J. Randolph Hecht, MD

J. Randolph Hecht, MD

Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
Average rating: 4.8
(130 ratings)  
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Santa Monica Cancer Care
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 600
Santa Monica, California 90404


Preferred Name: J. Randolph (Randy) Hecht

Academic/Professional Titles:

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

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.




Medical Board Certifications

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1998
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1991


Medical Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1997
Medicine/Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1991


Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1987


Internal Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 1985


MD, Eastern Virginia Medical School, 1984


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Small intestine cancer
Esophageal cancer
Hepatobiliary malignancies
Colorectal malignancy
Carcinoid of stomach
Anal cancer


Colorectal cancer: Screening, controversy and management



  • Colorectal cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Gastric cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Biliary cancer
  • Small intestine cancer
  • Anal cancer
  • Neuroendocrine cancer


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