Alberto Bessudo, M.D.

I believe in approaching each case with optimism, humor, warmth and kindness. I believe that humor is a good medicine. It follows me around. I strive to stay on top of the latest research and technologies so that my patients have access to state-of-the-art cancer care. Each patient will have my full devotion to his or her treatment along with personalized education and guidance.

Dr. Bessudo

Specialties


Medical Oncology

Hematology

Education

National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Medicine

National Institute of Respiratory Diseases

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus, Department of Medicine

Training


Internship: University of Wisconsin Medical School, Milwaukee Clinical Campus

Residency: Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Fellowship: University of California, San Diego UCSD Cancer Center, Hematology-Oncology

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About Dr. Alberto Bessudo

Dr. Bessudo trained in oncology and hematology at the University of California San Diego. After graduation in 1995, he was appointed to the faculty at UCSD Cancer Center as an assistant professor, where he was active in clinical and molecular immunology research. Dr. Bessudo specializes in solid tumors, including lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancers. He has a research interest in lymphoma and myeloma.

Dr. Alberto Bessudo graduated with honors from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, School of Medicine in 1989. As part of his graduate training, he attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine from 1987 to 1989. He completed his internship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, and internal medicine residency at Washington University, Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1992.

Dr. Bessudo was trained in oncology and hematology at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. After graduation in 1995, he was appointed to the faculty at UCSD Cancer Center as an assistant professor, where he was active in teaching and clinical and molecular immunology research.

Dr. Bessudo specializes in solid tumors with an emphasis in lung and colon cancers. He is proud of the clinical trial program at cCARE and is passionate about research and development of new targeted therapies in cancer treatment. Associated to his past in molecular immunology research, Dr. Bessudo is active in lymphoma and myeloma clinical research. He is the director of the clinical research program at cCARE in San Diego, and is the Director of the Oncology Care line at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Dr. Bessudo speaks three languages: Spanish, English and Hebrew. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and surfing with his family.

Dr. Bessudo’s CV

Board certifications

  • Medical License, State of California
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, board certified in medical oncology

Associations

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), Investigator
  • cCARE, president and director of clinical research
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Director of oncology care

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Testimonials

“Dr. Alberto Bessudo is a compassionate, deeply committed caregiver whose insights and reassurances made all the difference in my wife’s recovery. At the time when she faced her greatest cancer challenge he was available, thorough and fully involved in her care.”

– Greg D.

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