Sharon M. Weber, MD, FACS

  • Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery (General)
Sharon M. Weber, MD, FACS

About

Dr. Weber trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, with dual fellowships in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary. She specializes in benign and malignant disorders of the liver, pancreas and bile duct in addition to gastric cancer, melanoma and sarcoma. Dr. Weber is actively involved in minimally-invasive approaches to cancer treatment, including both laparoscopic pancreas and liver surgery. She has been invited as a speaker/moderator at many national meetings, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Heptaopancreaticobiliary Association, Society of Surgical Oncology and Society of University Surgeons. She is the Tim and MaryAnn McKenzie Chair of Surgical Oncology, Director for Surgical Oncology, UW Carbone Cancer Center, Vice Chair, General Surgery and Professor.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Surgery

Practice locations

  • UW Carbone Cancer Center - Surgical Oncology
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Hepatobiliary Pancreas Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Cancer Prevention Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • When you are at high risk of pancreatic cancer either because of a genetic predisposition or familial pancreas cancer (pancreas cancer in two or more close relatives), it’s important to have an experienced team behind you to find early warning signs before they turn into cancer. The Pancreatic Cancer Prevention team provides expertise unmatched in the United States. Combined with robust, ongoing research, the program looks for markers that could develop into pancreas cancer. Using specialized imaging techniques, our team identifies and tracks the progress of pancreas cancer precursors, including pancreatic changes in patients with high-risk hereditary conditions for pancreas cancer, and mucin producing cysts that can develop into cancer and require regular monitoring. Early identification of key changes allows for intervention before cancer develops, much like a colonoscopy identifies intestinal polyps before they turn into colon cancer.

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  • University Hospital - Pancreas Mass Clinic
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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    • Our Pancreas Mass Clinic is for people with all types of tumors in their pancreas: adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumors or metastatic tumors (tumors that have spread from other parts of the body). We also see patients with tumors that are not in the pancreas, such as ampullary or duodenal cancers that require the same therapy as pancreas masses in the head of the pancreas. Our team of specialists are trained in the most advanced methods of treating these types of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, minimizing complications and side effects.

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  • University Hospital - Surgery
    • 600 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-7502
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Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Surgery
Medical School
  • University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (formerly UW Medical School), Madison, WI
Fellowships

Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 1999-2001

Hepatobiliary, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2000-2001

Residencies
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internships
  • University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI

Specialties

Additional conditions and treatments
  • Benign Problems of the Liver, Pancreas or Bile Duct
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Resection
  • Cholecystectomy (Gallbladder Removal)
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Cytoreductive Surgery with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Gastric Resection
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery for Gallstones
  • Liver Cryoablation
  • Liver Resection
  • Melanoma Resection
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgery
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Resection
  • Peritoneal Malignancies
  • Radiofrequency Ablation of the Liver
  • Sarcoma Resection
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Resection
  • Whipple Procedure

Research and publications

Dr. Weber conducts translational and clinical research evaluating prognosticators of outcome in patients with liver, bile duct and liver tumors. She leads the UW Health surgical transitional care program, and conducts research designed to understand the challenges for patients in making the transition from surgery to full health in post-operative patients. She also conducts collaborative research studying the impact of frailty and pre-habilitation to optimize surgical outcomes.