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Cornelius A. Thiels, D.O., M.B.A.

  1. Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgeon
  2. Surgical Oncologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Idiomas

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Dr. Thiels is a cancer surgeon and researcher who specializes in the surgical management of patients with sarcomas, pancreatic cancer, and metastatic colon cancer. He also has extensive training and experience in the treatment of appendiceal cancers, neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cysts, gastric cancer, and GIST. Dr. Thiels has special expertise in multimodality treatment of advanced or metastatic cancers, in which surgery is combined with radiation, chemotherapy, or immunotherapy.

Dr. Thiels utilizes minimally invasive techniques to perform a variety of operations (including robotic surgery) and is trained in the placement and management of Hepatic Artery Infusion Pump Chemotherapy for the management of unresectable liver tumors.

Dr. Thiels' lab focuses on improving outcomes for patients undergoing surgery and those with rare and advanced cancers.

  1. Appendix cancer
  2. Carcinoid tumor
  3. Carcinomatosis
  4. Gallbladder cancer
  5. Liver cyst
  6. Liver tumor
  7. Neuroendocrine tumor
  8. Pancreatic cancer
  9. Pancreatic cyst
  10. Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor
  11. Recurrent cancer
  12. Retroperitoneal sarcoma
  13. Sarcoma
  14. Stage 4 colorectal cancer
  15. Stomach cancer
  1. Abdominal surgery
  2. Cancer treatment
  3. Cholecystectomy
  4. Cytoreductive surgery
  5. Gastrectomy
  6. Hepatic artery infusion pump chemotherapy
  7. HIPEC
  8. Irreversible electroporation
  9. Laparoscopic surgery
  10. Liver resection
  11. Microwave ablation for cancer
  12. Minimally invasive cancer surgery
  13. Minimally invasive liver surgery
  14. Minimally invasive pancreas surgery
  15. Pancreatectomy
  16. Pancreatic enucleation
  17. Robotic surgery
  18. Splenectomy
  19. Whipple procedure
  1. 2021
    Chief Fellow - Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellowship Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  2. 2019
    ResidencyMayo Clinic
  3. 2016
    Research Scholar - Surgical Outcomes Research FellowshipMayo Clinic
  4. 2013
    Doctor of Osteopathic MedicineKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  5. 2013
    MBA - Healthcare AdministrationRockhurst University

Certifications

  1. 2022
    Complex General Surgical OncologyAmerican Board of Surgery
  2. 2019
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    Young Alumni Achievement AwardKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB)
  2. 2020
    Dr. Murray F. Brennan/David and Monica Gorin Sarcoma FellowMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Weil Cornell New York Presbyterian
  3. 2020
    Chief Fellow, Department of Surgery Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  4. 2018
    Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship AwardMayo Clinic
  5. 2018
    H.K. Gray Travel Award Mayo Clinic
  6. 2017
    Nygaard AwardMayo Clinic
  7. 2017
    Inlow AwardMayo Clinic
  8. 2014
    Balfour AwardMayo Clinic
  9. 2013
    Student DO of the Year AwardCouncil of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents
  10. 2013
    Outstanding Senior AwardKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  11. 2013
    Robert B. Cotter Award in SurgeryKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  12. 2010
    Dr. Vernon Hayes Physicians Hall of Sponsors ScholarshipKansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - 2026
    Member of the Minnesota Associate Board of AmbassadorsState of Minnesota, American Cancer Society
  2. 2023 - 2026
    Network Co-ChairMinnesota Cancer Alliance
  3. 2023 - 2024
    Executive Board Member and Program ChairMinnesota Surgical Society
  4. 2023
    MemberBold. Forward. Unbound in Rochester.
  5. 2023 - present
    MemberSurgery Peer Review Research Committee
  6. 2023 - present
    Commiittee MemberMidwest Surgical Quality Subcommittee
  7. 2023 - present
    Committee MemberRochester Patient Safety Subcommittee
  8. 2023 - present
    MemberConnective Tissue Oncology Society
  9. 2022 - 2023
    Committee MemberKern Center Diversity Science TaskForce
  10. 2022 - 2023
    MemberCancer Pragmatic Trials Working Group
  11. 2022 - 2023
    Review Panel MemberRochester Commitment Against Racism (RCAR)
  12. 2022 - 2023
    MemberKern Center Diversity Science TaskForce
  13. 2022 - present
    Committee MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center Pragmatic Trials Working Group
  14. 2022 - present
    Commiittee MemberRochester Commitment Against Racism (RCAR)
  15. 2017 - 2024
    Opioids Taskforce MemberAmerican Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
  16. 2017 - 2019
    Advisory Task Force for Opioids and Surgery MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  17. 2017 - 2019
    Cancer Surgery Standards Program, Content Development Committee MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  18. 2017 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  19. 2016 - present
    MemberAmericas Hepatobiliary Association (AHPBA)
  20. 2016 - present
    MemberPancreas Club

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.