Dr. Kadera received his medical degree from Duke University and then completed general surgery residency at UCLA. During residency, he pursued postdoctoral research in the tumor microenvironment and signaling transduction mechanisms that promote chemoresistance in solid tumors. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Under the mentorship of Dr. Samuel Singer, he trained in the surgical management of retroperitoneal sarcoma and was a member of the MSKCC Sarcoma Program Translational Research Group. He has now joined Dr. Fritz Eilber and the Sarcoma Multidisciplinary Group at UCLA.