While the 23rd Annual LACC Walk/Run will be virtual, supporting our medical and research community is more important than ever. The Hirshberg Foundation is thrilled to announce our 2020 LA Cancer Challenge Honorary Medical Chair is Dr. O. Joe Hines! Dr. Hines is nationally renowned in the field of pancreatic surgery. He is the esteemed Chief of General Surgery at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the General Surgery residency Program. Dr. Hines is on the team of the UCLA Agi Hirshberg Center for Pancreatic Diseases and a member of the Hirshberg Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Hines is more than a doctor to his patients and countless families touched by pancreatic cancer. He is a part of our Foundation family, committed to our mission and dedicated to this community. He continues to be a guest speaker at our Annual Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer, speaking on topics from personalized medicine and tumor testing to advances in pancreatic surgery and a team approach for pancreatic cancer. He attends Agi Hirshberg’s intimate backyard BBQ event for patients and caregivers, spending time with people one-on-one to answer questions and listen to their stories. He has also attended the LACC as a member of the UCLA Surgery and Health Sciences Team, setting an example of how important it is to answer a call-to-action as both a doctor and a member of the LACC family.
We thank Dr. Hines for filling this important role as LACC Honorary Medical Chair and thank him for participating in our Virtual LACC Walk/Run on Sunday, October 25, 2020!
More about Dr. O. Joe Hines
Dr. Hines is the Chief of the Division of General Surgery at UCLA where he has served as a professor of surgery since 1997. Dr. Hines is a nationally renowned scholar in the areas of pancreatic surgery, complex abdominal surgery, and advanced laparoscopic surgery. As the Director of the General Surgery residency program at UCLA, Dr. Hines has overseen the training of a generation of young surgeons. A true master surgeon who has also authored over 200 scientific manuscripts and book chapters and whose research has been consistently funded by NIH.