Mentor and Educator
Dr. Jesus Esquivel displays a willingness to educate other surgeons in the field of surgical oncology. This attribute earned him his induction in 2012 into the Mexican Academy of Surgery. This distinction recognizes medical professionals for their humanitarian efforts to improve the healthcare of Mexico.
Esquivel went to Guadalajara five times in 2011 to teach and assist other surgeons in hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and cytoreductive surgery (CRS). In the last few years, he has made this trip a dozen times. Dr. Esquivel says that education has always been one of his top priorities.
One of Dr. Jesus Esquivel’s goals is to provide the medical field with more surgical oncologists specialized in treating peritoneal mesothelioma.
Medical and Surgical Training
Dr. Esquivel earned his medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico. He completed his surgical internship at Washington Hospital Center, and his surgical residency at the New York Hospital of Queens. Before he ended up at St. Agnes, Dr. Esquivel returned to Washington to pursue his interest in peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer.
Teaming Up With the Best
In the last couple of years, Dr. Esquivel teamed up with Dr. Sugarbaker, a world-renowned surgeon in the field of peritoneal mesothelioma. They co-chaired treatment workshops in different cities, including at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico City.
Dr. Jesus Esquivel has performed many instructional surgeries to educate new surgeons. One of his goals is to provide the medical field with more surgical oncologists specialized in treating peritoneal mesothelioma. He recently instructed military doctors, sharing his techniques and insights with them over the course of a four-hour procedure.