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Surgical Oncology

The Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center exists to improve the health and well-being of patients diagnosed with a wide variety of benign and malignant tumors.  We are committed to improving the lives of those we serve through evidence-based surgical care surgical care, innovative research and multidisciplinary collaborations. 

The Division is comprised of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, surgical fellows and residents all who are focused on the highest quality patient and family-centered care. The Division provides assessment, treatment planning and surgical services the cover all aspects of Surgical Oncology.

Message from Division Chief

Dr. Martin Fleming

The Division of Surgical Oncology was formalized within the UTHSC Department of Surgery in 2011. Since then, we have grown and expanded our scope and expertise. We now have eleven faculty in the division working in multiple hospital systems in Memphis. This growth has allowed us to be increasing subspecialized in a variety of cancer types to provide the highest level of care to our patients.

Some of these areas of expertise are: hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery, breast surgery, melanoma surgery, gastric surgery, esophageal surgery, sarcoma surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrine surgery and HIPEC.

We feel strongly that the best cancer care is provided through multidisciplinary collaboration with radiation oncology, medical oncology, pathology, radiology, nursing and other cancer services. Active participation in weekly tumor specific conferences to plan multidisciplinary care is a regular part of our practice.

Many of our faculty also serve on national and international committees in cancer care allowing us access to the most current research and state of the art treatment options. Through these efforts we strive to bring the highest level of cancer care to our patients, the city of Memphis and the Mid-South region. A cancer diagnosis is one of the most difficult, stressful times in the life of a patient, and we consider it a privilege to be part of that journey with them. 

Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship

Division Contact

Barbara Woodley
Executive Assistant
910 Madison Ave., Suite 303
Memphis, TN 38163
P: 901.448.2919
F: 901.448.1498


Martin Fleming, MD, FACS
Division Chief


Jeremiah Deneve, DO
Associate Professor


Paxton Dickson, MD, FACS
Associate Professor


Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD, FACS
Assistant Professor


Ashley Hendrix, MD
Assistant Professor


Nathan Hinkle, MD
Assistant Professor


 Alex Mathew, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor


Justin Monroe, MD
Assistant Professor


Elizabeth Pritchard, MD
Associate Professor


David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Scheinberg Endowed Chair in Surgery
Professor and Chairman


Miriam Tsao, MD
Assistant Professor





Meghana Karchi, BDS, MPH
Research Coordinator
Barbara Woodley
Executive Assistant
 Robin Delashmit
Research Nurse Coordinator



Last Published: Jun 17, 2021