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Rob Alan Fuller, M.D., FACS


Dr. Fuller received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. His general surgery internship and residency were both at the Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and he completed his Fellowship in Surgical Oncology from the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California.

Dr. Fuller epitomizes the Texas Surgical Oncology commitment to the advancement of surgery through the application of new techniques. In addition to his training as a general surgeon, he has completed an additional two-year fellowship in surgical oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center. During this competitive, accredited fellowship, Dr. Fuller received extensive training in new surgical techniques and the multi-specialty treatment of many cancers. Dr. Fuller was Austin's first surgical oncologist. He has applied his surgical skills and advanced training to the treatment of cancer by combining laparoscopic surgical techniques to pioneer new, effective ways to treat tumors.

Accolades & Memberships

Dr. Fuller is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, and a member of the Texas Medical Association.

Dr. Fuller is also a member of many cancer related committees in the Austin area, and has worked with multiple hospital and physician groups within Austin to improve the care of patients with cancer.

Dr. Fuller won the Austin’s Top Doctors, Surgical Oncology, Austin Monthly in 2021.

Surgery Locations

  • Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • St. David's South Austin Medical Center


  • Breast Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer


  • Breast Surgery
  • GI Cancer Surgery
  • Liver Cancer Surgery
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Pancreas Cancer Surgery


  • Gastric Carcinoid Metastatic to the Liver

    Journal of Clinical Oncology , 2002

  • Microfluidics Detection of Cancer with Telomerase RNA

    Owen H. Wagensteen Surgical Forum, 2000

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Acalculous Gallbladder Disease

    BUMC Proceedings, 2000

  • Human Telomerase RNA (hTR) Inhibits Human DNA Methyltransferace, and Is Present in Expressed Prostatic Secretions (EPS) from Patients with Positive Biopsy for Prostate Cancer

    Society for Basic Urologic Research, 2000

  • Microfluidics Detection of Human Telomerase RNA in Expressed Prostatic Secretions

    Western Section Annual Meeting - American Urological Association, 2000

Show all Publications
  • Surgical Experience with Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas

    North Texas Chapter - American College of Surgeons, 2000

  • Microfluidics Detection of Cancer with Telomerase RNA

    86th Clinical Congress – American College of Surgeons, Surgical Oncology Forum I, 2000

  • Cholangiocarcinoma: Impact of Tumor Location

    North Text Chapter - American College of Surgeons, 1999

  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Calculus Gallbladder Disease

    Oral Poster Presentation - Southwestern Surgical Conference, 1999

  • Surgical Morbidity, Mortality, and Long-term Survival in Patients with Peripancreatic Cancer Following Pancreaticoduodenectomy

    The American Journal of Surgery, 1997

  • Reverse Micelles in Supercritical Fluids: Amino Acid Solubilization in Ethane and Propane

    The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1990