Dr. Andrea A. Hayes-Jordan
Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School in Hanover, New Jersey, and completed her residency at the University of California Davis-East Bay, in Oakland. She also completed fellowships in melanoma and sarcoma at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, pediatric surgical oncology at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, and pediatric surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery, Dr. Hayes-Jordan’s primary clinical interests are in pediatric surgical oncology and extensive abdominal tumors. She is an associate professor in pediatric surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and surgical oncology and pediatrics at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Hayes-Jordan’s professional recognitions include the Dean's Teaching Excellence Award at the UTHealth Medical School at Houston; a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation scholar;
The Patricia C. Moynihan, M.D., Women in Academic Surgery Lectureship Award at East Tennessee State University and the President's Recognition for Faculty Excellence, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
In 2006, Dr. Hayes-Jordan modified a high risk adult surgical technique using heated chemotherapy for young patients with sarcomatosis. Currently, she is the only surgeon in North America performing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgery on pediatric patients. She has made an impact on the survival rates for a rare and aggressive disease called desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT). She presently is the principal investigator for a phase 2 trial for HIPEC in children.
In practice since 1987, she treats patients up to 25 years old with compassion and dedication, offering every child the latest treatment tailored to the individual.
A resident of Houston, Dr. Hayes-Jordan is married and the mother of two. Her favorite non-work activity is attending Bible study.
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