James Tomlinson, M.D.

A Short Biography:

James Tomlinson, MD, PhD received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1995. He was trained in General Surgery at UCLA, finishing in 2003. He also obtained his PhD degree in molecular biology at UCLA, and then completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in 2005. Dr. Tomlinson has been Chief of Surgical Oncology, at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA and Attending Surgeon in the Division of Surgical Oncology at UCLA since 2005. He has an active surgical oncology practice that is focused on pancreatic and biliary cancers. Dr. Tomlinson’s basic science research efforts are focused on the development and evaluation of novel targeted imaging agents against pancreas cancer. Currently, he is evaluating the potential of Anti-CA19-9 and Anti-CEA engineered antibody fragments to serve as PET-imaging agents of pancreas cancer. He also performs outcomes research which addresses clinical questions in the management of pancreas cancer.

Work Titles
California NanoSystems Institute Member, California NanoSystems Institute
UCLA Associate Professor In-Residence, Surgery Associate Professor In-Residence, Surgical Oncology Member, JCCC Cancer Molecular Imaging
M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1991 - 1995
2003 - 2005 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1995 - 1996 UCLA School of Medicine
1996 - 2003 UCLA School of Medicine
2004 American Board of Surgery

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Work Phone Number:

(310) 206-6909


Mailing Address:

UCLA Surg-Onc
BOX 951782
54-139A CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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