|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Matthew Poppe, MD, a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) physician and investigator, is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. He is a member of the multidisciplinary pediatric, sarcoma, breast and gynecological teams and is director of the residency program in Radiation Oncology.
Dr. Poppe is actively engaged in Children’s Oncology Group, and conducts translational, clinical, and outcomes research. His clinical expertise is in delivering intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT), as well as low-dose-rate and high-dose-rate brachytherapy.
Dr. Poppe earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. He worked in engineering at NASA AMES before attending medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR. Dr. Poppe completed a Family Practice residency through the University of California Davis, Mercy Medical Center, Redding, California. In 2001, Dr. Poppe entered active duty in the US Air Force and practiced family practice at the 36th Medical Group, Andersen AFB, Guam. In 2003 he was transferred to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska and became a F-15 Flight Surgeon. Dr. Poppe completed his radiation oncology residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ. During residency he was active in residency training issues as a review committee member for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Radiation Oncology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
|Board Certification||American Academy of Family Physicians
American Board of Radiology (Radiation Oncology)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient May 03, 2016
Very Very good in all areas.UofU Patient March 26, 2016
Dr.poppe was very quick and made me feel like I wasn't important to him as a patient.UofU Patient March 18, 2016
Dr. Poppe is an excellent physician. He always makes me feel at ease, and he genuinely cares about his patients. During my radiation treatments in December, he was aware of a winter storm on the forecast, and expressed concern for me trying to drive home that weekend.UofU Patient February 18, 2016
Excellent in all ways!UofU Patient September 09, 2015
Dr Poppe has been really great throughout my whole radiation treatment, which is completed. I knew when I first met him he was the right doctor for me.UofU Patient August 18, 2015
Dr Poppe covers all the bases in a calm and pleasant manner!UofU Patient July 04, 2015
always excellentð¿¿¿UofU Patient May 19, 2015
Dr. Poppe is terrific. I have been lucky to have a trusting relationship with him.UofU Patient April 06, 2015
Drs Poppe and Bagshaw are wonderful, fantastic and like Sir William Osler, Aequanimitas.UofU Patient February 13, 2015
everyone was so great from check-in staff, MA and nurses and radiation staff. the Acute Care group was awesome!UofU Patient February 08, 2015
more than good on all questions I would double that to A+UofU Patient December 27, 2014
Being my first appointment I was treated with respect. I was not treated as if this was the nurses, doctors 100th plus patient and they were tired of the routine. Thank you.UofU Patient December 09, 2014
All of our concerns as parents were addressed and taken seriously.UofU Patient December 06, 2014
Thank you, Dr. Poppe and Dr. Burt!UofU Patient December 03, 2014
Nice job; good help, comfortable place to be treated and go for check upsUofU Patient October 29, 2014
I had numerous questions and concerns at this appointment all of which were answered. Dr Poppe has always been thorough, extremely kind and answers all my questions. I appreciate his dedication to help his patients.UofU Patient October 10, 2014
We were very impressed with Dr. Poppe. He took time to explain everything to us and was very kind and caring.UofU Patient September 12, 2014
My cancer seems to have reduced, I assume by the radiation treatment and my eating lots of home grown veggies. I am able to do my gardening and other normal routines.UofU Patient August 08, 2014
Overall, a very good experience.UofU Patient August 02, 2014
Dr. Poppy is always at your level and very easy to talk with.UofU Patient June 13, 2014
Thank you Dr. Poppe for the excellent care.UofU Patient May 30, 2014
Dr. Poppe's care and concern during my entire experience at Huntsman were very reassuring.UofU Patient May 22, 2014
I FEEL RAELLY GOOD ABOUT MY DOCTORS.UofU Patient May 06, 2014
Dr. Poppe recommended some additional tests as I had some concerns on a few things.UofU Patient April 17, 2014
Dr Poppe always shows such deep concern and attention - thank you!UofU Patient March 21, 2014
Dr. Poppe and Dr. Terakedis explained what the radiation process was about and why I needed it. They spoke in layman's terminology, so I had no problem understanding procedures, diagnosis, and treatment possibilities. I opted to participate in a clinical trial they told me about. I feel like being in the trial may help others in the future. The medical staff and office staff have been great!UofU Patient January 22, 2014
Aaron Wagner was very helpful, compassionate and answered lots of questions. Dr Poppe was very abrupt and not good with children.UofU Patient November 15, 2013
I wish they would have given me more details about the spots they found, & pap smear results.UofU Patient September 26, 2013
I really appreciated the fact that the time that was spent with me was mine time, not rushed, but time to ask questions, be well informed, and explained what was going to take place next. Everything was done so professional and respectful with such a caring attitude. Thank you.UofU Patient July 11, 2013
I have chosen to go elsewhere. As a md, I wanted to xplore different options.I felt choices were not givenUofU Patient April 01, 2013
We have a lot of respect for Dr. Poppe and really appreciate his kindness and concern for my mother all along this journey. Will never forget that he put 2 and 2 together to discover a blood clot in her left leg following her surgery (long ago). So grateful for his attention and sympathetic manner. Thank you!UofU Patient March 11, 2013
I have no worries about the radiation treatment I completed last month, both Dr. Poppe and Dr. Chen are very thorough.UofU Patient January 02, 2013
Dr.Poppe is the best--he shows that he respects patients and cares about them. He spent time with me telling results of PET scan and didn't rush me through office visit. He spends the time with patients that they need-----even though he has other patients--probably lots more patients than I can imagine.I like him as much as Dr. Soisson (whom I've been seeing for several years.) I just wish that there was a cure for cancer. Also, the tall blond Dr. that works with Dr. Poppe explained PET results on the computer--showed me results--very helpful to me to see a picture of results--recommend this all of the time. I wish results didn't light up like a "Christmas tree" but that isn't her fault.UofU Patient January 14, 2012
I honestly hope I never have to recommend care provider/hospital to anyone, but IF I do, I would highly recommend all!