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Alexander Urquhart, MD

Alexander  Urquhart
Medical Director
Specialties Medical Oncology
Contact (970) 569-7429


Medical School: University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Dallas
Residency: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine


After graduating with honors from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Urquhart completed both an internal medicine residency and hematology fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, where he later served as Chief Medical Oncology Fellow. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Urquhart received certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology along with a State of Colorado Licensure in Medicine in 2000.

Throughout 2004 and 2005, Dr. Urquhart joined the faculty at the University of Colorado, where his responsibilities included patient care and clinical trial development within the Breast Cancer Clinic. While at the University, Dr. Urquhart was active in the development and patient accrual in cutting edge clinical trials. During this time, Dr. Urquhart was a staff physician at Denver Health Medical Center, where he was Director of the Medical Breast Oncology Clinic. During his work at Denver Health and the University of Colorado, Dr. Urquhart received recognition for his participation in the Denver Health Breast Cancer Treatment Assistance Program. 

In 2006, Dr. Urquhart joined the Shaw Cancer Center care team as Medical Director of Medical Oncology. Since moving to the Vail Valley, Dr. Urquhart has maintained a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Colorado, allowing Shaw to offer cutting edge clinical trials and treatments. He also provides evaluation for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes.

Dr. Urquhart sees hematology and medical oncology patients and provides coordination of care for procedures or treatments that cannot be performed at Shaw. In addition, Dr. Urquhart's patients have access to cooperative group clinical trials.