Michael Scott Sabel, MD

Phone: 734-936-6000


Michael S. Sabel, MD is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Sabel received his Bachelors degree from Pennsylvania State University and a medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Postgraduate training in General Surgery was received at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Sabel completed an NIH-T32 research fellowship in tumor immunology and a surgical oncology fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY. Dr. Sabel joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2001.

Dr. Sabel's clinical interests are in the area of surgical oncology, with special expertise in breast cancer and melanoma. Areas of interest include cryoablation of breast cancer and the use of immunotherapy in the treatment of both breast cancer and melanoma.

Dr. Sabel is also extensively involved in both clinical and basic science research at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center Breast Cancer Clinical Outcomes Project and is principal investigator on several clinical trials in breast cancer and melanoma. In addition to his clinical research interests, his basic science research has been focusing on the identification of unique biomarkers in breast cancer and melanoma to help guide surgical and adjuvant therapy and researching the generation of systemic immune responses from local therapies.


  • Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Surgery General, IL, 1997
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