Thomas Schnelldorfer MD, Ph.D., FACS

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Thomas Schnelldorfer MD, Ph.D., FACS

Surgical Oncologist

Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology

Director of the Surgical Imaging Laboratory

Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine

Thomas Schnelldorfer is a Professor of Surgery and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tufts University.  He is a board-certified, dual fellowship-trained surgical oncologist, who is a nationally renowned specialist in the care of gastric and pancreatic cancer.  Dr. Schnelldorfer’s academic interest includes computer vision and development of label-free laparoscopic sensors and its application for operative detection of occult cancer.  He is the Director of the Surgical Imaging Lab at Tufts Medical Center; an NIH-funded lab focusing on translational research with integration of novel operative imaging techniques into everyday practice.  As a result, Tufts Medical Center is currently only one of very few centers in the U.S. able to offer intra-operative imaging technologies to patients for detection of otherwise not visible cancer metastases; an approach that is expected to improve surgical care for many patients with various cancers.