Susanne G. Warner, M.D.

  1. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon


Specialty Groups


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Susanne Warner specializes in liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile duct surgery. Her primary professional goal is to improve life for patients with cancers affecting the liver and pancreas. To this end, she is innovating on three fronts:

1. Scientifically by investigating the potential of oncolytic (cancer-killing) viruses to treat aggressive malignancies. 2. Operatively by expanding indications for minimally invasive and robotic surgery. 3. Through humanities research studying surgeon-patient communication along with the emotional and spiritual impacts of major surgery.

Dr. Warner completed her general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic Arizona campus. During residency, she also completed a research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. After residency, she completed a clinical fellowship in Hepatopancreatobiliary and Advanced Gastrointestinal Surgery at the University of Michigan before accepting her first job at City of Hope in the Los Angeles area. During her 6 years of practice in California, Dr. Warner built on thriving surgical and scientific programs and took pride in educating the next generation of Surgical Oncologists. Now having re-joined the Mayo Clinic, she is now thrilled to continue her career as a surgeon-scientist and educator.

Raised in Texas, Dr. Warner is enjoying life with cooler temperatures and is always receptive to winter sport recommendations. When she is not working, Dr. Warner enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children exercising, camping, hiking, and baking.

  1. Bile duct resection
  2. Bile duct stone removal
  3. Cholecystectomy
  4. Gastrectomy
  5. Gastrostomy tube placement
  6. Hernia repair
  7. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  8. Laparoscopic partial gastrectomy
  9. Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation
  10. Laparoscopic splenectomy
  11. Laparoscopic surgery
  12. Laparoscopic wedge resection of the stomach
  13. Liver biopsy
  14. Liver cyst fenestration
  15. Liver cyst removal
  16. Liver resection
  17. Lymph node sampling
  18. Lymphadenectomy
  19. Pancreatectomy
  20. Pancreatic enucleation
  21. Robotic surgery
  22. Small bowel resection
  23. Splenectomy
  24. Whipple procedure
  • Robotic and laparoscopic surgery for patients affected by liver, pancreas, bile duct, and gallbladder diseases
  • Pancreas neuroendocrine tumors
  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma
  • Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • IPMN and other pancreas cystic neoplasms
  1. 2013
    ResidentSurgery - General (Categorical) Residency, Surgery, Programs in Arizona, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2012
    Resident - General SurgeryMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2007
    DMTexas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  4. 2003
    BAThe University of Texas at Austin

Awards and honors

  1. 2006
    Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor SocietyAwarding Organization
  2. 2003
    Magna Cum Laude graduateThe University of Texas at Austin
  3. 2003
    Special Honors in Plan II Honors ProgramThe University of Texas at Austin

Professional memberships

  1. 2004 - 2007
    Student MemberAdmissions Committee, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  2. 2004 - 2007
    Student AdvocateClass of 2007, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
  3. 2003 - 2004
    Confirmation SponsorFirst United Methodist Church