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Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS

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Dell Med Directory Bio: Alex Haynes, MD


Wayne State University, MD

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MPH


Residency, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Fellowship, Complex General Surgical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship, Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH, FACS, is a board-certified surgical oncologist and the Medical Director for Oncology at UT Health Austin, overseeing operations for UT Health Austin’s Livestrong Cancer Institutes and UT Health Austin’s Surgical Oncology Clinic. He is also a part of UT Health Austin’s CaLM Care Team. He specializes in caring for patients with soft tissue sarcoma, melanoma, and other cancers of the skin and connective tissue. Additionally, Dr. Haynes is an associate professor and serves as the Associate Chair for Investigation and Discovery for the Dell Medical School Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care.

Dr. Haynes earned his master’s degree in public health from Columbia University and his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed a residency in general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, one of the teaching hospitals of the Harvard Medical School, a fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a research fellowship in health policy and management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Prior to relocating to Austin, he served on the faculty of both the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Haynes is an internationally known researcher. His work focuses on improving the quality and safety of surgical care for patients with cancer and other conditions. He is frequently asked to speak about topics that include multidisciplinary management of sarcoma and melanoma, communication and teamwork in the operating room, and tools for improving surgical safety. He also served on the leadership team that developed and tested the World Health Organization (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist. His research has been published in many leading journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, The Lancet, and more.


  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma
  • Tumors of the skin and connective tissue

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Complex General Surgical Oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Texas Super Doctor
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium Merit Award
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Quality Care Symposium Merit Award
  • Austin Monthly Top Doctor
  • Honorary Member of the Brazilian College of Surgeons
  • Paper of the Year, New England Surgical Society
  • Zane Cohen Visiting Professor Award, University of Toronto



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Beech Street PPO (SPHN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • Dell Children’s Health Plan STAR/CHIP
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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