Education Recognition Research Women in Surgery

Hill Receives AHPBA Steve Sotsky Award

Angela Hill, MD, a general surgery resident at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, received the AHPBA 2024 Steve Sotsky Award from the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association for her work in cholangiocarcinoma research.

Hill was invited to receive the award at the AHPBA 2024 Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, FL, where she will present her research project, entitled “Spatial Transcriptomics Reveals Novel Insights into Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma Immunobiology.” She has six additional presentations.

“I am grateful for the incredible opportunity to work on this project, and it is an honor to be recognized by the AHPBA,” says Hill. “I look forward to continuing my work on omics research for the rest of residency and throughout my career.”

Hill is conducting research in the Washington University cholangiocarcinoma research laboratories, supported by the Washington University ‘Cancer Moonshot’ program supported by the NCI.

Her primary mentors are Ryan Fields, MD, the Kim and Tim Eberlein Professor of Surgical Oncology and co-leader of the Solid Tumor Therapeutics Program at the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; William Chapman, MD, the Eugene M. Bricker Professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of General Surgery and Section of Transplant Surgery; Maria B. Majella Doyle, MD, MBA, the Mid-America Transplant/Department of Surgery Distinguished Endowed Chair in Abdominal Transplantation; and Adeel Khan, MD, MPH, a professor of surgery, director of robotic transplantation and director of the abdominal transplant HPB fellowship.

“This prestigious award recognizes the remarkable work Dr. Hill has done in our laboratory,” says Fields, who is chief of the Section of Surgical Oncology and director of resident research for the general surgery residency program. “Recipients of the Sotsky Award have gone on to achieve other significant advances in HPB research. Dr. Hill is a brilliant researcher and surgeon with a bright career in academic surgery ahead of her.”

This award recognizes outstanding work in the field of cancer research by a resident and trainee.