Dr. Maithel earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, graduating Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Harvard Medical School. Before joining Emory, Dr. Maithel completed a fellowship in both surgical oncology and hepatopancreatobiliary surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Maithel has worked in clinical investigation and outcomes analysis of patients treated for tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, and stomach. He leads the translational research program in the Division of Surgical Oncology, which focuses on identifying tumor specific molecular biomarkers as predictors of outcome and chemotherapeutic response for tumors of the liver, biliary tract, pancreas, and stomach (including colorectal liver metastases and pancreas cancer). Dr. Maithel is also director and national principal investigator of both the U.S. Gastric Cancer Collaborative and the U.S. Extrahepatic Biliary Malignancy Consortium, and an active member and study lead in the Central Pancreas Consortium. He uses the diverse learning opportunities provided by his highly active research program to train post-graduate research fellows in his lab.
Dr. Maithel provided the medical direction and voice-over narration for the “Surgical Anatomy of the Liver” iPad app, which is now available in the Apple iTunes App Store. Intended for trainees, medical students, instructors, and professionals, this highly comprehensive interactive 3D app allows users to mentally map the anatomy of the liver in ways that were never before possible with print illustrations or imaging studies.