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Laura Lambert, MD

Laura Lambert, MD

Clinical Professor

Surgical Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute
2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

For appointments
t: 801-587-4415
f: 801-585-3749

Dr. Laura Lambert was born and raised in Burlington, Vermont and is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. It was during a volunteer surgical mission in Haiti in 1990 that Dr. Lambert realized that she wanted to be a surgeon. After returning from Haiti, Dr. Lambert attended Harvard Medical School and completed residency in general surgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. During her residency, Dr Lambert was further inspired to pursue a career in surgical oncology while working on vaccines for patients afflicted by cancer. She then went for fellowship training in surgical oncology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. After completing fellowship, Dr Lambert joined the faculty at M.D. Anderson as an assistant professor in surgical oncology with a clinical focus on the surgical management of peritoneal-based malignancies, including the use of intraperitoneal chemotherapy. During her tenure at M.D. Anderson, Dr Lambert developed a national reputation for the care of patients with carcinomatosis and also initiated a translational research program investigating the potential use of therapy targeted at alterations in the cell cycle of cancer cells as a means of sensitizing cancer cells to chemotherapy.

Recognizing a growing national need for comprehensive care for patients with peritoneal-based cancers, Dr Lambert was recruited to the UMass Memorial Medical Center to continue her clinical and research efforts. While at UMass, she became board-certified in Palliative Medicine and was promoted to associate professor. Her research efforts included the formation of the UMass Appendiceal Cancer Research Group. In January 2018, she was recruited to the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah in Salk Lake City to start a new peritoneal malignancy program. Through comprehensive patient-centred care, research and education, Dr Lambert hopes to improve the outcomes and alleviate the suffering caused by appendiceal and other peritoneal-based cancers. She also continues to volunteer as a surgeon in Haiti.

Our medical advisors

Prof Wim P Ceelen

Prof Wim P Ceelen

Prof Wim Ceelen is a senior GI surgeon at Ghent University Hospital, also an Associate Professor in surgical oncology at Ghent University.

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Professor Paul Moroz

Professor Paul Moroz

Prof. Moroz advises Pseudomyxoma Survivor, as a specialist in pseudomyxoma peritonei and HIPEC treatment, based in Australia.

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Dr Aditi Bhatt

Dr Aditi Bhatt

Aditi Bhatt is an Indian surgical oncologist who specializes in the
management of primary peritoneal malignancies and secondary peritoneal metastases of gastrointestinal and gynecological origin.

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Dr Jason Spendelow

Dr Jason Spendelow

Supporting our commitment to living with pseudomyxoma peritonei and appendix cancer, we welcome Dr Spendelow as a medical advisor.

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Professor Norman Carr

Professor Norman Carr

Norman John Carr was previously Director of Research and Consultant Histopathologist at the Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Basingstoke

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Mr Omer Aziz

Mr Omer Aziz

Omer Aziz is a UK-based consultant colorectal surgeon at The Christie and a member of the Pseudomyxoma Survivor medical advisory board.

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