About Douglas Scott Reintgen MD

Douglas Scott Reintgen MD

General Surgery
TGH Breast Health Center
TGH Cancer Institute Brandon Healthplex

Douglas Scott Reintgen MD

Dr. Douglas Reintgen is on the medical staff at Tampa General Hospital and is a professor of surgery at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine.He was the program leader for the cutaneous oncology program at MCC from 1987-2000 and the assistant program leader for the breast program. Very quickly, those two programs grew to be leaders in their fields based on the development of the lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy technique that the team of Dr. Reintgen and Dr. Charles Cox helped to develop and then tech the procedure worldwide to other teams of surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians and pathologist. The SLN procedure rapidly became the standard of care for the surgical treatment of melanoma and breast cancer.
From 2000-2008, Dr. Reintgen was the founding member and cancer center director of the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center, which has been named one of the top cancer centers in the state of Florida. In 2008, Dr. Reintgen came back to USF as director of cancer initiatives and currently is the program leader for the TGH Cancer Care cutaneous oncology program.
Dr. Reintgen has been named to the Who’s Who list of Best Doctors in America, and a top physician for women by Redbook Magazine. He is the associate editor of the only journal dedicated solely to breast cancer in the U.S. – the Clinical Journal of Breast Cancer – and has more than 500 publications in the literature on the treatment of breast cancer, melanoma and other skin cancers.


TGH Breast Health Center
Address: 17416 Brookside Trace Ct
Phone: (813) 844-4554
Fax: (813) 660-6631
TGH Cancer Institute Brandon Healthplex
Address: 10740 Palm River Road
Phone: 813-844-4554
Fax: 813-844-5877


General Surgery


Medical School:

Duke University (Durham, NC)

Residency/Chief Residency:

General Surgery (Intern in Surgery – Chief Resident)

Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)


Surgical Oncology, Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC)


American Board of Surgery