Dr. Scott A. Hundahl

Scott Hundahl

Title: Professor, Chief of Surgery
Company: U.C. Davis and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Northern California Health Care System)
Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Scott Hundahl, Professor at U.C. Davis and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in surgical oncology practice, research and education.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1977, Dr. Hundahl followed with a medical doctorate, sum laude, from the Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, in 1981. He served as a general surgical resident with the  Hawaii Residency Programs, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, from 1981 to 1986 and a fellowship in surgical oncology with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York from 1986 to 1988.

In 1987, after certifications from the American Board of Surgery National Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Hundahl began a private practice in surgical oncology in Honolulu. He joined Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu as associate chief of surgery and rose to chief of surgery in 1994, serving until 2002, when he closed his private practice and moved to the University of California Davis as a professor of clinical surgery. He continued to practice as chief of surgery with the Department of Veterans Affairs of Northern California until his retirement in 2019.

In 1986 Dr. Hundahl established Comprehensive Home Services Hawaii, currently operating as CareResource Hawaii, a service offering quality home assistance to support families caring for aging parents in Hawaii. He has provided his expertise as the medical director of the Queen’s Cancer Institute from 2000 until 2002, served as a member of the board of governors of the American College of Surgeons between 1998 and 2000 and was the chair of the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. In addition, he excelled as an associate faculty member at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Cancer Research Center in Honolulu.

Dr. Hundahl has held numerous local leadership positions with the American Cancer Society, serving as vice president of the Hawaii-Pacific Division and membership with the Clinical Trials Working Group. He has contributed more than 60 scientific journal articles and is the former medical editor for the Journal of Registry Management. As a researcher Dr. Hundahl has achieved dozens of prestigious awards including 25 consecutive years of inclusion as one of the Best Doctors in America, the 2009 US Davis School of Medicine Joan Oettinger Memorial Award and recognition as an Honorary Commander of the 60th Medical Group at Travis Air Force Base. His breakthrough research in computer-guided therapies for gastric cancers is well-known in the industry.

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