Dr. John D. Allendorf
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery
NYU Winthrop Hospital
Johns Hopkins University - 1992
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons - 1997
Dr. John D. Allendorf is a surgeon and assistant professor of surgery at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University in New York City. His clinical specialties include mesothelioma, particularly mesothelioma of the abdomen, also known as peritoneal mesothelioma. He also specializes in surgeries of the liver and pancreas.
Dr. Allendorf received his bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and attended medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York City. Following his graduation, he completed an internship and residency in general surgery at New York-Presbyterian. He went on to serve as administrative chief resident of general surgery and completed a fellowship in liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the same medical center. Dr. Allendorf has been an attending surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center since 2002.
Clinical and Laboratory Research
Dr. Allendorf frequently works alongside Dr. John A. Chabot in treating patients afflicted with mesothelioma, especially peritoneal mesothelioma. Dr. Allendorf has taken part in research about the disease with the Columbia University Mesothelioma Center. In addition to mesothelioma, he also treats adrenal tumors, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, goiter, and other diseases of the liver, pancreas and endocrine system.
A board-certified surgeon by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Allendorf is the recipient of a number of profession honors. He was the winner of the Allen O. Whipple Memorial Prize for excellence in surgery and the recipient of a National Institute of Health biomedical research fellowship. He is an American College of Surgeons Associate Fellow and a member of the American Medical Association and the Association of Academic Surgery.
Allendorf JD, Bessler M, Horvath KD, Marvin MR, Laird DA, Whelan RL. Increased tumor establishment and growth after open versus laparoscopic surgery in mice may be related to differences in postoperative T cell function. Surgical Endoscopy 13: 233-5, 1999.
Allendorf JD, Bessler M, Whelan RL, Trokel M, Laird DA, Terry MB, Treat MR. Postoperative immune function varies inversely with the degree of surgical trauma in a murine model. Surg Endosc 11:427-430, 1997.
Allendorf JD, Bessler M, Kayton ML, Oesterling SD, Treat MR, Nowygrod R, Whelan RL. Increased tumor establishment and growth after laparotomy versus laparoscopy in a murine model. Archives of Surgery 130; 649-653, 1995
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