University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jason M. Foster, MD, FACS

Professor, UNMC Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology

Jason M. Foster, MD, FACS

After general surgery residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Foster completed surgical oncology training at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. In 2010, he joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in the Division of Surgical Oncology, recruited to establish programs in peritoneal metastasis and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy as well regional therapies for melanoma and sarcoma.

Dr. Foster treats a broad range of malignant diseases and complex general surgery conditions of the GI tract, such as pancreatic pseudocysts, benign biliary strictures, and advanced laparoscopy and endoscopy.

  • MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Residency: General Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Fellowship: Gastrointestinal & Mixed Tumor Oncology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Patient Care
Cutaneous Oncology and Sarcoma Clinics at Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
Research Interests
Dr. Foster's research focuses on peritoneal metastasis clinical outcomes, clinical trial development, and collaborative translation studies identifying/exploring pathways involved in peritoneal metastasis in appendix, colorectal, ovarian, and mesothelioma. Dr. Foster serves on the board of directors Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.
Clinical Interests
  • Peritoneal: Management of peritoneal surface malignancies that spread in the abdominal cavity, most commonly ovarian, appendix, colorectal, mesothelioma and pseudomyxoma, but many tumors can potentially be treated. The treatment involves cytoreductive surgery, removal of visible tumor and intra-peritoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy administered at the time of surgery.
  • GI malignancies: Gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, both primary and metastatic disease and pancreatic cancer. Open and laparoscopic pancreatic, hepatic, and splenic surgery.
  • Skin: Treat all forms of skin tumors, such as melanoma, merkel cell, squamous cell, and sarcoma. Utilize sentinel lymph node biopsy to stage the nodal basins and perform nodal dissections when indicated. Expertise in isolated limb perfusion/infusion and TVEC to provide limb salvage therapy for advanced melanoma or merkel cell. Management of complex/metastatic tumors of the skin.
  • Sarcomas: Extremity, retroperitoneal and abdominal soft tissue tumors and GIST tumors. Limb preserving procedures for extremity sarcomas.