Dr. Thao Marquez

Dr. Thao Marquez is a renowned colorectal surgeon committed to patient care and advocacy, particularly in cancer treatment. Her approach to medicine extends beyond her surgical practice, embodying a profound dedication to supporting cancer patients through every stage of their journey.

As a part of the Presbyterian Medical Group, Dr. Marquez specializes in colorectal surgery, guiding patients through diagnosis, treatment, recovery, and surveillance. Her focus is not only on the clinical aspects of care but also on addressing the emotional and financial challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Her work with the American Cancer Society highlights her commitment to providing comprehensive support, including education, financial assistance, housing, and transportation.

Dr. Marquez’s passion for cancer care is also personal. She has experienced the impact of cancer within her own family, deepening her understanding of the disease’s emotional toll on patients and their loved ones. This personal connection fuels her dedication to not just treating cancer but caring for individuals affected by it, ensuring they receive the comprehensive support they need.

Her academic credentials are impressive. She holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School, completed her General Surgery Residency, and earned a Master in Clinical Research from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Marquez further specialized through a Colorectal Fellowship at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

In her professional career, Dr. Marquez has demonstrated leadership and dedication to the medical community, serving as Chair of General Surgery and Chair of Surgical Services at Santa Fe Medical Center. She is board-certified in colorectal surgery and general surgery, and her professional memberships include the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Marquez is also a contributing author to several research articles and book chapters, showcasing her commitment to advancing the field of surgery and patient care.