Ryan Schmocker, UT Medical Center

Ryan Schmocker, 37, surgical oncologist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and assistant professor at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine

Member of the 40 Under 40 class of 2022, Dr. Ryan Schmocker, a surgical oncologist and assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine.

Prior to 2020, access to robotic liver or pancreas surgeries in East Tennessee was limited. And then Dr. Ryan Schmocker came to the Cancer Institute at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Schmocker brings a unique skill set to the area, prompting a rapid expansion of robotic surgical techniques and other complex operations for cancer of the liver, pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract.

He has led the charge at UT Medical Center increasing its efforts in advancing cancer care and has provided access to several gastrointestinal cancer clinical trials for his patients. He is also a passionate teacher dedicated to training future surgeons and physicians with care and practical experience.

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