Pancreatic Care Team at Methodist Dallas

The Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Care Team at Methodist Dallas

Communication, collaboration, and compassion

1st in the nation for pancreatic surgeryAt Methodist Dallas, pancreatic cancer patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team. This collaborative approach to care involves the coordinated efforts of a highly trained, independently practicing physicians and other healthcare providers who have years of experience in treating complex pancreatic cancer cases, and may include:

  • Gastroenterologists
  • Hospitalists
  • Medical and radiation oncologists
  • Nurse Navigator
  • Pain Specialists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Dietitians

Throughout your care, the nurse navigator will work with you and your family to discuss your case and treatment options, answer your questions, guide you through the healthcare systems, and help you make decisions regarding treatment.

A comprehensive pancreatic care team focused on exceptional outcomes

Pancreatic care team members can include:

Gastroenterologists

Paul R. Tarnasky, MD Paul R. Tarnasky, MD, FACG
Executive Medical Director, Methodist Digestive Institute
Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director

  • Medical degree – University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Internship – University of California Los Angeles
  • Residency – University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Duke University Medical Center
  • Board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Gastroenterology

Prashant Kedia, MD
Director of Interventional Endoscopy, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

  • Medical degree – University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Internship – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship – Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Fellowship – Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Board certified by American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Gastroenterology

Surgeons

Richard M. Dickerman, MDRichard M. Dickerman, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

  • Medical degree – Albany Medical College
  • Residency – University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fellowship – General Surgery – University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Association for Academic Surgery, member
  • Frederick Coller Surgical Society, member
  • Dallas Society of General Surgeons, member
  • Dallas County Medical Society, member
  • Texas Medical Association, member
  • American Society of Transplant Surgeons, member
  • International Transplant Society, member
  • Society of Academic Surgery, member

Alejandro Mejia, MD Alejandro Mejia, MD, FACS
Executive Program Director, Organ Transplant, the Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas Medical Center and Hepatobiliary Services

  • Medical degree – Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Columbia
  • Internship – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Residency – University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Fellowship – University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Led a team at Methodist Dallas Medical Center that performed two firsts for North Texas including a fully robotic Whipple, or a pancreaticoduodenectomy, and liver resection.

Vichin Puri, MD

  • Medical degree -- Maharashtra Institute of Medical Education and Research – Pune, India
  • Residency -- New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, NY
  • Fellowship -- Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the American Society of Transplant Surgery

Radiation Oncologists

Arve W. Gillette, MDArve W. Gillette, MD

  • Medical School – University of Michigan Medical School
  • Internship – Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Residency – North Shore University Hospital
  • Residency – SUNY-Health Science Center at Brooklyn and Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellowship – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Medical Oncology
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Therapeutic Radiology
  • Group Affiliation – Dallas Methodist Physicians Network

Justin Wray, MD, PhD

  • Medical School -- University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
  • Internship -- University of Florida at Gainesville
  • Residency -- University of Florida at Gainesville
  • Fellowship -- University of New Mexico at Albuquerque
  • Board certified by the American Board of Radiology

Medical Oncologists/Hematologists

Srinivasu Moparty, MD

Srinivasu Moparty, MD

  • Medical School – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Internship – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency – Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Medical Oncology
  • Group Affiliation – Dallas Methodist Physicians Network

Inna Shmerlin, MD

  • Inna Shmerlin, MDMedical School – The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston
  • Internship – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Residency – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Fellowship – Baylor University Medical Center
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Medical Oncology

Atisha Manhas, MD, FACP

  • Medical School -- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Residency -- Baylor College of Medicine
  • Fellowship -- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Medical Oncology
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Cheryl Harth, MD

  • Medical School – Rutgers Medical School
  • Residency – Methodist Dallas Medical Center
  • Fellowship – University of Texas Health Science Center, Dallas, TX
  • Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in Medical Oncology

Contact the Pancreatic Cancer Program at Methodist Dallas

For more information about pancreatic cancer treatment options and pancreatic cancer resources at Methodist Dallas Medical Center,
call 214-933-6601.

The information contained on these pages has been gathered from independent sources and is for informational use only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice and information provided by your health care provider. Any decision you make regarding your health care options should be made after consulting a qualified physician.

Sources:
American Cancer Society
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
Staywell Health Library