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About Adam M. Burgoyne, MD, PhD

Adam Burgoyne, MD, PhD, is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating primary liver cancers such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). He also treats cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, colon and appendix, as well as gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).

Dr. Burgoyne uses many forms of therapy, including traditional chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy, with an emphasis on personalized medicine, to offer the best possible patient outcomes. Dr. Burgoyne is the medical oncologist for UC San Diego Health's multidisciplinary liver cancer clinic. The clinic offers patients highly specialized and coordinated care at one convenient location, ensuring easy and timely access to the best cancer doctors and the most innovative treatment approaches.

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Burgoyne also leads original research to improve survival rates among people with primary liver cancer and other cancers affecting the digestive system. In particular, he is working on developing novel drugs that inhibit multiple targets within the cancer cell with a single agent. He also studies tumor genetics and the biology of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) to facilitate personalize cancer care. His work has appeared in Journal of Translational Medicine, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, and Cancer, among others.

Dr. Burgoyne completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he was chief fellow. He also completed a residency in internal medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Burgoyne earned his medical degree and doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Dr. Burgoyne is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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For more information, see Liver Cancer Care.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Doctoral Degree

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-02-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST)
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Personalized Medicine
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted