N. Joseph Espat, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Chairman, Department of Surgery, Roger Williams Medical Center
Chief, Surgical Oncology, Roger Williams Medical Center
Director, Cancer Center, Roger Williams Medical Center

Medical School
University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida

Residency
University of Florida College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida

Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center-NY

Research
Chemo-sensitizing of pancreatic cancer, Cancer induced weight loss/metabolism, Thermal means of tumor ablation, Biomaterials for tissue regeneration

Biography
N. Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS, is Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Chief of Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Cancer Center at Roger Williams. A Professor of Surgery and Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Espat focuses his practice on Hepatobiliary and Surgical Oncology. Dr. Espat received his fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He completed residency and medical School at University of Florida College of Medicine.

His clinical expertise is in the areas of liver surgery, pancreas surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, HIPEC, radiofrequency and microwave ablation. Dr. Espat is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and has research interests in a number of areas including the effect of fatty acids on pancreas cancer growth and response to chemotherapy, chemo-sensitizing of pancreatic cancer, cancer-induced weight loss/metabolism, thermal means of tumor ablation, and biomaterials for tissue regeneration. He speaks English, Spanish, and French.

Link to Roger William Medical Center Physician Profile