About Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler
Dr. Hedy Lee Kindler works for the University of Chicago, where she is the Director of the Mesothelioma Program and the Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology.
She conducts and leads clinical trials and other forms of cancer research to:
- Develop new therapies
- Improve the current methods of treatment
- Find a cure for mesothelioma one day
In addition to her work at the university, she is also an editor of BioOncology Watch and an associate editor of the academic journal Lung Cancer.
Because of her research and these editorial positions, Dr. Kindler is at the forefront of new and current knowledge about mesothelioma treatment and care.
On top of editing the journals, Dr. Kindler has also written many academic articles, book chapters, and review articles. She has also traveled around the world to give lectures and lead discussions at hundreds of scientific meetings because of her expertise in this area.
For all of her work as a doctor and researcher, Dr. Kindler is continuously named on the lists Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, and Top Doctors in Chicago.
The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has awarded her the Selikoff Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to mesothelioma research.
Dr. Kindler received her medical degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo in 1989.
She went to the Los Angeles Medical Center — part of the University of California — to complete her first internal medicine residency. She then completed a second residency at Montefiore Medical Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
After completing her two residencies, she studied oncology and hematology as part of her fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
As a doctor, Dr. Kindler has maintained memberships in several different organizations including:
- 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 Foundation
Dr. Kindler plays an active role in these organizations. She is a past-president of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, and she has been off the board and several different committees for the other societies and foundations.