Dawn Hills

Dawn M. Hills, M.D.

  • Director, South Pasadena Breast Cancer Survivorship Program

Dawn M. Hills, M.D.

Areas of Expertise
  • Breast Cancer

Well known among colleagues and patients for her surgical skills and compassion, Dawn Hills, M.D., returned to City of Hope in 2008 after 20 years in private practice. Having recently transitioned from her surgical practice here at City of Hope, she currently serves as director of the newly created Breast Cancer Survivorship Program at our South Pasadena facility.

Dr. Hills earned her medical doctorate at the University of Louisville Medical School and continued her training with a surgical internship at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center and surgical residencies at California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles and Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. She completed a surgical oncology fellowship at City of Hope with a special interest in breast cancer surgery.

Dr. Hills received a “Telly” award for “An Ounce of Prevention”, a video guide to breast self-examination. She has been repeatedly named a “Top Doc” for surgical breast oncology by Pasadena Magazine.

  • 2016 - present, Director, South Pasadean Breast Cancer Survivorship Program
  • 2008 - 2016, Director, Breast Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, South Pasadena, CA
  • 1996 - 2008, Private Practice Surgical Oncologist and Breast Specialist, Glendale, CA
  • 1983 - 2006, Private Practice Surgical Oncologist Breast Specialist, Pasadena, CA


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209 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena, CA, 91030

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  • 1976, University of Louisville Medical School, Louisville, KY
  • 1972, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA, Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971 - 1972, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, Student Research Grant, biochemistry


  • 1982 - 1983, Surgical Oncology Fellow, City of Hope, Duarte, CA


  • 1982 - 1983, Surgical Oncology Fellow, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 1979 - 1982, General and Chief Surgical Resident, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
  • 1977 - 1979, General Surgery Resident, California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


  • 1976 - 1977, Surgical Intern, LAC + USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1983 and 1993, American Board of Surgery
  • California State Medical License
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Los Angeles Surgical Society
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • 1994, Telly Award for “An Ounce of Prevention: a woman’s video guide to breast self examination” (Medical Director)
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