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Mecker Möller, MD

Mecker Möller, MD

2023 Master Clinicians

Dr. Möller is a Professor of Surgery, Director of the Regional Therapies (HIPEC) Program, and Director of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. Dr. Moller is a highly skilled and experienced surgical oncologist who specializes in performing surgery for cancerous tumors in the digestive tract (stomach, appendix, intestines), soft tissue sarcomas (cancer in fat, muscles, tendons and supporting tissue) and cutaneous cancer (malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, squamous/basal cell cancers, desmoid tumors).

Dr. Möller is an expert in both traditional and minimally invasive cancer therapies, including complex cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for locally advanced and metastatic cancers of the abdomen. HIPEC delivers high-dose heated chemotherapy in the operating room after a surgical removal of visible cancer disease and is effective in a variety of cancers. She also has extensive experience in oncolytic therapies and clinical trials for unresectable and advanced melanomas. In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Möller is passionate about global surgery, surgical education research and using clinical and translational research to improve care for cancer patients. She has been inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeons Educators of the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest honors given to academic surgeons. Her work has published in multiple peer-reviewed articles in journals, including American Journal of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Surgical Education and Journal of Cancer. She has been a renowned speaker in multiple national and international conferences. This summer Dr. Möller arrived at the University of Chicago following fourteen year surgical career at the University of Miami.