Taylor S Riall, MD, PhD, FACS

Professor, Surgery

Acting Department Chair, Surgery

Chief, General Surgery Division / Surgical Oncology - Department of Surgery - COM

Leader, Clinical Discipline / Surgical Oncology - Arizona Cancer Center


Phone Number: 
(520) 626-2635
Patient Appointments: 
(520) 694-2873

UACC Information

UACC Organizational Unit(s): 
Professional Bio: 

Dr. 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 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. 


Clinical Information

Disease or Clinical Specialty: 
Bile Duct Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Prevention and Control

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
  • 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
Board Certifications & Licenses: 
  • American Board of Surgery, 2005
  • American Board of Surgery, Recertified, 2013

Academic Information

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Pancreaticobiliary Surgery
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Surgery, Chief Resident
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Clinical Science
Medical School: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine