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Douglas L. Fraker, MD

Douglas L. Fraker, MD Physician

Chief, Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery Professor of Surgery

Dr. Fraker is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Douglas L. Fraker

Received the Penn Medicine Award of Excellence, 2006

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2012, 2014 - 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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

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Clinical Specialties


  • Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1992

Clinical Expertise:

  • Adrenal Mass
  • Adrenal Nodules
  • Adrenalectomy
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer (Cholangiocarcinoma)
  • Carcinoid of the Stomach
  • Carcinoid Tumor of Pancreas
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Colon Tumors
  • Conn Syndrome
  • Cystadenoma of Pancreas
  • Esophagogastric Junction Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Hepatobiliary Malignancies
  • Insulinoma
  • Intestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • Intestine Cancer Surgery
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm
  • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Spleen Removal Surgery (Splenectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Whipple Procedure
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Metastases
  • Liver Surgery
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Pancreatic Duct
  • Malignant Tumor of Extrahepatic Bile Duct
  • Metastatic Colon Cancer
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Nodular Goiter
  • Pancreas Head Cancer
  • Pancreas Tail Cancer
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors (Islet Cell Tumors)
  • Pancreatic Tumors
  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Mass
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer (Gastric Cancer)
  • Stomach Tumor Surgery
  • Stromal Tumor of the Intestine
  • Surgical Management of Advanced Hepato-Biliary Cancer
  • Surgical Management of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodules
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • OPR Medicare
  • OPR New Jersey Medicaid
  • OPR Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
Residency: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital
Residency: University of California - San Francisco
Fellowship: National Cancer Institute


Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, National American Association for Cancer Research, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, National American Board of Surgery, National American Cancer Society Southeast Regional Medical Advisory Board, Local American Cancer Society, National American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, National American College of Surgeons, Metropolitan Philadelphia Chapter, Local American College of Surgeons, National American Society of Clinical Oncology, National American Surgical Association, National Associate Examiner, Inaugural Oral Boards in Complex General Surgical Oncology American Board of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, February 8-11, 2015., National Chairperson, Clinical Endocrinology Subcommittee, Endocrinology Section, 2010, National International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, International International Association of Endocrine Surgeons, International International School of Surgical Oncology, International John Morgan Society, National K12 Program in Molecular & Cellular Biologics, National Member, AACR Pancreatic Cancer Research Grants Scientific Review Committee, National Member, Executive Committee American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, National Member, Grants Review Committee, "Innovative Research Programs to Improve, National Micro-Circulatory Society, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Scientific Advisory Board, National Societe Internationale de Chirurgie, International Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, National Society of Biologic Therapy, National Society of Clinical Surgery, National Society of University Surgeons, National Surgical Biology Club II, National The Endocrine Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Fraker is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Surgery
Division of Endocrine & Oncologic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street
4 Silverstein

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-7866
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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