01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Steven Ahrendt is currently a professor of Surgery-Surgical Oncology, as well as Director of Cytoreductive Surgery/HIPEC Program at the University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado Cancer Center. He also practices at UCH Cancer Center.

With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ahrendt treats a variety of diseases and conditions, including abdominal cancer, malignant mesothelioma and other abdominal malignancies. He has a particular specialty in using hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), which has shown great success in treating peritoneal mesothelioma.

Dr. Ahrendt feels strongly about providing care to each patient that is personalized and compassionate to their individual case. He also seeks to guide patients through a comprehensive treatment plan, through their survivorship.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Other Interests & Specialties: Cancer surgery, colorectal cancer, gastroenterologic cancer, ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, sarcoma, malignant mesothelioma, pseudomyxoma peritonei, other abdominal malignancies and HIPEC treatment.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: American College of Surgeons Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology member

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from the University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
  • Internship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
03. Publications


Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Prognostic Factors and Oncologic Outcome AnalysisAnnals of Surgical Oncology. April 2014;21(4):1159–1165.

Institutional Learning Curve of Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion for Peritoneal MalignanciesAnnals of Surgical Oncology. May 2015;22(5):1673–1679.

Preoperative inflammatory biomarkers and neurovegetative symptoms in peritoneal carcinomatosis patientsBrain, Behavior & Immunity. November 2014;42:65-68. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2014.06.019

Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion in Adolescent and Young Adults with Peritoneal MetastasesAnnals of Surgical Oncology. April 2017;24(4):875-883.

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