Sean P. Cleary, M.D.

  1. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Sean P. Cleary, M.D., M.S., is a hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon. He is interested in innovative minimally invasive approaches to treat pancreatic, hepatic, and biliary malignancies. He is the division chair of hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery and chair of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease group of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Cleary strives for patient-centered care that is respectful and attentive to patients' preferences and values.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Open and minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic) including the Whipple procedure to treat benign and malignant pancreas tumors, as well as liver resection for removal of liver cancers.
  • Surgical treatment for metastatic cancer to the liver and other abdominal organs.
  • Laparoscopic and open management of pancreatic neoplasms, pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis, hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and metastatic lesions of the liver.

Dr. Cleary earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. He completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Toronto, where he also completed the Clinical Investigator Program, earning his Master of Science and a Masters of Public Health. He continued his training at the University of Toronto, completing a fellowship in Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic surgical oncology and abdominal transplantation.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cleary is active in research and education. He received the Frank Milles Teaching Award and Nicolas Colapinto Teaching Award, conferred by the University of Toronto, for his mentorship of residents and fellows. His research interests include the genetic epidemiology of pancreatic and hepatocellular cancer. He is widely published with over 150 peer-reviewed articles and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

  1. Ampullary cancer
  2. Appendix cancer
  3. Bile duct cyst
  4. Bile duct injury
  5. Bile duct stone
  6. Bile duct stricture
  7. Biliary obstruction
  8. Carcinoid tumor
  9. Cholangiocarcinoma
  10. Duodenal cancer
  11. Enlarged spleen
  12. Gallbladder cancer
  13. Gallbladder polyp
  14. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  15. Hepatocellular carcinoma
  16. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  17. Immune thrombocytopenia
  18. IPMN
  19. Liver cancer
  20. Liver cyst
  21. Liver hemangioma
  22. Liver tumor
  23. Metastatic colorectal cancer
  24. Pancreatic cancer
  25. Pancreatic cyst
  26. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  27. Pancreatitis
  28. Peritoneal cancer
  29. Polycystic liver disease
  30. Recurrent cancer
  31. Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  32. Sarcoma
  33. Small bowel cancer
  34. Soft tissue sarcoma
  35. Stomach cancer
  1. Bile duct resection
  2. Bile duct stone removal
  3. Cancer treatment
  4. Cholecystectomy
  5. Cryoablation for cancer
  6. Gastrectomy
  7. Hepatobiliary disease evaluation
  8. Hepatobiliary disease postoperative care
  9. Irreversible electroporation
  10. Laparoscopic surgery
  11. Liver cyst fenestration
  12. Liver cyst removal
  13. Liver resection
  14. Liver tumor ablation
  15. Microwave ablation for cancer
  16. Minimally invasive intestinal surgery
  17. Minimally invasive liver surgery
  18. Minimally invasive pancreas surgery
  19. Minimally invasive surgery
  20. Pancreatectomy
  21. Pancreatic enucleation
  22. Paracentesis
  23. Portal hypertension management
  24. Radiofrequency ablation for cancer
  25. Small bowel resection
  26. Soft tissue sarcoma surgery
  27. Soft tissue tumor ablation
  28. Splenectomy
  29. Whipple procedure
  • Clinical interests include the surgical treatment of pancreatic, hepatic and biliary malignancies with a specific focus on minimally invasive approaches to these cancers.
  • Research interests include the genetic epidemiology of pancreatic and hepatocellular cancers.
Rochester

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2009
    Masters - Masters of Public Health, Community Health & EpidemiologyUniversity of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Sciences
  2. 2007
    Fellow - Hepatobiliary Oncology and Transplantation SurgeryToronto General Hospital, University of Toronto
  3. 2005
    Residency - General SurgeryUniversity of Toronto
  4. 2004
    Master of Science - Clinical Investigator ProgramInstitute of Medical Science, University of Toronto
  5. 1999
    MDUniversity of Western Ontario
  6. 1995
    BSc (Hons) - Life ScienceQueens University

Certifications

  1. 2005
    General SurgeryRoyal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

Awards and honors

  1. 2019
    Transform the Practice 2020 AwardMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2018
    2018 Simons Family Career Development Award in Surgical InnovationMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2016
    Nicolas Colapinto Teaching AwardUniversity of Toronto
  4. 2014
    Nicolas Colapinto Teach AwardUniversity of Toronto
  5. 2008
    Frank Mills Teaching AwardUniversity of Toronto
  6. 2006
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship AwardCanadian Insitute of Health Research
  7. 2006
    Clinical Investigation Fellowship in Surgical OncologyOntario Cancer Research Network
  8. 2003
    AACR/AFLAC Scholar-In-Training AwardAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  9. 2002
    National Cancer Institute of Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship AwardNational Cancer Institute of Canada
  10. 2001
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and TechnologyUniversity of Toronto
  11. 1999
    Dean's Honour ListUniversity of Western Ontario
  12. 1997
    Dean's honour ListUniversity of Western Ontario
  13. 1995
    Ontario Graduate ScholarshipQueen's University
  14. 1995
    Francis H. Milazzo Prize in Microbiology and ImmunologyQueen's University
  15. 1994
    Canadian College of Microbiology Summer Research AwardQueen's University
  16. 1993
    NSERC Summer Student Research AwardNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  17. 1992
    James H. Rattray Memorial Scholarship in ScienceQueen's University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - 2024
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  2. 2022 - present
    Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  3. 2021 - present
    Hepatobiliary Disease Group
  4. 2020 - 2022
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  5. 2020 - present
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  6. 2019 - present
    Pancreatic Cancer SPORE Steering Committee
  7. 2019 - present
    International Laparoscopic Liver Society
  8. 2019 - present
    International Laparoscopic Liver Society
  9. 2019 - present
    American Surgical Association
  10. 2018 - 2021
    The Fellowship Council
  11. 2018 - 2020
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  12. 2018 - present
    CAPTIS: SME Advisory Panel
  13. 2018 - 2020
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  14. 2018 - present
    Department of Surgery Surgical Executive Committee
  15. 2018 - present
    Minnesota Surgical Society
  16. 2018 - present
    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  17. 2018 - present
    International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  18. 2017 - present
    American College of Surgeons
  19. 2017
    Canadian Cancer Society
  20. 2017 - present
    Department of Surgery Quality Committee
  21. 2017 - present
    Morality Review Committee
  22. 2017 - present
    Center for Surgical Excellence Executive Team
  23. 2017 - present
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  24. 2016 - 2018
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  25. 2016
    Canadian Cancer Society
  26. 2015 - 2018
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  27. 2015 - 2018
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  28. 2015 - 2017
    Toronto General Hospital
  29. 2015 - present
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  30. 2015 - present
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  31. 2015 - present
    Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Oncology Fellowship
  32. 2015 - present
    Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Oncology Fellowship
  33. 2015 - present
    International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  34. 2014 - 2017
    University of Toronto
  35. 2014 - 2017
    University of Toronto
  36. 2014 - 2017
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  37. 2014 - present
    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  38. 2013 - 2017
    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  39. 2013 - 2015
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  40. 2013 - present
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  41. 2012 - present
    American College of Surgeons
  42. 2012 - present
    American College of Surgeons
  43. 2012 - 2014
    Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  44. 2011 - 2017
    University Health Network, University of Toronto
  45. 2011 - 2017
    University Health Network Research Ethics Board
  46. 2011 - present
    Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  47. 2010 - 2013
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  48. 2010 - 2013
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  49. 2010 - present
    Ontario Association of General Surgeons
  50. 2009 - 2012
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  51. 2008 - 2016
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  52. 2008 - 2013
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  53. 2008 - present
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  54. 2007 - 2015
    Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
  55. 2006 - present
    Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association
  56. 2005 - present
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  57. 2005 - present
    American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  58. 1999 - 2017
    Canadian Medical Protective Association
  59. 1999 - present
    Canadian Association of General Surgeons
  60. 1995 - present
    Ontario Medical Association
  61. 1995 - present
    Canadian Medical Association