General and Oncologic Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Dr. Al-kasspooles grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He completed both his undergraduate and medical training at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After completing his General Surgery Residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona he went on to a 3-year combined research and clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo.
Dr. Al-kasspooles entered practice as a teaching surgeon in Phoenix, AZ where he stayed until joining our faculty in 2005. His clinical interest(s) lie in gastrointestinal cancers (primarily esophageal, gastric and colorectal cancers), but he practices all areas of oncologic surgery including breast cancer, melanoma, and soft tissue sarcomas. Dr. Al-kasspooles is also actively involved in researching the genetics behind cancer development and assists in enrolling interested patients in on-going clinical trials.
When Dr. Al-kasspooles is not teaching his residents or taking great care of his patients, his interests include playing tennis, gourmet cooking, and is an avid sports fan (mostly basketball).
He is also an aspiring guitar virtuoso.