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David L Bartlett, MD
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AHN Surgical Oncology
AHN Cancer Center - AGH (Primary)
314 E North Ave, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Fax (412) 442-2323
AHN Surgical Oncology
AHN Cancer Institute – Saint Vincent
Saint Vincent Hospital Oncology
2508 Myrtle St, Suite 100
Erie, PA 16502
Fax (412) 442-2323

Dr. David Bartlett is chair of the AHN Cancer Institute. An internationally recognized cancer surgeon, he is a pioneer in abdominal cancer treatment and a dedicated, prolific researcher. He is past president of the Society of Surgical Oncology.

He served as a senior investigator in the surgery division of the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, where he developed innovative surgical techniques to treat patients with abdominal and liver cancers and performed cutting-edge laboratory research in viral based immune therapies.

Dr. Bartlett received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed his surgical residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He continued his training with a Fellowship in surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He completed research fellowships at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas, and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Board-certified by the American Board of Surgeons, Dr. Bartlett holds membership in several professional surgical and oncology societies. He received many academic honors during his career and has been chosen as one of Pittsburgh’s Best Doctors every year since 2006.

He has published over 300 research papers in medical journals and has contributed chapters to more than 40 publications. In addition, he lectures widely at national and international meetings and conferences.

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Abdominal Cancers
Appendiceal Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Liver Tumors
Pancreatic Cancer
Peritoneal Mestastases
Surgical Oncology


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"Dr Bartlett is a wonderful dr."

December 27, 2022

"I have had nothing but praise for the Dr.s and staff"

December 16, 2022

"I was in search of a second opinion for my rare appendix cancer diagnosis. Dr.Bartlett reviewed my case thoroughly and provided important disease surveillance information for me."

December 14, 2022

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December 14, 2022

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November 04, 2022

"Everything went very well. Was very pleased that Dr. Bartlett provided next steps and what outcomes might be possible."

October 21, 2022

"I appreciate that he was going to bring up my difficulty problem to his committee of colleagues and get back to me."

October 19, 2022

"Dr. Bartlett is awesome"

September 30, 2022

"Dr Bartlett was wonderful, it was a very positive experience!"

September 28, 2022

"We could never thank Dr. Bartlett enough for his kindness in meeting with us. The results confirmed our current course of treatment and gave us great hope for the future. The staff was incredible throughout the process. Very grateful."

August 19, 2022



System Chair of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Cancer Institute


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


University of Texas Medical School


American Board of Surgery


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania