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    Joel Baumgartner

    Address9500 Gilman Drive #0987
    CA La Jolla 92093
    Phone858-534-1301
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      Joel M. Baumgartner, MD is a surgical oncologist with expertise in cancers of the GI tract and melanoma. He is board certified in general surgery and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh with a focus on clinical research, which included additional training in the development and conduct of clinical trials.

      Dr. Baumgartner has specific expertise and interest in treating tumors that have metastasized to the abdomen, using a promising treatment known as the “chemo bath" or hyperthermic (heated) intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This treatment involves surgical resection of all tumors followed by circulation of heated chemotherapy throughout the abdomen. This technique avoids many of the toxicities associated with systemic chemotherapy, while exposing the abdomen to higher concentrations of chemotherapy. Dr. Baumgartner spent two years working and training at one of highest volume HIPEC centers in the world at the University of Pittsburgh and therefore has significant experience with this procedure.

      Dr. Baumgartner also treats melanoma and performs wide local excision of these tumors, sentinel lymph node biopsies and lymph node dissections.

      Dr. Baumgartner is a member of numerous societies including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and is an associate member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American College of Surgeons. His research interests are in clinical trials, HIPEC, melanoma and immunotherapy.


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      1. Valasek MA, Thung I, Gollapalle E, Hodkoff AA, Kelly KJ, Baumgartner J, Vavinskaya V, Lin GY, Tipps AP, Hosseini MV, Lowy AM. Overinterpretation is common in pathological diagnosis of appendix cancer during patient referral for oncologic care. PLoS One. 2017; 12(6):e0179216. PMID: 28591173.
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      2. VanderWalde N, Jagsi R, Dotan E, Baumgartner J, Browner IS, Burhenn P, Cohen HJ, Edil BH, Edwards B, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Gross C, Hubbard J, Keating NL, Korc-Grodzicki B, McKoy JM, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, O'Connor T, Rugo HS, Rupper RW, Shepard D, Silliman RA, Stirewalt DL, Tew WP, Walter LC, Wildes T, Bergman MA, Sundar H, Hurria A. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Older Adult Oncology, Version 2.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2016 Nov; 14(11):1357-1370. PMID: 27799507.
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      3. Vavinskaya V, Baumgartner J, Ko A, Saenz CC, Valasek MA. Low-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm Involving the Endometrium and Presenting with Mucinous Vaginal Discharge. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2016; 2016:6841989. PMID: 27843660.
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      4. Unkart JT, Reid CM, Baumgartner J, Wallace AM, Kelly CJ. Are self-identified "disadvantaged" students less likely to enter surgical residencies? A single-institution study. J Surg Res. 2016 May 15; 202(2):253-8. PMID: 27229098.
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      5. Baumgartner J, Kwong TG, Ma GL, Messer K, Kelly KJ, Lowy AM. A Novel Tool for Predicting Major Complications After Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 23(5):1609-17. PMID: 26678406.
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      6. Marmor RA, Kelly KJ, Lowy AM, Baumgartner J. Laparoscopy is Safe and Accurate to Evaluate Peritoneal Surface Metastasis Prior to Cytoreductive Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 May; 23(5):1461-7. PMID: 26542584.
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      7. Murphy JD, Ma GL, Baumgartner J, Madlensky L, Burgoyne AM, Tang CM, Martinez ME, Sicklick JK. Increased risk of additional cancers among patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors: A population-based study. Cancer. 2015 Sep 1; 121(17):2960-7. PMID: 25930983.
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      8. Kelly KJ, Baumgartner J, Lowy AM. Laparoscopic evacuation of mucinous ascites for palliation of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 May; 22(5):1722-5. PMID: 25395145.
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      9. Baumgartner J, Tobin L, Heavey SF, Kelly KJ, Roeland EJ, Lowy AM. Predictors of progression in high-grade appendiceal or colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis after cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 May; 22(5):1716-21. PMID: 25145504.
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      10. Prada-Villaverde A, Esquivel J, Lowy AM, Markman M, Chua T, Pelz J, Baratti D, Baumgartner J, Berri R, Bretcha-Boix P, Deraco M, Flores-Ayala G, Glehen O, Gomez-Portilla A, González-Moreno S, Goodman M, Halkia E, Kusamura S, Moller M, Passot G, Pocard M, Salti G, Sardi A, Senthil M, Spiliotis J, Torres-Melero J, Turaga K, Trout R. The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies evaluation of HIPEC with Mitomycin C versus Oxaliplatin in 539 patients with colon cancer undergoing a complete cytoreductive surgery. J Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec; 110(7):779-85. PMID: 25088304.
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      11. Esquivel J, Lowy AM, Markman M, Chua T, Pelz J, Baratti D, Baumgartner J, Berri R, Bretcha-Boix P, Deraco M, Flores-Ayala G, Glehen O, Gomez-Portilla A, González-Moreno S, Goodman M, Halkia E, Kusamura S, Moller M, Passot G, Pocard M, Salti G, Sardi A, Senthil M, Spilioitis J, Torres-Melero J, Turaga K, Trout R. The American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (ASPSM) Multiinstitution Evaluation of the Peritoneal Surface Disease Severity Score (PSDSS) in 1,013 Patients with Colorectal Cancer with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Dec; 21(13):4195-201. PMID: 24854493.
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      12. Tran Cao HS, Lopez N, Chang DC, Lowy AM, Bouvet M, Baumgartner J, Talamini MA, Sicklick JK. Improved perioperative outcomes with minimally invasive distal pancreatectomy: results from a population-based analysis. JAMA Surg. 2014 Mar 1; 149(3):237-43. PMID: 24402232.
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      13. Baumgartner J, Ahrendt SA, Pingpank JF, Holtzman MP, Ramalingam L, Jones HL, Zureikat AH, Zeh HJ, Bartlett DL, Choudry HA. Aggressive locoregional management of recurrent peritoneal sarcomatosis. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Mar; 107(4):329-34. PMID: 23386388.
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      14. Baumgartner J, Krasinskas A, Daouadi M, Zureikat A, Marsh W, Lee K, Bartlett D, Moser AJ, Zeh HJ. Distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection for locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma following neoadjuvant therapy. J Gastrointest Surg. 2012 Jun; 16(6):1152-9. PMID: 22399269.
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      15. Baumgartner J, Jordan KR, Hu LJ, Wilson CC, Banerjee A, McCarter MD. DC maturation and function are not altered by melanoma-derived immunosuppressive soluble factors. J Surg Res. 2012 Jul; 176(1):301-8. PMID: 21962733.
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      16. Baumgartner J, Nydam TL, Clarke JH, Banerjee A, Silliman CC, McCarter MD. Red blood cell supernatant potentiates LPS-induced proinflammatory cytokine response from peripheral blood mononuclear cells. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2009 Jun; 29(6):333-8. PMID: 19441884.
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      17. Baumgartner J, McCarter MD. Suppressing the suppressor: Role of immunosuppressive regulatory T cells in cancer surgery. Surgery. 2009 Apr; 145(4):345-50. PMID: 19303982.
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      18. Baumgartner J, Silliman CC, Moore EE, Banerjee A, McCarter MD. Stored red blood cell transfusion induces regulatory T cells. J Am Coll Surg. 2009 Jan; 208(1):110-9. PMID: 19228512.
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      19. Baumgartner J, Gonzalez R, Lewis KD, Robinson WA, Richter DA, Palmer BE, Wilson CC, McCarter MD. Increased survival from stage IV melanoma associated with fewer regulatory T Cells. J Surg Res. 2009 Jun 1; 154(1):13-20. PMID: 19062042.
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