Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.


  1. Phoenix, Arizona
  • Surgical oncology
  • Breast disease
  • Breast cancer: clinical care and translational research
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy and oncoplastic techniques
  • Melanoma
  • Unusual skin cancers (merkel cell, angiosarcoma)
  • Sarcomas: abdominal and retroperitoneal
  • Gastric cancers
  • Single institution and multi-institution clinical trials
  • Quality of life studies in cancer patients
  1. 1995
    ResidentUniversity Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University
  2. 1992
    Fellow - Immunotherapy and Surgical OncologySurgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  3. 1987
    MDVanderbilt University School of Medicine
  4. 1983
    BEE - Electrical and Biomedical EngineeringVanderbilt University


  1. American Board of Surgery

Professional Highlights

  1. Breast Oncology Local Task Force, Breast Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute (NCI), 2009-present
  2. Board member, American Society of Breast Surgeons, 2008-present
  3. Board member, Sentinel Lymph Node Working Group (melanoma), Sentinel Node Oncology Foundation (SNOF), 2005-present
  4. Chair, Surgery Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group (NCCTG), 2003-present


Research Activities

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