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Taylor Riall, MD, General Surgery, Tucson, AZ, Banner - University Medical Center Tucson


[Pronunciation: Rile]

General Surgery Tucson, AZ

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreas, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Professor, University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson Associate Director - Clinical Services, University of Arizona Cancer Center

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  • Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS, is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson. Her clinical expertise is in general and pancreaticobiliary surgery, including pancreatic cancer and periampullary cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, gallstone disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and general surgery. She has extensive expertise in comparative effectiveness and health services research. Her research has focused on the quality of cancer care and the care of surgical patients. Dr. Riall is also an executive leadership coach. She applies her leadership training as a developmental tool to help surgeons and residents reach their full potential by raising self-awareness, developing emotional intelligence, clarify their goals, identifying and addressing personal challenges, and consciously improve and integrate the many facets of their lives.

Education & Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineFellowship, Pancreaticobiliary Surgery, 2004 - 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Johns Hopkins UniversityResidency, Surgery, 1996 - 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2009 - 2025
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2015 - 2025
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2005 - 2024
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 1999 - 2005
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Top Doctors:SE Texas Castle Connolly, 2013
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012-2013
  • Most Compassionate Doctor American Registry
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Publications & Presentations



  • Resident Well-Being Programs 
    Galveston, TX - 10/28/2014

Authored Content

  • Resident Well-Being ProgramsJune 2018
  • Evaluating the Relevance of the 2013 Tokyo Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of CholecystitisMarch 2018
  • Maintaining the Fire but Avoiding Burnout: Implementation and Evaluation of a Resident Well-Being ProgramDecember 2017

Press Mentions

  • Are Oncologists Any Better at Facing Their Own Mortality?
    Are Oncologists Any Better at Facing Their Own Mortality?November 3rd, 2021
  • SUO Focused on Well-Being, Mentorship, and Progress
    SUO Focused on Well-Being, Mentorship, and ProgressDecember 7th, 2020
  • Behind the Knife: The Surgery Podcast
    Behind the Knife: The Surgery PodcastSeptember 3rd, 2018
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Grant Support

  • Underutilization Of Surgical Resection In Patients With Pancreatic CancerNational Cancer Institute2008–2011

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations