Dr. Jennifer Linehan, Director of Urology Translational Research, Associate Professor of Urology and Urologic Oncology at Saint John’s Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, to Receive Honorary Award for Compassion and Dedication in Cancer Care.

Jennifer Linehan, MD,
Director of Urology Translational Research and Associate Profession of Urology and Urologic Oncology

The Cancer Support Community of Los Angeles honors Dr. Linehan on Thursday, May 18th, 2023, for their Gilda Gala at The New Mart in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

The Harold H. Benjamin Innovation Award is named for Cancer Support Community Los Angeles’ founder, who revolutionized the cancer community in 1982 through his Patient Active Model, which encourages patients and families to actively participate with their physicians in their quest for a better quality of life and hope for the possibility of recovery.

For 40 years, Cancer Support Community Los Angeles has been providing free, no-cost psychosocial support and services to persons living with cancer – all ages, all diagnoses, and at all stages – and their loved ones. CSCLA partners with community-based organizations and hospitals, including Providence Saint John’s, supporting the shared mantra of individualized patient care and compassion to provide the best quality of life possible.


Dr. Jennifer Linehan Award - Announcement Letter
Cancer Support Community Los Angeles (CSCLA) Award Letter – Click to view.

“I am so honored to be recognized for this award from the Cancer Support Community Los Angeles who does so much for patients during their treatments. I cannot wait to join the ranks of the physicians who’ve been recognized in the past. Looking forward to the Gilda Gala!”

Jennifer Linehan, MD

In a surprising letter, Julia Forth, CEO of Cancer Support Community Los Angeles writes, “Dr. Linehan, you have clearly made a difference in the lives of patients and families, and we would be absolutely elated for you to join us on this night in support of our mission — to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.”


About Dr. Linehan

Dr. Linehan is a kidney and bladder cancer robotic surgery expert who also practices general urology for men and women, including treatment for voiding dysfunction and kidney stones. Similar to the Harold H. Benjamin Innovation Award, Dr. Linehan received the George M. Drach Award for the most compassionate urologic resident at the University of Arizona, and also received awards for research in diagnosis and management of kidney cancer. Learn more.

Center of Excellence: Urology and Urologic Oncology