Kevin M. Lowe, MD, PhD

Roanoke, Indiana

General Specialty

Surgical Oncology

Specialty Focus

Bile Duct Surgery
Cancer Surgery
Esophagus Surgery
Gall Bladder Surgery
Liver Surgery
Pancreas Surgery
Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Surgery
Robotic Surgery
Stomach Surgery
Surgical Oncology

Dr. Lowe is an experienced, fellowship-trained cancer surgeon who focuses on diseases of the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, stomach, esophagus, small intestine and retroperitoneum. He has performed over 300 complex robotic cases.

Dr. Lowe has been a member of the LTC Army Reserves for sixteen years and has been deployed to Afghanistan four times.

Dr. Lowe has been awarded the Emerging Investigator Award 2019,Stephens Cancer Center; Faculty of the year 2019 Carle General Surgery Residency, Teaching Award for 2019 also includes: Excellence in Evidence Based Practice, Excellence in Non-operative teaching.



  • MD, Chicago Medical School
  • PhD, University of South Alabama
  • FACS



  • 2007 – present Member American College of Surgeons
  • 2010 – present Member AHPBA
  • 2011 – present Member Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • 2012 – present Member Society of Surgical Oncology



  • Julia Salapa, Allison Bushman, Kevin Lowe & Joseph Irudayaraj. Nano drug delivery systems in upper gastrointestinal cancer. Nano Convergence. 2020 Dec 10;7(1):38
  • Shandilya Ramdas DO, PhD and Kevin Lowe MD, PhD. Trends in perioperative treatment of gastric cancer 2004 – 2017: An NCDB analysis. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. October 1, 2020
  • Kevin Lowe MD PhD, Amit Khithani MBBS, Elizabeth Liu BS, Tanyss Winston RN, BSN, OCN, Derrick Christian MD, Joe Saad MD, Dhiresh Rohan Jeyarajah MD. Ki-67 labeling: A more sensitive indicator of malignant phenotype than mitotic count or tumor size?. Journal of Surgical Oncology. Volume 106, Issue 6, pages 724–727, November 2012
  • Kevin Lowe MD PhD, Amit Khithani MBBS, Derick Christian MD, Richard DickermanMD, FACS, Alejandro MejiaMD FACS, Rohan Jeyarajah MD FACS. Not all lymph node positive patients are created equal: A new paradigm in gallbladder cancer. Am Surg. 2012; 78 (1): 147-8
  • Kevin Lowe MD PhD, Rohan Jeyarajah. Integration of Surgery and Radioembolization in Treatment of Hepatic Tumors. Invited review in: J Nucl Med Radiat Ther, 2011; 2:1
  • Amit Khithani MBBS, Derick Christian MD, Kevin Lowe, MD PhD, A. Joe Saad, MD, Jeffrey D. Linder, MD, Paul Tarnasky, MD, D. Rohan Jeyarajah, MD FACS. Feasibility of Pancreaticoduodenectomy in a non university tertiary care center (NUTCC): What are the key elements of success? Am Surg. 77(5):545-51 (2011)
  • Kevin Lowe, Alvarex D, King J, Stevens T. Perivascular fluid cuffs increase tissue resistance and decrease lung compliance. Critical Care Medicine. 2010. 38(6):1397-1511
  • Donna Cioffi, Kevin Lowe, Diego Alvarez, Christina Barry, Troy Steven. TRPing on the lung endothelium. Calcium channels that regulate barrier function. Antioxidants and Redox Signalling. 2009. Apr;11(4):765-76
  • Kevin Lowe, Alvarex D, King J, Stevens T. Phenotypic heterogeneity in lung capillary and extra – alveolar endothelial cells.  Increased extra-alveolar endothelial permeability is sufficient to decrease compliance. Journal of Surgical Research. 2007. 143, 70-77

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