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Alex Bernard Haynes, M.D., MPH, FACS

Alex B. Haynes, M.D., MPH, FACS

Provider Type: Physician

  • Surgical Oncology
Board Certifications:
  • Complex General Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery

General Summary

Dr. Haynes is a surgical oncologist specializing in soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, and other tumors of skin and connective tissue. He has extensive experience working with multidisciplinary teams to care for complex tumors. He is an internationally recognized researcher in surgical care delivery and patient-centered outcomes and is the inaugural associate chair for research in the department of surgery and perioperative care at Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Fellowship in Health Policy and Management
    Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • Residency in Surgery
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Medical Doctorate
    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Master of Public Health, Sociomedical Sciences
    Columbia University, New York, NY

Medical Practice

  • Associate Professor (Tenure Track), Surgery and Perioperative Care, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (2019 – Present)
  • Associate Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2018 – 2019)
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Attending Physician, Surgeon, Austin, TX (2019 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (2014-2018)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Attending Surgical Oncologist, Boston, MA (2013 – 2019)
  • The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Clinical Specialist, Surgical Oncology, Houston, TX (2011 – 2013)

Research Interest

  • Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
  • Patient–Centered Outcomes 
  • Surgical Safety
  • Teamwork & Communication

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Accolades & Memberships

  • Academy Health
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Association for Academic Surgery
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of University Surgeons
  • Surgical Outcomes Club
  • Texas Medical Society 
  • Travis County Medical Society

Community Service

  • AIDS Institute, New York State Department of Health, Consultant, Bronx, NY (2001 – 2002)
  • World Health Organization, Safe Surgery Saves Lives Pilot Site Coordinator (2007 – 2009)
  • Lifebox USA, Special Advisor to the Board, Boston, MA (2014 – 2019)
  • Director of Distinctions in Research Program, Dell Medical School at The University of Texas in Austin, TX (2019)