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July 26, 2023
Listened and cared.
June 29, 2023
Very candid and sensitive approach explaining all possible treatment options with all pros and cons.
June 6, 2023
Dr. Sham was excellent in every way.
May 11, 2023
Dr Sham was kind and professional and compassionate
February 3, 2023
Dr. Sham was super, very knowledgeable and professional. He was easy to talk with as well. [...], Nurse Navigator for GI Oncology, did a wonderful job getting me going as a patient; [...] from GI Oncology was exceptionally patient in setting up my appointments as I had lots of trouble with my new phone. [...], RN MSN, Surgical Specialties, got all my questions answered very quickly. I so appreciate being able to have such a great team of medical specialists, thank you!
January 18, 2023
[...] I am very pleased to be in the care of Dr. Sham [...]
About Jonathan G Sham
Jonathan G. Sham, MD, MBEE, is board-certified in hepatobiliary and complex surgical oncology, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UW School of Medicine, and practices at both the UW Medical Center - Montlake and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.
Dr. Sham specializes in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, pancreatic cysts (IPMN, MCN, etc.), liver cancer, liver tumors (adenoma, FNH, etc.), bile duct cancer (cholangiocarcinoma), and gallbladder cancer. He provides state-of-the-art surgical care for patients with benign and malignant hepatopancreatobiliary conditions with robotic, laparoscopic, and open hepatopancreatobiliary procedures including the Whipple operation (pancreaticoduodenectomy), distal pancreatectomy, Appleby procedure, pancreatic enucleation, bile duct resection, liver resection (hepatectomy), and cholecystectomy.
Dr. Sham’s approach with every patient is to create a strong partnership to help navigate the complex decisions required to treat their cancer. He strives to combine precision with compassion in order to support each patient in identifying and fulfilling their treatment goals, whatever they may be. His goal is to treat every patient as if they were his own family and provide personalized treatments at the cutting-edge of cancer care.
His research interests include developing innovative devices that make surgery safer and more effective, and novel therapeutics to improve the outcomes of patients with pancreatic cancer.
Dr. Sham enjoys camping, sailing, and hiking with his wife and daughter during his free time.
Education and Training
Johns Hopkins University
Master, 2021, Biotechnology Enterprise
Johns Hopkins Hospital: Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary Surgery
Fellowship, 2019, Surgical Oncology
Residency, 2017, Surgery
Internship, 2011, Surgery
University of Pennsylvania - School of Medicine
Medical Education, 2010, Medical Education
Complex General Surgical Oncology, 2020, American Board of Surgery