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Daniel Albo, M.D., Ph.D.
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of surgical oncology, Daniel Albo, M.D., Ph.D., chief of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center examines Veteran James Shafer during a recent appointment. Albo was selected in 2009 as the new president of the Association for Academic Surgery. He is the first Hispanic President of the Association for Academic Surgery. The Association of Academic Surgeons is one of the most prestigious academic surgical societies in the country. Albo is also an associate professor of Surgery in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and specializes in all aspects of surgical oncology, colorectal, and hepatobiliary surgery. Under Albo’s leadership, the MEDVAMC was among the first VA hospitals in the country to use Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation (RFA) to treat liver cancer and tumors. According to the American Cancer Society, about 14,000 cases of primary liver cancer are diagnosed each year.