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Heather Hawthorne, MD




Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Research Focus:
Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

Dr. Hawthorne is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

Outpatient Clinic, Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children's
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-8636
fax: 714-509-4748
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Dr. Heather Hawthorne is a pediatric oncologist with CHOC Children’s Specialists. Hawthorne’s major research interests include morbidity and mortality of cancer and cancer treatment in adolescents and young adults, the late effects of chemotherapy and cancer treatment, including the long-term care of cancer patients, and medical education, including teaching skills for residents and fellows. She has given oral presentations on numerous topics including leukemia and treatment-associated morbidities and complications among adolescents and young adults with cancer.

Dr. Hawthorne is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Hawthorne attended medical school at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She served her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Greenville Hospital System, University Medical Center, University of South Carolina and completed her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. Hawthorne received her master’s degree of public health in epidemiology at University of Alabama.

Administrative Appointments

  • Oncology, CHOC Children’s Specialists


  • Fellowship - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Graduate - M.S.P.H., Epidemiology
    University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Residency - Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
    Greenville Hospital System - University Medical Center
    University of South Carolina
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Medical School
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Little Rock, Arkansas

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology
  • American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Association

Published Works

H Hawthorne, D Kelly, K Buckley, J Pressey. Small Cell Carcinoma of the Ovary, Hypercalcemic Type, in Preadolescents. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 2011;56(6):966.

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