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Posts by Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, MD

  • Vishwajith Sridharan, MD, MBA, and Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, MD, of the Division of Gastroenterology, confirm the aggressive nature of pancreatic acinar cell carcinoma but report that surgical resection in localized disease had a significant survival benefit.


Yasmin G. Hernandez-Barco, MD is a bilingual (English, Spanish), board-certified gastroenterologist who specializes in diseases of the pancreas. She serves as the Medical Pancreatologist for the Division of Gastroenterology with a clinical focus on caring for patients with acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, pancreatitis of unknown etiology, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatic cysts, and pancreatic cancer. She is an active member of the multidisciplinary Pancreatic Cyst Clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the National Consortium for the study of Pancreatic Diseases and Pancreatic Cancer.

Dr. Hernandez-Barco is a physician-scientist and studies the immunobiology of pancreatic cancer precursor lesions and the role of the immune system in malignant progression of pancreatic cancer. She is actively involved in research which includes developing technologies for the early detection of pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cysts and developing clinical diagnostic tools in the management of various subtypes of pancreatitis.

Prior to starting clinical practice in 2012, Dr. Hernandez-Barco received her medical degree from SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honors Societies and awarded the Glasgow-Rubin Citation for academic achievement. She completed her residency and chief residency at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hernandez-Barco completed her Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology at MGH. She completed an additional year of advanced fellowship training in Medical Pancreatology at MGH and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

She is actively involved in gastroenterology and pancreatic professional societies, and serves on several national committees including the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) Food and Drug Administration Related Matters Committee, ACG Technology and Innovation Committee, and ACG Young Physician Scholar Program Steering Committee.

Digestive Healthcare at Mass General

The Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center is a collaborative practice of gastroenterologists, endoscopists, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, hepatologists, oncologists and radiation oncologists dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of digestive diseases.