Andrea Hayes-Jordan, MD
Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is an Associate Professor in both the Department of Pediatric Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston and in Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She completed her Pediatric Surgery Training at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children and is board certified in general and pediatric surgery with a special interest in surgical oncology.
Dr. Hayes-Jordan’s research focuses novel therapies to treat childhood cancers including rhabdomysarcoma, a cancer typically of the skeletal muscles, and desmoplastic small round cell tumors, a rare and aggressive cancer found within the abdomen and pelvis. In 2006, she became the first surgeon in North America to successfully perform a high-risk adult surgery called continuous hyperthermic peritoneal perfusion (CHPP) on a pediatric patient with tumors that had spread to the abdomen. Dr. Hayes-Jordan clinical research program performs several CHPP surgeries each year in adults and children.
In addition, Dr. Hayes-Jordan conducts basic science research in her laboratory that focuses for her research is developing ways to prevent, treat and cure patients with pulmonary metastases of sarcomas. Her laboratory supports medical student and general surgery residents.