Tina J. Hieken, M.D.

  1. Surgical Oncologist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Tina J. Hieken, M.D., is a surgical oncologist with a specialty interest in melanoma and breast cancer. She has a passionate interest in advancing the care of melanoma patients and the care of patients at high risk for future breast cancer as well as those diagnosed with breast cancer. Her practice philosophy focuses on patient-centered care to provide the best possible oncologic outcomes with excellent aesthetics, while respecting patient needs and preferences. Special interests include:

  • Neoadjuvant therapy for melanoma and breast cancer
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy and oncoplastic breast surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery for melanoma and breast disease
  • Sentinel lymph node surgery
  • Technical advances in surgery to improve long-term patient outcomes and speed recovery
  • Ultrasound in surgery
  • Clinical trials

In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Hieken leads research efforts to understand the microbiome in relation to cancer risk, treatment response and the immune system. She is active nationally and internationally in specialty societies and is a member of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center.

  1. Atypical ductal hyperplasia
  2. Atypical hyperplasia of the breast
  3. Atypical lobular hyperplasia
  4. BRCA gene mutation
  5. Breast cancer
  6. Breast cysts and lumps
  7. Breast fibroadenoma
  8. Ductal carcinoma in situ
  9. HER2 positive invasive breast cancer
  10. Inflammatory breast cancer
  11. Invasive ductal carcinoma
  12. Invasive lobular carcinoma
  13. Lobular carcinoma in situ
  14. Luminal A breast cancer
  15. Luminal B breast cancer
  16. Male breast cancer
  17. Medullary breast cancer
  18. Melanoma
  19. Merkel cell carcinoma
  20. Metastatic breast cancer
  21. Mucinous breast cancer
  22. Paget's disease of the breast
  23. Paget's disease of the nipple
  24. Papillary breast cancer
  25. Phyllodes tumor of breast
  26. Recurrent breast cancer
  27. Squamous cell carcinoma of the breast
  28. Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
  29. Triple-negative breast cancer
  30. Triple-positive breast cancer
  31. Tubular breast cancer
  1. Breast abscess drainage
  2. Breast biopsy
  3. Breast cancer surgery
  4. Breast duct excision
  5. Breast surgery
  6. Double mastectomy
  7. Lumpectomy
  8. Lymph node sampling
  9. Lymphadenectomy
  10. Mastectomy
  11. Melanoma surgery
  12. Minimally invasive surgery
  13. Modified radical mastectomy
  14. Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  15. Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery
  16. Prophylactic mastectomy
  17. Radioactive seed localization
  18. Sentinel lymph node surgery
  19. Sentinel node biopsy
  20. Skin-sparing mastectomy
  21. TVEC injection
  22. Wire localization for breast surgery
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Melanoma surgery
  • Sentinel lymph node surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgical oncology
  • Translational research
  • Novel therapies and technologies
  • Microbiome
  1. 1993
    Fellow - Surgical OncologySpecialized Cancer Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
  2. 1991
    Internship/Residency - General Surgery Residency and InternshipBoston University Affiliated Hospitals
  3. 1986
    MDBoston University School of Medicine
  4. 1986
    BACollege of Liberal Arts, Boston University

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    2021 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  2. 2020
    2020 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  3. 2019
    2019 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  4. 2018
    2018 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  5. 2017
    2017 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  6. 2016
    Mentor of 2016 Minnesota Chapter American College of Surgeons 3rd place Clinical Research Paper AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  7. 2016
    2016 Best Doctors for Women Minnesota Monthly
  8. 2016
    2016 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  9. 2015
    2015 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  10. 2014
    2014 Radologic Society of North America Certificate of Merit Award for Educational ExhibitMayo Clinic Rochester
  11. 2014
    Mentor of 2014 Minnesota Chapter American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer Resident Winner of Best Cancer PaperMayo Clinic Rochester
  12. 2014
    2014 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  13. 2013
    Mentor of 2013 Balfour Research Symposium Resident Awardee for Best Research PresentationMayo Clinic Rochester
  14. 2011
    Outstanding Teacher Appreciation AwardNorth Shore University Health System
  15. 2007
    SCIP 6 Commitment to Quality AwardRush University
  16. 2007
    2007 Annual Surgical Sciences and Services Research Award for Best PresentationRush University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - 2024
    ChairMelanoma Disease Site Work Group, Society of Surgical Oncology
  2. 2021 - present
    LiaisonQuality Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  3. 2021 - present
    Medical DirectorMayo Clinic Cancer Center Practice Committee
  4. 2021 - present
    Medical DirectorCancer Center Quality & Accreditation Committee
  5. 2021 - present
    MemberSociety for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), Cutaneous Melanoma Immunotherapy Guideline Expert Panel
  6. 2021 - present
    LiaisonClinical Practice Committee, Department of Surgery
  7. 2021 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Cancer Center, Quality and Accreditation Committee
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberCentral Surgical Association, Program Committee
  9. 2020 - present
    RepresentativeSociety of Surgical Oncology, ACS Synoptic Operative Report Work Group for Melanoma
  10. 2020 - present
    Vice ChairSociety of Surgical Oncology Melanoma Disease Site Workgroup
  11. 2020 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology, Metastatic Melanoma Tumor Board
  12. 2020 - present
    MemberCentral Surgical Association, Program Committee
  13. 2020 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology, Liaison to American College of Surgeons Cancer Surgery Standards Program Content Development Committee
  14. 2020 - present
    Executive committee memberAmerican College of Surgeons Cancer Programs, Cancer Surgery Standards Program, Executive Committee
  15. 2020 - present
    ChairAmerican College of Surgeons Cancer Surgery Standards Program, Content Development Committee
  16. 2019 - present
    Expert PanelistAmerican College of Surgeons Cancer Programs, Cancer Research Programs, Cancer Standards Development Committee
  17. 2019 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons Ethics Liaison to Publications Committee
  18. 2019 - present
    Panel MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Expert Panel on Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery
  19. 2018 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology Melanoma DSWG
  20. 2018 - 2021
    Working Group MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology Melanoma Disease Site Workgroup
  21. 2018 - present
    MemberTBCRC Immuno-Oncology Interest Group
  22. 2018 - present
    Working Group MemberTBCRC 037 Workgroup
  23. 2018 - present
    MemberInternational Neoadjuvant Melanoma Consortium, Surgical Working Group
  24. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  25. 2017
    Working Group MemberTranslational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC)
  26. 2017 - present
    ConsultantAmerican Board of Surgery
  27. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Board of Surgery Certifying Exam Skin and Soft Tissue Committee
  28. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons, Ethics Committee
  29. 2017 - present
    Quality Assurance PhysicianMayo Clinic, Division of BEMGI Surgery
  30. 2017 - 2021
    LiaisonQuality Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  31. 2017
    Associate DirectorRush University Medical Center and Rush Medical College
  32. 2017 - present
    Workgroup MemberTranslational Breast Cancer Research Consortium: Immuno-Oncology Working Group
  33. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  34. 2016 - present
    Task Force MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology, Outreach Task Force
  35. 2016 - 2018
    Task Force MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  36. 2016 - present
    Advisory PanelistGlobal Engage Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration
  37. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Alumni Association
  38. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Alumni Association
  39. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Surgical Alumni Society, Priestley Society
  40. 2015 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  41. 2015 - present
    Working Group MemberTBCRC DCIS subcommittee Work Group
  42. 2015 - present
    Work GroupTBCRC DCIS Subcommittee, The Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium: Locoregional Working Group
  43. 2015 - present
    Peer AdvisorThe Dutch Breast Cancer Foundation, Stitching Pink Ribbon
  44. 2015 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  45. 2014 - 2018
    MemberMayo Clinic, General Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee
  46. 2014 - 2017
    Membership CommitteeSociety of Surgical Oncology
  47. 2014 - 2017
    Membership CommitteeCentral Surgical Association, Membership Committee
  48. 2014 - 2017
    MemberMembership Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
  49. 2014 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, Central Surgical Association
  50. 2013 - present
    Panel MemberIrish Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG)
  51. 2013 - present
    Peer Review Panel MemberIrish Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG)
  52. 2013 - 2019
    MemberQuality Executive Committee, Department of Surgery
  53. 2013 - 2015
    Journal Club DirectorGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  54. 2013 - 2014
    MemberQuality and Safety Research Team, Department of Surgery
  55. 2013 - 2014
    ChairQuality Committee Surgical Site Infection Work Group, Department of Surgery
  56. 2013 - 2014
    ChairDepartment of Surgery, Quality Committee, SSI Working Group, Chair
  57. 2013 - present
    Expert ConsultantCare Process Model Expert, Melanoma and Breast
  58. 2013 - present
    Peer AdvisorAll Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG)
  59. 2012 - 2019
    Vice ChairQuality Committee, Department of Surgery
  60. 2012 - 2016
    LiaisonQuality Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  61. 2012 - 2014
    MemberDepartment of Surgery, Quality Research Committee
  62. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LiaisonCommitment to Safety Team Engagement Project, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  63. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LiaisonCommitment to Safety Initiative, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  64. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LiaisonDepartment of Surgery, Division of Gastroenterologic and General Surgery, Commitment to Safety Initiative
  65. 2012 - present
    MemberScientific Review Committee B, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  66. 2012 - present
    Physician LiaisonQuality Committee, Department of Surgery
  67. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Breast Cancer Registry Sterring Committee
  68. 2012 - present
    Working Group MemberTranslational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC): Locoregional Working Group
  69. 2012 - present
    MemberTan-Free Teens Minnesota Physician Coalition, American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Midwest Region
  70. 2012 - present
    Active MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  71. 2012 - present
    Active MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  72. 2012 - present
    Workgroup MemberThe Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium: Locoregional Working Group
  73. 2011 - 2014
    MemberGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  74. 2010 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons Editorial Advisory Board Member
  75. 2010 - 2011
    MemberStudent Affairs Committee, Rush Medical College
  76. 2010 - present
    MemberEditorial Advisory Board, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  77. 2009 - 2016
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons Mastery of Breast Surgery Program
  78. 2009 - 2011
    MemberIllinois Partnership for Cancer Prevention and Control
  79. 2009 - 2011
    MemberNorthShore University Health System Cancer Committee
  80. 2007 - 2011
    MemberStudent Educational Advisory Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  81. 2006 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons Publications Committee
  82. 2006 - 2012
    MemberPublications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  83. 2006 - 2011
    Panel MemberIllinois Ticket for the Cure Research Fund, Grand Review Panel
  84. 2006 - 2011
    MemberIllinois Partnership for Cancer Prevention and Control
  85. 2006 - 2009
    ChairIllinois Partnership for Cancer Prevention and Control
  86. 2005 - 2008
    LiaisonCommission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  87. 2005 - 2008
    LiaisonAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  88. 2003 - 2011
    Associate Director of Surgical EducationNSUHS Skokie Hospital
  89. 2003 - 2009
    MemberIllinois Department of Public Health Penny Severns Breast & Cervical Cancer Research Fund, Peer Review Panel, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Applicants, Chicago Metropolitan Division #2
  90. 2003 - 2009
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Committee on Applicants
  91. 2003 - 2009
    MemberChicago Metropolitan Division #2, Committee on Applicants, American College of Surgeons
  92. 2003 - 2007
    MemberChicago Surgical Society, Young Surgeons Committee
  93. 2003 - 2007
    MemberYoung Surgeons Committee, Chicago Surgical Society
  94. 2003 - present
    Medical AdvisorPrydwen Complementary Care Collaborative of Boston, MA
  95. 2002 - 2019
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons National Ultrasound Faculty
  96. 2002 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Cancer Society, North Suburban Illinois Division, Health Initiatives Council
  97. 2002 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Cancer Society, North Suburban Illinois Division, Leadership Council
  98. 2002 - 2011
    MemberResident Medical Education Outcomes Task Force Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  99. 2002 - 2008
    MemberHearing Panel, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  100. 2002 - 2008
    ChairFormulary Subcommittee, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  101. 2002 - 2008
    ChairPharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  102. 2002 - 2006
    Co ChairAmerican Cancer Society, North Suburban Illinois Division, Cancer Programs Council
  103. 2002 - present
    MemberSociety for Melanoma Research - Founding Member
  104. 2002 - present
    Founding MemberSociety for Melanoma Research
  105. 2002 - present
    MemberNational Ultrasound Faculty, American College of Surgeons
  106. 2002 - present
    FacultyAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons, National Ultrasound Faculty
  107. 2001 - 2011
    MemberResident Medical Education Advisory Committee, NorthShore University Health System Cancer Committee
  108. 2001 - 2008
    MemberPharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  109. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  110. 2001 - present
    MemberCentral Surgical Association
  111. 2000 - 2002
    MemberOperating Room Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  112. 1999 - 2011
    MemberChicago Surgical Society
  113. 1999 - 2011
    MemberConnective Tissue Oncology Society
  114. 1999 - 2008
    Medical DirectorRush North Shore Medical Center
  115. 1999 - 2008
    MemberRush North Shore Medical Center, Institutional Review Board
  116. 1998 - 2011
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  117. 1998 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Medical Women's Association
  118. 1997 - 2008
    MemberCancer Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  119. 1997 - 2008
    MemberRush North Shore Medical Center Women's Board
  120. 1997 - 2006
    MemberCritical Care Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  121. 1997 - 1999
    MemberRush Cancer Institute, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke' Medical Center, Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Study Group
  122. 1996 - 2011
    MemberChicago Surgical Society Connective Tissue Oncology Society
  123. 1996 - 2011
    MemberChicago Medical Society
  124. 1996 - 2011
    MemberIllinois Women's Health Coalition
  125. 1996 - 2010
    MemberIllinois State Medical Society
  126. 1996 - 2008
    MemberRush System for Health Inter-Institutional Cancer Committee
  127. 1996 - 2002
    MemberAmerican Cancer Society, North Suburban Illinois Division, Prevention and Early Detection Committee
  128. 1996 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  129. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  130. 1996 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  131. 1995 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  132. 1995 - 1996
    MemberUtilization Review Physician Advisory Committee, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals & Clinics
  133. 1995 - 1996
    MemberStudent Advancement Committee, University of Illinois at Chicago
  134. 1994 - 2011
    PanelistIllinois Department of Public Health Penny Severns Breast & Cervical Cancer Research Fund, Peer Review Panel
  135. 1994 - present
    MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery
  136. 1994 - present
    MemberWomen in Cancer Research
  137. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  138. 1992 - 2011
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  139. 1992 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  140. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  141. 1990 - present
    MemberWomen Graduates' Club, Boston University
  142. 1988 - present
    MemberMassachusetts Medical Society
  143. 1987 - 1992
    Board of DirectorsSouth Boston Health Center
  144. 1987 - present
    MemberBoston University Women Graduates' Club

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.