Jad Abdelsattar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Series Track)

Jad Abdelsattar, MD, is a surgical oncologist and clinical assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -Tucson Department of Surgery. 

He specializes in breast cancer surgery and offers his patients breast conserving surgery when applicable. Dr. Abdelsattar completed his fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology and Oncoplasty at the University of Southern California-Hoag fellowship program, and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Abdelsattar has also been heavily involved in diversity, equity and inclusion endeavors within the national surgical workforce. He co-authored the first-ever DEI toolkit led by the Association of Program Directors in Surgery which aimed to provide resources for training programs to help promote equity and inclusion for surgical trainees and help recruit, support, and retain trainees who are underrepresented in medicine. In addition, he is a member of the American Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) Diversity Task Force, the Association of Surgical Education (ASE) Committee on Global and Social Responsibility, and the Diversity and Inclusion Division Liaison Leader to the American College of Surgeons Board of Governors.


After completing an internship year of residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Abdelsattar completed his surgical residency at West Virginia University Medicine. During his residency, he was awarded the annual Franklin Schiebel Excellence in Critical Care Award, given to the resident that demonstrates excellent clinical skills and exemplifies leadership of a team of residents and medical students taking care of the critically ill patients within the surgical intensive care unit. As a senior resident he was also awarded the Watne Prize for Excellence in Surgery for his podium presentation on his research about intraoperative radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer.


In 2020, Dr. Abdelsattar published his book Mayo Clinic General Surgery, a concise text that aims to provide learners with knowledge crucial to the development of surgical skills and clinical decision making. The book was written under the direction of his mentor, David Farley, MD, and with the help of various co-authors.


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Post Doctoral Research Fellowship in Surgical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2013-2015


  • MD: Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2012
General Surgery, West Virginia University Medicine, 2016-2021
Breast Surgery Oncology and Oncoplasty, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, 2021-2022
Preliminary General Surgery Internship, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2015-2016
Multi-Specialty Internship, Jordan Hospital and Medical Center, 2012-2013
Board Certifications
American Board of Surgery