Hedy Lee Kindler, MD

Hematology and Oncology (Cancer) | More

Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Director, Mesothelioma Program

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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.

Areas of Expertise

Medical Education

  • State University of New York College of Medicine


  • University of California Los Angeles Health


  • University of California Los Angeles Health


  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • International Mesothelioma Interest Group
  • Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1995

Board Certifications

  • Medical Oncology
  • Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken

  • English