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Oncology

UNLV Medicine doctors are here to help, providing respectful, compassionate, and highly advanced surgical oncology care.

Services and Treatments

Surgical Oncology

  • Breast surgery
  • Breast biopsy
  • Endocrine & Thyroid tumors
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Liver ablation
  • Melanomas 
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pancreas, liver, bile duct tumors & disorders
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sarcoma
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Jennifer Baynosa, MD
General Surgery, Breast Oncology

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Dr. Jennifer Baynosa is an associate professor of breast oncology surgery at the UNLV School of Medicine. 

A graduate of the USC Keck School of Medicine, she completed her general surgery residence at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. After residency, she completed a breast surgery fellowship at Stanford University. 

Currently the program director for the UNLV School of Medicine General Surgery Residency, her main research interest is breast cancer and how it metastasizes.

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Daniel M. Kirgan, MD
General Surgery, Surgical Oncology

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Dr. Daniel Kirgan, a professor in the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery, is currently vice chair of the department, and chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology. 

A graduate of the George Washington University School of Medicine, he completed his general surgical residency at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. Following completion of his residency, Dr. Kirgan did a two-year surgical oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in California. 

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Charles St Hill, MD, MSc, FACS
Surgical Oncology, Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, General Surgery

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Dr. Charles St. Hill, an assistant professor with the UNLV School of Medicine Department of Surgery, has pursued research in cancer surgery/clinical trials program development.

A graduate of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, he offers clinical trials for patients who fit the criteria for certain studies. “We’ve done several sponsored clinical trials that have helped patients who don’t have the resources, which help to advance the research while offering more options for patients.”

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Surgeon Encourages Minority Students to Pursue Medical Careers

The story that ran in the Las Vegas Review-Journal last May was compelling. Mary Kay Duda’s life was saved by UNLV Medicine’s Dr. Charles St. Hill.

St. Hill, one of only three fellowship-trained surgical oncologists in Nevada, performed a complex 10-hour surgery known as a Whipple procedure to remove a large tumor that enveloped her pancreas.

“I’ve been given the gift of life,” a grateful Duda would later tell St. Hill and reporter Jessie Bekker.

Inspirational Goals

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Dr. Jennifer Baynosa, Surgical Oncologist

Dr. Jennifer Baynosa

From her extended family what Dr. Jennifer Baynosa often heard as a child was that one day she would find a nice man, fall in love, get married, and have a family.

Taking care of her children and her husband, preparing their meals and washing their clothes, was the future that would be hers.