Cameron Eric Gaskill, M.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Cameron Eric Gaskill, M.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division Surgical Oncology

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Surgery - Oncology

Public Health

Global Health


Cancer Surgery

Gastrointestinal Cancers

Hepatobiliary Surgery

Pancreas Surgery



Locations and Contact

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
2279 45th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

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Clinic Referral Phone


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Cameron Gaskill, MD MPH believes in a compassionate and personalized approach to cancer care. He provides data-driven and innovative treatments through a multi-disciplinary team, to achieve the highest quality of cancer care for his patients and their families.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Gaskill is fellowship trained and board-certified in complex general surgical oncology. He specializes in the treatment of patients with cancers of the liver, bile duct, pancreas, stomach and skin. He has a special clinical interest and expertise in complex surgical care, surgical innovation, and robotic techniques. Dr. Gaskill is passionate about public health and increasing access to cancer care both locally and abroad.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gaskill enjoys sailing and skiing with his wife and daughters.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Gaskill's research focus is on improving the quality of surgical and cancer care globally. He has extensive experience in global and public health, building programs to increase capacity in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancers through cancer registries, training programs, and international advocacy.

He is the Director of the UC Davis Center for Global Surgery. His mission is to improve and promote collaboration and innovation in providing care to surgery patients in under-resourced environments.


Surgical Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., University of Washington, Seattle WA 2008

Medical School

M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 2012

Other School

M.P.H., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 2016


General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2012-2013


General Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2013-2019


Complex General Surgical Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 2019-2021


Global Health Research, NIH Fogarty International Center, Kumasi, Ghana 2016-2017

Alpha Omega Alpha, 2012

Henry N. Harkins Award for Excellence in Surgery, 2012

COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2021 Sep 27;108(9):1056-1063. doi:10.1093/bjs/znab101. PMID:33761533.

Gaskill CE, Gyedu A, Stewart B, Quansah R, Donkor P, Mock C. Improving Global Surgical Oncology Benchmarks: Defining the Unmet Need for Cancer Surgery in Ghana. World J Surg. 2021 Sep;45(9):2661-2669.

Gaskill CE, Maxwell J, Ikoma N, Kim MP, Tzeng CW, Lee JE, Katz MHG. History of preoperative therapy for pancreatic cancer and the MD Anderson experience. J Surg Oncol. 2021 May;123(6):1414-1422. doi:10.1002/jso.26394. PMID:33831256.

Stewart BT, Gyedu A, Gaskill C, Boakye G, Quansah R, Donkor P, Volmink J, Mock C. Exploring the Relationship Between Surgical Capacity and Output in Ghana: Current Capacity Assessments May Not Tell the Whole Story. World J Surg. 2018 Oct;42(10):3065-3074. doi:10.1007/s00268-018-4589-7. PMID:29536141.

Gyedu A, Gaskill CE, Agbedinu K, Salazar DR, Kingham TP. Surgical oncology at a major referral center in Ghana: Burden, staging, and outcomes. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep;118(3):581-587. doi:10.1002/jso.25168. Epub 2018 Aug 10. PMID:30095201.

Gyedu A, Gaskill CE, Boakye G, Abdulai AR, Anderson BO, Stewart B. Differences in Perception of Breast Cancer Among Muslim and Christian Women in Ghana. J Glob Oncol. 2018 Sep;4:1-9. doi:10.1200/JGO.2017.009910. Epub 2017 Sep 29. PMID:30241158.

Gyedu A, Stewart B, Gaskill C, Boakye G, Appiah-Denkyira E, Donkor P, Maier R, Quansah R, Mock C. Improving Benchmarks for Global Surgery: Nationwide Enumeration of Operations Performed in Ghana. Ann Surg. 2018 Aug;268(2):282-288. doi:10.1097/SLA.0000000000002457. PMID:28806300.

Gyedu A, Gaskill C, Boakye G, Abantanga F. Cost-Effectiveness of a Locally Organized Surgical Outreach Mission: Making a Case for Strengthening Local Non-Governmental Organizations. World J Surg. 2017 Dec;41(12):3074-3082. doi:10.1007/s00268-017-4131-3. PMID:28741201.

Gaskill CE, Kling CE, Varghese TK Jr, Veenstra DL, Thirlby RC, Flum DR, Alfonso-Cristancho R. Financial benefit of a smoking cessation program prior to elective colorectal surgery. J Surg Res. 2017 Jul;215:183-189. doi:10.1016/j.jss.2017.03.067. Epub 2017 Apr 7. PMID:28688645.