Michael Alvarado, MD

Breast cancer surgeon
Melanoma surgeon

Dr. Michael Alvarado is a cancer surgeon who treats patients with breast cancer and melanoma at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at Mount Zion. In addition to treating patients, he conducts breast irradiation trials and studies blood-based and molecular markers to improve breast-cancer screening.

Alvarado earned a master's degree in chemistry at the University of Arizona and a medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, N.H. 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. He is a professor of surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery..

Clinics

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Nurse Advice Line : (415) 353-9752
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Program
1600 Divisadero St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Melanoma Surgery
1701 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-9900
Fax: (415) 885-3802

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Professor

More about Michael Alvarado

Education

Dartmouth Medical School 1998

Residencies

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Surgery 1999

Fellowships

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Price ER, Khoury AL, Esserman LJ, Joe BN, Alvarado MD. Initial Clinical Experience With an Inducible Magnetic Seed System for Preoperative Breast Lesion Localization. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Apr; 210(4):913-917.
  2. Peled AW, Sears M, Wang F, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Wong J, Ewing CA, Sbitany H, Esserman LJ, Fowble B. Complications After Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Expander-Implant Reconstruction: Effects of Radiation Therapy on the Stages of Reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2018 Jan; 80(1):10-13.
  3. Alvarado M, Lucci A, Manders J. Best practices for multidisciplinary integration of a DCIS genomic assay into clinical practice. J Surg Oncol. 2017 Dec; 116(8):1016-1020.

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