Selwyn Vickers, M.D.
Selwyn Vickers, M.D., is an accomplished surgeon with an active research program focused on pancreatic cancer. A nationally renowned leader in pancreatic cancer research, his research interests include gene therapy for treating pancreatobiliary tumors and the role of growth factors and receptors in pancreatic cancer. He is the co-principal investigator on a $4.5 million Pancreatic Cancer Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) P20 grant from the National Cancer Institute.
Vickers joined the University of Minnesota in July 2006 as the Jay Phillips Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Prior to moving to Minnesota, he had been a member of the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 1994, advancing to professor in its Department of Surgery and chief of its Gastrointestinal Surgery Section. He received the John H. Blue Chair in Surgery and was a senior scientist in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center. Vickers is the immediate past president of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and a member of the American Surgical Association. At Johns Hopkins University, he earned his B.A. in 1982 and his M.D. in 1986; completed his residency in 1993; and then served as an instructor and surgical oncology fellow.