Robert R. Selby, M.D.

Program Director, Hoag Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Cancer

  • Hoag Digestive Health
  • Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC​
  • Liver, Pancreas, Bile Duct & Duodenum Surgeon
Phone 949-764-5350 Fax

Robert R. Selby, M.D., is the Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Cancer Program Director at Hoag. He is Professor of Surgery, Director of the Liver Transplantation Program, and Chief of the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreas Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He has extensive experience in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Selby is board certified in general surgery and general surgical critical care.

Dr. Selby specializes in the treatment of the following conditions, and utilizes minimally invasive techniques (MIS) for optimal patient care:

  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Cholangiocarcinomar
  • Hepatocellular Cancer
  • Pancreatic cysts
  • Acute and chronic Pancreatitis
  • Gallbladder cancer
  • Choledochal cysts
  • Bile duct injuries
  • Primary Sclerosing cholangitis
  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Pyogenic liver disease
  • Metastatic cancer to the liver
  • Liver, kidney and pancreas transplant evaluation
  • IPMN
  • Recurrent pyogenic cholangitis
  • Portal hypertension​


Board Certified:

American Board of Surgery

Fellowship Training:

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Presbyterian University Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987-1989

Postgraduate Training:

Surgical Internship: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Phoenix, Arizona, 1981-1982

Surgical Residency: Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Phoenix, Arizona, 1982-1986

Medical Residency: Good Samaritan Hospital, Pheonix, Arizona 1980-1981

Graduate School:

Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico 1975-1976

Undergraduate School

University of Missouri at Columbia B.A., Zoology, 1975

Honors and Awards

Medicine Intern of the Year, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona 1980

Surgical Intern of the Year, Integrated Surgical Residency, Phoenix, Arizona, 1982

Chief Surgical Resident of the Year, Good Samaritan Hospital and Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, 1986

Resident Teaching Prize, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Surgery, 1992-1993

Outstanding Surgical Service, Hepatobiliary, USC School of Medicine, Residents, Department of Surgery 1997​