Photo: Charles St. Hill, M.D., MSc, FACS

Charles St Hill, MD, MSc, FACS
Surgical Oncology, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery

Dr. Charles St. Hill, an assistant professor with the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery, has pursued research in cancer surgery/clinical trials program development.

A graduate of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, he offers clinical trials for patients who fit the criteria for certain studies. “We’ve done several sponsored clinical trials that have helped patients who don’t have the resources, which help to advance the research while offering more options for patients.”

Having had a fellowship at the University of Louisville in the treatment of cancers of the liver, pancreas and bile duct, he is one of the few surgeons in the country with expertise in advanced procedures and minimally invasive techniques such as robotic-assisted resections, microwave ablation, and advanced endoscopy procedures.

Though his physician-father specialized in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. St. Hill pursued trauma surgery during residency and then focused on surgical oncology when he saw similarities between oncology and immunology, both fields that interested him.

“In oncology, you get to know your patients and their families, sometimes for years,” he says. “It’s a totally different dynamic.”