Timothy J. Eberlein, MD

William K. Bixby Professor and Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Programs


Specialty Areas

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast surgery

Board Certifications

General Surgery


Medical School: University of Pittsburg, Pittsburg, PA, 1977

Honorary Master of Arts Degree: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1996


Surgical Residency, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 1984


Surgery, National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Professional Memberships

Awards and Honors

  • 2011, Honorary Member, French Academy of Surgery
  • 2011, President, American Surgical Association
  • 2008, Honorary Fellow, Swiss Surgical Society
  • 2006, Sheen Award, American College of Surgeons
  • 2004, Election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science
  • 2004, Longmire Lecturer – Young Surgical Investigator’s Conference, American College of Surgeons
  • 2003, Philip S. Hench Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • 1996, Honorary Fellow, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons (Glasgow)

Areas of Research Interest

  • Tumor immunology and immune therapies using T-cells and T-cell subpopulations
  • Tumor/lymphocyte interactions and their role in tumor rejection
  • Identification of tumor associated antigens
  • Identification of the co-stimulatory molecules and pathways in human solid tumors
  • Clinical aspects of therapy for sarcomas, melanoma, breast cancer, and malignancies of the GI tract



Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

VA Medical Center – St. Louis

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Joanne Knight Breast Health Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite F, Floor 5
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-8021
Fax: (314) 454-1898

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Department of Surgery
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St. Louis, MO 63110
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