Baumgartner, Joel M.

Baumgartner, Joel M

Joel M. Baumgartner is a board-certified general surgeon who treats peritoneal mesothelioma.

  • Excellent bedside manner, positive attitude.
  • Research focuses on preventing cancer recurrence in the peritoneal region through use of innovative approaches, such as cytoreductive surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion.
  • Authored or co-authored approximately a dozen articles on cancer gene biology and treatment techniques.
  • Teaches at University of California San Diego School of Medicine.
  • Member of the American College of Surgeons.


  • M.D. degree from Indiana University School of Medicine.