An expert medical reviewer for Mesothelioma.com, Dr. James Pingpank specializes in the treatment of malignant peritoneal mesothelioma, as well as other abdominal malignancies. Currently, Dr. Pingpank serves as a surgical oncologist at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.
Dr. Pingpank earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. From there, he went on to complete a fellowship at Fox Chase Cancer Center and another at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center. Before coming to UPMC, Dr. Pingpank served as the Head of Surgical Metabolism at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Maryland.
Continuing to grow his expertise, Dr. Pingpank has been involved in several clinical trials for peritoneal mesothelioma patients. He has also shared his knowledge through a variety of publications, conferences and symposiums, such as the 2008 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma, sponsored by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Within his role for Mesothelioma.com, Dr. Pingpank medically reviews content to confirm the accuracy of information being published by the editorial team.