Joshua M.V. Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor of Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Vice Chair of Surgery
Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency
Oncologic Surgery Division
Dr. Joshua Mammen, MD, PhD, FACS, is a Professor of Surgery and Molecular & Integrative Physiology, the Vice Chair of Surgery, the Associate Program Director of the General Surgery Residency, and the Division Chief of the Oncologic Surgery Division at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Mammen grew up in Kaplan, Louisiana, a small town in the heart of Acadiana. He graduated summa cum laude with a double major in History and Medical Science from Boston University. He went on to medical school at Boston University. After a Surgery Residency at the University of Cincinnati, he completed a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He additionally was awarded a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Physiology, a Master's in Education, and a Master's in Business Administration (dual concentration in Marketing and Management), all from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mammen joined our faculty in 2009 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Surgical Oncology.
Dr. Mammen's clinical interest lies in oncologic surgery with a focus on melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas. He is also actively involved in basic science and translational research focusing on the signaling mechanisms determining cancer cell survival/stemness and assists in enrolling interested patients in ongoing clinical trials. He has served as the State Chair for Kansas of the Commission on Cancer, President of the Kansas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, the President of the Kansas City Surgical Society, and the President of the Kansas City Medical Society. He currently serves as Chair of KUMC's Cancer Committee, Chair of the Kansas Cancer Partnership, the Chair of the American College of Surgeon's Young Fellows Association, and a Director of the American Board of Surgery Complex General Surgical Oncology Board.
When Dr. Mammen is not teaching residents and students or caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.