Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS

Charles J. Yeo, MD, FACS

Contact Dr. Yeo

1015 Walnut Street
Curtis Building, Suite 620
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-8643
(215) 923-6609 fax

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - 1979


Johns Hopkins Hospital


S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Board Certification


Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 
  • Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 
  • Castle Connolly's America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Education & Training

Dr. Charles J. Yeo was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and attended Spring Valley Senior High School in Spring Valley, New York.  He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1975, summa cum laude with an A.B. in Biochemistry.  Dr. Yeo graduated in 1979 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, being awarded the Upjohn Achievement Award and was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa.  While completing his internship and residency in General Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he pursued a one year Research Fellowship at the S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Dr. Yeo joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University as an Instructor and Assistant Chief of Service in the Department of Surgery in 1985, and rose to the rank of Professor of Surgery in 1996.  In 1997, he became a Professor in the Department of Oncology. Dr. Yeo directed the Pancreatic Cancer Interdisciplinary Working Group at Johns Hopkins, and served as the Surgical Clerkship Coordinator and Surgical Curriculum Consultant. In 2001, Dr. Yeo received the Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  In 2002, Dr. Yeo was named to an endowed chair at Johns Hopkins, becoming the inaugural John L. Cameron M.D. Professor for Alimentary Tract Diseases. 

On October 1, 2005 Dr. Yeo was named the 8th Samuel D. Gross Professor and he assumed the chairmanship of the Department of Surgery at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Thomas Jefferson University.

Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Yeo's primary interests and research have been in the field of alimentary tract surgery, focusing on  hepatopancreaticobiliary surgery - the evaluation of patients with pancreatic, biliary and related cancer, and the management of patients with unusual pancreatic neoplasms, as well as acute and chronic pancreatitis.

  • Editor-in-chief of the two-volume encyclopedic Shackelford's Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, 7th Edition, published in 2013
  • Serves on the editorial boards of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, Surgery, and Annals of Surgery
  • Associate Editor of Advances in Surgery and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Author of over 500 peer reviewed scientific papers, numerous abstracts, over 105 book chapters, and over 15 books or monographs
  • Travels nationally and internationally teaching and lecturing on the treatment of benign and malignant pancreatic diseases
  • Personally performed over 1600 Whipple procedures, and has treated well over 2200 patients with pancreatic and related cancers