Ryan K. Schmocker, MD (Surgical Oncology)Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Dr. Schmocker is a fellowship-trained Surgical Oncologist in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. His clinical practice is primarily focused on the treatment of liver, pancreas, and small bowel tumors. He has a particular interest in the treatment of pancreatic and small bowel neuroendocrine tumors with a focus on comprehensive treatment of liver metastatic disease including aggressive debulking of metastatic lesions. He has a particular expertise in complex minimally invasive (robotic and laparoscopic) surgical treatments of neuroendocrine tumors including robotic pancreas and liver surgery and minimally invasive ablation. Dr. Schmocker and the UT Cancer Institute aim to provide individualized, multidisciplinary, comprehensive, state-of-the-art care of neuroendocrine tumors.
Dr. Schmocker is board certified in General Surgery and Complex General Surgical Oncology. He is a is a member of The American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, The Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, among others. He has numerous peer-reviewed journal publications related to neuroendocrine tumors and other cancers.
He is happy to and often sees patients seeking a definitive diagnosis or needing additional work up – for example a small bowel mesenteric mass that is unable to be biopsied without surgery.