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Improving Outcomes for Cancer Patients in Nigeria: Surgery, Oncology, Pathology & More

When: Friday, May 6, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Kristen Weber  

Group: Havey Institute for Global Health

Category: Academic


Please join the Robert J. Havey, MD, Institute for Global Health for our First Friday Seminar Series! This webinar will be available through Zoom, and registration is required in order to receive information to join. All that register will receive a link that is unique to them.

Our speaker for the month of May is Dr. Peter Kingham

Dr. Kingham is the Director of Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives and surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with specialty training in surgical oncology, where he treats patients with benign and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas, as well as cancers that have spread to the liver from other organs (most commonly the colon).

When not in the clinic or operating room at MSK, Dr. Kingham shares his knowledge and experience with healthcare professionals around the world. Over the past 20 years, he has spent time in developing countries — Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Mexico, Malawi, and Nigeria — providing surgery and cancer care, and also training local medical professionals. These experiences led him, in 2007, to co-found Surgeons OverSeas (SOS), a non-profit organization for which he now serves as president.

Through the Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives, Dr. Kingham and team have created a consortium of hospitals in West Africa that allow for collaboration with physicians working in low-income countries. These efforts have led to several prospective studies that will determine how to diagnose patients with cancer in low resource environments and determine why some cancers seem to behave differently in West African patients when compared with the same cancers in US patients.


The Robert J. Havey, MD, Institute for Global Health Seminar Series is held the first Friday of each month, September through July, and will feature the research and ideas of outstanding global health leaders at Feinberg, the larger Northwestern community, and beyond.

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