Benjamin F. Calvo

MD, FACS
Surgical Oncology

Specializing In:

Advanced and recurrent rectal carcinoma Colorectal metastases to liver Tumors affecting liver, biliary tract, pancreas, colon Robot-assisted surgery of liver, biliary tract, pancreas and colon Recurrent rectal cancer and Intra-operative radiation therapy

Special Interests:

Translational research on the epidermal growth factor receptors and ligands

About Benjamin F. Calvo

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Professor of Oncology
  • Department of Surgical Oncology

Background

Education and Training:

  • 1977-1981 - MD - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • 1973-1977 - BS with Distinction, Chemistry and Zoology, George Washington University, Washington, DC

Residency:

  • 1982-1988 - General surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC

Fellowship:

  • 1991-1993 - Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 1988-1991 - Research Fellow, Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology,National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI), Bethesda, MD

Board Certification:

  • 1991-2021 Diplomate of American Board of Surgery

Professional Memberships:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Association for Cancer Education

Professional Experience:

  • 2019-2022 - Director of the Multi-Departmental Robotics Programs Oversight Committee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2004-2022 Member of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital Executive Committee
  • 2001-2020 - Director of the Gastro-Intestinal Multidisciplinary Oncology Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2003-2014 - Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1994-1999 - Director of the Cancer Education Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1993-2022 - Faculty in the Department of Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 1981-1982 - Director of Medical Boat Clinic on the Mamore River between Bolivia and Brazil

Honors & Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa - George Washington University
  • 1987 - Outstanding Surgical Chief Resident, George Washington University
  • 1998, 2003, 2008 - Teacher of the year at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • James Newsome Endowed Professor in Surgical Oncology, The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill