The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

Ryan Schmocker, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Focus

Gastrointestinal Malignancies with a focus on Pancreas, Liver, and Biliary Diseases and Cancers

Research Focus

Outcomes of Complex Cancer Surgery, Quality and Systems Improvement, Resident Education

Education

Medical School
Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 2011

Graduate School
Master of Science, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2015

Residency
General Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2018

Fellowship
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program, Madison, WI, 2015
Complex General Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 2020


Certification

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Society of Surgical Oncology

 

Current Publications

Schmocker RK, Wright MJ, Ding D, Javed AA, Cameron JL, Lafaro K, Burns WR, He J, Wolfgang CL, Burkhart RA.
Duodenal, ampullary, and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: Oncologic outcomes are driven by tumor biology and tissue of origin. Journal of Surgical Oncology. 2021 Feb;123(2):416-424. Epub 2020 Oct 30.

Schmocker RK, Delitto D, Wright MJ, Ding D, Cameron JL, Lafaro KJ, Burns WR, Wolfgang CL, Burkhart RA, He J.
Impact of margin status on survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2020 Dec 16:S1072-7515(20)32526-6. Available in Scopus: Jan 2021. [Epub ahead of print]

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