Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS
Chairman of the Department of Surgery
Dr. Chamberlain specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery)
with a particular emphasis in upper gastrointestinal surgery (stomach,
bile duct, gall bladder, duodenum, and liver and pancreas), sarcoma
surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. In addition to performing
surgery, Dr. Chamberlain serves as Surgical Director of Cancer
Surgery Services at SBMC, surgical leader of the Cancer Committee,
and chair of the Operating Room Committee. He has developed a multidisciplinary
Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence at Saint Barnabas
to meet the complex needs of these patients.
Prior to joining the Saint Barnabas staff in 2004, Dr. Chamberlain
served as Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Program
Director of the General Surgery Residency and Assistant Professor
of Surgery at Beth Israel Medical Center Albert Einstein College
of Medicine in New York. He has completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship
at the National Cancer Institute, a Hepatobiliary Surgery Fellowship
at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a Minimally Invasive
Surgery Mini-Fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine.
Dr. Chamberlain was named to the New Jersey, New York Metro Area,
and New York Magazine Best Doctor’s list.
In addition, he has published more than 75 peer reviewed publications,
and has written or edited more than nine text books, including
Hepatobiliary Surgery (with Dr. Leslie Blumgart) and The Surgical
Intern Survival Guide that is used by interns and residents nationwide
and is in its eleventh printing.
Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Cancer Center of Excellence at Saint
As a surgical oncologist Dr. Maheshswari specializes in gastrointestinal
cancers and offers unique expertise and research interest in heated
peritoneal perfusion through his experiences at the University
of Pittsburgh Cancer Center. He is board certified in General Surgery
and will provide state-of-the-art surgical services to patients
with GI cancers, endocrine tumors and melanomas.
Prior to joining Saint Barnabas in 2006, Dr. Maheshwari was a
full-time surgical oncology faculty member at Beth Israel Medical
Center in New York and Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein
College of Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons as well as a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology,
American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Surgery for
the Alimentary Tract where he is involved with a variety of local
and national cooperative trials.
Dr. Maheshwari received his medical and Master of Surgery degrees
from the University of Delhi in India and completed his general
surgery residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He went on to
complete his Society of Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University
of Pittsburgh. He is actively involved in a variety of clinical
research projects and has special interests in cutaneous oncology,
endocrine tumors, tumor debulking and intraperitoneal hyperthermic
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