Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Robert Andtbacka, MD, CM, is an assistant professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine and a surgeon and investigator with Intermountain Healthcare and Huntsman Cancer Institute. He is a member of the Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics Program.
He specializes in surgery for melanoma, soft tissue sarcomas, and cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. His research interests include novel techniques to identify how melanoma spreads through the lymph and vascular systems; resistance to targeted therapies in soft tissue sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors; and novel therapeutics for solid tumors. In addition, he participates in multi-center clinical trials designed to improve diagnosis and treatments for cancer patients.
Andtbacka received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where he also completed a residency in general surgery. Before joining the University of Utah, he completed a three-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.