Dr. Richard Bender is a board-certified oncologist who brings more than 30 years of experience to The Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation.
He received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his internship and fellowship from UCLA-Harbor General Hospital followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. His past titles include Medical Director for Hematology/Oncology for Quest Diagnostics, Medical Director for Hematology/Oncology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, and Chief Medical Officer for Agendia. Dr. Bender has also served on the executive board of the San Diego Hospice and American Cancer Society. He continues to teach at the UCLA School of Medicine and has published more than 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Dr. Bender is an advocate for patient education. He believes that education empowers patients to better manage their healthcare and creates personalized treatment plans based on each patient’s specific needs.
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