Christine E. Van Cott, M.D., is a board-certified General Surgeon with a specialty in HepatoPancreaticoBiliary Surgery. She began practicing at St. Vincents Medical Center in 2010 after studying medicine at The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, completing her General Surgery residency at the Yale School of Medicine affiliated Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven CT. She then went on to fellowship training in HepatoPancreaticoBiliary/Upper GI Surgery at Auckland City Hospital, Auckland New Zealand at a highly competitive and world renowned surgical training program. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is the Medical Director for the Department of Surgery at the School of Medicine. She works to both educate and train medical students, nurses, Physician Assistants and Surgical Residents about the field of surgery and specifically surgical oncology.
She has written book chapters in some of the leading reference publications in her field along with presenting both nationally and internationally. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of both primary and metastatic malignancies of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tract. She is the Director of the Hereditary Risk Assessment Program and oversees one of the busiest genetic testing programs in the state of Connecticut. Dr. Van Cott prides herself on providing truly individualized patient care that allows her to care for the mind, body and spirit of her patients.
At St. Vincents Medical Center, Dr. Van Cott has established and directs the Peritoneal Malignancy and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC) program. HIPEC has become an integral part of treatment for some types of cancers including colon, gastric, ovarian, appendiceal, peritoneal mesothelioma and pseudomyxoma peritonei in that it is significantly extending patient survival rates.
She is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, American Hepato–Pancreato-Biliary Association, International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies and a member of the Connecticut Division of the American Liver Foundation’s Medical Advisory Committee. She is also the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Cancer Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer.
St. Vincent’s Medical Center is located in Bridgeport, CT and is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award. St. Vincent’s Medical Center is accredited by The Joint Commission on Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. Joint Commission accreditation is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. St. Vincent’s is also proud to be the first hospital in Fairfield County and one of only six in Connecticut to achieve Magnet® recognition, the highest national honor for nursing excellence.
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