Dr. Huth graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1975. His internship and residency were completed at the University of Washington School of Medicine (1975 to 1982) including a postdoctoral surgical oncology research fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Huth joined the faculty of UT Southwestern as Professor of Surgery and Chair of the Division of Surgical Oncology in 1993 after teaching at UCLA and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He served as acting director of the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center from 1995 to 1997. His clinical interests include breast cancer, primary and metastatic liver tumors, melanoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. Dr. Huth serves as the Occidental Chemical Chair in Cancer Research and is the past president of the Dallas metro unit of the American Cancer Society.


Medical School University of Rochester (1975)
Research Fellowship UCLA School of Medicine (1980), Postdoctoral Surgical Oncology Research
Fellowship University of California Los Angeles Medical Cente (1980), Surgical Oncology
Internship University of WA, School of Medicine (1982), Surgery
Residency University of WA, School of Medicine (1982), Surgery

Clinical Interest

Breast Cancers
  • Colloid Breast Carcinoma
  • Ductal Carcinoma in SITU (DCIS)
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
  • Medullary Breast Cancer
  • Micropapillary Cancer
  • Mucinous Breast Carcinoma
  • Paget's Disease
  • Sarcoma of the Breast
  • Tubular Breast Cancer
Surgery for Breast Cancer
  • Nipple Sparing Mastectomy
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Seed Localization Technique for Partial Mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
Skin Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Extremity Sarcomas
  • Intra Abdominal Sarcoma
  • Retroperitoneal Sarcoma (Liposarcoma)
Surgery for Skin Cancer
  • Lymphadenectomy
  • Re-excision or Wide Excision
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Research Interest

  • Breast Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Melanoma/Vaccines
  • Sarcoma


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Management of Soft Tissue Sarcomas of the Extremity
Huth, J.F. Surgical Oncology: Multidisciplinary Approach to Difficult Problems 2002 Silberman & Silberman 713-726
Accuracy and effectiveness of laparoscopic vs open hepatic radiofrequency ablation
Scott, D.J., Young, W.N., Watumull, L.M., Lindberg, G., Fleming, J.B., Huth, J.F., Rege, R.V., Jeyarajah, D.R., Jones, D.B. Surgical Endoscopy 2001 Volume 15 135-140
Breast Cancer Screening Practices for Hospitalized Women
Huth, J.F., and O'Connor, A.P. Journal of Cancer Education 1995 Volume 10, No. 1 22

Honors & Awards

  • Occidental Chemical Chair in Cancer Research
  • American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Clinical Fellowship Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of University Surgeons