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Anton J. Bilchik, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Anton J. Bilchik, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, is Professor of Surgery and Chief of Medicine at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. He is an internationally recognized surgeon and scientist who has pioneered techniques to improve staging in colon cancer and minimally invasive approaches for liver and pancreas cancer. Dr. Bilchik is trained and certified in advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He serves as an investigator on international multi-center clinical trials and with over 200 publications, is considered one of the country’s leading specialists in surgical oncology. Dr. Bilchik has received numerous awards, recognition and accolades, including the John Wayne “Duke Award”, a special service award for his contribution to science and humanity. He was also recently honored by the Anti-Defamation League with their prestigious annual humanitarian award, the first physician to be bestowed this honor. For his life changing cancer research, he has been honored by both the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons and was recently listed as one of “Americas Top Surgeons” for ten years in a row. In January 2013, US World News and Report ranked him in the top 1% of physicians in the country, and Newsweek magazine in July 2015 listed him as one of the top cancer doctors in the country. Dr. Bilchik has been the recipient of competitive research funding from the National Cancer Institute since 2001 and his research publications have contributed to improving quality standards in cancer care. Dr. Bilchik serves on the editorial boards of many peer-review journals and currently serves on the board of directors of the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Bilchik also is committed to community outreach programs for underserved communities where he teaches about cancer prevention and early detection. Dr. Bilchik believes in a personalized approach to cancer care and that every patient should be treated with dignity and compassion with access to the most current treatments available.
Field of Study
University Of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Medical School
Yale University School Of Medicine, New Haven, CT
GI Surgical
Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Parktown, Johannesburg, Gauteng
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
General Surgery
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Surgical Research
John Wayne Cancer Institute, Santa Monica, CA
Surgical Oncology
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery (General Surgery)
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Abdominal Mass
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Anastomosis Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Occlusion
  • Bile Duct Repair
  • Bile Duct Stone
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Colic
  • Biliary Duct Fistula
  • Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Biliary Tract Disease
  • Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Cancer Of Pancreas
  • Carcinoid Tumor Of Pancreas
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Cholecystenterostomy
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystogastrostomy
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Choledochoenterostomy
  • Choledochoplasty
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Cholesterolosis Of Gallbladder
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Closure Of Biliary Fistula
  • Common Duct Exploration
  • Congenital Anomaly Of Pancreas
  • Congenital Cystic Of Liver
  • Cystadenoma Of Pancreas
  • Destruction Of Lesion Of Liver
  • Dilation Of Sphincter Of Oddi
  • Echinococcus
  • Excision Of Ampulla Of Vater
  • Excision Of Choledochal Cyst
  • Excision Of Lesion Of Pancreas
  • Fibrocystic Liver
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Fistula
  • Gallbladder Obstruction
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Ulcer Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hepatic Cyst
  • Hepatic Infarction
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Insulinoma
  • Internal Drainage Of Pancreatic Cyst
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Islet Cell Tumor
  • Islet Cell Tumor Resection
  • Laparoscopic Ablation Of Liver Lesion Or Tissue
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Bile Duct Exploration
  • Laparoscopic Biopsy Of Liver
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Liver Resection
  • Laparoscopic Resection Head Of Pancreas
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Abscess
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Liver Laceration
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Surgery
  • Liver Trauma
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Gallbladder
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor Of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Needle Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Open Biopsy Of Liver
  • Open Biopsy Of Pancreas
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Debridement
  • Pancreatic Fistula
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst Drainage
  • Pancreatic Steatorrhoea
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreaticobiliary Disease
  • Pancreaticojejunostomy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatoscopy
  • Percutaneous Aspiration Of Gallbladder
  • Perforation Of Bile Duct
  • Perforation Of Gallbladder
  • Personal History Of Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Porcelain Gallbladder
  • Portal Pyemia
  • Postcholecystectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Pseudocyst
  • Removal Of Pancreatic Tube Or Drain
  • Repair Of Laceration Of Gallbladder
  • Repair Of Liver Laceration
  • Repair Of Pancreas
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Secondary Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Surgery Of The Pancreas
John Wayne Cancer Institute
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 449-5242
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center