David Gorski, MD, , PhD, FACS

David Gorski, MD, , PhD, FACS

General Surgery in Detroit, MI


 (313) 576-8490

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About Dr. Gorski


Dr. David Gorski, MD is a surgical oncologist in Detroit, Michigan specializing in breast cancer surgery. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Michigan and Ohio. He is affiliated with DMC - Detroit Receiving Hospital, Karmanos Cancer Center, and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Services Offered



Breast surgery
Clinical research
Clinical protocols

Qualifications and Experience



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Education & Training

University of Chicago
Fellowship, 1996 - 1998

Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals
Residency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1996

Case Western Reserve University
PHD, Cellular Physiology, 1994

Case Western Reserve University - University Hospitals
Internship, General Surgery, 1988 - 1989

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 1988

University of Michigan
BS, Chemistry, 1984

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Certifications

American Board of Surgery
Surgery

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Medical Licenses

MI State Medical License
2008 - 2021

OH State Medical License
1990 - 2021

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Work Experience

Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
2016 - Present

Medical Director, Alexander J. Walt Comprehensive Breast Center
Karmanos Cancer Center
Detroit, MI
2009 - Present

Chief, Breast Surgery Section
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
2009 - Present

Co-Director, Michigan Breast Oncology Quality Initiative
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI
Co-Director of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan-funded statewide CQI designed to improve the quality of breast cancer care in Michigan
2013 - 2016

Leader, Breast Cancer Multidisciplinary Team
Karmanos Cancer Center
Detroit, MI
2010 - 2011

Associate Professor of Surgery and Oncology
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
2008 - 2016

Associate Professor of Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
2006 - 2008

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ
1999 - 2006

Attending Surgeon
St. Peter's University Hospital
New Brunswick, NJ
1999 - 2008

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Hospital Affiliations

Karmanos Cancer Center
Current Affiliation
Detroit, MI

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Current Affiliation
Detroit, MI

DMC Harper University Hospital
Current Affiliation
Detroit, MI

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Awards

American Society of Clinical Oncology Advanced Clinical Research
2007

MetroHealth Medical Center Resident Research
1994

Graduation with Honors and High Distinction in Chemistry
1984

Sophomore Honors
1982

Branstrom Freshman Prize
1981

Michigan Legislative Merit
1980

Fellow (FACS)
American College of Surgeons

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Professional Memberships

American Association for Cancer Research - AACR
Member

American Society of Clinical Oncology - ASCO
Member

American Society of Breast Surgeons - ASBS
Member

Association for Academic Surgery - AAS
Member

Society of University Surgeons
Member

Society of Surgical Oncology - SSO
Member

American College of Surgeons - ACS
Member

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Publications



PubMed

Metabotropic glutamate receptor-1 regulates inflammation in triple negative breast cancer.
Sci Rep
Sexton, R. E.,Hachem, A. H.,Assi, A. A.,Bukhsh, M. A.,Gorski, D. H.,Speyer, C. L.
10/31/2018

IgA Fc-folate conjugate activates and recruits neutrophils to directly target triple-negative breast cancer cells.
Breast Cancer Res. Treat.
Frontera, E. D.,Khansa, R. M.,Schalk, D. L.,Leakan, L. E.,Guerin-Edbauer, T. J.,Ratnam, M.,Gorski, D. H.,Speyer, C. L.
8/30/2018

Riluzole synergizes with paclitaxel to inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis in triple-negative breast cancer.
Breast cancer research and treatment
Speyer, C. L., Bukhsh, M. A., Jafry, W. S., Sexton, R. E., Bandyopadhyay, S., Gorski, D. H.
8/7/2017

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Journal Article

Level of expression of vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) correlates with stage of local/regional progression in patients with melanoma.
Clin. Cancer Res. 9:5962-5967
Goydos, J. S., and D. H. Gorski

Detection of mutations in the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway in human melanoma.
Clin. Cancer Res. 9:6419-6425
Alsina, J., D. H. Gorski, F. J. Germino, W. Shih, S.-E. Lu, Z.-G. Zhang, J.-M. Yang, W. N. Hait, and J. S. Goydos

Metabotropic Glutamate Receptor-1: A potential therapeutic target for the treatment of breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Treat. Res.132:565-573
Speyer, C. L., J. S. Smith, M. Banda, T. Mekani, J. A. deVries, and D. H. Gorski

Lecture

Gax: A novel homeobox gene that causes cell-cycle arrest in vascular myocytes.
MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Synergism between angiogenesis inhibition and radiation therapy in control of Lewis lung carcinoma growth.
Charles Huggins Research Conference, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Homeobox genes in vascular smooth muscle cells: Toward a gene therapy of blood vessel diseases?
Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Abstract

Improved tumor response of esophageal adenocarcinoma to combined treatment with anti-VEGF antibody and radiation.
The Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting, New Orleans, LA
N. Jaskowiak, D. Gorski, R. Salloum, H. Mauceri, S. Seetharam, R. Weichselbaum, M. Posner

A new isocoumarin, NM3, selectively inhibits endothelial cell growth in vitro.
The Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting, New Orleans, LA
R. Salloum, H. Mauceri, N. Jaskowiak, D. Gorski, S. Seetharam, D. Hari, M. Posner, D. Kufe, R. Weichselbaum

The growth arrest-specific homeobox gene Gax: A potential negative regulator of angiogenesis.
The Society of Surgical Oncology Meeting, Washington, D.C
D. Gorski

Book Chapter

Gene Therapy of Cancer: Translational Approaches from Preclinical Studies to Clinical Implementation.
Gorski, D. H., H. J. Mauceri, and R. R. Weichselbaum

Other

Vaccines.
Gorski, DH

So-Called Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Gorski DH

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Gorski DH

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Press Mentions



Today's Children Aren't "The Sickest Generation"
Science 2.0 · August 09, 2019
...is just shoddy correlation. Writing at Science Based Medicine, former Scienceblogs contributor Dr. David Gorski separates fact from myth.

Medicare Proposal Covers Acupuncture for Back Pain Study Participants: A Prelude to Full Coverage?
Science-Based Medicine · July 18, 2019
...e NIH will not fund studies that propose a sham control. Why? Here’s why, as explained by SBM’s own David Gorski, MD, PhD, himself an NIH-funded researcher: Whenever you hear the words “pilot” and “pragmatic” in...

Traditional Chinese Medicine Is Recognized by the WHO, but Not Everyone Is Happy About It
Mother Nature Network · June 04, 2019
...supporting the effectiveness of most traditional remedies are scant, at best." Surgical oncologist David Gorski M.D. calls it, "A triumph of the 'integration' of quackery with real medicine" in Science Based Med...