Biographical Overview:Nestor F. Esnaola, MD MPH MBA
Nestor F. Esnaola, MD, MPH, MBA is a graduate of Rice University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School and subsequently completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He joined the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in January 2005, where he's currently Associate Professor and Medical Director of Surgical Quality and Safety.
Dr. Esnaola specializes in gastrointestinal surgical oncology and has a particular interest in pancreaticobiliary cancer and hepatic colorectal metastases. His research, which has been funded by both the American Cancer Society and the National Institute on Aging, focuses on the effects of race/ethnicity on surgical outcomes and age, race, and ethnicity-related disparities in surgical cancer care. Dr. Esnaola serves on the editorial board of the Annals of Surgical Oncology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.