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Treatment Team

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS

John A. Schilling Chair in Surgery; Professor, Department of Surgery

Barish H. Edil, MD, FACS is the Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Edil works within the Gastrointestinal Cancers Clinic at the Stephenson Cancer Center.

At the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Edil serves on the Operations Committee and the OU Physicians Council.

Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma Dr. Edil was the Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Colorado at Denver. He was also a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he served as the director and coordinator of the physician’s assistant surgery residency and the medical student surgical oncology rotations.

Dr. Edil is an active member of many professional associations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research.  He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He also serves as a peer reviewer on multiple academic journals, such as the Journal of Surgical Research and the Journal of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Edil completed medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine. He then attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center to complete a general surgery internship, a surgical oncology research fellowship and a general surgery residency.  He also completed the Assistant Chief of Service in Clinical Fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of medicine.

Dr. Edil is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.


Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Residency: OU College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK
Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Madison, WI

Honors and Awards:

Pioneer Award, University of Colorado, 2016
Top Doctors, 2016
Society of Surgical Oncology Poster of Distinction in Basic Science, 2010
American Academy of Cancer Research, Clinical Trials Scholarship for Faculty, 2008

Professional Associations:

American Association for Cancer Research
American College of Surgeons; Fellow
American Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Association
Association of Academic Surgeons
Biology Club II
Halsted Society
Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Society of Surgical Oncology
Western Surgical Society