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Richard Bender, M.D., FACP

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(951) 234-7006

27450 Ynez Road
Suite 116
Temecula, CA 92590

(951) 225-9938


National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland
• Medical Oncology / Hematology

Harbor General Hospital, Torrance, California
• Internal Medicine

Medical Education
University of California, Los Angeles, California
• Doctor of Medicine


Richard Bender, MD, FACP, is a board-certified Medical Oncologist practicing in Southern California. Dr. Bender received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and spent 6 years at the National Cancer Institute, NIH where he was both a Clinical Associate and Senior Investigator in the Medicine Branch. He continues to teach at UCLA and serves as an expert reviewer in oncology for Medical Boards in California and Arizona.

Dr. Bender spent over 30 years in clinical practice, the majority spent serving as the Medical Director for Oncology / Hematology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. In addition, he served as the Medical Director for Hematology / Oncology for Quest Diagnostics and the Chief Medical Officer for Agendia and Signal Genetics. He has also been the principal or co-investigator on numerous Phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles and numerous book chapters and has been invited to speak all over the world as an expert in oncology diagnostics. He was recently selected by the FDA as a consultant for the Medical Devices Advisory Committee.

Certifications & Awards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Diplomate, American Board of Medical Oncology
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