Patrick P. Starlinger, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Colon and Rectal Surgeon
  2. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon
  3. Surgical Oncologist
  4. Transplant Surgeon

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Idiomas

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Dr. Starlinger is a hepatobiliary and pancreas surgeon. He particularly focuses on complex surgical procedures of the liver, bile duct and the pancreas as well as the multidisciplinary treatment of pathologies affecting these organs. His additional colorectal, transplant and vascular surgery training are a unique prerequisite for his practice. His continued dedication to research allows him to deliver state of the art patient care at the current state of knowledge.

Dr. Starlinger completed his medical school and residency training in general surgery at the University of Vienna, Austria. His training continued with a fellowship in Visceral Surgery in Bern Switzerland and Vascular as well as Transplant Surgery in Vienna. He completed a fellowship in HPB surgery here at Mayo Clinic, Rochester in July 2021. He was a consultant surgeon and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical University of Vienna from 2017-2019 and from 2021-2022. He has been recognized for his excellence in clinical surgery and teaching including being recognized as "Fellow Teacher of the Year" in 2020 and 2021 in the Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Starlinger completed a PhD in oncology and a post-doctoral fellowship in angiogenesis and liver regeneration. He has a basic science and translational research program and earned multiple awards as well as significant funding for his research. His main areas of research include:

  1. Molecular mechanisms of liver regeneration and potential treatment targets
  2. Predictive and prognostic markers for liver regeneration and primary and secondary liver cancer
  3. Cancer development and outcomes
  4. Gender and Diversity

all with the premise to improve patients care.

  1. Ampullary cancer
  2. Bile duct cyst
  3. Bile duct injury
  4. Bile duct stone
  5. Bile duct stricture
  6. Carcinoid tumor
  7. Cholangiocarcinoma
  8. Duodenal cancer
  9. Duodenal polyp
  10. Enlarged spleen
  11. Gallbladder cancer
  12. Gallbladder polyp
  13. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors
  14. Hepatocellular carcinoma
  15. Hilar cholangiocarcinoma
  16. Immune thrombocytopenia
  17. IPMN
  18. Liver abscess
  19. Liver cancer
  20. Liver cyst
  21. Liver hemangioma
  22. Liver mass
  23. Metastatic colorectal cancer
  24. Neuroendocrine tumor
  25. Pancreatic cancer
  26. Pancreatic cyst
  27. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  28. Pancreatitis
  29. Peritoneal cancer
  30. Polycystic liver disease
  31. Portal hypertension
  32. Recurrent cancer
  33. Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  34. Small bowel cancer
  1. Bile duct resection
  2. Bile duct stone removal
  3. Cancer treatment
  4. Cholecystectomy
  5. Gastrectomy
  6. Hepatobiliary disease evaluation
  7. Hepatobiliary disease postoperative care
  8. Irreversible electroporation
  9. Laparoscopic common bile duct exploration
  10. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy
  11. Laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation
  12. Laparoscopic surgery
  13. Liver biopsy
  14. Liver cyst fenestration
  15. Liver cyst removal
  16. Liver cyst resection
  17. Liver resection
  18. Liver tumor ablation
  19. Microwave ablation for cancer
  20. Minimally invasive abdominal surgery
  21. Minimally invasive cancer surgery
  22. Minimally invasive intestinal surgery
  23. Minimally invasive liver surgery
  24. Minimally invasive pancreas surgery
  25. Pancreatectomy
  26. Pancreatic enucleation
  27. Portal hypertension management
  28. Small bowel resection
  29. Soft tissue sarcoma surgery
  30. Splenectomy
  31. Whipple procedure
  • Benign Conditions of the Liver and Bile Ducts (Hemangioma, Bile duct injury, Polycystic liver disease, Cystadenoma, Adenoma)
  • Malignant Conditions of the Liver and Bile Ducts (Cholangiocarcinoma, Hepatocellular carcinoma, Gallbladder cancer, Metastatic colon cancer, Other metastatic tumors)
  • Benign Conditions of the Pancreas (IPMN, Mucinous neoplasm, Neuroendocrine tumors)
  • Malignant Conditions of the Pancreas (Pancreas cancer, Metastatic tumors to the pancreas)
  • Other abdominal and retroperitoneal tumors (Sarcoma, Carcinoid, Gastric cancer, GIST, Small bowel cancer)
  1. 2021
    Certificate - Gender Competence TrainingMayo Clinic Rochester
  2. 2021
    Clinical Fellowship - Clinical Fellow, HPB SurgeryMayo Clinic Rochester
  3. 2021
    FellowHepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery Fellowship Program, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  4. 2019
    Certificate - Executive Leadership Program - McKinsey & Company: "Future Leaders in Oncology"European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  5. 2017
    ResidencyMedical University of Vienna
  6. 2016
    Rotating Internship - Fellowship Visceral Surgery and MedicineVascular Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  7. 2016
    Postdoctoral FellowshipAngiogenesis and Liver Regeneration Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  8. 2014
    Fellowship - Fellowship Visceral Surgery and MedicineVisceral Surgery and Medicine, University Hospital Bern, CH-Inselspital
  9. 2014
    Rotating InternshipAnatomy, Medical University of Vienna
  10. 2012
    Rotating InternshipDepartment of Anesthesiology, Medical University of Vienna
  11. 2011
    Doctor of Philosophy - Ph.D. Program: “Systemic effects of anti-angiogenic therapy”Malignant Diseases, Angiogenesis Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  12. 2011
    Research FellowAngiogenesis Laboratory, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
  13. 2009
    Doctor of Medicine - Graduation: Medical Doctor conferred by the Medical University of ViennaMedical University of Vienna
  14. 2008
    Research FellowHead and Neck Surgery and Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Department of Otolaryngology, Stanford University
  15.  
    Certificate - Platelets in Liver Regeneration: - ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02113059 ClinicalTrials.gov
  16.  
    Certificate - Fundamentals in Laparoscopic SurgeryIHU Strasbourg – Institut de chirurgie guidée par l'Image
  17.  
    Certificate - Methods in Clinical Research (MCCR) TrainingEuropean Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO)
  18.  
    Certificate - Plasma and Hemodynamic Markers During Hepatectomy - ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01700231 ClinicalTrials.gov
  19.  
    Certificate - Von Willebrand Factor to Predict Postoperative Outcome: - ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02118545 ClinicalTrials.gov
  20.  
    Certificate - Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Training (integrated in PhD studies)National Institutes of Health

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic Fellows' Association in Department of Surgery & Subspecialties
  2. 2021
    Best Publication 2020Fonds der Stadt Wien für innovative interdisziplinäre Krebsforschung
  3. 2020
    Researcher of the MonthMedical University of Vienna
  4. 2020
    Teacher of the YearMayo Clinic Fellows' Association in Department of Surgery & Subspecialties
  5. 2020
    Theodor Billroth Award for the Best Publication in 2019Medical University of Vienna
  6. 2019
    Best Publication 2017Fonds der Stadt Wien für innovative interdisziplinäre Krebsforschung
  7. 2019
    Poster AwardEuropean Federation for Colorectal Cancer (EFR)
  8. 2018
    Best Publication 2017ACO-ASSO
  9. 2018
    Theodor Billroth Award for the Best Publication in 2017Medical University of Vienna
  10. 2017
    Best Publication 2016ACO-ASSO
  11. 2017
    Poster AwardEuropean Federation for Colorectal Cancer (EFR)
  12. 2017
    Young Investigator AwardEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
  13. 2016
    Theodor Billroth Award for the Best Publication 2015Medical University of Vienna
  14. 2016
    Best Publication 2015ACO-ASSO
  15. 2014
    Young Investigator Travel AwardInternational Society for Digestive Surgery (ISDS)
  16. 2014
    Theodor Billroth Award for the Best Publication in 2013Medical University of Vienna
  17. 2013
    Theodor Billroth Award for the 3rd Best Publication in 2012Medical University of Vienna
  18. 2013
    Best Publication 2012ACO-ASSO
  19. 2012
    Best Publication 2011ACO-ASSO
  20. 2012
    Post ASCO Poster AwardAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  2. 2022 - present
    Americas Hepatobiliary Association (AHPBA)
  3. 2022 - present
    Americas Hepatobiliary Association (AHPBA)
  4. 2022 - present
    European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO)
  5. 2022 - present
    European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO)
  6. 2022 - present
    European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  7. 2022 - present
    European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  8. 2022 - present
    European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  9. 2022 - present
    Methods of Clinical Cancer Research (MCCR) Alumni Club
  10. 2022 - present
    Austrian Society of Surgery
  11. 2022 - present
    European Association of the Study of the Liver (EASL)
  12. 2022 - present
    American Society of the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD)
  13. 2022 - present
    Austrian Society of Surgical Oncology (ACO-ASSO)
  14. 2022 - present
    Austrian Society of Surgical Research
  15. 2021 - present
    European Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  16. 2019 - 2021
    General Surgery Resident Education Committee, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic
  17. 2015 - present
    European Society of Surgical Oncology
  18. 2015 - present
    European Society of Surgical Oncology

Publications