Professor Francis Hornicek

Professor and Chief Orthopaedic Oncologist, UCLA, Los Angeles

Prof Francis Hornicek is the current Chief Orthopaedic Oncologist at the UCLA, Los Angeles. Prof Hornicek graduated with a B.A. in biology and mathematics from Washington and Jefferson College, earned his PhD in physics-biophysics from Georgetown University, and his MD from the University of Pittsburgh.

After completing his orthopaedic surgical internship and rehabilitation residency at the University of Miami, he went on to fellowships in Orthopaedic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. A fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Prof Hornicek has also had a long and distinguished academic career, beginning with Georgetown University and the University of Miami. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and an endowed scholar at Massachusetts General.

Prof Hornicek's basic research efforts have focused on specific aspects of cell biology and more recently, molecular biology of sarcomas. He also focused on the development of new chemotherapeutic drugs isolated from marine organisms for the treatment of sarcomas.