Eugene P. Ceppa

Eugene P. Ceppa, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Bio

Dr. Ceppa joined the IU School of Medicine in August 2012 as an assistant professor of surgery.  This followed completing his undergraduate degree and medical doctorate at the Johns Hopkins University (1995-2003).  He went to the Duke University Medical Center to complete his general surgery residency (2003-2010) with a two-year research fellowship at UCSF (2005-2007) studying mechanisms of pain signalling in pancreatitis.  He completed two advanced surgical fellowships in minimally invasive/bariatric surgery at Duke University (2011) and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgery at Indiana University (2012).  Once joining the faculty at the IU School of Medicine in 2012, he has developed a surgical practicing focused on minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery with a focus in benign & malignant disease of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and biliary system, as well as benign foregut disease and abdominal wall hernia.  His minimally invasive practice includes laparoscopy, endoscopy, and robotic surgery.  His clinical interests include hereditary pancreatic cancer as well as surgical quality (surgical site infection).  He holds numerous educations roles as the associate program director of the IU general surgery residency and IU HPB surgery fellowship.  Currently, serving as the Co-Director of the IU Pancreatic Cyst & Cancer Early Detection Center (PCC-EDC) and Director of the Hereditary Pancreatic Cancer Program.  His research interests are similar to his clinical interests which have resulted in over 70 peer-reviewed publications, 20 book-chapters, and 80 abstracts for presentation to surgical meetings.

 

Educational Timeline:

Johns Hopkins University - Undergraduate (1995-1999)

Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (1999-2003)

Duke University - General Surgery Residency (2003-2005)

University of California, San Francisco - Surgical Research Fellowship (2005-2007)

Duke University - General Surgery Residency (2007-2010)

Duke University - Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship (2010-2011)

Indiana University - Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery Fellowship (2011-2012)

 

Key Publications

Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic cancer is safe and effective.

Bauman MD, Becerra DG, Kilbane EM, Zyromski NJ, Schmidt CM, Pitt HA, Nakeeb A, House MG, Ceppa EP.

Surg Endosc. 2017 Jun 22. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5633-7. [Epub ahead of print]

PMID:
28643065
 

Laparoscopic Gastroepiploic Lymphovascular Pedicle Harvesting for the Treatment of Extremity Lymphedema: A Novel Technique.

Johnston ME, Socas J, Hunter JL, Ceppa EP.

Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2017 Jun;27(3):e40-e43. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000412.

PMID:
28582379
 

The Impact of Hepaticojejunostomy Leaks After Pancreatoduodenectomy: a Devastating Source of Morbidity and Mortality.

Jester AL, Chung CW, Becerra DC, Molly Kilbane E, House MG, Zyromski NJ, Max Schmidt C, Nakeeb A, Ceppa EP.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Jun;21(6):1017-1024. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3406-1. Epub 2017 Mar 24.

PMID:
28342120
 

Impact of Fellow Versus Resident Assistance on Outcomes Following Pancreatoduodenectomy.

Carr RA, Chung CW, Schmidt CM 2nd, Jester A, Kilbane ME, House MG, Zyromski NJ, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM, Ceppa EP.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Jun;21(6):1025-1030. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3383-4. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

PMID:
28194616

 

Examining variation in cost based on surgeon choices for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Adkins HH, Hardacker TJ, Ceppa EP.

Surg Endosc. 2016 Jul;30(7):2679-84. doi: 10.1007/s00464-015-4553-7. Epub 2015 Oct 20.

PMID:
26487210
 

Reducing Readmissions after Pancreatectomy: Limiting Complications and Coordinating the Care Continuum.

Ceppa EP, Pitt HA, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM, Zyromski NJ, House MG, Kilbane EM, George-Minkner AN, Brand B, Lillemoe KD.

J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Sep;221(3):708-16. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2015.05.012. Epub 2015 May 27.

 

Reducing surgical site infections in hepatopancreatobiliary surgery.

Ceppa EP, Pitt HA, House MG, Kilbane EM, Nakeeb A, Schmidt CM, Zyromski NJ, Lillemoe KD.

HPB (Oxford). 2013 May;15(5):384-91. doi: 10.1111/j.1477-2574.2012.00604.x. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

PMID:
23557410
 

Hereditary pancreatitis: endoscopic and surgical management.

Ceppa EP, Pitt HA, Hunter JL, Leys CM, Zyromski NJ, Rescorla FJ, Sandrasegaran K, Fogel EL, McHenry LW, Watkins JL, Sherman S, Lehman GA.

J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 May;17(5):847-56; discussion 856-7. doi: 10.1007/s11605-013-2167-8. Epub 2013 Feb 23.

PMID:
23435738
 

Endoscopic versus surgical ampullectomy: an algorithm to treat disease of the ampulla of Vater.

Ceppa EP, Burbridge RA, Rialon KL, Omotosho PA, Emick D, Jowell PS, Branch MS, Pappas TN.

Ann Surg. 2013 Feb;257(2):315-22. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318269d010.

 

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Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency
  • Associate Program Director of HPB Surgery Fellowship
  • Co-Director of IU Pancreatic Cyst & Cancer Early Detection Center