The Blossoming of a New Career
Dr. Hedy Kindler began her journey to become a physician by earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale. In 1989, she completed medical school and earned her M.D. from the State University of New York. She went on to complete two residency training programs within internal medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center and the University of California.
While Dr. Hedy Kindler does focus heavily on asbestos-related diseases, she also studies colorectal cancer and other kinds of gastrointestinal cancer.
The Next Step to Becoming a Specialist
Dr. Hedy Kindler completed a fellowship program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, with the goal of becoming a specialist in mesothelioma, the disease that took her father’s life. Dr. Kindler currently serves as the Medical Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology and as an associate professor at the University of Chicago. She belongs to the American Society of Clinical Oncology and a number of other professional organizations.
Dr. Kindler is involved in clinical trials studying the latest medications for mesothelioma. Some of the trials include phase II studies on high-dose chemotherapeutic drugs. She has also conducted computed tomography (CT) diagnostic accuracy studies.
Over the course of Dr. Kindler’s career, she has contributed over 80 articles on asbestos-related disease to scholarly journals. While Dr. Kindler does focus heavily on asbestos-related diseases, she also studies colorectal cancer and other kinds of gastrointestinal cancer.