Thomas S Helling
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Mississippi, USA
Thomas S. Helling MD is Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of General Surgery of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Helling is originally from Kansas City, MO. He completed his residency at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine and also completed a transplant fellowship at University of Colorado in Denver. He has held several surgical positions in Kansas, Pennsylvania and Missouri. At the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Dr. Helling was Associate Director of the Surgical Research Laboratory. Dr. Helling has a long interest in and commitment to surgical education, serving as surgery program director at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, and, currently, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a member of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery. His research interests were mechanisms of liver failure following subtotal hepatectomy. After leaving the University of Missouri – Kansas City Dr. Helling was the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, PA where he was also adjunct Professor of Surgery at Temple University. Dr. Helling’s clinical focus is and has been hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery and has established international connections with Hanoi, Vietnam and the Centre Hepatobilare, Hopital Paul Brousse, Paris, France.
Dr. Helling is currently focusing on clinical trials for neoadjuvant treatment of pancreatic cancer and exploring mechanisms involved in the initiation and identification of chronic pancreatitis and dysplastic pancreatic ductal lesions.