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Hi there,
I recently heard on the news about a surgical oncologist in my area that was considering retiring early because his malpractice insurance increased from $40,000 to $80,000 a year. I don't know of many people who can afford 40,000 taken out of their annual pay. Just out of curiosity how much would a surgical oncologist get paid? By the way, the doc ended up staying because his patients managed to raise 40,000 dollars for him to pay his insurance.


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Surg. Oncology tends to get paid more than general surgery in the hierarchy of academics due to their extra training. Their actual salary depends a great deal upon how busy they are & what types of oncology they may focus on. More & more the fellowship training programs are doing more of their own adjuvant tx. (with chemo & radiation) and image-directed biopsies to increase their revenue rather then sending these to Med. oncologists, Rad-Onc, & radiologists
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