Barbara A. Pockaj, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon

Location

  1. Phoenix, Arizona

Languages

English
  1. Breast reconstruction
  2. Mastectomy
  • 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

Certifications

  1. 1996
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2016
    Educator of the YearEducator Hall of Fame
  2. 2015
    Michael M. Eisenberg Professor of Surgery AwardMayo Clinic in Arizona
  3. 2014
    Investigator of the YearMayo Clinic in Arizona
  4. 2008
    CME Course Director of the Year (Melanoma and Dermoscopy)Mayo Clinic in Arizona
  5. 2006
    Top 10 CME PresentationsAwarding Organization
  6. 2004
    Educator of the Year - ResearchMayo Clinic in Arizona
  7. 2004
    Top 10 CME PresentationsAwarding Organization
  8. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching - SurgeryMayo Clinic in Arizona
  9. 2002
    McMillan Scholarship for Leadership DevelopmentMayo Foundation
  10. 1998
    Educator of the Year - SurgeryMayo Clinic in Arizona
  11. 1992
    Hall of FameMayfield High School
  12. 1989
    Allen Scholar (Research Fellowship during Surgical Residency)Awarding Organization
  13. 1985
    Howard Hughes Institute of Science Research GrantVanderbilt University
  14. 1984
    Diabetes Research GrantUniversity of Oxford
  15. 1983
    Magna Cum LaudeVanderbilt University
  16. 1982
    Tau Beta PiVanderbilt University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - present
    MemberBoard of Governors, American College of Surgeons
  2. 2017 - present
    MemberPersonnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  3. 2017 - present
    ChairMedical Oncology Chairperson Search, Personnel Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  4. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Representative, Southwestern Surgical Congress
  5. 2016 - present
    MemberNamed Professorship Committee, Mayo Clinic Board of Governors
  6. 2016 - present
    MemberProgram Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
  7. 2015 - present
    Vice ChairSentinel Lymph Node Working Group
  8. 2013 - 2016
    MemberProgram Committee, Southwestern Surgical Congress
  9. 2012 - 2014
    Vice ChairResearch and Development Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  10. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  11. 2011 - 2016
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  12. 2011 - 2013
    Vice ChairResearch and Development Committee, Clinical Research Program of the Alliance, American College of Surgeons
  13. 2011 - 2013
    MemberBreast Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials, National Cancer Institute
  14. 2011 - 2013
    MemberHealth Outcomes and QOL Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials, National Cancer Institute
  15. 2011 - present
    ChairBreast Cancer Interest Group, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Arizona State University
  16. 2011 - present
    MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  17. 2011 - present
    MemberBreast Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  18. 2011 - present
    MemberHealth Outcomes Committee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  19. 2011 - present
    MemberQuality of Life Subcommittee, Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  20. 2009 - 2015
    MemberBreast Oncology Local Disease (BOLD) Task Force, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  21. 2008 - 2011
    Board MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  22. 2008
    Co-ChairMetastasectomy Working Group, The Breast Cancer Intergroup of North America
  23. 2007 - 2014
    MemberPublications Committee and Research Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  24. 2007 - 2008
    Member2007 Breast Cancer Symposium Program Committee, Breast Cancer, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  25. 2007 - 2008
    ChairSurgical Working Group, The Breast Cancer Intergroup of North America
  26. 2006 - 2007
    ChairProgram Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  27. 2006 - 2007
    MemberPlanning Committee, State of the Science Meeting, The Breast Cancer Intergroup of North America
  28. 2005 - 2008
    MemberThe Breast Cancer Intergroup of North America
  29. 2005 - 2008
    MemberNeoadjuvant Working Group, The Breast Cancer Intergroup of North America
  30. 2005 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  31. 2005 - present
    Board MemberSentinel Lymph Node Working Group
  32. 2004 - 2010
    MemberCancer Center Protocol Review Committee, Cancer Center Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  33. 2004 - 2005
    MemberIntegrative Medicine Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  34. 2004
    JudgeAcademic Excellence Day
  35. 2004 - present
    MemberSociety for Melanoma Research
  36. 2003 - 2011
    Co-ChairBreast Correlative Science, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  37. 2003 - 2010
    MemberProvider Relations Steering Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  38. 2003 - 2006
    Co-ChairSurgical Oncology, International Foundation for Anticancer Drug Discovery
  39. 2003
    MemberComplimentary Alternative Medicine Task Force, Mayo Clinic Arizona Task Forces
  40. 2002 - 2011
    Research Base CoordinatorSurgery Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  41. 2000 - 2011
    Principal InvestigatorOncology Group, American College of Surgeons
  42. 2000 - 2003
    MemberResearch Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  43. 2000 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  44. 1998 - 2007
    MemberPhoenix Surgical Society
  45. 1998 - 2000
    MemberDevelopment Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  46. 1998
    MemberSurgical Pricing Work Group, Department of Surgery
  47. 1998
    MemberInformation Systems Variance Committee, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  48. 1998 - present
    MemberSouthwestern Surgical Congress
  49. 1997 - 1999
    MemberExecutive Committee, Cancer Center Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  50. 1997 - 1999
    MemberCancer Center Committee, Executive Operations Team - Arizona, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  51. 1996 - 2005
    MemberArizona Medical Association
  52. 1996 - 2005
    MemberMaricopa County Medical Society
  53. 1996 - 2003
    MemberClinical Studies Unit Advisory Subcommittee, Research Operations Management Team, Mayo Clinic Arizona Committees
  54. 1996 - 2002
    MemberHealth Information Coordinating Subcommittee, Clinical Practice Committee - Arizona, Executive Operations Team - Arizona
  55. 1996 - 2002
    MemberMedical Records Subcommittee
  56. 1996 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  57. 1996 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  58. 1995 - 2011
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  59. 1995 - 2000
    Student CoordinatorMayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  60. 1995 - present
    MemberEducation Committee, Department of Surgery
  61. 1995 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  62. 1987 - 2008
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
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Publications

Research activities

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