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James Pingpank, MD

General Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Mesothelioma Pleural Effusions Testicular Mesothelioma

  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Pingpank having graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1992, is currently practicing as an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Mesothelioma Specialty Care Center. Dr. James Pingpank completed two residencies, at the at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center in Farmington and University of Pennsylvania Medical Center. His fellowship was completed at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Trained as a surgical oncologist, Dr. Pingpank’s specialty is in the treatment of peritoneal mesothelioma. With over 40 works published and peer-reviewed, Dr. Pingpank is attempting to give hope to those suffering from this very serious type of cancer, mesothelioma.

  • Education & Training


    George Washington University School of Medicine - 1992

    Medical School


    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and Connecticut at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center



    Fox Chase Cancer Center


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Hillman Cancer Center - UPMC

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 623-5864

    5115 Centre Ave

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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    Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 641-1000

    300 Halket St

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

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    UPMC Mercy

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 232-8111

    1400 Locust St

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

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    UPMC Shadyside

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (412) 623-2121

    5230 Centre Ave

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. James Pingpank has contributed to 3 publications.

    Prognostic significance of morphological growth patterns and mitotic index of epithelioid malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

    Krasinskas AM1, Borczuk AC2, Hartman DJ1, Chabot JA3, Taub RN4, Mogal A1, Pingpank J5, Bartlett D5, Dacic S1.

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    Outcomes of Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion in Patients with High-Grade, High-Volume Disseminated Mucinous Appendiceal Neoplasms.

    Polanco PM1, Ding Y2, Knox JM3, Ramalingam L3, Jones H3, Hogg ME3, Zureikat AH3, Holtzman MP3, Pingpank J3, Ahrendt S3, Zeh HJ3, Bartlett DL4, Choudry HA5.

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    Effect of a concomitant urologic procedure on outcomes following cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

    Lyon TD1, Turner Ii RM1, Nikonow TN1, Wang L2, Uy J1, Ramalingam L3, Holtzman MP3, Pingpank JF3, Bartlett DL3, Davies BJ1.

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February 24, 2014

by Mark Fassio

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“I live in KY and was diagnosed with stage IV signet cell appendix cancer, the worst of worst. I grew up in western PA and I had no doubt that UPMC is the place I need to go to get treated. Dr. Pingpank is professional and very accurate in diagnosis. He is part of that category of doctors who take time and listen to the patient’s questions. This great man saved my life!”