Amit M. Algotar, MD, PhD, MPH

Degrees: 
PhD: Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, 2008
MPH: Wichita State University - Wichita Kansas, 2002
MBBS: University of Mumbai (Bombay, India), 2000
Residency: 
Loma Linda University, Preventive Medicine, 2016
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Iinternal medicine, 2013
Interests: 
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Cancer epidemiology and prevention
  • Obesity and metabolic diseases
  • Relationship of obesity and metabolic diseases with cancer
Academic / Professional Bio: 

Amit Algotar, MD, PhD, MPH, is a physician-scientist who provides both clinical care and conducts research. His research and clinical work focuses on lifestyle modification as a treatment modality for multiple chronic diseases. Dr. Algotar has special interests and experience in developing lifestyle modification interventions in men diagnosed with prostate cancer and receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), since it is associated with elevated cardio-metabolic risk and lower quality of life. At the UA Cancer Center Survivorship Clinic, he uses lifestyle-based methods to help his patients prevent cancer progression and recurrence as well as take care of their survivorship related needs. He also runs a lifestyle-based weight loss clinic at Banner University Medical Center – South to help patients achieve optimal weight and reduce their cancer, cardiovascular and endocrine risks.

Honors and Awards: 
GMaP3 scholarship, Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program, 2018
GMaP3 Scholarship, Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program, 2017
GMaP3 Scholarship, Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program, 2016
Board Certifications: 
Diplomate, American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2018
Diplomate, American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, 2017
Medical License - California, The Medical Board of California, 2015
Medical License - Arizona, Arizona Medical Board, 2016
Board Certification in Preventive Medicine, American Board of Preventive Medicine, 2016