Ajay Jain, MD, 315 464-6295

Ajay Jain, MD
Appointed 12/02/13
8402 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-6295

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Surgery: Division of Surgical Oncology (Dso), Dso - Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Upstate Cancer Center: Melanoma Treatment, Surgery


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2007, Surgical Oncology
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006, General Surgery (1998-2006)
  • Additional Training: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 2004, Surgery, integrated into residency
  • Additional Training: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2003, Three Year Rearch Fellowship, Immunology and Oncology, integrated into residency, 2000-2003
  • MD: University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1998
  • BA: University of Virginia, 1994, Biochemistry

Previous Appointments

  • University of Maryland, 2007–2013

Clinical Interests

  • Dr. Jain's clinical interests include pancreatic and hepatobiliary surgery for pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, hepatocellular cancer, cholangiocarcinoma, and cancer metastases to the liver. His surgical oncology practice also includes the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers such as stomach and small bowel cancer, as well as soft tissue sarcoma and melanoma.

Education Interests

  • Dr. Jain is active in the education of medical students and surgical residents. He has been awarded the faculty teaching award three consecutive years at SUNY Upstate. 

Research Interests

  • Tumor Immunology and Oncology. Dr. Jain is interested in the development of novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. Immunotherapies are designed to activate sustained immune responses against cancer, especially colorectal and other cancers that have spread to the liver. His reseach has been funded by grants from the American Cancer Society as well as the Veterans Administration. He is currently serving a second term on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Surgical Research.

Specialties & Certification

  • Oncology
  • General Surgery

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Bile Duct Injuries
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cyst
  • Pancreatic Mass
  • Sarcoma
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer


  • Adults


  • Benign and Malignant Tumor Surgery
  • Bile Duct Exploration
  • Gastrectomy
  • Hepatectomy
  • Hepaticojejunostomy
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Liver Cyst Deroofing
  • Liver Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Gastrectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Liver Resection
  • Minimally Invasive Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Open Cholecystectomy
  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy
  • Robotic Liver Surgery
  • Robotic Pancreas Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Resection
  • Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Surgery
  • Surgical Resection of GIST Tumor


  • American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • Spanish
  • Hindi

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