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Daniel Albo, MD, PhD, FACS

Surgical Oncologist (Cancer Surgeon)


American Board of Surgery

English and Spanish


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UT Health RGV Surgery & Women's Specialty

614 Maco Drive, Harlingen, TX. 78550

PHONE: (956) 296-7000 | FAX: (956) 440-9801

Services & Treatments

Colorectal Surgeries performed include

  • Laparoscopic colectomy  
  • Laparoscopic rectal surgery  
  • Sphincter sparing rectal surgery (colostomy free)  
  • Single port trans anal microsurgery (TAMIS procedure) for rectal tumors  
  • Laparoscopic restorative proctocolectomy (i.e. J-pouch)


Dr. Daniel Albo, MD, is a nationally and internationally renowned Surgical Oncologist (Cancer Surgeon) at UT Health RGV. With over 21 years of advanced medical experience, Dr. Albo uses the latest technology and medical advancements in surgical oncology to provide patients in the RGV with the highest level of cancer care.  

Dr. Albo graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the Zorilla de San Martin College in 1983 and received his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Molecular Pathobiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann in 1998. He then received his Medical Degree (M.D.) from the University of the Republic Medical School in 1991. Dr. Albo completed his Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann in 2000. Additionally, he completed his Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2002.  

As an Oncologist Surgeon at UT Health RGV, Dr. Albo diagnoses and provides services and procedures in colorectal surgeries, including laparoscopic colectomy and laparoscopic rectal surgery. Dr. Albo also provides surgical oncology (cancer surgery) services for gastric cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, sarcomas, melanoma, and breast cancer. His minimally invasive surgeries include procedures in laparoscopic gastrectomy, laparoscopic liver surgery, laparoscopic microwave ablation for liver tumors and more. 

Additionally, Dr. Albo is a member of several notable organizations such as the American Surgical Association, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Society of University Surgeons, Texas Medical Association, International Society of Surgery / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC), International Society of Digestive Surgery, American Surgical Association. 

Dr. Albo joined the UTRGV School of Medicine Faculty in March 2021 and currently serves as the Department Chair and Professor in the Department of Surgery.  

To schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment with Dr. Albo, fill out our secure  Online Appointment Request Form or call us at 1-833-887-4863 to speak with one of our UT Health RGV scheduling professionals. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Education & Training

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2000-2002)  
Houston, TX

Medical College of Pennsylvania (1996-1998) 
Philadelphia, PA 

Medical College of Pennsylvania (1992-1993) 
Philadelphia, PA

Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann (1994-2000) 
Philadelphia, PA


Medical College of Pennsylvania (1993-1994) 
Philadelphia, PA

Public Health Hospitals and Clínicas Hospital (1990-1991) 
Montevideo, UY

Medical School:  
University of the Republic Medical School (1983-1991) 
Montevideo, UY

Doctorate School: 
Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University (1996-1998) 
Philadelphia, PA

Post Graduate Training:  
Rice University (2007-2008) 
Houston, TX

Undergraduate Training:  
Zorrilla de San Martin College (1980-1983) 
Montevideo, UY

Honors & Awards

  • (2020) Listed in Best Doctors in America  
  • (2020) Listed in Top Surgical Oncologists 
  • (2019) Exemplary Teaching Award, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 
  • (2018) Awarded the Moretz/Mansberger Distinguished Chair in Surgery 
  • (2018) Kaizen Blue Ribbon Badge  
  • (2018) Exemplary Teaching Award, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University 
  • (2017) The Jorge I Cué, M.D. Memorial Surgery Faculty Teaching Award 
  • (2017-2018) Listed in Best Doctors of America  
  • (2017) Peruvian Surgical Association Gold Medal Award 
  • (2017) Outstanding Service Award  
  • (2017) Outstanding Educator Award  
  • (2016) The Jorge I Cué, M.D. Memorial Surgery Faculty Teaching Award 
  • (2016) Floyd C. Jarrell, JR., M.D. Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology 
  • (2016) Listed in Best Doctors in America 
  • (2015) Baylor College of Medicine Outstanding Service Award 
  • (2012-2015) Listed in Best Doctors of America  
  • (2012) Best Clinical Presentation by a Resident Award 
  • (2009) Molecular Surgeon Research Achievement Award  
  • (2009) The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Distinguished Service Award 
  • (2007-2010) Listed in Best Doctors of America  
  • (2007) The Michael E. DeBakey, MD, Gold Medal 
  • (2007) Special Contribution Award, by VISN16, Veterans Administration 
  • (2007) 1st International Visiting Professorship Award  
  • (2005) Gene A. Guinn, MD, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 
  • (2002) The Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Clinician and Scientist Award 
  • (2001) American Society of Clinical Oncology Merit Award for Outstanding Abstract 
  • (2000) The Golden Scalpel Award in Recognition for Teaching Excellence 
  • (1999-2000) The Golden Stethoscope Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching  
  • (1998) The Association for Academic Surgery Research Resident Award 
  • (1997) The Philadelphia Dr. Harry Gotlieb Foundation Resident Research Award 
  • (1997) The Philadelphia Academy of Surgery Resident Research Award 
  • (1994-1995) The Golden Stethoscope Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching 
  • (1994) The Upjohn Company Travel Award 


  • Basic Life Support Certification 
  • Clinical Trails Compliance   


  • American Surgical Association 
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons  
  • Alpha Omega Association for Academic Surgery 
  • Society of Surgical Oncology  
  • Alpha Honor Medical Society 
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • Society of University Surgeons 
  • Texas Medical Association 
  • Moretz Surgical Society 
  • International Society of Surgery / Société Internationale de Chirurgie (ISS/SIC) 
  • International Society of Digestive Surgery 
  • Georgia Surgical Society 
  • Southeastern Surgical Association 
  • Southern Surgical Association 
  • American Surgical Association