Tina J. Hieken, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon

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.

  • 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. 2016
    Mentor of 2016 Minnesota Chapter American College of Surgeons 3rd place Clinical Research Paper AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  2. 2016
    2016 Best Doctors for Women Minnesota Monthly
  3. 2015
    2015 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  4. 2014
    2014 Radologic Society of North America Certificate of Merit AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  5. 2014
    Mentor of 2014 Minnesota Chapter ACS, Commission on Cancer Resident Winner of Best Cancer PaperMayo Clinic Rochester
  6. 2014
    2014 Best Doctors, Breast SurgeryMinnesota Monthly
  7. 2013
    Mentor of 2013 Balfour Research Symposium Resident AwardeeMayo Clinic Rochester
  8. 2011
    Outstanding Teacher Appreciation AwardNorth Shore University Health System
  9. 2007
    SCIP 6 Commitment to Quality AwardRush University
  10. 2007
    2007 Annual Surgical Sciences and Services Research AwardRush University

Professional memberships

  1. 2018 - 2021
    Working Group MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology Melanoma Disease Site Workgroup
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberTBCRC Immuno-Oncology Interest Group
  3. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  4. 2017
    Working Group MemberTranslational Breast Cancer Research Consortium (TBCRC)
  5. 2017 - 2020
    ConsultantAmerican Board of Surgery
  6. 2017 - present
    Committee MemberAmerican Board of Surgery Certifying Exam Skin and Soft Tissue Committee
  7. 2017 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons, Ethics Committee
  8. 2017 - present
    Quality Assurance PhysicianMayo Clinic, Division of BEMGI Surgery
  9. 2017
    Associate DirectorRush University Medical Center and Rush Medical College
  10. 2016 - present
    Committee MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  11. 2016 - present
    Task Force MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology, Outreach Task Force
  12. 2016 - present
    Advisory PanelistGlobal Engage Microbiome R&D and Business Collaboration
  13. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Alumni Association
  14. 2015 - present
    MemberMayo Surgical Alumni Society, Priestley Society
  15. 2015 - present
    MemberPriestley Society
  16. 2015 - present
    Work GroupTBCRC DCIS Subcommittee, The Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium: Locoregional Working Group
  17. 2015 - present
    Peer AdvisorThe Dutch Breast Cancer Foundation, Stitching Pink Ribbon
  18. 2014 - 2017
    MemberMembership Committee, Society of Surgical Oncology
  19. 2014 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, General Surgery Residency Program Evaluation Committee
  20. 2014 - present
    MemberMembership Committee, Central Surgical Association
  21. 2013 - present
    Peer Review Panel MemberIrish Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG)
  22. 2013 - 2015
    Journal Club DirectorGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  23. 2013 - 2014
    ChairQuality Committee Surgical Site Infection Work Group, Department of Surgery
  24. 2013 - 2014
    ChairDepartment of Surgery, Quality Committee, SSI Working Group, Chair
  25. 2013 - present
    MemberQuality Executive Committee, Department of Surgery
  26. 2013 - present
    MemberQuality and Safety Research Team, Department of Surgery
  27. 2013 - present
    Peer AdvisorAll Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG)
  28. 2012 - 2014
    MemberDepartment of Surgery, Quality Research Committee
  29. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LiaisonCommitment to Safety Team Engagement Project, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  30. 2012 - 2013
    Physician LiaisonCommitment to Safety Initiative, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  31. 2012 - present
    MemberScientific Review Committee B, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  32. 2012 - present
    Vice ChairQuality Committee, Department of Surgery
  33. 2012 - present
    Physician LiaisonQuality Committee, Department of Surgery
  34. 2012 - present
    Active MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  35. 2012 - present
    Active MemberZumbro Valley Medical Society, Minnesota Medical Association
  36. 2012 - present
    Workgroup MemberThe Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium: Locoregional Working Group
  37. 2011 - 2014
    MemberGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
  38. 2010 - 2011
    MemberStudent Affairs Committee, Rush Medical College
  39. 2010 - present
    MemberEditorial Advisory Board, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  40. 2009 - 2016
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons Mastery of Breast Surgery Program
  41. 2009 - 2011
    MemberNorthShore University Health System Cancer Committee
  42. 2007 - 2011
    MemberStudent Educational Advisory Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  43. 2006 - 2012
    MemberPublications Committee, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  44. 2005 - 2008
    LiaisonCommission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  45. 2005 - 2008
    LiaisonAmerican College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  46. 2003 - 2011
    Associate Director of Surgical EducationNSUHS Skokie Hospital
  47. 2003 - 2009
    MemberChicago Metropolitan Division #2, Committee on Applicants, American College of Surgeons
  48. 2003 - 2007
    MemberYoung Surgeons Committee, Chicago Surgical Society
  49. 2002 - 2011
    MemberResident Medical Education Outcomes Task Force Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  50. 2002 - 2008
    MemberHearing Panel, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  51. 2002 - 2008
    ChairFormulary Subcommittee, Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  52. 2002 - present
    Founding MemberSociety for Melanoma Research
  53. 2002 - present
    MemberNational Ultrasound Faculty, American College of Surgeons
  54. 2002 - present
    FacultyAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons, National Ultrasound Faculty
  55. 2001 - 2011
    MemberResident Medical Education Advisory Committee, NorthShore University Health System Cancer Committee
  56. 2001 - 2008
    MemberPharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  57. 2001 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Breast Surgeons
  58. 2001 - present
    MemberCentral Surgical Association
  59. 2000 - 2002
    MemberOperating Room Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  60. 1999 - 2011
    MemberChicago Surgical Society
  61. 1999 - 2008
    Medical DirectorRush North Shore Medical Center
  62. 1999 - 2008
    MemberRush North Shore Medical Center, Institutional Review Board
  63. 1998 - 2011
    MemberResearch Committee, Department of Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
  64. 1998 - 2010
    MemberAmerican Medical Women's Association
  65. 1997 - 2008
    MemberCancer Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  66. 1997 - 2008
    MemberRush North Shore Medical Center Women's Board
  67. 1997 - 2006
    MemberCritical Care Committee, Rush North Shore Medical Center
  68. 1997 - 1999
    MemberRush Cancer Institute, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke' Medical Center, Locally Advanced Breast Cancer Study Group
  69. 1996 - 2011
    MemberChicago Medical Society
  70. 1996 - 2011
    MemberConnective Tissue Oncology Society
  71. 1996 - 2011
    MemberIllinois Women's Health Coalition
  72. 1996 - 2010
    MemberIllinois State Medical Society
  73. 1996 - 2008
    MemberRush System for Health Inter-Institutional Cancer Committee
  74. 1996 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  75. 1996 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  76. 1996 - present
    MemberSociety of Surgical Oncology
  77. 1995 - 2011
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  78. 1995 - 1996
    MemberUtilization Review Physician Advisory Committee, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals & Clinics
  79. 1995 - 1996
    MemberStudent Advancement Committee, University of Illinois at Chicago
  80. 1994 - present
    MemberAssociation for Academic Surgery
  81. 1994 - present
    MemberWomen in Cancer Research
  82. 1993 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  83. 1992 - present
    MemberAssociation of Women Surgeons
  84. 1991 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  85. 1988 - present
    MemberMassachusetts Medical Society
  86. 1987 - 1992
    Board of DirectorsSouth Boston Health Center
  87. 1987 - present
    MemberWomen Graduates' Club, Boston University
  88.  
    LiaisonQuality Committee, Division of Subspecialty General Surgery, Department of Surgery
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Research activities

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