Heather Player, M.D.
4.9 (233 RATINGS)
Soft Tissue Tumors (Melanoma)
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division Of Surgical Oncology, Department Of Surgery
Heather Player, M.D., understands that illness can be a time of great fear and doubt for patients, as well as an opportunity for courage and compassion.“It's the greatest reward to be chosen to take this journey with a patient,” she says.
Dr. Player is keenly interested in the treatment of breast cancer and gastrointestinal cancer, as well as soft tissue tumors like melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
Before medical school, Dr. Player earned degrees in public health and secondary education, then taught science in the New York City public school system. She received her M.D. from Weill Cornell Medical College. During her residency at Stamford Hospital, she was named Connecticut State Champion in a surgical skills competition.
Dr. Player joined our staff after completing a City of Hope surgical oncology fellowship. She calls City of Hope “a community where compassion and science live hand-in-hand. A passion for cure thrives here.”
2011, Doctor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York
2004, Master of Arts, Secondary Education, Pace University, New York, New York
2002, Bachelor of Science in Public Health, With Honors, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
2016-2017, Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, California
2011-2016, Administrative Chief, The Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut
2017-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita, CA
- Player H, Babkowski R, Dong X. “A Cautionary Case: Adrenal Insufficiency after Unilateral Adrenalectomy for Adrenalcortical Carcinoma.” World Journal of Endocrine Surgery 7, 1 (2015): 17-20.
- Addagatla K, Player H, McKenna E, Chaudhary N. “Comparing the Risk Profiles of Intracranial Hemorrhage Seen on Initial Computerized Tomography Scans in Patients Who Fall on Warfarin or Other Antithrombotic Therapy.” Connecticut Medicine 79, 2 (2015): 150.
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Was not impressed with Dr felt very rushed [...] - Verified patient
I would recommend Dr Player to anyone.She is the best. - Verified patient
Dr. Player is very professional and very caring. She always listens to any and all of my concerns. She's very thorough with explaining any test results and makes sure I understand. She will always ask if I have any questions. - Verified patient
Dr. Player was very thorough in her explanations and was very personable. - Verified patient
The service was very very good - Verified patient