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Kevin Billingsley

Professor of Surgery (Oncology); Chief Medical Officer, Yale Cancer Center

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Kevin Billingsley, MD, MBA, FACS

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As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Billingsley is responsible for clinical cancer care across Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital, and the Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers, as well as clinical program development for cancer services throughout Yale New Haven Health. Among his many responsibilities, he oversees quality and patient safety initiatives, evaluates and optimizes our multidisciplinary team structure, assists with facilities and space planning, supports our research mission, and interacts and coordinates with Yale New Haven Hospital's clinical leadership structure.

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Dr. Billingsley is an international leader in the clinical care and research of hepatobiliary cancers, and maintains a surgical practice for the care of patients with liver cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, gallbladder cancer, and pancreatic cancer. During the course of his career, Dr. Billingsley has developed a particular focus on the treatment of patients with metastatic tumors to the liver. His approach involves extensive multidisciplinary coordination with medical oncologists, interventional radiologists, and other specialists. Dr. Billingsley employs a range of technical approaches in treating patients with liver and pancreatic tumors, including the use of minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

In his own practice, and in his leadership of clinical care across the Smilow Care Network, Dr. Billingsley believes that highest quality clinical care rests on a foundation of scientific and technical excellence, delivered with compassion and respect for each individual patient and their family. Dr. Billingsley explains, "It is an honor for me to work with and lead a truly outstanding group of cancer care professionals at Yale Cancer Center and the Smilow Network. It is a privilege for us to serve our patients."

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Education & Training

  • MBA
    OHSU/Portland State University, Healthcare Management (2020)
  • Surgical Oncology Fellow
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1998)
  • Sr. and Chief Resident
    Oregon Health and Science University (1996)
  • Research Fellow
    National Cancer Institute (1994)
  • Resident
    Oregon Health and Science University (1992)
  • Intern
    Oregon Health and Science University (1990)
  • MD
    Johns Hopkins (1989)
  • BS
    Stanford University, Biological Sciences (1985)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
OHSU Department of Surgery Alumni AwardOHSU Department of Surgery2017
AHPBA Travelling Fellow AwardAmerican Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association2014
OHSU Department of Surgery Teaching AwardOHSU Department of Surgery2008
James IV Travelling FellowJames IV Association of Surgeons2007

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