A Leader In GIST Management

Meet Dr Joshua Ellenhorn

Joshua D.I. Ellenhorn, MD, FACS, is general surgeon and surgical oncologist with a clinical focus on innovative treatments for intestinal tumors including GIST. Dr. Ellenhorn has been on a pioneer in the use of minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic approaches for abdominal conditions. An accomplished educator and clinical researcher, Dr. Ellenhorn, has been repeatedly recognized nationally for his expertise in surgery.

Nationally Recognized for His Surgery Expertise in Gastrointestinal Cancers & GIST

Dr. Ellenhorn has been a leader in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery for gastrointestinal cancers, as well as in innovative breast-cancer treatments. Dr. Ellenhorn is a respected member of the surgical oncology community. He has given lectures on cancer treatment at prestigious facilities and universities across the country for nearly two decades, and is an active member and fellow of several notable surgical societies. Dr. Ellenhorn served as President of the Los Angeles Surgical Society in 2008, is the holder of two patents, and has been ranked in the top one percent of United States surgeons by U.S. News and World Report each year, since 2011. Dr. Ellenhorn is an expert at the evaluation and management of GIST. He has been performing open and minimally invasive operations for the resection of GIST for over 20 years.

Clinical & Research Expertise

A published researcher and editorial board member of several surgical journals, he has participated in directing future cancer research, as a peer-review panel member at the National Institutes of Health. In 2008, Dr. Ellenhorn published one of the first national studies demonstrating the benefit of tyrosine kinase inhibitors in the management of GIST. An accomplished educator and clinical researcher, Dr. Ellenhorn, has been repeatedly recognized nationally for his expertise in surgery.

In addition to treating patients with cancer, Dr. Ellenhorn is a medical educator. In addition to his lecture engagements, he has been a Professor of Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center, and he is currently a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and

Repeatedly Voted as a Top Doctor in Los Angeles by his peers

Since 2011, Dr. Ellenhorn has been named as one of LA’s “Top Docs” in the General Surgery category, annually.
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