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Martin McCarter, MD
Professor, Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Surgical Director for the Esophageal and Gastric Multidisciplinary Clinic
Vice Chair for Strategy and Program Development Department of Surgery
Clinic (720) 848-3532
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Gender: Male
Languages: English
Department, Section/Division: Surgery-Surgical Oncology

Practice Locations

UCH - Cancer Center
1665 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
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University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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Esophagus & Gastric Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic - Anschutz
1665 Aurora Ct
3rd Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
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CU Specialty Care at Highlands Ranch Cancer Care - Surgical Oncology
1500 Park Central Drive, Suite 101
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Surgery - Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery, Board Certification (2001)
  • Surgical Oncology, Certificate (2001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Digestive System
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
Clinical Interest for Patients
My clinical interests apply to the broad field of Surgical Oncology with emphasis on Gastrointestinal Cancers (Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, Rectum), Melanoma, and Sarcoma. I am a firm believer in delivering a multidisciplinary care team approach designed to best suit the individual patient situation. I am also a strong believer in advancing medical knowledge through both clinical and translational research and actively participate in many national and local trials striving to improve cancer outcomes. I am particularly interested in developing new treatments that enhance the patients own immune system to fight cancer.

Care Philosophy
I aim to provide the best possible care taking into consideration the individual patient's specific cancer and treatment goals. Surgery is just one aspect of the team based integrated multidisciplinary care we strive to deliver.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy living all of Colorado's adventures with my wife and two children.

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Information for Referring Providers

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers
My clinical interests apply to the broad field of Surgical Oncology with emphasis on Gastrointestinal Cancers (Esophagus, Stomach, Colon, Rectum), Melanoma, and Sarcoma

Research Interest for Referring Providers
My research interests are primarily focused on understanding and overcoming tumor induced immune suppression. Along with my research colleagues, we have active investigations intent on discovering how tumors shut down the immune response to the cancer, and more importantly, find ways to prevent this from occurring. I lead investigator initiated clinical trials developing treatments that enhance a patient's own immune response against tumors. In addition, I work closely with other cancer researchers in developing and applying targeted and immunotherapies therapies for GI tumors, Melanoma and Sarcoma.

Clinic Phone: (720) 848-3532

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