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Katherine Poruk, M.D.

  1. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist



  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Katherine Poruk, M.D., is a surgical oncologist specializing in hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers and gastric cancer.

Her clinical focus includes:

  • Surgical treatment for benign and malignant diseases of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
  • Surgical treatment for metastatic cancer to the liver and other abdominal organs, including hepatic artery infusion therapies
  • Surgical treatment of splenic conditions
  • Surgical treatment of gastric and small bowel tumors

Dr. Poruk has specialized experience and training in implementing hepatic arterial infusion pump (HAIP) chemotherapy into certain cancer treatment plans. HAIP therapy involves implanting a pump to deliver specialized chemotherapy drugs directly to metastatic tumors in the liver. Because the chemotherapy is delivered directly to the liver, high doses that are effective against tumors can be used without causing damage to the rest of the body. This reduces side effects and makes HAIP chemotherapy very effective in treating advanced tumors in the liver.

She is interested in finding the most effective outcome for each patient, which includes innovative approaches to surgery and a multidisciplinary approach to care.

Dr. Poruk completed medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, her surgical residency and a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  1. Adrenal cancer
  2. Adrenal incidentaloma
  3. Ampullary cancer
  4. Benign adrenal tumor
  5. Bile duct cyst
  6. Bile duct injury
  7. Bile duct stone
  8. Bile duct stricture
  9. Biliary obstruction
  10. Carcinoid tumor
  11. Cholangiocarcinoma
  12. Duodenal cancer
  13. Duodenal polyp
  14. Enlarged spleen
  15. Gallbladder cancer
  16. Gallbladder polyp
  17. Gallstones
  18. Hepatocellular carcinoma
  19. IPMN
  20. Liver cancer
  21. Liver cyst
  22. Liver mass
  23. Liver tumor
  24. Pancreatic cancer
  25. Pancreatic cyst
  26. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  27. Pancreatitis
  28. Spleen injury
  29. Stage 4 colorectal cancer
  1. Adrenalectomy
  2. Cholecystectomy
  3. Fundoplication
  4. Hepatic artery infusion pump chemotherapy
  5. Liver biopsy
  6. Liver cyst removal
  7. Liver cyst resection
  8. Liver tumor ablation
  9. Minimally invasive cancer surgery
  10. Minimally invasive liver surgery
  11. Minimally invasive pancreas surgery
  12. Pancreas biopsy
  13. Pancreatectomy
  14. Pancreatic enucleation
  15. Splenectomy
  16. Whipple procedure
  • Liver surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Biliary tract surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Benign pancreatic lesions and cysts
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms
  • Pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
  • Hepatic directed therapies
  • Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump (HAIP) Therapies
  1. 2021
    Fellowship - Complex General Surgical OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  2. 2019
    Residency - General SurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital
  3. 2016
    Research Fellowship - SurgeryJohns Hopkins Hospital
  4. 2012
    MDUniversity of Utah School of Medicine
  5. 2008
    BA - History (Honors)University of Utah
  6. 2008
    BS - Chemistry and Biology (Dual Major)University of Utah


  1. 2022
    Complex General Surgical OncologyAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 2020
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    Active MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  2. 2023 - present
    Commiittee MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  3. 2023 - present
    VolunteerAmerican Board of Surgery
  4. 2023 - present
    Active MemberPancreas Club
  5. 2022 - present
    PanelistSociety of Surgical Oncology
  6. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberAmericas Hepatobiliary Association (AHPBA)
  7. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology