Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center, Fellowship Surgical Oncology, Duarte, CA 07/86-06/88
George Washington University, Senior then Chief Resident Department of Surgery, Washington, DC 0 7/84-06/86
National Institutes of Health, Research Department of Nuclear Medicine and National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 07/81-06-84
University of California Hospitals, Department of Surgery, Resident, San Francisco, CA 07/79-06/81
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Doctor of Medicine, New York, NY 09/74-05/78
Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners
Director of Desert Surgical Oncology and focus on breast cancer, melanoma, and solft tissue malignancies, including thyroid cancer. Advanced oncoplastic procedures, including breast reconstruction and optimized breast preservation.
American Association for Cancer Research
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Riverside County Medical Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
Dr. Hyams received his undergraduate degree from Vassar College and his M.D. from Columbia University. Surgical residencies at the University of California San Francisco and George Washington University Medical Center were followed by Surgical Oncology fellowships at the U.S. National Cancer Institute and the City of Hope.
Dr. Hyams directed the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cincinnati and was a member of the faculty of Allegheny University of the Health Sciences in Pittsburgh.
A long-time investigator with the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), he served as the group’s Executive Medical Officer and Director of Medical Affairs. He later became National Director of Surgical Oncology and Clinical Research for Salick Healthcare, and subsequently Aptium Oncology, with responsibilities over a national network of comprehensive cancer centers.
During this time, Dr. Hyams was a member of the UK-based Oncology Gateway Team of AstraZeneca, an Anglo–Swedish multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company. The Gateway Team evaluated promising new pharmaceutical agents for clinical development
Currently, Dr. Hyams is Director of Desert Surgical Oncology based at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California. He has had a clinical focus on breast cancer, melanoma, and soft tissue malignancies, including thyroid cancer. Advanced oncoplastic procedures, including breast reconstruction and optimized breast preservation, are an important part of his practice. He currently teaches these techniques to surgeons across the country as a faculty member of the School of Oncoplastic Surgery, and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Dr. Hyams has functioned at the interface of academic medicine, community practice, pharmaceutical development, and molecular diagnostics. He is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, and investigator. He also serves as advisor and consultant for several molecular diagnostics companies, working to advance individualized biologically directed care.