Medical Team

The team at Atlantic Surgical Oncology works within the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center’s Atlantic Melanoma Center at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, a clinical and research center of excellence, and an internationally-recognized program for skin malignancies.

Hepatobiliary & Gastrointestinal

Our multidisciplinary team for treating liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas cancer includes specialized physicians, an interventional radiologist, a nutritionist, and support services, including a designated gastrointestinal nurse navigator. Our surgeons include:

Lawrence Harrison, MD, FACS
Chief, Atlantic Surgical Oncology
Board Certification:
Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

   

Lee Starker, MD, PhD
Board Certification: Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine; Uppsala University
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center 

   

Angela Alistar, MD
Board Certification: Hematology, Oncology and Internal Medicine
Specialties: Hematology, Oncology
Medical Education: Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Tisch Cancer Institute
Residency: Englewood Hospital and Medical Center


Melanoma

Surgeons who treat melanoma include:

Eric Whitman, MD, FACS
Board Certification:
Surgery
Specialties:
Surgery, Oncology, Immunotherapy
Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University
Residency:
Pennsylvania State University – Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship:
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

   

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

   
Lee Starker, MD, PhD
Board Certification: Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine; Uppsala University
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center 
 

Mary Baker, APN
Specialties: Melanoma
Medical Education: Seton Hall University, Pace University and City University


Sarcoma

Surgeons who treat sarcoma at Atlantic Surgical Oncology include:

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
   
Lee Starker, MD, PhD
Board Certification: Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine; Uppsala University
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center 
   
Lawrence Harrison, MD, FACS
Chief, Atlantic Surgical Oncology
Board Certification:
Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Endocrine

Our surgeons have expertise and training to address surgical issues of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. The medical team for treating the endocrine system includes:

Eric Whitman, MD, FACS
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Pennsylvania State University
Residency: Pennsylvania State University – Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

   
Alan Furst

Kai Bickenbach, MD, FACS
Board Certification: Surgery
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Chicago
Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

   
Lee Starker, MD, PhD
Board Certification: Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology
Specialties: Surgery, Oncology
Medical Education: Ross University School of Medicine; Uppsala University
Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We see patients at Morristown Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center, and are affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group. We are participating providers of the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization.