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Charles M. Vollmer, MD

Charles M. Vollmer, MD Surgeon

Director, Pancreatic Surgery Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Vollmer is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • Biliary Stenosis
  • Biliary Stricture (Bile Duct Stricture)
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Inguinal Hernia Surgery
  • Jejunostomy Tube Placement (J-Tube Placement)
  • Laparoscopic Diagnosis - Minimally Invasive
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery (Cholecystectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopy Staging
  • Liver Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pancreas Biopsy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Pseudocysts
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Port Placement
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Small Intestine Disorders
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Removal Surgery (Gastrectomy)
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University, St. Louis
Fellowship: University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals

Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research, National American Board of Surgery, National American College of Surgeons Cancer Care Standards Development Committee – Pancreas Section , National American College of Surgeons, National American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA), National American Surgical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Boston Pancreas Study Group, Local Boston Surgical Society, Local Co-Chair for 1st International Consensus Conference on Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery, International International Association of Pancreatology, International International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA), International John H. Gibbon, Jr. Surgical Society, Local National Pancreas Foundation, Board of Directors – Boston Chapter, National New England Surgical Society, Local Pancreas Cancer , National Scientific Committee, Pancreas Cancer , National Scientific Program Chairman for 2016 Biennial Meeting – Sao Paulo, Brazil 2016, International Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of Clinical Surgery, National Society of University Surgeons, National St. George’s Society/American Cancer Society, National Surgical Biology Club II, National Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery, National Surgical Outcomes Club, National The Canadian Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Club, National The Pancreas Club, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Vollmer is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Castillo-Angeles M, Calvillo-Ortiz R; Watkins AA, Acosta D, Chan C, Vollmer CM, and Kent TS.: Assessment of patient health literacy: An international survey of HPB surgeons. Submitted to the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA : 2017.

Ecker BL, McMillan MT, Vollmer CM, and the Distal Pancreatectomy Study Group.: Risk factors and mitigation strategies for pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy: Analysis of 2,026 resections from the international, multi-institution distal pancreatectomy study group. Oral Presentation at the 51st Annual Pancreas Club Meeting. Also an Oral Presentation at the American College of Surgeons' 2017 Clinical Congress : 2017.

Concours S, Kirkland M, Schuricht A, Dempsey DT, Vollmer CM, Drebin JA, and Lee MK.: Repeat cholecystectomy for the retained gallbladder remnant: presentation and management. Submitted to the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA : 2017.

Valero V, Grimm JC, He J, Cameron JL, Wolfgang CL, Vollmer CM, and Weiss MJ.: Predictors of index hospitalization costs following major pancreatic resection. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA : 2017.

Maggino L, Ecker BL, Pitt HA, and Vollmer CM.: Impact of operative time on outcomes after pancreatic resection: A risk-adjusted analysis using the ACS-NSQIP database. Oral presentation at the American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress. San Diego, CA : 2017.

Kantor O, Talamonti MS, Pitt HA, Vollmer CM, Riall TS, Hall BL, Wang CH, and Baker MS.: Using the NSQIP Pancreatic Demonstration Project to Derive a Modified Fistula Risk Score for Preoperative Risk Stratification for Patients Undergoing Pancreatocoduodenectomy. Submitted to the 2017 ACS NSQIP Annual Conference. New York, New York. : 2017.

Ecker Brett L, McMillan Matthew T, Asbun Horacio J, Ball Chad G, Bassi Claudio, Beane Joal D, Behrman Stephen W, Berger Adam C, Dickson Euan J, Bloomston Mark, Callery Mark P, Christein John D, Dixon Elijah, Drebin Jeffrey A, Castillo Carlos Fernandez-Del, Fisher William E, Fong Zhi Ven, Haverick Ericka, Hollis Robert H, House Michael G, Hughes Steven J, Jamieson Nigel B, Javed Ammar A, Kent Tara S, Kowalsky Stacy J, Kunstman John W, Malleo Giuseppe, Poruk Katherine E, Salem Ronald R, Schmidt Carl R, Soares: Characterization and Optimal Management of High-Risk Pancreatic Anastomoses During Pancreatoduodenectomy. Annals of surgery : 2017.

McMillan Matthew T, Malleo Giuseppe, Bassi Claudio, Sprys Michael H, Ecker Brett L, Drebin Jeffrey A, Vollmer Charles M: Pancreatic fistula risk for pancreatoduodenectomy: an international survey of surgeon perception. HPB : the official journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association 19 (6): 515-524,2017.

Puri P, Watkins AA, Maggino L, Kent TS, and Vollmer CM.: Decision-making for the management of cystic lesions of the pancreas: How satisfied are patients with surgery? Oral presentation at the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL May 9, 2017, and at the SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Symposium, May 6, 2017. Also Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 51st Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL May 6, 2017. Oral presentation at the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL May 9, 2017, and at the SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Symposium. Also Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 51st Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL : 2017.

Puri P, Watkins AA, Maggino L, Kent TS, and Vollmer CM.: Decision-making for the management of cystic lesions of the pancreas: How satisfied are patients with surgery? Oral presentation at the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL May 9, 2017, and at the SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Symposium, May 6, 2017. Also Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 51st Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL May 6, 2017. Oral presentation at the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting for Digestive Disease Week. Chicago, IL May 9, 2017, and at the SSAT Residents and Fellows Research Symposium. Also Oral Presentation at the Pancreas Club 51st Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery/ Division of General Surgery
4th Floor, Silverstein Pavilion
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)