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Dr. David Bartlett


Dr. David Bartlett is the Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Dr. Bartlett’s specialties include nearly all aspects of surgical oncology. His specific expertise is in the treatment of advanced or complex abdominal cancers, including pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma.

Dr. Bartlett attended Rice University in Houston Texas for his undergraduate training and then enrolled in the University of Texas Medical School, where he earned his medical degree. At the University of Texas Medical School he obtained the prestigious Sansoz Award for Academic Achievement and excellence among surgical students. He performed his residency under Dr. Clyde F. Barker at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He then participated in a fellowship in surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Fromm 1995-1996, Dr. Bartlett was a special expert at the National Cancer Institute surgery branch, becoming senior investigator in late 1996. He served the NCI until 2001 when he became visiting Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery. In 2005, he earned the distinction of Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Bartlett is a member of a number of clinical societies including the American Medical Association and the Society of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Bartlett’s work in the treatment of non-resectable tumors, including malignant mesothelioma, has received acclaim from his peers and patients. Dr. Bartlett has been successful in designing treatment regimens for several patients whose survival rates were extended far longer than previously possible under his supervision.

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.