Welcome Dr. Muhammed Murtaza to the Division of Surgical Oncology!

The Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome Dr. Muhammed Murtaza as Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Murtaza will be joining the Center for Human Genomics and Precision Medicine, located in the new West Wedge addition to the Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research. As a research scientist without clinical duties, he will lead the Center’s Program in Genome Diagnostics and further develop his research in novel computational and molecular methods and applications for minimally invasive cancer genomics and diagnostics, including the use of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis.

Dr. Murtaza earned a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (equivalent to U.S. MD) at Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan, and a PhD in Medical Science from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute at the University of Cambridge. He was previously Assistant Professor of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, and faculty member and co-director of the Center for Noninvasive Diagnostics in the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix.

The Department of Surgery is enthusiastic about Dr. Murtaza’s future research contributions in genomics-driven precision medicine, as well as his goal to improve access to a cutting edge technology in cancer diagnostics (liquid biopsies) for patients in lower-income settings.

Dr. Murtaza can be contacted at murtaza@surgery.wisc.edu.

Welcome, Dr. Murtaza!