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Joel Randolph Hecht, MD

UCLA Physician Joel Randolph  Hecht, MD specializes in Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology.
Preferred Name
J. Randolph Hecht
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Medical Oncology
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
State License Number
G63119
Contact
(888) 662-8252, Hem/Onc info. and appointments
(310) 829-5471 Gastrointestinal Oncology information
Voted Super Doctor
PRACTICE LOCATION

UCLA Santa Monica Hematology Oncology at 2020
2020 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA 90404

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Medical Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1995 - 1997
Medicine/Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1988 - 1991
Residency
Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1985 - 1987
Internship
Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1984 - 1985
Medical Degree
MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1984
CLINICAL INTEREST
Biliary, Cancer Prevention, Cancers of the Digestive Tract, Colon Cancer Screening , Colorectal (colon, rectum and anus), Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Malignancies, Genetics, Pancreas, Pancreatic Cancer, Unknown Primary
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ACADEMIC /PROFESSIONAL TITLES

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine,David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

BIO

Dr. Hecht is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. He holds the Carol and Saul Rosenzweig Chair for Cancer Therapies Development and is the Director of the UCLA Gastrointestinal Oncology Program. Dr. Hecht attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He took his internal medicine residency at Northwestern and completed fellowships in gastroenterology research at the University of Chicago, and in gastroenterology and medical oncology at UCLA. Dr. Hecht is an internationally known clinical and translational researcher in the field of gastrointestinal cancers. He has published widely on the molecular biology, early detection, and treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies. He has lead and is currently directing small trials with new molecules as well as large international randomized trials. Current ongoing research includes preclinical models of therapy with biological agents, early studies with gene therapy vectors and tyrosine kinase inhibitors, and leading phase II and phase III trials with novel agents.

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