Evan S. Glazer, MD, PhD has joined the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and West Cancer Center. An academic leader and clinical expert in the surgical treatment of pancreatic and liver malignancies, Dr. Glazer joins the West Cancer Center faculty with a dual focus on both his clinical practice and research initiatives. He joins West Cancer Center after completing his Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.
Titles and Roles
- Surgical Oncologist, West Cancer Center
- Assistant Professor of Surgery, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Areas of Expertise
- Pancreatic malignancies
- Hepatobiliary malignancies
- Multidisciplinary management of hepatic metastases
- Neoadjuvant therapy for pancreatic and hepatobiliary malignancies
- Basic & Clinical Research
With a dual focus on both clinical practice and laboratory science, Dr. Glazer joins the West Cancer Center faculty as a renowned surgical expert and physician scientist focused on the treatment and study of pancreatic and hepatobiliary malignancies. Prior to joining the West faculty, Dr. Glazer completed his Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Glazer will spend half of his time in clinical practice, with the remaining half of his time spent in his laboratory at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery. He is studying the role of TGF-β in pancreatic cancer and is principal investigator of a clinical trial for metastatic ocular melanoma to the liver.
Prior to his fellowship at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Glazer completed his Doctorate of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine; a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center; and his Doctorate of Philosophy in Medical Sciences – Cancer Biology at the University of Arizona. He also served as the Chief Resident in the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona following the completion of his PhD and Research Fellowship, and served as Co-Chief Fellow at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center for the Complex General Surgical Oncology Program.
In addition to his numerous administrative and leadership roles throughout his education and training, Dr. Glazer has also remained committed to serving on several councils and organizational committees, including the Clinical Mentor Award and Graduate Medical Education Committees at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, as well as the Chief Resident Council and Surgical Care Improvement Committee at the University of Arizona. Nationally, Dr. Glazer was also a member of the Committee on Issues within the Association for Academic Surgery, where he currently serves on the Basic & Translational Sciences Committee. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and his research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including Clinical Cancer Research, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Finally, Dr. Glazer has presented at international and national meetings, including the American Association for Cancer Research, American College of Surgeons, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and Academic Surgical Congress.
Education and Training
- Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Physics and Biochemistry, the University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona (Cum Laude with Honors)
- Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia
- Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Sciences – Cancer Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Intern and Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- NIH T32 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology, Houston, Texas
- Residency, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
- Fellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
- Chief Resident, Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (2013-2014)
- Chief Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida (2015-2016)
- 2nd Place Presentation, Commission on Cancer, Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (2013)
- Finalist, Jameson L. Chassin Award for Professionalism, American College of Surgeons (2013)
- Caregiver of the Month Award, University of Arizona Medical Center (February 2013)
- Resident Teacher of the Year Award – Department of Surgery, the University of Arizona (2011 & 2012)
Dr. Glazer’s current research interests include:
- Laboratory research focus on pancreatic and hepatic malignancies
- Immunobiology of pancreatic carcinoma
- Optimization of neoadjuvant radiotherapy for liver and pancreatic malignancies
To view Dr. Glazer’s most recent publications, click here.