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Russell Charles Langan, MD, joined Saint Barnabas Medical Center in a dual appointment with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Dr. Langan specializes in complex surgical oncology and has particular interest and expertise in the surgical management of diseases of the pancreas, liver and bile ducts. He strives to provide the highest level of expertise and precision with unwavering compassion, optimism and hope to his patients and their families.
As a member of both Saint Barnabas Medical Center and the Gastrointestinal/Hepatobiliary Program at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, he will work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary disease management teams including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, pathologists, genetic counselors and dietitians to ensure his patients receive the highest level of evidence-based care including clinical trials. Here at SBMC, Dr. Langan will be launching a The Pancreatic Cyst Screening program to monitor benign pancreatic lesions which do not merit immediate removal but require observation.
Prior to joining our staff, Dr. Langan completed his general surgery residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center as well as Georgetown University Hospital. He completed fellowships in Tumor Immunotherapy and Surgical Oncology under Steven Rosenberg, MD, at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NCI,NIH). More recently, Dr. Langan completed a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he received specialized training in the surgical management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers.
Dr. Langan has authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and 7 book chapters dedicated to surgical oncology. Within his field, he has lectured and presented nationally and while at the NCI,NIH, he was an associate investigator on numerous clinical trials.
Dr. Langan is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Hepatopancreatobiliary Association, Association for Academic Surgery and Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. Dr. Langan has received awards from the National Institutes of Health, Health and Human Services (Recognition for Special Act and Service), Georgetown University Hospital, DC Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, the Marquis Who’s Who award in 2015 and the Top Doctor Award for surgical oncology in New York, New York for 2016 from The Top Doctor Award.
Dr. Langan recognizes the paramount importance of oncologic research and plans on establishing hepatopancreatobiliary enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols and developing clinical trials to further enhance the care of the cancer patient.