Michael A. Choti

Chair of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (TX,USA)

Dr Choti received his MD degree at Yale University, general surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania, and completed the surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining the division of Surgical Oncology at Johns Hopkins. In 2013, Dr Choti moved to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center as the Hall and Mary Lucille Shannon Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Dr Choti serves on various leadership positions in national and international societies and has chaired study sections for the American Cancer Society. He served as Chair of the NCI-CTEP Hepatobiliary Task Force and the Director of the NCCN Neuroendocrine Tumor database. He also served on the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, the GI committees of NSABP and ACOSOG, and the Colorectal Cancer and Neuroendocrine Tumors Guidelines Panels of NCCN. Dr Choti is a member of the Surgical Oncology Board of the American Board of Surgery.

Dr Choti is the principal or co-investigator for a variety of clinical and preclinical studies examining new approaches for the treatment of liver, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer. In addition to clinical research, Dr Choti also maintains an active laboratory effort in the use of robotics and computer assistance to surgically treat gastrointestinal malignancies. This work has been funded through a series of NIH grants and industry collaborations. He also has a strong interest in molecular genetics and biomarkers in gastrointestinal cancer. He has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications.

Education and patient advocacy has also been important to Dr Choti. He serves on the medical advisory boards for several foundations related to GI cancer. He has directed educational symposia and served on program committees for ASCO, AHPBA, among others.