Physician’s Profile

Top Doctor: 

John A. Chabot, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery
Division of GI / Endocrine Surgery
Vice President, ColumbiaDoctors
Chief, Division of GI/Endocrine Surgery
Executive Director, Pancreas Center

Dr. Chabot has spent the duration of his career at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia since 1983, when he began his internship in transplantation. He has dedicated his career with resolute focus on the prevention, treatment, and cure for pancreatic cancer. Having progressed from intern, resident, and fellow to Professor, mentor, and Executive Director of the Pancreas Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, Dr. Chabot intimately understands the culture and practice of medicine and surgery at the hospital. He is in a well-grounded position to lead ColumbiaDoctors in responding to the challenges associated with rapid innovation, advancing technology, and the highly informed patient.

In addition to serving as Executive Director of the Pancreas Center, Dr. Chabot is Chief of GI/Endocrine Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the David V. Habif Professor of Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Cancer Care
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Hepatobiliary Pancreas Disease
  • Jaundice
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Resection Surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Mesothelioma of Peritoneum
  • Pancreas and Biliary Tract Surgery
  • Pancreas Cancer
  • Pancreas Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreatic Tumor
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sarcoma
  • Surgery, General
  • Thyroid Cancer
Honors & Awards:

2015-2016, New York Magazine's Top Doctors

2015, Jerry Gliklich Practitioner of the Year Award, Society of Practitioners of CUMC

2014, Teaching Award in Surgery for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, General Surgery Chief Residents, NYP/Columbia

2008, Physician of the Year, Nursing Service of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

2004, Special Recognition Award, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

1998, Thomas C. King Resident Teaching Award

1997, Teacher of the Year, P&S Graduating Class

1991, Habif Scholar

1990, Ortho Foundation Award

1990, Blakemore Award for Surgical Research

1987, 88-Blakemore Prize for Surgical Research

1987, Upjohn Young Scientist Award

1985-1987, Irvington House Institute Fellowship

1979, Alpha Omega Alpha, Dartmouth Medical School

1979, Signa XI, Scientific Research Society

1978, Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society

1978, Magna Cum Laude, Tufts University


Chabot JA, Wei- Yann T, Fine RL, Chen C, Kumar CK, Antman KA, Grann VR.Pancreatic Proteolytic Enzyme Therapy Compared to Gemcitabine based Chemotherapy For the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer ( Pancam) J Clin Oncol. 2010; 28 (12):2058-63.

DiNorcia J, Lee MK, Reavey PL, Genkinger JM, Lee JA, Schrope BA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD. One Hundred Thirty Resections for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor: Evaluating the Impact of Minimally Invasive and Parenchyma-Sparing Techniques. J Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010;14(10):1536-1546.

Li, Jia, Merl, Man Yee, Chabot, John A, Saif, Muhammad Wasif. Updates of Adjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? Journal of the Pancreas. 2010;11(4): 310-312.

Botwinick, IC, Schrope, BA, Chabot, JA. Distal Pancreatectomy with En Bloc Celiac Axis Resection After Neoadjuvant Therapy for Locally Advanced Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma. Pancreas. 2010; 39(7):1111-1113.

DiNorcia J, Schrope BA, Lee MK, Reavey PL, Rosen SJ, Lee JA, Chabot JA, Allendorf JD, Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy Offers Shorter Hospital Stays with Fewer Complications. J Gastrointestinal Surgery. 2010 June 30.(epub ahead of print)