Diane Simeone, MD

Diane M. Simeone, M.D.
Director of the University of Michigan Translational Oncology Program (TOP)

Diane M. Simeone, M.D., is the founding director of the University of Michigan Pancreatic Cancer Center. She also serves as the Surgical Director for the University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Clinic, and Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program.

Dr. Simeone received her bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island and a medical degree from Duke University Medical School in Durham, North Carolina. She completed her General Surgery residency training in 1995 at the University of Michigan Medical Center. She joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1995.

Diane M. Simeone, M.D. is an Associate Professor in the Section of General Surgery, Division of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology. She is an active clinician and participates in every aspect of the clinic, including clinical trials. She is distinguished as an expert on pancreatic cancer, and her primary focus is patient care. Her basic science laboratory investigates the mechanisms of pancreatic growth regulation and molecular events important in the development and progression of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Dr. Simeone is an associate member of the Early Detection Research Network (EDRN), an NCI-funded initiative to identify and validate early detection biomarkers for the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, as well as serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN), and is a member of the Institute of Medicine.


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