Howard Reber

Howard Reber, MD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Pancreatic Cancer Program
Physician, General Surgery, Pancreatic Disease
Member, JCCC Community




Surgery General

Institutional Affiliation

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Rotating (Internship), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1963 - 1964


MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1963


Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1964 - 1970

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 1971

Contact Information


(310) 794-7788 - Information, referral and outpatient clinic appointments - Westwood
(310) 319-4080 - Information, referral and outpatient clinic appointments - Santa Monica
(310) 825-1597 - Pancreatic Disease information and referral

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal, Hepatobiliary, Pancreas

Scientific Interests

Dr. Howard Reber's research focuses on acute and chronic pancreatitis, as well as pancreatic cancer.

Highlighted Publications

Kazanjian KK, Hines OJ, Duffy JP, Yoon DY, Cortina G, Reber HA. Improved survival following pancreaticoduodenectomy to treat adenocarcinoma of the pancreas: the influence of operative blood loss. Arch Surg. 2008 Dec;143(12):1166-71.

Bhargava S, Hotz B, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Buhr HJ, Hotz HG. Suramin inhibits not only tumor growth and metastasis but also angiogenesis in experimental pancreatic cancer. J Gastrointest Surg. 2007; 11:171-178.

Buchler P, Reber HA, Roth MM, Shiroishi M, Friess, Hines OJ. Target therapy using a small molecule inhibitor against angiogenic receptors in pancreatic cancer. Neoplasia. 2007; 9:119-127.

Funahashi H, Satake M, Dawson D, Huynh NA, Reber HA, Hines OJ, Eibl G. Delayed progression of pancreatic intraepithelial neoplasia in a conditional KrasG12D mouse model by a selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor. Cancer Res. 2007; 67:7068-7071.

Tomlinson JS, Jain S, Bentrem DJ, Sekeris EG, Maggard MA, Hines OJ, Reber HA, Ko CY. Accuracy of staging node negative pancreas cancer: a potential quality measure. Arch Surg. 2007; 142:767-774.