Phoenix, Arizona


Wasif.Nabil@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The field of interest of Nabil Wasif, M.D., is cancer research, specifically malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and breast, as well as melanoma.

In particular, Dr. Wasif is interested in the use of large cancer databases to look at quality of care, disparities in care and outcomes following treatment.

Focus areas

Examples of Dr. Wasif's ongoing projects include:

  • Overuse of diagnostic imaging for melanoma and associated cost implications
  • Decision analysis modeling to guide clinical decisions regarding surgical management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms of the pancreas
  • Outcomes following treatment of small bowel carcinoid tumors

Significance to patient care

Research at the global level of cancer care can help answer many important questions regarding clinical management and streamline the effective delivery of cancer-related care for individual patients.


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery
  2. Associate Chair of Education, Department of Surgery

Administrative Appointment

  1. Chair, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Surgery


  1. MPH Harvard School of Public Health
  2. Clinical Fellowship - Surgical Oncology John Wayne Cancer Institute, Saint John's Health Center
  3. Research Fellowship UCLA Center for Surgical Outcomes, University of California
  4. Resident - General Surgery New York Presbyterian Hospital
  5. Research Fellowship Laboratory for Gene Therapy Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
  6. Research Fellowship Laboratory for Wound Healing and Tissue Culture, Weill Cornell Medical College
  7. MB BS Aga Khan University Medical College
  8. AA - A levels; Physics, Biology and Chemistry/ Administered by the University of London Lahore College for Arts and Sciences

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