- Diplomate, American Board of Medical Oncology
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Dr. Richard Bender is a highly experienced Board Certified Oncologist that brings over 30 years of experience to the Oncology Institute of Hope and Innovation.
Dr. Richard Bender received his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his internship and fellowship from UCLA-Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, CA followed by a Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. His past titles include Medical Director for Hematology/Oncology for Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Medical Director for Hematology/Oncology for Kaiser Permanente in San Diego and the 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 over 75 peer-reviewed scientific articles.
Patient Care Philosophy:
Dr. Richard Bender believes strongly in patient education. He believes that once the patient understands their condition and treatment options, they will be ready to manage their healthcare plan. His care reflects the patient’s needs, values, and choices.