Surgical oncologist Dr. Michael Choti has joined UT Southwestern Medical Center as chair of the surgery department and Surgeon-in-Chief of William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, opening in 2014.
Choti specializes in liver, pancreatic, and other gastrointestinal cancers, and brings a broad portfolio covering clinical care, research, and education to the surgical table as the 10th chairman of surgery at UT Southwestern.
“There is no greater privilege than to have the opportunity to lead the UT Southwestern Department of Surgery,” Choti said. “I am particularly honored to assume such a position where there is both such a legacy of academic medicine and potential for the future.”
Choti spent 21 years at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he was vice-chair of the department of surgery and professor of surgery, oncology, and radiology. He also was a professor in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins, where he conducted research directed at surgical innovation, robotics, and image-guided surgical cancer therapy. A graduate of Yale School of Medicine, Choti completed his general surgical training at the University of Pennsylvania and a surgical oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before joining Johns Hopkins. He also earned an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins in 2004.