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
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.
Current Project Titles
- Cell Biology
- Minimally Invasive Techniques
ResourcesConditions and Treatments
- 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