Sara Hurvitz, MD
Co- Director, Santa Monica – UCLA Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Practice
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Hurvitz earned a joint BA/BA in Psychology and Biology, followed by her MD from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1999. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine in Internal Medicine and was Chief Resident 2002-2003. She did her Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at UCLA which she completed in 2006 and was the Chief Education Fellow. She immediately joined the faculty. Dr. Hurvitz is certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology.
Dr. Hurvitz is now an Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/ Oncology here at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of the Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program. She has won numerous awards over the past few years, among them the Marni Levine Memorial Breast Cancer Research Award in 2008 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator’s Award in 2007. She is the Co-Director of Santa Monica-UCLA Outpatient Hematology/Oncology Practice and Medical Director of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Unit.
Dr. Hurvitz has an active practice and specializes in the treatment of women with breast cancer. She is involved in designing and implementing several national and international clinical trials testing new targeted therapies and she is also studying the gene expression patterns in a variety of breast cancer populations with the goal of developing targeted novel therapies.
She is committed to compassionate care of her patients and has referred her patients to the Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology since she was a Fellow. She believes that patients need comprehensive integrated care and that a team approach including the range of experts at the Simms/Mann Center is essential for optimal well-being. Dr. Hurvitz serves on the Advisory Board as part of the medical leadership.