As a surgeon, I have the potential to have an immediate positive impact on patient care. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to help patients manage their cancer diagnosis.
Harold Theodore Huss, D.O., says that his “interest in science, coupled with [his] desire to help people” led him to a career in surgical oncology. With many honors, awards and articles in peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Huss takes a special interest in peritoneal carcinomatosis, a cancer that affects the thin layer of tissue that covers most of the abdominal organs.
“Many times when a patient has been diagnosed with carcinomatosis, he or she is told that there are no more options. Fortunately, there may be treatment options for this very difficult disease,” Dr. Huss said. “Through research and awareness, I hope to be able to make a positive impact on this demographic.”
A board-certified general surgeon, Dr. Huss has also received certifications in robotic surgery, advanced trauma life support and pediatric advanced life support. He received his degree in osteopathic medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois, before completing his internship and residency at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, and his fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Huss said that the “camaraderie amongst the extremely educated and committed staff is palpable” at City of Hope. He works at City of Hope's Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita community practice sites.
2002, D.O., Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois
1996, B.A., Yeshiva University, New York, New York
2015, Fellow, American College of Surgeons
2009-2011, Fellow, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2004-2006, Fellow, Laboratory of Immunophysiology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
1999, Fellow, Division of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller Center Laboratories, New York, New York
2006-2009, Resident, Division of General Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
2003-2004, Resident, Division of General Surgery, University of Massachusetts, Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
2002-2003, Division of General Surgery, University of Massachusetts
Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts
2019-present, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, California
2011-2019, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Department of Surgery, Surgical Oncology
Awards & Memberships
2005-2006, Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant T32 Grant Trainee National Cancer Institute Advanced Training in Surgical Oncology James D. Iglehart Brigham and Women’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts
1999, Research Fellowship Award Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1995, Outstanding Volunteer Award University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
1992, Outstanding Volunteer Award Union Hospital
American Medical Association
American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
The Society of Surgical Oncology
American Society of Clinical Oncology
The Pancreas Club
Regional Cancer Therapies
American College of Surgeons
Abood GJ, Can MF, Daouadi M, Huss HT, Steve JY, Ramalingam L, Stang M, Bartlett DL, Zeh HJ 3rd, Moser AJ. “Robotic-Assisted Minimally Invasive Central Pancreatectomy: Technique and Outcomes”, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, January 2013.
Pratt JP, Zeng Q, Ravnic DJ, Huss HT, Rawn J, Mentzer SJ. “Hierarchical Clustering Of Monoclonal Antibody Reactivity in Nonhuman Species”, Cytometry, June 2009.
Ravnic DJ, Konerding MA, Huss HT, Wolloscheck T, Pratt JP, Mentzer SJ. “Murine Microvideo Endoscopy of the Colonic Microcirculation”, The Journal of Surgical Research, September 2007.
Ravnic DJ, Zhang YZ, Turhan A, Tsuda A, Pratt JP, Pak J, Huss HT, Intravascular Imaging”, Microscopy Research and Technique, September 2007.
Letizia MJ, Huss HT, Jayasingam R. “Cutaneous Kaposi’s Sarcoma in an HIV-Positive Patient”, Emergency Medicine News, March 2007.
Ravnic DJ, Tsuda A, Turhan A, Pratt JP, Huss HT, Zhang YZ, Mentzer SJ. “Multiframe Particle Tracking in Intravital Imaging: Defining Langarian Coordinates in the Microcirculation”, BioTechniques, November 2006.
Zeng QT, Pratt JP, Pak J, Ravnic DJ, Huss HT, Mentzer SJ. “Feature-Guided Clustering of Multi-dimensional Flow Cytometry Datasets”, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, June 2007.
Ravnic DJ, Konerding MA, Huss HT, Pratt JP, Mentzer SJ. ”The Murine Bronchopulmonary Microcirculation in Hapten-induced Inflammation”, The Journalof Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, January 2007.
Ravnic DJ, Konerding MA, Pratt JP Huss HT, Mentzer SJ. “Inflammation-Responsive Focal Constrictors in the Mouse Ear Microcirculation”, Journal of Anatomy, December 2006.
Ravnic DJ, Konerding MA, Tsuda A, Huss HT, Wolloscheck T, Pratt JP, Mentzer SJ. “Structural Adaptations in the Murine Colon Microcirculation Associated with Hapten-Induced Inflammation”, Gut, April 2007.
Ravnic DJ, Zhang YZ, Tsuda A, Pratt JP, Huss HT, Mentzer SJ. “Multi-Image Particle Tracking Velocimetry of the Microcirculation using Fluorescent Nanoparticles”, Microvascular Research, June 2006.
Jiang X, Pratt JP, Huss HT, Ravnic DJ, Mentzer SJ. “Structural Mapping of Immunoglobulin Subclasses using multiplexed Bead Flow Cytometry”, Hybridoma, June 2006.
Pratt JP, Ravnic DJ, Huss HT, Jiang X, Orozco BS, Mentzer SJ. “Melittin-Induced Membrane Permeability: A Nonosmotic Mechanism of Cell Death”, In Vitro Cell and Developmental Biology-Animal, August 2005.
Ravnic DJ, Jiang X, Huss HT, Pratt JP, Wollosceck T, Mentzer SJ, Konerding MA. “Vessel Painting of the Microcirculation using Fluorescent Lipophilic Tracers”, Microvascular Research, August 2005.
Kawakami K, Brabender J, Lord RV, Groshen S, Greenwald BD, Krasna MJ, Yin J, Fleisher AS, Abraham JM, Beer DG, Sidransky D, Huss HT, Demeester TR, Eads C, Laird PW, Ilson DH, Kelsen DP, Harpole D, Moore MB, Danenberg KD, Danenberg PV, Meltzer. SJ. “Hypermethylated APC DNA in plasma and prognosis of patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma.” Journal of The National Cancer Institute. 92 (22): 1805-11, November 2000.
Huss H, Oppenheimer J, Bielory L. “Asthma Mortality in New Jersey Residents.” New Jersey Medicine. 93 (3): 164-6, March 1996.
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I feel very blessed to have Dr. Huss as my doctor. - Verified patient
C of H has been a lifesaver - literally!! - Verified patient
Dr. Huss is honest and caring. He is a great asset and I feel fortunate that I had him as my doctor. - Verified patient
Dr. Huss is fantastic, i.e., I feel he is one of the best. - Verified patient
Dr. Huss always listens to and responds to my concerns/questions. - Verified patient