Meet the Chief

Dr. Adam Yopp
Adam Yopp, M.D., Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Adam Yopp, M.D., specializes in surgeries for cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas, stomach, and bile duct. He is the Surgical Director of the Liver Tumor Program at UT Southwestern. In addition, he is the Director of the Tissue Specimen Resource at Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

A Wisconsin native, Dr. Yopp brings both extensive clinical and research training to UT Southwestern. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his medical degree at St. George’s University. Following completion of a general surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York he received advanced training in hepatopancreatobiliary malignancies as a surgical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Yopp conducts outcomes based research studying factors associated with worse outcomes in cancer patients from racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disadvantaged populations. His goal is to implement strategies aimed at reducing these disparities and improve survival in all cancer patients. His research has led to the receipt of grant support from the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense.

Dr. Yopp has been a guest lecturer at international, national, regional, and local medical conferences. His research has been published in over 125 journal articles including Cancer, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. In addition, he is on the editorial board of Annals of Surgical Oncology.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Yopp was included in D Magazine’s Best Doctor list for 2011, 2012, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.