Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology
Associate Director of Oncology Services
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, is Professor and Chief of the Division of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson. Her clinical expertise is in general and pancreaticobiliary surgery, including pancreatic and periampullary cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, gallstone disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and general surgery. She has extensive expertise in comparative effectiveness and health services research. Her research has focused on the quality of cancer care and the care of surgical patients. Dr. Riall has been instrumental in developing and implementing critical pathways to streamline care, improve outcomes, and decrease cost of patients undergoing pancreatic, gallbladder, and colorectal surgery.
Dr. Riall's clinical focus is on the treatment of hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancers. Her research over the past 20 years has focused on improving surgical outcomes in patients with pancreatic and other GI cancers. Specifically, she uses large administrative datasets to evaluate the quality of cancer care delivered in the US. Her studies have focused on all phases of care cancer from appropriate use of screening, operative and clinical management, to end-of-life care.
Mehta, H. B., G. M. Vargas, D. Adhikari, F. Dimou, and T. S. Riall, "Comparative effectiveness of chemotherapy vs resection of the primary tumour as the initial treatment in older patients with Stage IV colorectal cancer.", Colorectal Dis, vol. 19, issue 6, pp. O210-O218, 2017 Jun. PMCID: PMC5457355 PMID: 28304120
Dimou, F., H. Sineshaw, A. D. Parmar, N. P. Tamirisa, A. Jemal, and T. S. Riall, "Trends in Receipt and Timing of Multimodality Therapy in Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer.", J Gastrointest Surg, vol. 20, issue 1, pp. 93-103; discussion 103, 2016 Jan. PMCID: PMC4818116 PMID: 26503262
Zimmermann, C. J., K. M. Sheffield, C. B. Duncan, Y. Han, C. D. Cooksley, C. M. Townsend, and T. S. Riall, "Time trends and geographic variation in use of minimally invasive breast biopsy.", J Am Coll Surg, vol. 216, issue 4, pp. 814-24; discussion 824-7, 2013 Apr. PMCID: PMC3608736 PMID: 23376029
Boyd, C. A., D. W. Branch, K. M. Sheffield, Y. Han, Y-F. Kuo, J. S. Goodwin, and T. S. Riall, "Hospital and medical care days in pancreatic cancer.", Ann Surg Oncol, vol. 19, issue 8, pp. 2435-42, 2012 Aug. PMCID: PMC3407309 PMID: 22451235
Sheffield, K. M., C. A. Boyd, J. Benarroch-Gampel, Y-F. Kuo, C. D. Cooksley, and T. S. Riall, "End-of-life care in Medicare beneficiaries dying with pancreatic cancer.", Cancer, vol. 117, issue 21, pp. 5003-12, 2011 Nov 01. PMCID: PMC3139734 PMID: 21495020