Aram Francis Hezel, M.D.

Aram Francis Hezel, M.D.

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

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Patient Care Bio

I chose this field because as a young man, I was profoundly impacted by the death of my grandfather from cancer, and then later in medical school, I was drawn at a scientific and personal level to the care of people facing cancer.
?Every patient is different – and so is each cancer. Doing the best I can to understand patients and their families, what is important to them and providing the best possible care is my goal. While many people face cancer, each person does so with specific concerns, fears and beliefs. I will always do my best to provide the highest quality care, while preserving a patient's dignity.



My areas of special interest include clinical trials with new therapies for gastrointestinal cancers, and understanding the genetics and biology of pancreatic and liver cancers.

Conditions I Treat

- Esophageal cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Liver cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Colon cancer
- Rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
- Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST)
- Neuroendocrine tumors
- Carcinoid tumors

Awards & Honors (Local)

Patient & Family Centered Care Top Performer Award | University of Rochester, American Cancer Society 2013
American Cancer Society Career Development Award 2013
Teacher of the Year Award | University of Rochester, Division of Hematology & Oncology 2012
Teacher of the Year Award | University of Rochester, Division of Hematology & Oncology 2011
Edelman Gardner Research Award | University of Rochester, Wilmot Cancer Center 2010
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist Early Career Award 2007
NCI Career Development Award: K08 CA122835-03 2006
PanCAN/ASCO Young Investigator Award 2005
Loretta A. Jordan Award for Research of Neoplastic Disease 2000
Robin Bannerman Memorial Research Award 2000
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students 1999
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship 1998
John Harford/American Federation for Aging Research | Medical School Researc Fellowship 1997
Dean's List for Academic Excellence | SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine 1996 - 1997

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Department of Biomedical Genetics (SMD)
Associate Professor - Cancer Center

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ at Buffalo SUNY School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences2000
BA | Not Specificly Classified | Vassar College1995

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute/ Partners07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center07/01/2001 - 06/30/2003
Internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001