Hedy Lee Kindler, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Director, Mesothelioma Program
Hedy Lee Kindler, MD, is an internationally recognized cancer expert who specializes in the medical treatment of pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and malignant mesothelioma (a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure). Her research focuses on the investigation of novel agents for the treatment of these cancers, and she designs and leads many innovative clinical trials for patients with these diseases.
Dr. Kindler is an associate editor of Lung Cancer and has published numerous journal articles, review articles, book chapters, and abstracts. A popular speaker, she has been invited to lecture at hundreds of scientific meetings around the world.
Dr. Kindler is the immediate past-president of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group. She is an active member of several committees and boards, including the Science Advisory Board of the Mesothelioma Foundation, the NCI Pancreatic Cancer Task Force, and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
Repeatedly listed in Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, and Top Doctors in Chicago, Dr. Kindler was recently awarded the Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
State University of New York, Buffalo
Internship and Residency
University of California at Los Angeles Medical Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York
Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
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Dr. Kindler is the director of the University of Chicago Cancer Research Center Mesothelioma Program.
Diana Sokol-Roth turned to the medical center for treatment for pancreatic cancer. She met with Dr. Kindler who answered every question she had, and after that meeting, Diana knew she had “found somebody that was going to get us through the next chapter.”
Pamela Duda looked to Dr. Kindler and other University of Chicago Medicine cancer experts to provide the latest treatment options for her pancreatic cancer, and to keep her informed throughout the treatment process.
View a partial list of Dr. Kindler's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.