing and informative environment. Providing care, and educating patients, and their families is my passion, and I strive to make sure all questions are answered, and all alternatives are explored as we seek your optimal overall health in a partnership together. "

3  Specialties

  • Surgical Oncology
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

58  Conditions Treated

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61  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholecystoenterostomy
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Bile Duct Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Kidney Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Orchiectomy
  • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant and Whipple Procedure)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Wound Repair
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    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • George Washington University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Nat Canc Inst-NIH
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • George Washington University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Yale University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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