1935 – 2000
A native of Ireland, Dr. Hynes received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland, in Dublin, in 1958, and received his post-graduate specialty training in the United States. After his internship at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita, he completed his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Concurrent with his five-year tenure at the Mayo Clinic, he was awarded a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship by the National Institute of Health, and earned a PhD in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Hynes was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and also by the American Subspecialty Boards of Medical Oncology and Hematology.
Dr. Hynes was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita. He also served as Principal Investigator of the Wichita Community Clinical Oncology Program (WCCOP), which later became Wichita NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), the National Cancer Institute sponsored research program. In 1993, Dr. Hynes received a Certificate of Merit from the National Cancer Institute for “Fostering the Growth with Clinical Trials Research in the Community.”
Dr. Hynes was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, the International Society of Hematology, the Southwest Oncology Group, and the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project.
Dr. Hynes served on several national committees, including the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) Advisory Committee of the National Cancer Institute and also the CCOP Steering Committee at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, and the University of Rochester Cancer Center in New York. He served on the Board of Governors as well as on the Breast and Cancer Control Committees of the Southwest Oncology Group, a national cooperative research program.
As the founder of the Cancer Center of Kansas, his impact on the organization and the community of Wichita is extraordinary. It is for these reasons among so many others that the Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice was named in his honor and patients receiving treatment at CCK may be doing so in the Hynes Therapy Center. Our gratitude and respect for him will always remain within the practice and he most certainly has a special place in the history and legacy of CCK.