Jacob S. Ankeny, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Jacob S. Ankeny

Contact Info

anke0019@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-2991

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Stephanie Lundgren

Administrative Phone
612-625-2991

Administrative Email
smlundgr@umn.edu

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

Summary

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.

Expertise

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

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.

Clinical

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery

Clinical Interests

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