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Surgical Oncology Section


The Section of General Surgical Oncology is part of a larger network of highly trained physicians and investigators primarily based at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah. Working to bring exceptional care to cancer patients in the Mountain West, we are the only a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated comprehensive cancer center and National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and Commission on Cancer member institution in the state of Utah. Patients come from all over the mountain west region and beyond to see our specialists.

Our surgeons collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of experts including medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, interventionalists, genetic counselors, palliative care and pain specialists, nutritionists, nursing staff, and social workers to deliver world-class personalized, patient-centered cancer treatment. From multidisciplinary tumor board conferences to cutting edge clinical trials, we walk side-by-side with our patients and their families as they deal with all stages of cancer.

Breast Surgeons:

Cindy Matsen  Kirstyn Brownson Regina Rosenthal

Cindy Matsen         Kirstyn Brownson      Regina Rosenthal

Gastroenterology Surgeons:

Courtney Scaife Laura Lambert Rebecca Kim 

Courtney Scaife    Laura Lambert       Rebecca Kim         

Melanoma and Sarcoma Surgeons:

Courtney Scaife el John Hyngstrom

Courtney Scaife    Elliot Asare            John Hyngstrom


Ed NelsonSean Mulvihill

Ed Nelson            Sean Mulvihill