• Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS

    Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS

    Program Director

    Horacio Asbun, M.D., FACS, is Chief of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery for the Miami Cancer Institute. He is a surgical oncologist specializing in the treatment of cancers and diseases of the liver, gallbladder, biliary system and pancreas. Prior to this role, he served as director of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Program and chairman of General Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

    Dr. Asbun received his medical degree from the University of Chile in Santiago, Chile. His postdoctoral training includes a general surgery fellowship at Hospital de La Santa Cruz y San Pablo, Autonomous University, in Barcelona, Spain, and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. Following this training, he completed a general surgery residency at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, CA, University of San Diego California associated program. He also completed a fellowship in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreas surgery at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA. He is Board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

    Throughout his career, Dr. Asbun has repeatedly been named a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connelly Ltd. He conducts collaborative clinical research to improve treatment efficacy and patient outcomes. He has published more than 150 scientific articles, 110 peer reviewed surgical videos and 35 book chapters in his specialty. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the American College of Surgeons Multimedia Atlas, has edited six surgical books, is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals.

    Dr. Asbun directs and teaches national courses on surgery and speaks frequently at scientific conferences around the world, with more than 650 presentations to date in the United States and in over six continents. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is a member of multiple surgical societies and serves on the Boards and committees of several national and international professional societies, including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association and the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anesthesia Care (G4 alliance).

    Education & Training
    • Lahey Clinic Fellowship in Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery
    • University of California at San Diego Surgical Oncology Fellowship
    • Kern Medical Center General Surgery Residency
    • Facultad de Medicina Universidad de Chile
    Certifications
    • American Board of Surgery