Mecker Moller

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Mecker G. Möller, MD

Professor of Surgery Director, Regional Therapies Program
Director, Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program

Mecker G. Möller, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon, who is a highly skilled and experienced surgical oncologist. Dr. Moller specializes in performing surgery for cancerous tumors in the digestive tract (stomach, appendix, intestines), soft tissue sarcomas (cancer in fat, muscles, tendons and supporting tissue) and cutaneous cancer (malignant melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, squamous/basal cell cancers, desmoid tumors).

Dr. Möller is an expert in both traditional and minimally invasive cancer therapies, including complex cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for locally advanced and metastatic cancers of the abdomen. HIPEC delivers high-dose heated chemotherapy in the operating room after a surgical removal of visible cancer disease and is effective in a variety of cancers. She also has extensive experience in oncolytic therapies and clinical trials for unresectable and advanced melanomas.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Möller is passionate about global surgery, surgical education research and using clinical and translational research to improve care for cancer patients. She has been inducted into the Academy of Master Surgeons Educators of the American College of Surgeons, one of the highest honors given to academic surgeons. Her work has published in multiple peer-reviewed articles in journals, including American Journal of Surgery, JAMA Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, Journal of Surgical Education and Journal of Cancer. She has been a renowned speaker in multiple national and international conferences.

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical Education

  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua

Internship

  • Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center and Michigan State University

Residency

  • Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center and Michigan State University

Fellowship

  • Moffitt Cancer Center

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  • PHCS PPO
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