Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Chief, Division of General Surgery / Surgical Oncology
Professor, Surgery
Leader, Clinical Discipline / Surgical Oncology - Arizona Cancer Center

Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Chief, Division of General Surgery / Surgical Oncology
Professor, Surgery
Leader, Clinical Discipline / Surgical Oncology - Arizona Cancer Center

Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, is internationally known for her work on comparative effectiveness (research comparing different treatments to understand the right treatment for the right patient in the right setting), patient-centered cancer, and general surgery outcomes. Along with her role as professor, Dr. Riall is chief of the Division of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology, the largest division within the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson. 

Dr. Riall is the coauthor of more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and 20 book chapters. She serves on the editorial boards of the Annals of Surgery, the Journal of GI Surgery, and Surgery. Dr. Riall joined the University of Arizona from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where she was the John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research and the director of the Center for Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes. 

Degrees
  • PhD: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Clinical Science, 2007
  • MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1996
Honors and Awards
  • Top Doctor by Houstonia Magazine, 2015
  • Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Fellow, 2014-2015
  • Top Doctor, U.S. News & World Report, 2012
  • The Douglass Society Award, 2012
  • John Sealy Distinguished Chair in Clinical Research, 2008-2015
  • Clinical Research Scholars Program, 2005-Present
Residency
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Surgery, Chief Resident, 2002-2004
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Surgery, 1997-1999
Internship
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Department of Surgery, 1996-1997
Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pancreaticobiliary Surgery, 2005
  • The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Laboratory of Scott E. Kern, MD, 1999-2002
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Recertification, 2013
  • American Board of Surgery, 2005