Dr. Thiels is a cancer surgeon and researcher who specializes in the surgical management of patients with sarcomas, pancreatic cancer, and metastatic colon cancer. He also has extensive training and experience in the treatment of appendiceal cancers, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cysts, gastric cancer, and GIST. Dr. Thiels has special expertise in multimodality treatment of advanced or metastatic cancers, in which surgery is combined with radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.
Dr. Thiels utilizes minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of operations (including robotic surgery) and is trained in the placement and management of Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Chemotherapy for the management of unresectable liver tumors.
Dr. Thiels' lab focuses on improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and those with rare and advanced cancers.
Mayo Clinic locations
Chief Fellow - Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowshp Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Chief ResidentMayo Clinic
Research Scholar - Surgical Outcomes Research FellowshipMayo Clinic
Internship - General SurgeryMayo Clinic
Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
MBA - Healthcare AdministrationRockhurst University
Activities and honors
General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery
Awards and honors
Dr. Murray F. Brennan/David and Monica Gorin Sarcoma FellowMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weil Cornell New York Presbyterian
Mayo Brother Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic
H.K. Gray Travel Award Mayo Clinic
Nygaard AwardMayo Clinic
Inlow AwardMayo Clinic
Mayo International Health Program (MIHP) Scholarship Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
Balfour AwardMayo Clinic
Robert B. Cotter Award in SurgeryKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Dr. Vernon Hayes Physicians Hall of Sponsors ScholarshipKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences