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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 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 and thereby helping patients access expert cancer care in more personalized settings.

Recent Publications
  • Fistulojejunostomy Versus Distal Pancreatectomy for the Management of the Disconnected Pancreas Remnant Following Necrotizing Pancreatitis.
    Dhar VK, Sutton JM, Xia BT, Levinsky NC, Wilson GC, Smith M, Choe KA, Moulton J, Vu D, Ristagno R, Sussman JJ, Edwards MJ, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2017 Apr 10.
    [PubMed ID: 28397026]
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  • 30-day Readmission After Pancreatic Resection: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Meta-analysis.
    Fisher AV, Fernandes-Taylor S, Campbell-Flohr SA, Clarkson SJ, Winslow ER, Abbott DE, Weber SM
    Ann. Surg. 2017 Mar 20.
    [PubMed ID: 28323675]
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  • The diagnosis of pancreatic mucinous cystic neoplasm and associated adenocarcinoma in males: An eight-institution study of 349 patients over 15 years.
    Ethun CG, Postlewait LM, 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 CR, Bentrem D, Kim HJ, Carr J, Ahmad SA, Abbott DE, Wilson G, Kooby DA, Maithel SK
    J Surg Oncol 2017 Feb 17.
    [PubMed ID: 28211072]
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  • Socioeconomic disparities, financial toxicity, and opportunities for enhanced system efficiencies for patients with cancer.
    Abbott DE, Voils CL, Fisher DA, Greenberg CC, Safdar N
    J Surg Oncol 2017 Mar; 115(3):250-256.
    [PubMed ID: 28105638]
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  • Does radiologic response correlate to pathologic response in patients undergoing neoadjuvant therapy for borderline resectable pancreatic malignancy?
    Xia BT, Fu B, Wang J, Kim Y, Ahmad SA, Dhar VK, Levinsky NC, Hanseman DJ, Habib DA, Wilson GC, Smith M, Olowokure OO, Kharofa J, Al Humaidi AH, Choe KA, Abbott DE, Ahmad SA
    J Surg Oncol 2017 Mar; 115(4):376-383.
    [PubMed ID: 28105634]
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  • Are the Current Guidelines for the Surgical Management of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasms of the Pancreas Adequate? A Multi-Institutional Study.
    Wilson GC, Maithel SK, Bentrem D, Abbott DE, Weber S, Cho C, Martin RC, Scoggins CR, Kim HJ, Merchant NB, Kooby DA, Edwards MJ, Ahmad SA
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2017 Apr; 224(4):461-469.
    [PubMed ID: 28088598]
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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 2017 Jan 01; 152(1):19-25.
    [PubMed ID: 27760255]
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  • How Much Should We Pay to Minimize Pancreatic Leak? The Cost-effectiveness of Pasireotide in Pancreatic Resection: RETRACTED.
    Abbott DE, Sutton JM, Jernigan PL, Chang A, Frye P, Shah SA, Schauer DP, Eckman MH, Ahmad SA, Sussman JJ
    Ann. Surg. 2016 Dec 30.
    [PubMed ID: 28045714]
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  • Case mix-adjusted cost of colectomy at low-, middle-, and high-volume academic centers.
    Chang AL, Kim Y, Ertel AE, Hoehn RS, Wima K, Abbott DE, Shah SA
    Surgery 2016 Dec 02.
    [PubMed ID: 27919447]
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  • 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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