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Carlos Corvera


Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon
Amateur landscape photographer

Dr. Carlos Corvera is chief of the Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery Program at UCSF Medical Center and a cancer surgeon at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of malignant as well as benign diseases of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas. He specializes in complex conventional surgical procedures yet has also developed innovations in laparoscopic (minimally invasive) surgical techniques for the liver and pancreas.

In his research, Corvera focuses on the mechanisms that underlie inflammation, thickening and scarring in the biliary tract.

Corvera graduated from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at UCSF. At Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, he completed a clinical fellowship in surgical oncology as well as a fellowship in hepatobiliary surgery.

  • Education

    University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, 1993

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, General Surgery, 2001

  • Fellowships

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, 2002

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hepatobiliary Surgery, 2003

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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