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Dan German Blazer III, MD

Program Director, Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Program Director, Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Fellowship
Associate Professor of Surgery
Office: 485 Seeley G.Mudd Bldg., Searle Center, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3247 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • M.D., Duke University, 1999

In the News

Publications

McCracken, EKE, Mureebe, L, and Blazer, DG. "Minimally Invasive Surgical Site Infection in Procedure-Targeted ACS NSQIP Pancreaticoduodenectomies." The Journal of Surgical Research 233 (January 2019): 183-191.

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Youngwirth, LM, Freischlag, K, Nussbaum, DP, Benrashid, E, and Blazer, DG. "Primary sarcomas of the pancreas: A review of 253 patients from the National Cancer Data Base." Surgical Oncology 27, no. 4 (December 2018): 676-680. (Review)

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Landa, K, Freischlag, K, Nussbaum, DP, Youngwirth, LM, and Blazer, DG. "Underutilization of surgical resection in patients with pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma." Hpb : the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (December 2018).

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Köhn, N, Maubach, J, Warschkow, R, Tsai, C, Nussbaum, DP, Candinas, D, Gloor, B, Schmied, BM, Blazer, DG, and Worni, M. "High rate of positive lymph nodes in T1a gallbladder cancer does not translate to decreased survival: a population-based, propensity score adjusted analysis." Hpb : the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 20, no. 11 (November 2018): 1073-1081.

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Stephens, SJ, Czito, B, Zhang, X, Duffy, E, Malicki, M, Pitcher, B, Niedzwiecki, D, Abbruzzese, J, Uronis, H, Blobe, G, Blazer, DG, Willett, CG, and Palta, M. "Surgical and Pathologic Outcomes in Patients on a Phase II Trial of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Hypofractionated Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (HIGRT) in Resectable and Borderline Resectable Pancreatic Cancer.": Elsevier BV, November 2018.

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Wall, KC, Schmitz, R, Carney, JM, and Blazer Iii, DG. "Large mesenteric lymphangioma in an adult patient: an unusual presentation of a rare disease." Bmj Case Reports 2018 (October 7, 2018).

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Turner, MC, Cerullo, M, Adam, M, Shah, KN, Blazer, DG, Abbruzzese, JL, and Zani, S. "Adjuvant Chemotherapy Should Follow Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma, Despite Delays.": Elsevier BV, October 2018.

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Lane, WO, Nussbaum, DP, Sun, Z, and Blazer, DG. "Preoperative radiation therapy in the surgical management of gastric and junctional adenocarcinoma: Should lymph node retrieval guidelines be altered?." Journal of Surgical Oncology 117, no. 8 (June 2018): 1708-1715.

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Palta, M, Czito, BG, Duffy, E, Malicki, M, Niedzwiecki, D, Abbruzzese, JL, Uronis, HE, Blobe, GC, Blazer, DG, and Willett, C. "A phase II trial of neoadjuvant gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel and SBRT for potentially resectable pancreas cancer: An evaluation of acute toxicity.": American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), May 20, 2018.

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Mueller, AC, Tsai, C, Warschkow, R, Nussbaum, D, Schmied, BM, Blazer, D, Gloor, B, and Worni, M. "Overall survival for non-metastatic patients with gastric cardia cancer is better after neo-adjuvant chemotherapy compared to neo-adjuvant radio-chemotherapy: A population-based analysis using NCDB." 105th Annual Congress of the Swiss-Society-of-Surgery. Basel, SWITZERLAND. May 16, 2018 - May 18, 2018.: WILEY, May 1, 2018.

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