Elizabeth Crist Hyden, M.D.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hyden was born in Atlanta, Georgia and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She graduated from Emory University with a B.S. in biology and attended Emory's School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She started her internship at Baylor University in Houston, Texas and completed her residency in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California in 1988. During her residency, she actively participated in clinical research on radiation implants of the esophagus and retina. She presented her research at international meetings in China and Portugal. She became an attending at the University of California at Irvine as an assistant professor in 1988, where she was active in interstitial and intracavitary implants for gynecologic, breast and head and neck cancers. She also did laboratory and clinical research while at UCI and participated in national study trials.

Dr. Hyden has been in private practice since 1993. She helped start the prostate brachytherapy program at Mission Hospital, incorporating the technique of the Seattle Prostate Institute, of which she is an affiliate.

Dr. Hyden specializes in treating prostate cancer patients and offers permanent seed implants as well as state-of-the-art  image-guided, intensity-modulated, external radiation treatments.