Prof Tim Pawlik The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
United States of America

Professor Pawlik received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine. Professor Pawlik completed surgical training at the University of Michigan Hospital and spent two years at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a surgical oncology research fellow. He then went on for advanced training in surgical oncology at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Professor Pawlik’s main clinical interests include alimentary tract surgery, with a special interest in hepatic, pancreatic and biliary diseases. Professor Pawlik also has an interest in medical ethics and completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the Harvard School of Public Health, as well as a Masters in Theology from Harvard Divinity School in Boston. In addition, Professor Pawlik was the recipient of a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) KL2 Research Scholar Award and received a PhD from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Clinical Investigations. Professor  Pawlik also received his Executive MBA Program from The Ohio State University Fisher Business School.

Professor Pawlik took his first faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins in 2005, where he was Professor of Surgery and Oncology, as well as the John L. Cameron Chair of Alimentary Tract Diseases and the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology until 2016.  Professor Pawlik currently is the Chair of Surgery at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center where he holds The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research.  Under his leadership, the Department of Surgery has recruited over 65 new faculty members, is ranked #6 for NIH funding, and has a top 10 ranked surgical residency program. Professor Pawlik also serves as the Treasurer / Secretary of The Ohio State University Practice Plan. Professor Pawlik has given over 550 invited talks both nationally and internationally in 30 different countries. Professor Pawlik has published over 1,500 articles and over 100 book chapters, in addition to editing 14 surgical textbooks.  His research has been cited over 65,000 times with an H-index of 124 and an iCite weighted RCR of 2459. Professor Pawlik serves on multiple editorial boards and is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Deputy Editor of JAMA Surgery, as well as an Associate Editor for Annals of Surgical Oncology. Professor Pawlik has served on the executive council of several of the premier surgical associations in the United States. Professor Pawlik is a member of multiple surgical societies including the American Surgical Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Halsted Society, and Society of Clinical Surgery. Professor Pawlik is a past-President of the Association for Academic Surgery, past-President of the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, as well as current co-President of the Surgical Biology II Club.  Professor Pawlik’s international contributions have been recognized through his honorary memberships in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Brazilian Society of Surgical Oncology, Mexican Association for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Portugal Surgical Society, as well as the Society of General Surgeons of Perú and the Peruvian International Hepato-Pancreatobiliary Association. Professor Pawlik is an Associate Member of the Academy of Master Educators in the ACS. Professor Pawlik’s research focuses on determinations of factors associated with prognosis and staging of gastrointestinal cancers, as well as the economics of cancer care. He also studies patient/physician communication and patient engagement, as well as patient perception of cancer-care goals. Professor Pawlik has consistently been recognized by Castle Connolly as one of America’s “Top Docs.”