Aaron J. Scott, MD

  • Associate Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)
  • Co-Leader, Clinical and Translational Oncology Program, University of Arizona Cancer Center

A graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Scott completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Colorado - Denver before joining the faculty in the UA Division of Hematology and Oncology and the UA Cancer Center in 2016. He specializes in cancers of the GI tract, which include colon cancer, rectal cancer, anal cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, and pancreatic cancer. His particular interests are in clinical trial development and laboratory research investigating new agents to improve outcomes in patients with GI cancers. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and board eligible for Medical Oncology.

Research Interests: 

Dr. Scott is a member of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Multidisciplinary Program at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. This comprehensive program includes weekly multidisciplinary tumor board meetings, bi-monthly research meetings, and research collaborations with the Developmental Therapeutics/Phase 1 Program. In addition, he is involved in developing research projects across specialities including Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiology, and Pathology. Dr. Scott is also the site Principal Investigator of the Academic GI Cancer Consortium (AGICC), which is a nationwide collaborative research group dedicated to finding better treatment options for patients with GI cancer. He is interested in the development of novel therapeutic strategies to treat and prevent colorectal cancer in young adults.

  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, 2010
  • BS: Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, 2004
Honors and Awards
  • Chief Medical Oncology Fellow, University of Colorado - Denver, 2015
  • Oncology Trainee Travel Award, ASCO/AGA/SSO/ASTRO, 2015
  • Merit Award Recipient, Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium, ASCO/AGA/SSO/ASTRO, 2015
  • Gold Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, University of Colorado - Denver, 2012
  • Zenas B. Noon Distinguished Medical Student in Cardiology Award, UA Department of Medicine - Tucson, 2010
  • Medical Student Research Project Training Grant, UA Department of Surgery, College of Medicine - Tucson, 2007
  • Magna Cum Laude, Honors Graduate, University of Arizona, 2004
  • Internal Medicine, University of Colorado - Denver, 2013
  • Hematology/Oncology, University of Colorado - Denver, 2016
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2013