Biography for Dr. Sam Wang

Sam Wang, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His clinical focus includes cancers of the liver, pancreas, stomach, and bile duct. His research focuses on finding new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for pancreas and liver cancer.

Dr. Wang graduated from Stanford University, where he received a B.S. with honors in biological science and an A.B. with high honors in history. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He then received advanced training in complex general surgical oncology through a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2014.

In the lab, Dr. Wang is interested in how the normal regenerative process in the liver and pancreas mutates and leads to cancer. His goal is to better understand this process in hopes of finding new classes of therapies for patients.

Dr. Wang is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Association for Cancer Research, and the American College of Surgeons. He is fluent in Mandarin.