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Dr. Wancata specializes in liver, biliary and pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, open and minimally invasive surgery of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas.

Curriculum Vitae
Lauren M. Wancata, MD

Personal Information

Dr. Wancata enjoys gardening, hiking and skiing/snowboarding.

Clinical Experience
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Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Liver Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Education and Professional Achievements
Education

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2011

Residency

General Surgery Residency, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, 2018

Fellowships

Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, 2020
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, 2016

Professional Activities and Awards

Member, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Member, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
Member, Coller Society

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  Overall Patient Rating - April 2021
*Dr. Wancata was excellent!!! Thorough, detailed, plan of action, encouraging.