Susan Tsai, MD, MHS, FACS

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Surgical Oncology
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Dr. Tsai is a professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and the Director of the LaBahn Pancreatic Cancer Program. Her clinical practice focused on pancreatic cancer. She completed her medical school and residency training at the University of Michigan. During residency, she completed a clinical research fellowship at the National Cancer Institute in the laboratory of Suzanne Topalian. After residency, she completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. While in fellowship, she also received a Master’s in Clinical Investigation from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is the Chief of Hepatopancreaticobiliary Surgery at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. Her clinical expertise is in GI oncology with a focus on pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Tsai is active in the pancreatic cancer research program and serves as the Director of the MCW Surgical Oncology Biorepository and Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Database. Her research is dual focused and includes research on blood-based biomarkers in pancreatic cancer and clinical trials in pancreatic cancer.


Treatment & Services

Laparoscopic Surgery
Melanoma Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Pancreas Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Benign Pancreatic Disease
Gastrointestinal Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


8800 West Doyne Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Cancer Center - Froedtert Hospital

Education & Training

University of Michigan Medical Center - Ann Arbor - Doctor of Medicine - (2001)

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Residency, General Surgery - (2001-2008)

National Cancer Institute - Bethesda - MD - Fellowship, Surgical Oncology Research - (2004-2006)

Johns Hopkins University Hospital - Baltimore - MD - Fellowship, Surgical Oncology - (2008-2010)

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health - Baltimore - MD - Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigations - (2009-2010)

Board Certifications


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Well run Team or providers. Explained everything in detail I could easily follow.
Incredible staff and Dr Tsai is a gem!!
Dr.Tsai and the staff are great!
Dr Tsai is very thorough in explaining results of Xrays and other test results. She listens to my concerns and gives me very easy to follow solutions to my problems. She is always respectful and pleasant, I trust her wisdom and advice, and I would definitely recommend her to my friends and relatives.
She and her crew are the best!!
Most of my interaction was with Dr. Tsai, and she is incredible.
Top notch
The explanations were very thorough.
Thank you for caring.
Excellent, clear and thorough, kind treatment by all. Much appreciated.
Dr. Tsai was willing to care about other issues I had and made arrangements and suggestions for further care. Thank You Dr. Tsai.
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