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October 8, 2013 at 4:08 pm

TV: Biological Sciences, Chemistry Alum Says ‘If You Tan, Get Checked’

Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences alum Dr. Travis Kidner ’00 appeared on the national show The Doctors Oct. 2 with a message.

Dr. Travis Kidner

Dr. Travis Kidner

Dr. Travis Kidner, a surgical oncologist at the Rox Cancer Center (Beverly Hills) who recently survived a Stage I melanoma, has two words of advice: if you started tanning at a young age, “get checked!”

This Wednesday October 2nd, Dr Kidner will take his message to the national hit show The Doctors (Los Angeles: KCAL9,5pm; New York WLNY10, 5pm; for other cities, check Local Listings on  Dr. Drew Ordon is a host of The Doctors and also a member of the Rox Cancer Center.

In early August, Dr Kidner published an Op-Ed on the Los Angeles Times (, where he described laying at the same operating table where he has removed so many cancers from others. In an emotional and science-based plea, he also urged the FDA to tighten the regulations on tanning beds, adding warning labels to prevent young people from using them.

“As a surgical oncologist, I”m usually the one delivering the bad news. But this time I was the recipient,” Dr. Kidner told “The Doctors.”

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About  Travis Kidner: Dr. Kidner is a Surgical Oncologist and a General Surgeon certified by the American Board of Surgery. He completed an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Pre-Medicine at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He then went to the University of Cincinnati where he obtained a medical degree. Dr. Kidner discovered a passion for the care of cancer patients while working in the research laboratories at the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Kidner began his General Surgery training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After two years of training, he was accepted into the Research Fellowship Program at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. While in New York, Dr. Kidner worked alongside the world¹s experts in cancer treatment and new research. He then completed his General Surgery training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Kidner was then accepted into the Surgical Oncology Fellowship training program at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California. While there he perfected his surgical skills and trained alongside medical and radiation oncologists to provide a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of cancer. Dr. Kidner practices in the Beverly Hills area, specializing in all types of Surgical Oncology with a focus on the surgical care of Breast Cancer and Melanoma patients.

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