Kelly M. McMasters, M.D., Ph.D.

Ben A. Reid, Sr, M.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery


Melanoma, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, liver tumors, sarcoma, stomach and gastrointestinal tumors

Contact Information

University of Louisville School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
550 South Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Office: (502) 852-5447; FAX (502) 852-1704


UofL Physicians - Surgery
401 E. Chestnut St., Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-8303


UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson (formerly Rutgers) Medical School, Piscataway, NJ (1988)


Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (Cell and Developmental Biology)(1989)


University of Louisville School of Medicine (General Surgery, Chief Administrative Resident) (1993-94)


University of Texas - M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Huston, TX (Junior Faculty Associate, Surgical Oncology Fellowship)(1994-96)


National Board of Medical Examiners (1990); American Board of Surgery (1995) Recertified (2005)

Research Interests

Melanoma therapies-Adenovirus-mediated gene therapy; Radio guided surgery for breast, melanoma, and parathyroid tumors as well as gastrointestinal, hepatic, and pancreaticobiliary tumors
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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Book Dr. McMasters is author of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, an authorative text on targeted therapy for the most common type of liver cancer. It is available both as a hard-cover and as an eBook.

Since its publication in 2010, there have been more than 4,000 chapter downloads.

The hardcover and Kindle editions are available from Amazon and the eBook is available from Springer.