Physician Profile

Darren Carpizo, MD, PhD
Director, Hepatobiliary Program
Surgical Oncologist

I came to Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in 2008 after completing a fellowship in surgical oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.  There, I received specialized training in the surgical management of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers. I completed my internship and residency in general surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. During my surgical residency I completed a PhD in Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology through UCLA’s STAR program (Specialized Training in Advanced Research), which is a program designed to provide formalized training in research to post-graduate medical trainees.

I currently serve as the leader of the Hepatobiliary Oncology program at Rutgers Cancer Institute. This multidisciplinary group of physicians is composed of surgical oncologists, liver transplant surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists as well as hepatologists and interventional radiologists. We provide the largest volume of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer care in the state of New Jersey. Our group offers a large range of complex cancer services including hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, liver directed therapy including hepatic artery infusional chemotherapy, radioembolization (SIRT) as well as ablation of liver tumors. 

I am also trained in minimally invasive surgical approaches to gastrointestinal cancers. We conduct clinical trials in novel cancer therapies including immunotherapeutic modalities. I have an interest in studying how to improve perioperative outcomes and have published several papers that have examined the relationship of fluid administration to complications following gastrointestinal oncologic surgery.

Clinical Expertise 

Liver cancer, bile duct cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, metastatic colon cancer to the liver

  • Career Development Award, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-American Association for Cancer Research, 2012
  • IMPACT award, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation, 2011
  • Sidney Kimmel Scholar Award, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Foundation, 2012
  • Harrington Scholar Innovator Award, Harrington Discovery Institute, 2013
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Medical School Deans Award, Most Outstanding Faculty Basic Science Research Paper, 2013

Eng OS, Arlow RL, Moore D, Chen C, Langenfeld JE, August DA, Carpizo DRFluid administration and morbidity in transhiatal esophagectomy. J Surg Res. 2016 Jan;200(1):91-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2015.07.021. Epub 2015 Jul 16. PMID: 26319974

Eng OS, Melstrom LG, Carpizo DR. The relationship of perioperative fluid administration to outcomes in colorectal and pancreatic surgery: a review of the literature. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 15;111(4):472-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.23857. Epub 2015 Feb 2. Review. PMID: 25643938

Eng OS, Tsang AT, Moore D, Chen C, Narayanan S, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR, Melstrom LG. Outcomes of microwave ablation for colorectal cancer liver metastases: a single center experience. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Mar 15;111(4):410-3. doi: 10.1002/jso.23849. Epub 2014 Dec 29. PMID: 25557924

Shanker BA, Eng OS, Gendel V, Nosher J, Carpizo DR. Repair of a post-hepatectomy posterior sectoral duct injury secondary to anomalous bile duct anatomy using a novel combined surgical-interventional radiologic approach. Case Rep Surg. 2013;2013:202315. doi: 10.1155/2013/202315. Epub 2013 Sep 12. PMID: 24159406

Eng OS, Goswami J, Moore D, Chen C, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR. Intraoperative fluid administration is associated with perioperative outcomes in pancreaticoduodenectomy: a single center retrospective analysis. J Surg Oncol. 2013 Sep;108(4):242-7. doi: 10.1002/jso.23393. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PMID: 23907788

Eng OS, Goswami J, Moore D, Chen C, Brumbaugh J, Gannon CJ, August DA, Carpizo DR. Safety and efficacy of LigaSure usage in pancreaticoduodenectomy.
HPB (Oxford)
. 2013 Oct;15(10):747-52. doi: 10.1111/hpb.12116. Epub 2013 Jun 19. PMID: 23782268

Carpizo DR, D'Angelica M. Liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in the presence of extrahepatic disease. Lancet Oncol. 2009 Aug;10(8):801-9. doi: 10.1016/S1470-2045(09)70081-6. Review. PMID: 19647200

Carpizo DR, Are C, Jarnagin W, Dematteo R, Fong Y, Gönen M, Blumgart L, D'Angelica M. Liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer in patients with concurrent extrahepatic disease: results in 127 patients treated at a single centerAnn Surg Oncol. 2009 Aug;16(8):2138-46. doi: 10.1245/s10434-009-0521-6. Epub 2009 Jun 3. PMID: 19495884

Carpizo DR, D'Angelica M. Management and extent of resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomaSurg Oncol Clin N Am. 2009 Apr;18(2):289-305, viii-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2008.12.010. Review. PMID: 19306813

Carpizo DR, Allen PJ, Brennan MF. Current management of cystic neoplasms of the pancreas. Surgeon. 2008 Oct;6(5):298-307. Review. PMID: 18939378

Contact Information  

To schedule a new patient appointment call 732-235-8515.
For all other inquiries call 732-235-2465.

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