David Wang, M.D.

David Wang, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer


David H. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in esophageal and gastric cancer.

Dr. Wang earned his medical degree at Vanderbilt University and a doctorate in cellular and molecular medicine from The Johns Hopkins University. In addition, he completed a residency in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins, where he also received advanced training through a research fellowship in cancer biology and a clinical fellowship in medical oncology. He also spent a year at the National Cancer Institute as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholar.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Wang joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2009.

The author of numerous research articles, book chapters, and invited lectures, Dr. Wang’s clinical and research interests focus on esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, and gastroesophageal junction cancer. His research lab is focused on understanding the role of aberrant developmental pathway signaling in esophageal cancer and precursor lesions. He serves on the National GI Clinical Trials Steering Committee for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Dr. Wang is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the Association of VA Hematology/Oncology.

Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association of VA Hematology/Oncology
Honors & Awards
  • NCI 2006, National Research Service Award
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 2005, Young Investigator Award
  • The Endocrine Society 1999, Medical Student Achievement Award
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute 1998, Continued Fellowship for Medical Studies
Books & Publications
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Hedgehog Signaling
  • Molecularly Targeted Therapy

Clinical Focus

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer

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