Acclaimed Oncologist is New Chair of Surgery


Michael A. Choti, M.D., M.B.A., an internationally acclaimed surgical oncologist with specific expertise in gastrointestinal cancers, is the new Chair of the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern and Surgeon-in-Chief for the new William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, opening in November 2014.

He comes to UTSW from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Choti earned his medical degree at Yale, did general surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins in 1992.

Dr. Choti’s research focuses on robotics, image-guided surgical cancer therapy, and new approaches for the treatment of liver, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer.

His academic work has been supported by the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society and has been presented in more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.