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Mecker G. Möller

Department of Surgery

Mecker G. Möller is a surgical oncologist whose focus is cancerous tumors that have spread in the digestive tract, soft tissue sarcomas, and cutaneous cancer. She is an expert in both traditional and minimally invasive cancer therapies, including complex cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for locally advanced and metastatic cancers of the abdomen. She also has extensive experience in oncolytic therapies and clinical trials for unresectable and advanced melanomas and other cutaneous malignancies. She is the director of the University of Chicago Medicine’s Regional Therapies (HIPEC) Program and the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program.

Möller has been inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators of the American College of Surgeons and is the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence Master Clinician at the University of Chicago. She has a passion for and has held several national leadership positions in surgical education and global surgery, and is a recognized national and international speaker. Her work has been published in American Journal of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Surgical Education, and Journal of Cancer.

Möller earned her medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua–Leon. She completed a surgery residency at the University of Michigan and a complex surgical oncology fellowship at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Most recently, she was a professor of surgery at the University of Miami.

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