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CDR Michele M. Gage, MD, FACS, FSSO

Michele M. Gage, MD FACS, FSSO
, Medical Corps, US Navy
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Robotic and minimally-invasive surgeon specialist. Complex operations on the liver, pancreas, and biliary tract, including the Whipple operation. Treatment of cancers and benign diseases involving the liver, pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, stomach, and intestines. Surgical treatment of breast cancer including breast conservation, mastectomy, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Cancers of the skin and soft tissues including sarcomas in the retroperitoneum, arms, legs, and trunk. Cancers and benign disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida
  • Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Internship and Residency
  • General Surgery, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology, Johns Hopkins University
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Dr. Gage earned a Bachelor's Degree in Science from the University of Florida and commissioned as a Naval Officer in 2006. She earned her medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, then completed her General Surgery Internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She was selected amongst her peers to direct advance to General Surgery Residency which she completed in 2016. In Residency she was awarded numerous commendations including the Joint Service Commendation Award, Joint Service Achievement Award, Outstanding Chief Resident Scholar Award, as well as numerous research awards including the Robert A. Phillips Clinical Research Award and American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Award. She then completed advanced specialty training in Complex General Surgical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, gaining expertise in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery and complex surgical oncology.

After completing the Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship, Dr. Gage returned to Walter Reed and was quickly promoted as Division Chief of Surgical Oncology. She is an active member of numerous incentives and committees such as the IPASS committee and the IRB committee, and is also a leader in the DC area as an executive member of the Association of Women Surgeons and American College of Surgeons DC Chapters. She is further involved nationally as a member and reviewer of the DOD Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program. She is a reviewer in numerous national surgical and oncology journals and involved nationally with the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Americans Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Association of Academic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons.

Research Interests
Pancreatic Cancer, Cancer Screening and Surveillance, Prevention of Cancer Recurrence, Surgical Patient Safety, Cancer Biomarkers, Clinical Outcomes, Translational Research

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