Dr. Alfredo A. Santillan-Gomez is a board certified General Surgeon with a specialty in Surgical Oncology. He is fully devoted to the oncology and endocrine surgical fields.
Dr. Santillan graduated with honors from the Institute of Technology, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico and did a Masters Degree in Public Health at Harvard University. He completed General Surgery training at Texas Tech University. As a senior surgery resident he was awarded with the Allando Ballantyne Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas.
He then went on for advanced training in Surgical Oncology at Moffitt Cancer and Research Center, University of South Florida, in Tampa. Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Alfredo Santillan-Gomez served for seven years as an Associate Professor in the division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery at The University of Texas Health at San Antonio and is currently an adjunct Professor of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Santillan’s areas of expertise include oncologic and endocrine surgery with emphasis on surgical diseases of the breast, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, colon, melanoma, pancreas and sarcoma. He has practiced in San Antonio since 2009 and is recognized as a leader in cancer and endocrine surgery with extensive surgical experience.
He is a Hidden Scar trained surgeon on advanced minimally invasive and minimal access surgical approaches that deliver optimal clinical and aesthetic outcomes for patients with breast cancer.
He is a co-author of numerous publications and research projects with special interest in cancer biology and epidemiology and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
He is one of the few high thyroid volume surgeons in South Texas, according to the American Thyroid Association guidelines, with more than 100 thyroid surgeries per year.
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology Allando Ballantyne Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas, Houston, TX
Residency in General Surgery Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX
Master of Public Health, Quantitative Methods Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
Medical Doctorate Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey, N.L., México
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Society of Surgical Oncology
Conditions & Procedures
Endocrine : Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal - Thyroidectomy, Central neck lymph node dissection, Lateral neck lymph node dissection, Recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring, Minimal invasive parathyroidectomy, Robotic and laparoscopic adrenalectomy. - High volume category of thyroid procedures.
Dr. Santillan works closely with PRMA Center for Advanced Breast Reconstruction which combines reconstructive excellence with cosmetic surgery expertise. They strive to provide Dr. Santillan’s breast cancer patients the best and most natural results possible.