Daniel Benjamin Hinshaw MD

Professor, Surgery
Clinical Interests:

The surgical, medical care, and symptom management of advanced cancer and other life threatening illnesses.

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Medical School or Training

  • Loma Linda University, 1978


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Surgery General, CA, 1983

Board Certification

  • Surgery

  • Hospice & Palliative Med


Functional status in advanced illness, pain management and complementary therapies in palliative care.


Daniel B. Hinshaw, M.D., is currently Professor of Surgery in the Section of General Surgery based full time at the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr. Hinshaw graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School, receiving an M.D. degree in 1978. He went on to obtain his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center and Affiliated Hospitals from 1978 to 1983 and then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology in the Division of Vascular Biology and Inflammation in the Department of Immunology at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California in 1985. Dr. Hinshaw completed a fellowship in Palliative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic in June of 2001, during a sabbatical.

Dr. Hinshaw's clinical interests are in the areas of surgical oncology, gastrointestinal surgery and palliative medicine. His major research interests have been largely focused on understanding the basic biochemical mechanisms underlying cell injury and death as mediated by reactive oxygen species. He finished a five-year term on the editorial board of Free Radical Biology and Medicine in 2000. Dr. Hinshaw's basic research interests also included the toxicology of the chemical warfare agent, sulfur mustard (mustard gas), and the role of the microfilament system in coordinating the events of programmed cell death (apoptosis). His clinical research interests are focused on care at the end-of-life and the use of complementary medicine in the relief of pain.