Michael L. Kendrick, M.D.

  1. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist
  3. Chair, Minnesota

Michael L. Kendrick, M.D., is a hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon with a special interest in innovative minimally invasive approaches for treating pancreatic and hepatobiliary diseases. He is the chair of the department of surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Specialization in pancreatic, liver, bile duct, and gallbladder diseases and tumors. He performs open and minimally invasive surgery (robotic and laparoscopic), including the Whipple procedure.
  • Laparoscopic and open management of pancreatic neoplasms, pancreatic cysts, pancreatitis, hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma and metastatic lesions of the liver.
  • Collaborating with patients to manage life with chronic disease, resolve issues and achieve balance.

Dr. Kendrick's approach to patient care is to consider his patients' unique situations and encourage them to participate in their health decisions and management. His personalized care provides patients the individualized support they need, whether that is a listening ear or a calm, clear strategy.

Dr. Kendrick earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. After residency, he received additional training as a Mayo Foundation Scholar in hepatobiliary surgery (Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Paris, France) and minimally invasive surgery (Mount Sinai, New York).

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Kendrick is an active leader in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. He has been awarded teaching honors and is widely published in surgery, hepatobiliary, and cancer journals.

  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
  • Laparoscopic and open management of: pancreatic neoplasms, pancreatitis, hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, metastatic lesions of the liver, obesity
  1. 2003
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  2. 2002
    Resident - General SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2000
    Postgraduate Research Fellow - Laboratory of Dr. Michael G. Sarr, GI PhysiologyDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  4. 1998
    Internship - General SurgeryMayo Clinic in Rochester
  5. 1997
    MDGeorge Washington University
  6. 1994
    Clinical Research FellowshipGeorge Washington University
  7. 1993
    BS - Molecular BiologyUniversity of Utah

Certifications

  1. 2004
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2012
    Teacher of the Year in SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2011
    Teacher of the Year in SurgeryMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2010
    Teacher of the Year AwardDepartment of Surgery
  4. 2003
    Outstanding Resident in General SurgeryGeneral Surgery News
  5. 2002
    Howard K. Gray Clinical Performance Achievement Travel AwardAwarding Organization
  6. 2001
    Clinical Research Presentation AwardMinnesota Surgical Society
  7. 2001
    Outstanding Laparoendoscopic Resident Surgeon - Resident Achievement AwardSociety of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  8. 2001
    Kaare K. Nygaard Clinical Research Achievement Travel AwardAwarding Organization
  9. 2000
    Basic Science Research Presentation AwardMinnesota Surgical Society
  10. 2000
    Clinical Research Presentation AwardMayo Resident Research Day
  11. 1997
    Alpha Omega AlphaGeorge Washington University
  12. 1997
    Excellence in Academic Achievement AwardMerck & Co., Inc.
  13. 1997
    Surgical Intern of the YearMayo Clinic
  14. 1994
    W.T. Gill Research Fellowship AwardAwarding Organization

Professional memberships

  1. 2020 - present
    ChairSurgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  2. 2018 - 2020
    Vice ChairPersonnel Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Personnel Committee
  4. 2017 - present
    Honorary MemberBrazilian Society of Surgical Oncology
  5. 2017 - 2020
    Vice ChairSurgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  6. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Surgical Association
  7. 2017 - 2019
    ChairDivision of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Department of Surgery
  8. 2017 - present
    ConsultantDivision of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, Department of Surgery
  9. 2016 - present
    MemberPractice Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  10. 2016 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Health System, Surgical and Procedural Committee, Facilities Subcommitee
  11. 2016 - present
    MemberGI-Related Biospecimen Access Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  12. 2015 - present
    ChairDepartment of Surgery Facilities Committee
  13. 2013 - present
    ChairSurgical Facilities Subcommittee - Rochester, Surgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberClinical Research Program Cancer Care Standards Development Committee, American College of Surgeons
  15. 2012 - present
    MemberSurgical O.R. Allocation & Operations Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  16. 2012 - 2015
    MemberFinance Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  17. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  18. 2011 - 2012
    ChairProgram Committee, Western Surgical Association
  19. 2011 - 2016
    ChairDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  20. 2011 - present
    MemberSurgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  21. 2011 - present
    MemberSurgical Administrative Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  22. 2011 - present
    MemberCommittee for Surgical Innovations, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  23. 2009 - 2016
    ConsultantDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  24. 2009 - 2013
    Program Committee RepresentativeWestern Surgical Association
  25. 2009 - 2010
    Clinical Practice ChairDivision of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  26. 2008 - 2012
    Vice ChairEquipment Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  27. 2008 - 2012
    MemberPublications Committee, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  28. 2007 - 2018
    Program DirectorMinimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship Program, Department of Surgery
  29. 2007 - present
    MemberSurgical Facilities Subcommittee - Rochester, Surgical and Procedural Committee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  30. 2007 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  31. 2007 - present
    MemberAmerican Pancreatic Association
  32. 2006
    MemberInvention Innovation Special Interest Group, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  33. 2006 - present
    MemberWestern Surgical Association
  34. 2006 - present
    MemberMinnesota Surgical Society
  35. 2005 - 2008
    MemberQuality, Safety and Credentialling Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
  36. 2004 - present
    MemberInternational Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  37. 2004 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  38. 2003 - 2015
    Committee MemberGeneral Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  39. 2003 - 2012
    MemberEquipment Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester
  40. 2003 - 2010
    Associate Program DirectorGeneral Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  41. 2003 - 2009
    MemberClinical Experiences Committee for MSII, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  42. 2002 - 2003
    MemberGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Department of Surgery
  43. 2002 - present
    MemberPancreas Club
  44. 2001 - 2002
    Education ChairMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  45. 2000 - present
    MemberSociety for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  46. 2000 - present
    MemberAmericas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  47. 2000 - present
    MemberSociety of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  48. 1997 - 2003
    MemberMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  49. 1997 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  50. 1997 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.