My job as a physician is to listen to my patients, educate them about their health, and partner with them and their families to develop a treatment plan that is in alignment with their goals and needs.

Dr. Babicky became a surgical oncologist so she could use her knowledge of medicine and science to help patients at a critical and vulnerable time. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of California San Diego. She then spent two years as a Complex General Surgical Oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Babicky has a strong background in basic science research, with an emphasis on signal transduction pathways and immunology in pancreatic and bile duct cancers.

Dr. Babicky’s favorite part of her work is spending time with her patients who come from all walks of life, and getting to know them on a very personal level. She enjoys chatting with them about their experiences, their challenges, and their accomplishments. She believes there is nothing greater than receiving an update that her patients are out enjoying the world and doing well.

As a recent transplant to Oregon, Dr. Babicky enjoys exploring her new community and all the nearby parks and wilderness. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband Alan, who works as a civil engineer for ODOT, and her two children, Will and Olivia, running with her dog, Emma, swimming, cycling, and hiking.

Other Activities

Association of Academic Surgeons

Association of Women’s Surgeons

American College of Surgeons

Society of Surgical Oncology

American Association of Cancer Research

Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association


Fellow, Complex General Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2017

Resident, General Surgery, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA, 2016

MD, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2008

BS, Chemistry, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2002


General Surgery


Portland Monthly Magazine, “Top Doctors”, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024

AHPBA Research Fellowship 2011-2012

Recipient, American College of Surgeons Excellence in Research Award


Alakus H, Babicky ML, Ghosh P, Yost S, Jepsen K, Dai Y, Arias A, Samuels ML, Mose ES, Schwab RB, Peterson MR, Lowy AM, Frazer KA, Harismendy O. Genome-wide mutational landscape of mucinous carcinomatosis peritonei of appendiceal origin. Genome Med. 2014 Jul 26; 6(7):53

Sicklick, JK, Leonard SY, Babicky ML, Tang CM, Mose ES, French RP, Jaquish, DV, Hoh CK, Peterson M, Schwab R, Lowy AM. Generation of orthotopic patient-derived xenografts from gastrointestinal stromal tumors. J Trans Med 2014 Feb 10; 12:41

Babicky ML, Kang CM, Lowy AM. The RON receptor tyrosine kinase in pancreatic cancer pathogenesis and its potential implications for future targeted therapies. Pancreas 2014 Mar 43(2):183-9.

Yu, PT, Babicky, M, Jaquish, D, French, R, Marayuma, K, Mose, E, Niessen, S, Hoover, H, Shields, D, Cheresh, D, Cravatt, BF, Lowy, AM. The RON-receptor regulates pancreatic cancer cell migration through phosphorylationdependent breakdown of the hemidesmosome. Int J Cancer. 2012 Oct 15;131(8):1744-54.

Barmparas, G, Inaba, K, Teixeira PG, Dubose JJ, Criscuoli M, Talving P, Plurad D, Green D, Demetriades D. Traumatic Amputations at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Am Surg. 2010 Nov;76(11):1214-22.

Criscuoli, ML, Nguyen, M, and Eliceiri, BP. Tumor metastasis but not tumor growth is dependent on Src-mediated vascular permeability. Blood, 2005 Feb 15;105(4):1508-14.