University of Wisconsin–Madison

Daniel E. Abbott, MD, FACS

Associate Professor

  • Surgical Director, UW Health Liver and Pancreas Center
  • Division of Surgical Oncology
(608) 262-2025

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


  • 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.

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

    • Survival Outcomes Associated With Clinical and Pathological Response Following Neoadjuvant FOLFIRINOX or Gemcitabine/Nab-Paclitaxel Chemotherapy in Resected Pancreatic Cancer.
    • Macedo FI, Ryon E, Maithel SK, Lee RM, Kooby DA, Fields RC, Hawkins WG, Williams G, Maduekwe U, Kim HJ, Ahmad SA, Patel SH, Abbott DE, Schwartz P, Weber SM, Scoggins CR, Martin RCG, Dudeja V, Franceschi D, Livingstone AS, Merchant NB
    • Ann. Surg. 2019 Sep; 270(3): 400-413
    • [PubMed ID: 31283563]
    • Optimal Surveillance Frequency After CRS/HIPEC for Appendiceal and Colorectal Neoplasms: A Multi-institutional Analysis of the US HIPEC Collaborative.
    • Gamboa AC, Zaidi MY, Lee RM, Speegle S, Switchenko JM, Lipscomb J, Cloyd JM, Ahmed A, Grotz T, Leiting J, Fournier K, Lee AJ, Dineen S, Powers BD, Lowy AM, Kotha NV, Clarke C, Gamblin TC, Patel SH, Lee TC, Lambert L, Hendrix RJ, Abbott DE, Vande Walle K, Lafaro K, Lee B, Johnston FM, Greer J, Russell MC, Staley CA, Maithel SK
    • Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2019 Jun 26;
    • [PubMed ID: 31243668]
    • Combined Proctectomy and Hepatectomy for Metastatic Rectal Cancer: Safe for the Fit and Able-But for Everyone?
    • Barrett JR, Abbott DE
    • Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2019 Jun 12;
    • [PubMed ID: 31190208]
    • Predictors of Disease-Free and Overall Survival in Retroperitoneal Sarcomas: A Modern 16-Year Multi-Institutional Study from the United States Sarcoma Collaboration (USSC).
    • Schwartz PB, Vande Walle K, Winslow ER, Ethun CG, Tran TB, Poultsides G, Tseng J, Roggin K, Grignol V, Howard JH, Krasnick BA, Fields RC, Mogal H, Clarke CN, Senehi R, Votanopoulos K, Cardona K, Abbott DE
    • Sarcoma 2019; 2019: 5395131
    • [PubMed ID: 31281208]
    • The conundrum of < 2-cm pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: A preoperative risk score to predict lymph node metastases and guide surgical management.
    • Lopez-Aguiar AG, Ethun CG, Zaidi MY, Rocha FG, Poultsides GA, Dillhoff M, Fields RC, Idrees K, Cho CS, Abbott DE, Cardona K, Maithel SK
    • Surgery 2019 Jul; 166(1): 15-21
    • [PubMed ID: 31072670]

All Publications on PubMed