Timothy Eberlein, MD

Timothy Eberlein, MD


Primary Academic Title

Director, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As director of the Siteman Cancer Center and a Washington University surgeon, Dr. Eberlein oversees the clinical, research and educational endeavors of Washington University. Dr. Eberlein is a member of our breast cancer specialist team and cares for patients diagnosed with breast cancer through treatment and recovery.

Research Interest

Identification of tumor antigens; study of antigen presentation pathways and co-stimulatory factors; design of a novel vaccine using already obtained unique solid tumor antigens; strategies in the treatment of breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancers; clinical trials involving various biologies in the treatment of solid tumors; murine congenic model to study the mechanism of immune therapies toward developing better treatment strategies.


  • 1977: MD, University of Pittsburgh


  • 1977 - 1979: Intern and resident, surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston
  • 1979 - 1982: Research fellow, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md.
  • 1982 - 1984: Resident and chief resident, surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
  • 1985 - 1985: Chief resident, surgery, Brockton/West Roxbury Veteran's Administration Hospital, Boston

Board Certification

  • 1987, 1995, 2006: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery

Selected Research Publications

Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention Perspective.
  • Colditz GA, Drake BF, Eberlein TJ
  • Cancer Prev Res (Phila) 2023
Addressing the Surgical Workplace: An Opportunity to Create a Culture of Belonging.
  • Pugh CM, Kirton OC, Tuttle JEB, [...] Eberlein TJ, [...] Britt LD
  • Ann Surg 2023

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Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

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