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Dr. Vikas Dudeja

James P. Hayes, Jr., Endowed Professor in Gastrointestinal Oncology

Director, Division of Surgical Oncology

Areas of Interest
pancreatic cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies, immunology and stromal biology


Dr. Dudeja is a tenured professor of Surgery, and director of the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at UAB. He has spent the last 14 years evaluating the pathobiology of pancreatic cancer and devising strategies to address its progression and metastases. He is an expert in the immune and stromal biology of pancreatic and other hepatobiliary malignancies. Research in his laboratory has demonstrated the role of stromal pathway in creating an immunosuppressive environment in pancreatic cancer. His work has also demonstrated that gut microbiome modulates anti-cancer immune response and that its modulation can emerge as novel therapy against cancer. His research has been supported by grant funding from the NIH, Department of Defense, VA Merit Program and society foundations including the Society of Surgical Oncology and National Pancreas Foundation.


Medical School
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

University of Minnesota
General Surgery

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Surgical Oncology


Campus Address
BDB 573

Phone (Non-clinical)

To schedule an appointment, call 800.UAB.8816.