General Complex Surgical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Minimally Invasive HPB Surgery, Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, Paris; University of Tokyo, Tokyo


General Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

Medical School

Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA 

Clinical Education and Training

Prior Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center | 2013-2018

Houston, TX

Boston, MA

Instructor, Surgery
Harvard Medical School | 2011-2013

Board Certifications

General Complex Surgical Oncology

General Surgery

Honors and Awards

Boston, MA

Affiliated Faculty
Harvard Stem Cell Institute | 2011-2013

Director of Music in Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital | 2009-2013

Boston, MA

Postgraduate Work

PhD, Adult Stem Cell Biology
University of Munich | 2011

Munich, Germany

PhD, Music Philosophy
University of Munich | 2006

Munich, Germany

Select Media Features

Young Investigators Award, International Society of Anti-Angiogenesis | 2006

Fritz Linde Investigators Award, German Surgical Society (collaborative) | 2007

Excellence in Research Award, American College of Surgeons | 2009

Leadership Award, American College of Surgeons | 2009

Physiology and Clinical Music, New York Academy of Science | 2009

Steinway Artist | 2009

Teaching Award, Tufts University, School of Medicine | 2011

Nomination, Harvard Medical School Mentorship Award | 2012

Robotic Abdominal Surgery, European School of Surgery, Paris | 2012

Review Award Journal Nutrition | 2013

Best Video Award, The 2nd International Consensus Conference on Laparoscopic Liver Resection | 2014


Fulbright Scholar Mentor | 2016

IHPBA best video award, 12th World Congress of the IHPBA | 2016

North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Clinical Investigator Scholarship | 2016

Society of Surgical Oncology and Japanese Society of Gastrointestinal Surgeons International Career Development Award, Japan | 2016

Five Select Journal Publications
Full list of publications

Yamashita, S., et. al., and Claudius Conrad, Comprehensive Complication Index Predicts Cancer-specific Survival After Resection of Colorectal Metastases Independent of RAS Mutational Status, Annals of Surgery, Dec 2017 - Volume 266, Issue 6


Kutlu, O., et. al., and Claudius Conrad, Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy Case Volume Predicts Outcome of Laparoscopic Approach, Annals of Surgery, Mar 2018 - Volume 267, Number 3

Kutlu, O., et. al., and Claudius Conrad, Comparative Effectiveness of First-Line Radiofrequency Ablation Versus Surgical Resection and Transplantation for Patients With Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Cancer, Jan 2017 

Yamashita, S., et. al., and Claudius Conrad, Remnant Liver Ischemia as a Prognostic Factor for Cancer-Specific Survival After Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastases, JAMA Surg. Aug 2017:152(10)

Tilt, A., et. al., and Claudius Conrad, Low Degree of Formal Education and Musical Experience Predict Degree of Music-Induced Stress Reduction in Relatives and Friends of Patients, Annals of Surgery, May 2013 - Volume 257, Number 5