Alert: We're here for you. Learn how COVID-19 may affect your mesothelioma treatment and doctor appointments.

Dr. Sophie Dessureault

Dr. Sophie Dessureault

Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Sophie Dessureault is a surgical oncologist at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. She handles peritoneal mesothelioma, the rare and aggressive asbestos-related cancer that starts in the abdominal lining.

Get in touch
Jump to a Topic:

About Sophie Dessureault

  • Board Certified icon

    Board Certified in Surgery

  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma icon

    Peritoneal Mesothelioma

  • Works for Specialty Center icon

    Works for Specialty Center

  • Heated Chemotherapy icon

    Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy

Dessureault was the surgeon involved in Moffitt’s recent groundbreaking study that detailed the benefits to patients of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC.

Patients who returned for a second round of treatment in the study survived almost three times as long as those who underwent only one procedure.

As a surgeon in the department of gastrointestinal oncology, her clinical and research interests also include vaccines that focus on reversing tumor-induced immune suppression.

Dessureault serves as associate professor at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine. She first arrived at the school in 1999 for a fellowship in surgical oncology. She has won the Society of Surgical Oncology Young Investigator Award and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Career Development Award.

She graduated from the Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She did a surgical residency at the University of Toronto, where she also completed a doctorate in the surgical scientist program and graduated as valedictorian of her class.

See More Top Mesothelioma Doctors

Disclaimer: Dr. Sophie Dessureault has no professional affiliation with

stethoscope icon
Get Help Contacting this Doctor

We value your privacy. By submitting, you agree to our privacy policy and disclaimer. Mesothelioma Packet

Get a Free Treatment Guide Sent Overnight

Get Yours Now

Find Ways to Pay for Treatment Costs

Get Started

Find an Active Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

Find Now

Senior Content Writer

Tim Povtak is an award-winning writer with more than 30 years of reporting national and international news. His specialty is interviewing top mesothelioma specialists and researchers, reporting the latest news at mesothelioma cancer centers and talking with survivors and caregivers.

Walter Pacheco, Managing Editor at
Edited by

2 Cited Article Sources

The sources on all content featured in The Mesothelioma Center at include medical and scientific studies, peer-reviewed studies and other research documents from reputable organizations.

  1. Moffitt Cancer Center. (n.d.). Sophie Dessureault, MD, PhD.
    Retrieved from:
  2. U.S. News & World Report. (n.d.). Dr. Sophie Dessureault. Retrieved from:

Did this article help you?

Did this article help you?

Thank you for your feedback. Would you like to speak with a Patient Advocate?

Share this article

Last Modified July 31, 2020

Get Your Free Mesothelioma Guide Chat live with a patient advocate now