Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

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

Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

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