Please Save the Date for the 2nd Women in Surgery Lectureship sponsored by the Department of Surgery at UConn Health.
Keller Auditorium at UConn Health
Friday, March 6, 2015
Featuring guest lecturer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D.
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Barry, M.D., FACS.
Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D., is Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1987 and earned her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School in 1991.
Dr. Hayes-Jordan continued to set high goals for herself and break barriers, and after completing additional training, she became one of only a handful of pediatric surgical oncologists in North America and the first African American female pediatric surgeon in the United States of America. She trained for 11 years after medical school to become a pediatric surgical oncologist with dual board certification in adult surgery and pediatric surgery, and additional training in molecular biology, sarcoma and melanoma fellowship. As a pediatric surgical oncologist, her unique strengths and abilities lie in the surgical treatment of advanced and refractory abdominal sarcomas.
In 2006, Dr. Hayes-Jordan pioneered a surgical technique using heated chemotherapy (HIPEC) for children with a rare sarcomatosis. Currently, Dr. Hayes-Jordan is the first and only surgeon in North America performing the HIPEC surgery on pediatric patients. She has made an impact on the survival rates for this rare and aggressive disease called desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT). Since Dr. Hayes-Jordan performed the first HIPEC surgery eight years ago, the number of patients she has treated continues to grow. Dr Hayes-Jordan also has a basic science laboratory where she studies lung metastasis and sarcomas. She is the principle investigator for three phase 1 and one phase 2 investigator initiated trials.
Dr. Hayes-Jordan continues to do pediatric general surgery as a part of the University of Texas Houston Health Sciences Center Pediatric surgery group that practices out of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH).