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Treatment Team

Gastrointestinal Cancers Clinic

Russell G. Postier, MD

David Ross Boyd Professor & Chair

Dr. Postier graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1975. He began his training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1975 and completed his surgical training in 1980. In 1981 he returned to Oklahoma and joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. He became board certified by the American Board of Surgery in 1982. He is a member of several national and local professional societies. In 2002 he was appointed as a director of the American Board of Surgery, served as Vice-Chairman of the Board in 2007 and completed his term as Chairman of the American Board of Surgery in 2009.

Dr. Postier's research efforts in the clinical arena have involved the search for improved therapeutics in a range of surgical diseases primarily, pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He has secured over 9.5 million dollars in research monies for the Department of Surgery and the College of Medicine over the past several years. His surgical expertise includes gastrointestinal surgery with special interest in the biliary tract and pancreas.


Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Medical School: OU College of Medicine

Research Interests:

Pancreatic Cancers

Professional Associations:

American Surgical Association
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Association for Academic Surgery; American College of Surgeons
Southern Surgical Association
American Board of Medical Specialties and American Board of Surgery, Chairman (2008-2009)