Breast cancer 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 an associate professor of surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Surgery..