Meet Dr. Amit SingalDallas Hepatologist
- Holder of the:
- Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
- David Bruton, Jr. Professorship in Clinical Cancer Research
Amit Singal, M.D., M.S., has declared war on liver cancer, which is the ninth leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. and the fastest-growing cancer in Texas.
I’m going to work as hard as I can to give my patients the care they deserve. Cancer patients want a doctor who cares and will go the extra mile. I’m dedicated to doing that.”
A hepatologist, Dr. Singal treats patients with liver disease and cares for transplant recipients pre- and post-surgery. He is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Additionally, he serves as Medical Director of the Parkland Liver Tumor Clinic and co-director of the Parkland Liver Tumor Conference. He helped establish a similar clinic and conference at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center.
Dr. Singal came to Texas and UT Southwestern so he could help do something about liver cancer in the Lone Star State. Texas has the second-highest incidence rate of liver cancer in the nation, and he believes that it will only become an increasingly more important problem over the next two decades. Dr. Singal believes UT Southwestern has the cutting-edge therapies and committed doctors who can make a difference in this field.
Most of his research examines how to diagnose and treat liver cancer when curative therapies exist. He believes it is important to work with primary care physicians and other hepatologists to follow published guidelines for liver cancer screening among at-risk patients. People with liver diseases who are at risk for liver cancer should get screened every six months, but less than 20 percent of patients are currently having this done. Dr. Singal is dedicated to improving this care over the next several years.
Dr. Singal also works closely with patients with liver cancer to help them choose the best treatment options, and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get his patients through the process.
Dr. Singal treats patients with liver disease. His clinical interests include:
- Liver cancer
- Liver tumor
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
- Liver masses
- Cancer screening
- Cancer detection
- Quality of care
- Early detection of tumors
- End-stage liver disease (ESLD)
- Liver transplantation