Physician Leadership & Expertise

President and Chief Physician Executive, City of Hope Los Angeles and City of Hope National Medical Center
Deana and Steve Campbell Chief Physician Executive Distinguished Chair in Honor of Alexandra Levine, M.D.


Clinical Department Chairs

MICHAEL J. SULLIVAN, M.D. | Department Chair
With a multidisciplinary approach, the Department of Anesthesiology provides comprehensive pain management for both cancer- and noncancer-related pain. Our anesthesiologists play a vital role in and out of the operating room, helping to make decisions to protect and regulate a patient’s critical life functions before, during and after surgical procedures.


 Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
PING WANG, M.D. | Department Chair
The Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism combines groundbreaking research and innovative treatments with comprehensive patient education to help people living with diabetes and other endocrine diseases get the medical care and information they need to achieve their best quality of life.
 Diagnostic Radiology
CHANDANA “SANDY” LALL, M.D., M.B.A. | Department Chair / Vice Dean, Clinical Faculty Affairs, City of Hope
The Department of Diagnostic Radiology is committed to helping our patients fight and overcome illness by offering state-of-the-art technologies and the highest quality radiological medical services available. We invest in innovative treatment approaches and specialized staffing, including radiologic technologists who are nationally registered and certified by the state of California.
 Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
EILEEN P. SMITH, M.D. | Department Chair, Francis & Kathleen McNamara Distinguished Chair in Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
A pioneer in advancing care for all hematologic cancers and related blood disorders, the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation leads the field as one of the largest and most successful transplant centers in the U.S. City of Hope’s bone marrow transplant outcomes are exceptional in the United States, according to the Center for International Blood & Marrow Transplant Research. More than 18,000 patients have received transplants since the inception of the program in 1976.
 Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
RAVI SALGIA, M.D., PH.D. | Department Chair, Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology
The world-renowned experts in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research conduct innovative investigations to further scientific knowledge and offer patients their best clinical options. Together, our team is dedicated to diagnosing, treating and studying tumors in patients to ensure optimal outcomes across a broad spectrum of diagnoses.
RANDY TAPLITZ, M.D. | Department Chair
The Department of Medicine at is recognized for its clinical excellence. Over the last two years, we have recruited promising talent and expanded collaborative research with other departments. Our goals are to continue recruitment in key areas to ensure the provision of outstanding clinical care to our patients and to enhance our academic footprint.
STANLEY HAMILTON, M.D. | Department Chair
The Department of Pathology at has built a worldwide reputation for its diagnostic excellence. With renowned investigators and highly sophisticated technologies, we provide physicians and their patients with comprehensive services, from initial diagnosis to monitoring prognostic indicators throughout treatment.
SARO ARMENIAN, D.O., M.P.H. | Department Chair, Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics; The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Professor in Pediatrics
In the Department of Pediatrics, we provide innovative and comprehensive care for children, adolescents and young adults. We offer both outstanding medical treatment and psychosocial support to young cancer patients and their family members. A multidisciplinary team of physicians collaborates to develop targeted and effective treatment plans, while professionals in psychology and related fields provide individual attention and group activities for patients and their families.
 Radiation Oncology
TERENCE WILLIAMS, M.D., PH.D. | Department Chair
The Department of Radiation Oncology is one of the largest and most experienced radiation oncology programs in Southern California. Time after time, City of Hope has been a pioneering early adopter of new leaps that improve treatment and reduce side effects. With a focus on precise imaging and selective, targeted treatment, our physicians and researchers use advanced tools to kill cancer cells while preserving a patient’s quality of life.
 Supportive Care Medicine
ANDREW LEITNER, M.D. | Department Chair, Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine
The Department of Supportive Care Medicine provides an integrated, interdisciplinary array of services and programs
that address the many physical and emotional issues that may arise during and after cancer treatment. Fueled by City of Hope’s commitment to compassion, our method serves as a model for other supportive care programs nationwide. 
YUMAN FONG, M.D. | Department Chair, Sangiacoma Family Chair in Surgical Oncology
At the forefront of surgical advances, the Department of Surgery specializes in the latest minimally invasive and laparoscopic procedures and is a world leader in robotic-assisted techniques. Our innovative approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved outcomes. We are one of the few institutions to operate four da Vinci S HD Surgical Systems — the most advanced robotic system available.

Our Expertise

Today, numerous breakthrough cancer drugs based on technology pioneered by City of Hope are saving lives worldwide. Millions of people with diabetes benefit from synthetic human insulin developed through our research. As part of one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind in the U.S., our doctors have performed more than 18,000 bone marrow and stem cell transplants to date. Our physicians are experts in a wide spectrum of medical specialties, including:
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical cancer genomics
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes physician investigator
  • Endocrinology and metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Integrative medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Palliative care
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Precision medicine
  • Pulmonary critical care
  • Pulmonary medicine
  • Radiation oncology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Surgical oncology
  • Urology

Since the modern era of City of Hope began in the 1970s, we have developed an international reputation for fundamental studies on immunology, receptors, epigenetics, siRNA, DNA repair, signal transduction, metabolism, and other aspects of molecular and cell biology.

Today, City of Hope is a leader in clinical and translational research, most notably in antibody-based therapy, CAR T cell therapy and bone marrow transplant approaches. Over the last 25 years, significant research has also been accomplished in population-based studies.

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