Sugarbaker, Paul H.


Paul H. Sugarbaker is a board-certified general surgeon who specializes in peritoneal mesothelioma research and treatment.

  • World-class diagnostician and oncologist known for offering very strong emotional support to patients.
  • Relies on state-of-the-art testing protocols, treatment procedures and follow-up care guidelines.
  • Research interest in testing assumptions about peritoneal mesothelioma and reshaping current thinking about the disease, such as in a 2005 International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health article that looked mostly at college-educated men and their risk of developing peritoneal mesothelioma following slight asbestos exposure.
  • Started the Foundation for Applied Research in Gastrointestinal Oncology.
  • Authored more than 90 papers and peer-reviewed journal articles; holds a post on the editorial board of European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
  • Founding member of the International Society of Regional Cancer Therapy.


  • M.D. degree from Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University.