Carlo Contreras 1

Associate Professor

Areas of Interest
melanoma, gastointestinal cancers

Biography

Dr. Carlo M. Contreras completed his surgical oncology training at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. There, his focus was on the most effective surgical approaches to hepatobiliary and pancreatic malignancies. As a member of the UAB Surgical Oncology faculty he cares for patients with a wide variety of malignancies including skin, soft tissue, and gastrointestinal. He promotes a patient-centered approach, and feels that effective communication is paramount in the multidisciplinary care of his patients. Dr. Contreras is pleased to offer a broad range of oncologic therapies, including minimally invasive and robotic approaches. He is the Director of the UAB Surgical Oncology Tissue Bank, and participates in clinical trials.

Certifications

American Board of Surgery (2008)

Selected Publications

Arora S, Singh S, Piazza GA, Contreras CM, Panyam J, Singh AP. Honokiol: a novel natural agent for cancer prevention and therapy. Curr Mol Med. 2012 Dec;12(10):1244-52. Review. PubMed PMID: 22834827; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3663139 

Badgwell BD, Contreras C, Askew R, Krouse R, Feig B, Cormier JN. Radiographic and clinical factors associated with improved outcomes in advanced cancer patients with bowel obstruction. J Palliat Med. 2011 Sep;14(9):990-6. doi:10.1089/jpm.2011.0083. Epub 2011 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 21767166 

Brouquet A, Vauthey JN, Contreras CM, Walsh GL, Vaporciyan AA, Swisher SG, Curley SA, Mehran RJ, Abdalla EK. Improved survival after resection of liver and lung colorectal metastases compared with liver-only metastases: a study of 112 patients with limited lung metastatic disease. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jul;213(1):62-9; discussion 69-71. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2011.05.001. 

Kishi Y, Zorzi D, Contreras CM, Maru DM, Kopetz S, Ribero D, Motta M, Ravarino N, Risio M, Curley SA, Abdalla EK, Capussotti L, Vauthey JN. Extended preoperative chemotherapy does not improve pathologic response and increases postoperative liver insufficiency after hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010 Nov;17(11):2870-6. doi: 10.1245/s10434-010-1166-1. Epub 2010 Jun 22. 

Contreras CM, Vauthey JN. Staging systems: Is there a surgical staging and a medical one? A surgeon's perspective. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2010 Jul;17(4):438-9. doi: 10.1007/s00534-009-0243-y. Epub 2009 Nov 3. Review. PubMed PMID: 19882373.

Contreras CM, Vauthey JN. Staging systems: Is there a surgical staging and a medical one? A surgeon's perspective. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Sci. 2010 Jul;17(4):438-9. doi: 10.1007/s00534-009-0243-y. Epub 2009 Nov 3. Review 19882373

Contreras CM, Stanelle EJ, Mansour J, Hinshaw JL, Rikkers LF, Rettammel R,Mahvi DM, Cho CS, Weber SM. Staging laparoscopy enhances the detection of occult metastases in patients with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. J Surg Oncol. 2009 Dec 15;100(8):663-9. doi: 10.1002/jso.21402. 19780095

Russo S, Ove R, Contreras C, Saif MW. Adjuvant trials for pancreatic cancer: where are we going and what is needed?. Clinical Investigation. 2011 May;1(5):651-67.

Education

Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Residency
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
General Surgery

Fellowship
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology

Contact

Campus Address
BDB 612

Phone
205-975-9729

Email
ccontreras@uabmc.edu