Huntsman Cancer Institute

Surgical oncology specialists offer the most advanced screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up care, and research for patients with cancer. We are surgeons and investigators promoting clinician-driven translational research in the fields of breast oncology, skin cancer and melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, and all gastrointestinal cancers, including esophageal, stomach, liver, biliary, pancreas, small bowel, colon, and rectal cancers.

While surgical procedures remain the primary treatment of most cancers, advances in surgical care, treatment innovation, and studies in the biology of the malignant diseases is the center of our patient care and research efforts.

Oncology Care Clinics & Teams

Douglas G. Adler, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.4

4.4 out of 5

Douglas Adler, MD, is a Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is also an investigator and director of therapeutic endoscopy at Huntsman Cancer Institute. His interests focus on pancreatobiliary disease (disorders of the pancreas, gallbladder, a... Read More

Robert Hans Ingemar Andtbacka, M.D., C.M.

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, is an associate professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a surgeon and investigator with Intermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program. He specializes in surgery for melanoma, sof... Read More

Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, M.D., Ph.D.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD, PhD Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine Ignacio Garrido-Laguna, MD, PhD is an assistant professor of oncology (tenure-track) at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI). At HCI, he sees patients with gastroin... Read More

Specialties:

Biliary Cancer, Colon Cancer, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1A, GI/Phase I
(801) 213-4266
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1A, Head & Neck
(801) 585-0193

Sean J. Mulvihill, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Sean Mulvihill, MD has specialized expertise in the treatment of diseases of the liver, biliary tract, and pancreas. He is board certified in general surgery. His main clinical focus is in the management of patients with pancreatic tumors, such as pancreatic adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumors. He has integrated a research program funded by th... Read More

Edward W. Nelson, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7

4.7 out of 5

Edward W. Nelson is the Chief of the General Surgery Division and Professor in the Department of Surgery. A major focus of Dr. Nelson’s practice is the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Dr. Nelson was instrumental in creating the multi-disciplinary Comprehensive Breast Care Center and serves as the Co-Director of the Multi-Disciplinary Team tr... Read More

Amit N. Patel, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9

4.9 out of 5

Amit Patel, MD, MS, is an associate professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of Clinical Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering at the University of Utah. His clinical interests include heart surgery for coronary disease, valve repair and replacement, heart failure, aortic s... Read More

N. Jewel Samadder, M.D., Fellow, M.Sc., Resident

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Samadder received his medical degree from the University of Toronto (Canada) where he also completed his internal medicine residency. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) and an Advanced Endoscopy fellowship at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN). During his gastroenterology fellow... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Genetics, Colon Cancer, Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Pancreatic Cancer

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Endoscopy
(801) 213-9797
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-9797

Courtney L. Scaife, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

Dr. Courtney Scaife is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the care of patients requiring surgical treatment related to gastrointestinal oncology. Dr. Scaife earned her undergraduate degree from DePauw University and medical degree from the University of Wisconsin. Her general surgery residency was done... Read More

Sunil Sharma, M.D., FACP, M.B.A.

Patient Rating:

4.6

4.6 out of 5

Sunil Sharma, MD, FACP, MBA Chief, Division of Medical Oncology Senior Director of Clinical Research, Huntsman Cancer Institute Director, HCI Center for Investigational Therapeutics Professor, Department of Internal Medicine University of Utah Jon & Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research Sunil Sharma, MD, is the Chief of Medi... Read More

Specialties:

Clinical Scientist, Colon Cancer, Liver Cancer, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Clinic 1A, GI/Phase I
(801) 213-4266

John R. Weis, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8

4.8 out of 5

John R. Weis, MD Assistant Professor, Division of Oncology John Weis, MD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) physician and a clinical assistant professor in the Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He also serves as a staff oncologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Salt Lake City... Read More

Specialties:

Colon Cancer, Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer

Locations:

Huntsman Cancer Institute
Clinic 2E, GI/Liver
(801) 585-0262

General Surgery Locations

University Hospital

50 N. Medical Drive
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132
Map
801-581-2121

Huntsman Cancer Institute

2000 Circle of Hope Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Map
801-585-0172
clinics & locations