01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Jula Veerapong is a board-certified surgical oncologist at Moores Cancer Center. The center is part of the University of California San Diego, where Dr. Veerapong is also an assistant professor. He specializes in gastrointestinal cancers, with a focus on treating cancers of the peritoneal lining, like peritoneal mesothelioma. He has experience with several common mesothelioma treatments, including:

Dr. Veerapong also researches treatments for gastrointestinal malignancies. He was the principal investigator on a study of CRS/HIPEC patient outcomes. He also developed a HIPEC program at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. This unique program brought in 100 patients from all across the United States.

Dr. Veerapong is sought out as a national and international expert in his field. His scholarly work has appeared in journals like Cancer Research, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Clinical Cancer Research.

Dr. Veerapong developed his skills at a number of prestigious cancer centers. He completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, followed by a residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Before assuming his current associate professor role, Dr. Veerapong was an assistant professor at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Gastrointestinal Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Peritoneal mesothelioma, colorectal cancer, soft tissue sarcoma and peritoneal surface malignancies.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American Board of Surgery Certification in General Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology member, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society member, 2015 Vallee L. Willman Award for Excellence in Surgical Education

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from University of Illinois College of Medicine
  • Fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Residency at University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
03. Publications