Jacob S. Ankeny, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Jacob S. Ankeny

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-2991

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 195
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Stephanie Lundgren

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School

General Surgery, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, 2010-2017

Complex General Surgical Oncology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, 2017-2019


I am a Minnesota native from the small town of Blue Earth. I greatly value the physician-patient relationship and want to provide friendship, support, and expert consultation to the patients and families that I treat. My goal for our meetings is to build a trusting relationship, provide clarity and understanding of the disease process, and help create a framework for treatment moving forward. I am a surgeon by training, but my biggest goal is to treat you as an individual patient, with individual needs, in order to achieve a combination of the greatest duration and quality of life regardless of whether or not surgery is a part of that treatment plan.


Complex general surgical oncology, particularly malignancies of the pancreas, liver, biliary tract, stomach, and esophagogastric junction.

Awards & Recognition

  • UCLA William P. Longmire Society Inductee 2017
  • ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award 2014
  • Gerald S. Levey Surgeon-Scientist Scholarship Award 2012-2014
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 2009-Present

Professional Associations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology


Research Summary/Interests

My main research interests revolve around pancreatic and other upper GI malignancies. I have particular interest in tumor immunology, specifically the areas of adoptive cell therapy and dendritic cell based vaccines and their effects on the tumor immune microenvironment. I also have interest in tumor genetics and the investigation and development of biomarkers for early diagnosis, staging, and treatment guidance.


Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

Upper gastrointestinal malignancies including liver, pancreas, biliary tract, stomach, and gastroesophageal junction.