St Joseph Mercy Oakland Cancer Center, MI, USA
Dr. Hicks began his college studies at the historic Tuskegee Institute; he continued his education and graduated with a B.A. in biology and African American History from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine; completed his residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI and his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Hicks has served as Medical Director of the Hope Cancer Center at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Michigan. He has been Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology of several programs in Michigan and is currently the Division Director of Gynecologic Oncology at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; visiting Professor and International Mentor for the International Gynecologic Cancer Society fellowship program in Lusaka, Zambia; and a founding member of the Savage Boyce Walton National Gynecologic Oncology Honor Society-National Medical Association. He is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology, a member of many prestigious cancer societies and has received numerous honors and awards for service, teaching, mentoring and clinical work. He has published numerous abstracts, journal publications, book chapters and reviews; and has been co-investigator in clinical research projects. His interest and expertise is in oncological surgical training and capacity building in the African Diaspora. He has travelled extensively throughout the African Diaspora with his current research in implementation science for capacity building projects related to cervical and breast cancer surgery, the establishment of chemotherapy infusion centers resulting in the development of sustainable women’s cancer centers in these poorest and underserved regions of the world.