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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.

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Anal Cancer
    • Bile Duct Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
    • Liver Cancer
    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Gastroenterology
    • Gastrointestinal Surgery Consultation

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2004

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Tumor
  • biliary stenosis
  • biliary strictures
  • biliary surgery
  • Biliary Tract Disorders
  • Cancer Surgery
  • cholecystectomy - laparoscopic
  • Colon Cancer
  • duodenal ulcer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disorders
  • Gallstones
  • gastrectomy
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumor
  • gastrointestinal malignancies
  • gastrointestinal oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Tumor
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • hernia surgery - incisional
  • hernia surgery - inguinal
  • jejunostomy tube placement
  • laparoscopic diagnosis - minimally invasive
  • laparoscopy staging
  • Liver Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • 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 Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • 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


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


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.

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