University of Wisconsin–Madison

Sharon M Weber, MD, FACS


  • Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
  • Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Divisions of General Surgery
  • Medical Director of Surgical Oncology, UW Carbone Cancer Center
  • Endowed Professor, Tim and Mary Ann McKenzie Professorship in Surgical Oncology
(608) 262-2025

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375 Clinical Science Center
Madison, Wisconsin 53792-3284


  • MD, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1993
  • Residency in General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1993-1999
  • Research Fellowship in Tumor Immunotherapy, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI, 1996-1997
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1999-2001
  • Hepatobiliary Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Weber is actively involved in minimally invasive approaches to cancer treatment, including both laparoscopic pancreas and liver surgery. She has been invited as a speaker/moderator at many national meetings, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology, and Society of University Surgeons.

Research Interests

Dr. Weber conducts translational research at the UW Carbone Cancer Center evaluating novel tumor selective agents which may be promising for imaging and/or treating tumors. She also conducts clinical research evaluating prognosticators of outcome in patients with liver, bile duct, and liver tumors.

Recent Publications

    • Cyst location and presence of high grade dysplasia or invasive cancer in intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas: a seven institution study from the central pancreas consortium.
    • Kerlakian S, Dhar VK, Abbott DE, Kooby DA, Merchant NB, Kim HJ, Martin RC, Scoggins CR, Bentrem DJ, Weber SM, Maithel SK, Ahmad SA, Patel SH
    • HPB (Oxford) 2018 Oct 23;
    • [PubMed ID: 30361110]
    • The prognostic significance of adrenocortical carcinomas identified incidentally.
    • Rossfeld KK, Maithel SK, Prescott J, Wang TS, Fields RC, Weber SM, Sicklick JK, Yopp AC, Duh QY, Solorzano CC, Votanopoulos KI, Hatzaras I, Poultsides GA, Shirley LA, and the U.S. Adrenocortical Carcinoma Study Group
    • J Surg Oncol 2018 Dec; 118(7): 1155-1162
    • [PubMed ID: 30332514]
    • Surgery Provides Long-Term Survival in Patients with Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Undergoing Resection for Non-Hormonal Symptoms.
    • Chakedis J, Beal EW, Lopez-Aguiar AG, Poultsides G, Makris E, Rocha FG, Kanji Z, Weber S, Fisher A, Fields R, Krasnick BA, Idrees K, Marincola-Smith P, Cho C, Beems M, Pawlik TM, Maithel SK, Schmidt CR, Dillhoff M
    • J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2018 Oct 17;
    • [PubMed ID: 30334178]
    • What Influences a Plastic Surgery Resident to Pursue an Academic Career?
    • Mandel BA, Weber SM, Gutowski KA, Salyapongse AN, Bentz ML
    • Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2018 Oct; 6(10): e1860
    • [PubMed ID: 30534481]
    • Cohort Study of Overutilization of Preventive Screening for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer.
    • Fisher AV, Abbott DE, Fernandes-Taylor S, Havlena JA, Wang X, Shan Y, Lawson EH, Winslow ER, Weber SM, Schumacher JR
    • Pancreas 2018 Oct; 47(9): e65-e67
    • [PubMed ID: 30199493]

All Publications on PubMed