Dr. Jason Sicklick is an NIH-funded investigator and Associate Professor of Surgery at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. He is a board-certified general surgeon and surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of hepatobiliary diseases and sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). In 2016, Dr. Sicklick was named the GIST Clinician of the Year by the Life Raft GIST Support Group, the largest GIST patient advocacy group in the world.
He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine, completed his general surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was the Administrative Chief Resident, and completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where he was the Chief Administrative Fellow. He joined the Division of Surgical Oncology at Moores Cancer Center in 2010. Dr. Sicklick is an active member of the National Cancer Institute’s GIST Working Group, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Hepatobiliary Committee, and the Transatlantic Atlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group. Dr. Sicklick is on the Editorial Board of Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and Journal of Surgical Research. He has published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Gastroenterology, Cancer Research, Annals of Surgery, Archives of Surgery, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. He is a member of the numerous societies including the American College of Surgeons, the Society for University Surgeons, the Association of Academic Surgery, the Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, and Connective Tissue Oncology Society. His translational and clinical research focus on molecular mechanisms of GIST and hepatocellular carcinoma, as well as precision medicine approaches to cancer therapy.