HARLINGEN, Texas – Dr. Daniel Albo, MD, is chair of surgery for UT-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine.

In the second in a two-part video interview, Dr. Albo discusses his work in helping Valley Baptist Health System develop a surgical oncology program in Harlingen, plus Valley Baptist’s acquisition of state-of-the-art equipment to treat patients with liver or pancreatic cancer.



Dr. Albo earned his medical degree magna cum laude at the University of the Republic, Uruguay, in 1991. He completed his general surgery residency and obtained a Ph.D. degree in molecular pathobiology at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2000. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship in 2002 at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

His research has focused on issues of healthcare disparities in surgical oncology among minorities, a specialty he said he hopes to bring to the School of Medicine and the region it serves.

He comes to UTRGV from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, where he served as the Moretz-Mansberger Distinguished Professor and Chair of Surgery, and Cancer Service Line director. During his tenure, he helped develop top surgery programs, as well as cancer clinical, education and research programs.

Albo has held leadership roles in a number of academic surgical societies, including as president of the Association for Academic Surgery. He also received the prestigious Michael E. DeBakey Distinguished Service Award Medal in recognition of his clinical expertise.

Editor’s Note: Click here to watch Part One of our exclusive video interview with Dr. Albo.

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