Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS
Joseph Skitzki, MD, FACS
Joseph J. Skitzki, MD, FACS, joined the faculty of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in 2009 and is an Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Associate Member of the Immunology Department. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Dr. Skitzki earned his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University’s College of Medicine, Hershey, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed a general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland. Within his residency, Dr. Skitzki completed a two-year research fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. He holds membership in the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies, and the Association for Academic Surgery.
Dr. Skitzki is clinically active in the areas of melanoma and sarcoma with a focus on regional therapies. His independent lab focuses on immunotherapies for melanoma and animal modeling of regional therapies with the goal of clinical translation. Dr. Skitzki has authored or co-authored more than 30 journal publications, book chapters and abstracts.
- Shatzel J, Wooten K, Ankola A, Cheney RT, Morrison CD, Skitzki JJ. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the mesentery: a clinical dilemma. International journal of clinical oncology 2012; 174:380-384
- Francescutti V, Skitzki JJ. Sarcomas and the immune system: implications for therapeutic strategies.Surgical oncology clinics of North America 2012; 212:341-355
- Fisher DT, Chen Q, Skitzki JJ, Muhitch JB, Zhou L, Appenheimer MM, Vardam TD, Weis EL, Passanese J, Wang WC, Gollnick SO, Dewhirst MW, Rose-John S, Repasky EA, Baumann H, Evans SS. IL-6 trans-signaling licenses mouse and human tumor microvascular gateways for trafficking of cytotoxic T cells.Journal of clinical investigation 2011; 12110:3846-3859
- Ito F, Camoriano M, Seshadri M, Evans SS, Kane JM 3rd, Skitzki JJ. Water: a simple solution for tumor spillage. Annals of surgical oncology 2011; 188:2357-2363
- Skitzki JJ, Repasky EA, Evans SS. Hyperthermia as an immunotherapy strategy for cancer. Current opinion in investigational drugs (London, England : 2000) 2009; 106:550-558
- Evans SS, Fisher DT, Skitzki JJ, Chen Q. Targeted regulation of a lymphocyte-endothelial-interleukin-6 axis by thermal stress. International journal of hyperthermia 2008; 241:67-78
- Skitzki JJ, Chen Q, Wang WC, Evans SS. Primary immune surveillance: some like it hot. Journal of molecular medicine (Berlin, Germany) 2007; 8512:1361-1367
- Skitzki JJ, Muhitch JB, Evans SS. Tracking the elusive lymphocyte: methods of detection during adoptive immunotherapy. Immunological investigations 2007; 365-6:807-827