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Michael Bouvet

Title(s)Professor In Residence, Surgery
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-822-6191
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    Dr. Michael Bouvet specializes in surgical oncology and endocrine surgery. He performs surgeries for tumors of the pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, esophagus, and stomach, as well as for other conditions. He is also a specialist in endocrine surgery, including surgery for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism, and laparoscopic adrenal surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncologists, the American Thyroid Association, and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bouvet is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has been selected as one of America’s Top Surgeons by the Consumers’ Research Council of America and one of San Diego's Top Doctors.

    Dr. Bouvet has extensive training and experience in cancer surgery. He completed advanced fellowship training in surgical oncology at the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. Here at UC San Diego, Dr. Bouvet is a key surgeon and researcher at the Moores UC San Diego Cancer Center, where he serves as Co-Director of the Specialized Gastrointestinal Cancer Care Unit, Director of Endocrine Surgery, and Director of Surgical Services.

    Dr. Bouvet specializes in endocrine and pancreatic surgery. He routinely does surgery for thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer as well as minimally invasive surgery for hyperparathyroidism. He has performed many whipple procedures for pancreatic cancer.

    In his research at UC San Diego, Dr. Bouvet conducts major investigations on the growth and spread of pancreatic cancer and the treatment of pancreatic cancer and other tumors. He is an investigator on several major National Cancer Institute-funded studies on the treatment, understanding, and monitoring of pancreatic cancer. In his recent medical publications, he reported the causes and factors that influence its growth as well as new techniques for imaging pancreatic cancer. Make a donation for pancreatic cancer research.

    Research Overview
    My research interests include the development of multi-color fluorescent orthotopic mouse models of pancreatic cancer to study the tumor microenvironment. In addition, our lab has developed tumor specific fluorescent probes that can be used to improve laparoscopic staging and complete surgical resection of GI malignancies. We also have several projects related to surgical outcomes in patients with thyroid cancer.

    • Angiogenesis

    • Cancer

    • Cell Biology

    • Endocrinology

    • Minimally Invasive Techniques

    • Outcomes


    Current Project Titles

    • Color-Coded Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment for Drug Discovery

    • Fluorophore-Conjugated Antibodies for Imaging and Resection of GI Tumors

    • Tumor-stroma interactions in pancreatic cancer

    • Clinical outcomes in patients with thyroid cancer



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    CMA- Marker-assisted prevention and risk stratification (MAPRS): Mucin signatures and molecular imaging for the early detection of colorectal cancer.
    VA I01BX004494Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Development of Near Infrared Fluorescence-Guided Surgical Navigation and Tumor Specific Photoimmunotherapy for Improved Outcomes for GI Cancers
    VA I01BX003856Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Fluorophore-Conjugated Antibodies for Imaging and Resection of GI Tumors
    NIH/NCI R01CA142669Jun 24, 2010 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Color-Coded Imaging of Pancreatic Cancer Microenvironment for Drug Discovery
    NIH/NCI R01CA132971Aug 1, 2009 - Jul 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Divalent cation activation of the integrin-mediated malignant phenotype in pancre
    NIH/NCI R21CA135435Mar 1, 2009 - Feb 28, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCSD Cancer Center Training Program in Drug Development
    NIH/NCI T32CA121938Jul 1, 2006 - Sep 20, 2011
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imageable Mouse Models of Pancreatic Cancer
    NIH/NCI R33CA109949Sep 23, 2004 - Aug 31, 2010
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imageable Mouse Models of Pancreatic Cancer
    NIH/NCI R21CA109949Sep 23, 2004 - Aug 31, 2007
    Role: Principal Investigator

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