Cutaneous ​& Soft Tissue Cancer ​Surgeons

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William C. Dooley, MD, FACS

William C. Dooley, MD, FACS, is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He received his medical degree at Vanderbilt and completed surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He did his surgical oncology training at Oxford University and at Johns Hopkins before joining the Hopkins faculty.

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He developed and directed the Johns Hopkins Breast Center which became an award-winning model for cancer care. Upon arrival in Oklahoma he worked to transform the outreach and breast cancer treatment of under-served and disparity populations and transformed the OU Breast Institute into the first National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers-certified breast center in Oklahoma.

His involvement in setting higher standards for cancer care have led to national and international recognitions. He serves on the Commission on Cancer, which sets and monitors national quality standards for cancer care, and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Fellowship of American College of Surgeons and the Society of University Surgeons.

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Ajay Jain, MD
Chief of Surgical Oncology

Ajay Jain, MD, is a Professor and Division Chief of Surgical Oncology at the University of Oklahoma. His clinical practice focuses on the surgical management of malignant and benign diseases of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile duct and stomach. He also offers robotic surgery for diseases that are amenable.

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Dr. Jain earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Virginia. He then completed his general surgery training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As part of his residency he also spent six months at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. In addition, Dr. Jain completed a Clinical Surgical Oncology Fellowship and Three-Year Research Fellowship in Immunology and Oncology at Johns Hopkins. During his time in the lab he developed and patented novel vaccines and drugs to help the immune system fight cancer (immunotherapy), some of which entered into human clinical trials.

Before moving to Oklahoma in January 2018, Dr. Jain served on the faculty of the University of Maryland as well as State University of New York (SUNY), Upstate, in Syracuse, N.Y. At Upstate, he was the Chief of Surgical Oncology, Section Head of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery, and the Co-Director of the Gastric and Esophageal Cancer Program. During his time at Upstate, he was awarded the Upstate Foundation Award for Patient Care every year from 2015-18, as well as the Press Ganey Patient Experience Award in 2018.

In addition to his commitment to providing excellent clinical care, he places great importance on outstanding communication with his patients, their families and other physicians. Given how stressful a cancer diagnosis can be, he also is dedicated to addressing any nutritional, psychological, social or other wellness needs.

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Katherine Morris, MD

Katherine Morris, MD, ​is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Morris is also the ​Vice Chair of Academic and Research Advancement. She completed a Mathematics degree at the University of Washington. Dr. Morris then studied Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, where her interest was drawn to surgery. During her training she was particularly affected by her rotations in cancer surgery, where her patients’ stories, concerns, triumphs and heartbreak inspired her. During her seven years of general surgery residency at Oregon Health and Science University, Dr. Morris completed two years of Research in Surgical Oncology (cancer surgery).

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After completing her general surgery residency, Dr. Morris completed a Two-Year Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, one of the world's leading cancer centers. Here she worked with masters in the field while helping patients with complex pancreas, liver and metastatic colon cancers. This training emphasized multidisciplinary treatment of cancer, where close coordination between sub-specialists produces the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Morris greatly enjoys her time caring for her patients and considers it an honor to develop patient relationships that often last years. In addition, she continues to seek new treatments for cancer in the lab and finds great satisfaction in teaching the next generation of medical students and residents.

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