Skip to main content

Eric Kimchi, MD, MBA

Kimchi Headshot

Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
John A. Growden Distinguished Professorship in Surgery
Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
Vice Chair of Research (Basic Research), Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

NextGen Focus Area: Cancer

Dr. Kimchi’s primary clinical research focus is on immune responses and liver cancer, but he has additional interests in colorectal, esophageal, gastrointestinal and pancreatic cancer. His ultimate research goal is to reverse the body’s tolerance to cancer cells, enabling the body to recognize and fight cells that cause liver cancer.

Precision Health Impact:

  • Investigating how the body fights against the cells that cause liver cancer
  • Studying how to reverse the body’s tolerance to cancer cells

Department website: