Christopher LaRocca, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology,

Christopher LaRocca

Contact Info

clarocca@umn.edu

Administrative Assistant Name
Stephanie Lundgren

Administrative Phone
612-625-2991

Administrative Email
smlundgr@umn.edu

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology


MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)

Residency, General Surgery, University of Minnesota (2017)

Fellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology, City of Hope National Medical Center (2019)

Summary

As a surgical oncologist, I aspire to provide my patients with compassionate, cutting-edge cancer treatment and to care for them as if they were family members.

Expertise

  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018: Society for Translational Oncology Rising Star 
  • 2017: David Gaviser Surgical Research Award  
  • 2015: Justin W. Goodhue Humanitarian Scholarship   
  • 2015: Minnesota Surgical Society Cancer Award  
  • 2013: VFW Surgical Oncology Research Award

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Cancer Research 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Society of Surgical Oncology

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My main research interests are in gene therapy and oncolytic virotherapy. As a surgeon-scientist, I aim to translate these novel therapeutics to the clinic to bridge the gap between the lab bench and the patient's bedside. In addition, I also have an interest in surgical oncology outcomes research.

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal cancers, cytoreductive surgery & HIPEC, sarcoma, melanoma