Pancreatic and Robotic Surgeon
Dr. Babak (Bobby) Eghbalieh specializes in hepatobiliary pancreatic surgery as well as general surgery with advanced training in robotic surgery. He completed his residency in general surgery at UCSF Fresno. He underwent further training in pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is a certified robotic surgeon, robotic instructor, proctor for Da Vinci Surgical System, and one of only 20 surgeons nationally who are recognized as robotic surgery epicenters. He has performed the highest number of robotic general surgeries in all of the Los Angeles basin.
Dr. Eghbalieh is an associate clinical professor of surgery from UCSF, where he spent the last decade as academic faculty at UCSF, Department of Surgery. During his tenure at UCSF, he served in many roles including Vice-Chair of Surgery, Director of Robotic Surgery, Co-Director of the HPB & GI Oncology, Cancer Liaison Physician (CLP) to the Commission of Cancer, Chair of Cancer Committee, as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee at the Community Medical Centers (CMC) in Fresno, CA.
Currently, he is the Director of Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Surgery as well as the Director of Robotic Surgery at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (PHCMC). Furthermore, he serves as the Chair of the Cancer Committee and Cancer Liaison Physician for the cancer program at PHCMC. He has an amazing passion for taking care of patients with cancer and providing them with state-of-the-art treatments utilizing a personalized multi-disciplinary plan of care. Over the years he has accumulated numerous accolades including the American Cancer Society 2012 Physician Innovation Award for his work with pancreatic cancer patients, Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s 2015 Man of the Year for Central CA, as well as Outstanding Leadership Award 2017 for his role in CMC Cancer Committee. His passion for pancreatic cancer treatment has led him to serve as the co-chair of the Los Angeles Executive Leadership Committee for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN).
He currently oversees and runs the only pancreatic cancer patient support group in the San Fernando Valley and one of three in all of Los Angeles.
He has been very active in teaching the next generation of surgeons as well as multiple research publications, abstracts, presentations at national meetings, and book chapters. Dr. Eghbalieh takes pride in providing excellent multi-disciplinary care for his patients.