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Dr. Mohamed Adam is a cancer surgeon who cares for patients with gastrointestinal tumors. Having particular expertise in using minimally invasive robotic techniques, he performs robotic pancreaticoduodenectomy (also known as the Whipple procedure) to treat certain cancers of the pancreas and bile ducts. He is also experienced in treating tumors that have spread to the liver and peritoneal cavity (the space between membranes lining the abdomen, pelvis and abdominal organs), such as by implanting a hepatic artery infusion pump (a device that delivers chemotherapy directly to the liver) for patients with inoperable liver disease, and through a protocol that combines cytoreductive surgery (removing visibly diseased tissues in the abdominal cavity) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (pumping strong doses of heated anticancer drugs through the abdomen).

Adam's research focuses on using artificial intelligence systems, including machine learning algorithms, to optimize cancer treatments. He has authored more than 100 publications.

Adam earned his medical degree at Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan. He completed a residency in general surgery at Duke University Medical Center, where he also completed a research fellowship in advanced statistical modeling. He completed a fellowship in complex surgical oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Adam is a member of several professional societies and the recipient of many academic honors at Duke University and UCSF.

  • Education

    Omdurman Islamic University, MD, 2004

  • Residencies

    Duke University, 2018

  • Fellowships

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2020

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor