Michael Alvarado

MD MS

Breast cancer surgeon
Melanoma surgeon
Former semipro cyclist, current food and wine enthusiast

About me

Dr. Michael Alvarado is a cancer surgeon who cares for patients with breast cancer and melanoma at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion.

In his research, Alvarado conducts trials of radiation therapy for breast cancer. He also studies blood-based and molecular markers with the goal of improving breast cancer screening.

Alvarado earned a master's degree in chemistry at the University of Arizona and a medical degree at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine. After completing a residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, he completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute at the University of South Florida.

  • Education

    Dartmouth Medical School, 1998

  • Residencies

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Surgery, 1999

  • Fellowships

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology, 2006

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Professor

Treatments for melanoma and breast cancer are rapidly evolving, and I believe my patients deserve individualized, precision medicine incorporating shared decision-making.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Melanoma & Skin Cancer Program

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Melanoma Surgery Clinic

Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building

1825 Fourth Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

My reviews

4.8

Overall Experience
181 Reviews
My husband and I never felt hurried. Every question was answered thoroughly and he asked if we had further questions each time we completed one. Much appreciated
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
178 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
178 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
171 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
181 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
180 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
180 Reviews
Decorative Caduceus

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients With Breast Cancer Undergoing Breast-Cons...

Statistical analysis of this study is primarily descriptive and exploratory. An "intent to treat" analysis will be conducted mainly using the log-rank test and Kaplan-Meier to compare hazard rates. Other parametric and nonparametr...

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