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Daniel E. Abbott, MD

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(608) 262-2025

600 Highland Avenue
Box 7375, Clinical Science Center
Madison, WI 53792

(608) 252-0913

Daniel E. Abbott, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Surgical Oncology
Divisions of General Surgery


  • MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 2003
  • General Surgery Residency, Northwestern University/Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 2010
  • Research Fellowship, Children’s Memorial Research Center/Northwestern University, Division of Cancer Biology and Epigenomics, Chicago, Illinois, 2008
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Department of Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2012

Clinical Specialties

Dr. Abbott is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Trained specifically in cancer surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, his clinical focus is on gastrointestinal malignancies, as well as melanoma and sarcoma. He performs both traditional and laparoscopic resections for cancers of the liver, pancreas, and stomach. As Director of Cytoreductive and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Surgery, he is particularly interested in patients with peritoneal spread of appendiceal, colorectal and ovarian cancers. Dr. Abbott is active in a number of national organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, and the Society of University Surgeons.

Dr. Abbott provides a wide range of services including Bile Duct Resection, Caudate Resection, Cryoablation, Cyst Fenestration (Unroof Liver Cyst), Cytoreductive Surgery with HIPEC, Frey Procedure, Gastrectomy - Partial or Total, Hemihepatectomy (Hepatectomy), Laparoscopic Liver Resection, Laparoscopic Pancreatectomy, Liver Resection, Liver Tumor Ablations, Melanoma Completion Lymph Node Dissection (Axillary and Groin), Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Melanoma Wide Local Excision and Skin Closure, Obstructed Pancreatic Duct Drainage (Peustow Procedure), Pancreatic Head Resection, Pancreaticoduodenectomy, Pancreatic Pseudocysts Drainage, Pancreatic Resections, (show all).

Research Interests

Dr. Abbott, a health services researcher, focuses on cost-effectiveness, systems efficiency and addressing socioeconomic disparity in cancer care. He is particularly interested in identifying opportunities to maintain or enhance cancer care using technology in a patient-centered manner, helping patients to access expert cancer care in more personalized settings.

Recent Publications
  • Hospital Variability in Use of Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage 2 and 3 Colon Cancer.
    Daly MC, Hanseman DJ, Abbott DE, Shah SA, Paquette IM
    Dis. Colon Rectum 2016 Dec; 59(12):1134-1141.
    [PubMed ID: 27824698]
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  • Pancreas fistula risk prediction: implications for hospital costs and payments.
    Abbott DE, Tzeng CW, McMillan MT, Callery MP, Kent TS, Christein JD, Behrman SW, Schauer DP, Hanseman DJ, Eckman MH, Vollmer CM
    HPB (Oxford) 2016 Nov 21.
    [PubMed ID: 27884544]
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  • Association of Preoperative Risk Factors With Malignancy in Pancreatic Mucinous Cystic Neoplasms: A Multicenter Study.
    Postlewait LM, Ethun CG, McInnis MR, Merchant N, Parikh A, Idrees K, Isom CA, Hawkins W, Fields RC, Strand M, Weber SM, Cho CS, Salem A, Martin RC, Scoggins C, Bentrem D, Kim HJ, Carr J, Ahmad S, Abbott DE, Wilson GC, Kooby DA, Maithel SK
    JAMA Surg 2016 Oct 19.
    [PubMed ID: 27760255]
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  • Variability in postoperative resource utilization after pancreaticoduodenectomy: Who┬áis responsible.
    Ertel AE, Wima K, Hoehn RS, Chang AL, Hohmann SF, Ahmad SA, Sussman JJ, Shah SA, Abbott DE
    Surgery 2016 Dec; 160(6):1477-1484.
    [PubMed ID: 27712874]
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  • A Multi-institutional Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes of Robotic and Open Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
    Zureikat AH, Postlewait LM, Liu Y, Gillespie TW, Weber SM, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA, Maithel SK, Hogg ME, Zenati M, Cho CS, Salem A, Xia B, Steve J, Nguyen TK, Keshava HB, Chalikonda S, Walsh RM, Talamonti MS, Stocker SJ, Bentrem DJ, Lumpkin S, Kim HJ, Zeh HJ, Kooby DA
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Oct; 264(4):640-9.
    [PubMed ID: 27433907]
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  • Addressing the High Costs of Pancreaticoduodenectomy at Safety-Net Hospitals.
    Go DE, Abbott DE, Wima K, Hanseman DJ, Ertel AE, Chang AL, Shah SA, Hoehn RS
    JAMA Surg 2016 Oct 1; 151(10):908-914.
    [PubMed ID: 27464312]
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  • Surgeon Characteristics Supersede Hospital Characteristics in Mortality After Urgent Colectomy.
    Hoehn RS, Hanseman DJ, Chang AL, Daly MC, Ertel AE, Abbott DE, Shah SA, Paquette IM
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2016 Sep 1.
    [PubMed ID: 27586190]
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  • The impact of morbid obesity on resource utilization after renal transplantation.
    Kim Y, Chang AL, Wima K, Ertel AE, Diwan TS, Abbott DE, Shah SA
    Surgery 2016 Dec; 160(6):1544-1550.
    [PubMed ID: 27574775, PMC ID: 5118075]
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  • An update on gastric cancer.
    Ahmad SA, Xia BT, Bailey CE, Abbott DE, Helmink BA, Daly MC, Thota R, Schlegal C, Winer LK, Ahmad SA, Al Humaidi AH, Parikh AA
    Curr Probl Surg 2016 Oct; 53(10):449-90.
    [PubMed ID: 27671911]
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  • In Brief.
    Ahmad SA, Xia BT, Bailey CE, Abbott DE, Helmink BA, Daly MC, Thota R, Schlegal C, Winer LK, Ahmad SA, Al Humaidi AH, Parikh AA
    Curr Probl Surg 2016 Oct; 53(10):444-6.
    [PubMed ID: 27671910]
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