Surgery Team

Clinical Team

 

Guided by our renowned surgeons, City of Hope's innovative surgical approaches result in more effective and accurate tumor removal, smaller incisions, shorter recovery times and improved overall patient outcomes.

 

 

 

Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Kurt A. Melstrom, F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S., M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Glendora
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.B.A., M.D.
Physician Lead, Clinical Operations
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Yanghee Woo, M.D.
Director, Gastroenterology Minimally Invasive Therapy Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Kevin G. Chan, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Ernest S. Han, F.A.C.O.G., M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Duarte, Palm Springs
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Glendora
Thanh H. Dellinger, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Glendora
Aaron Lewis , M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena, Arcadia
Lisa Yee, M.D.
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Mustafa Raoof, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
James S. Andersen, M.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
John H. Yim, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Jeff Chang, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Arcadia
Dan J. Raz, M.A.S., M.D.
Co-director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Glendora, Duarte
Dortha Chu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Santa Clarita, Mission Hills, Mission Hills Radiation Oncology
Lily Lau Lai, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Chair, Clinical Cancer Committee, Commission on Cancer Clinical Cancer Program
Director, Surgical Oncology Training Program
Duarte
Harold Theodore Huss, D.O., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley
Vijay Trisal, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medicine
Duarte
Mark Wakabayashi, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Co-director, Gynecological Oncology/Peritoneal Malignancy Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Lesley Taylor, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Mark C. Tan, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Jae Y. Kim, M.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Amy Polverini, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena
Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Glendora
Katharine Schulz-Costello, D.O.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena
Lawrence Wagman
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Regional Medical Director, Inland Empire
Upland
I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Value Based Oncology Care
South Pasadena
Robert S. Kang, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Head & Neck Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Donald Hannoun, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Antelope Valley
Amy Hakim, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Palm Springs
Roger W. Satterthwaite, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Pasadena
Clayton S. Lau, M.D.
Chief, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology
Director, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship
Director, Prostate Cancer Program
Head, Retroperitoneal Surgery
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
Duarte, Arcadia
Gagandeep Singh, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Head, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Duarte
Poornima Rao, M.D.
Acting Chief, Division of Surgical Oncolgy, Department of Surgery
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
South Pasadena
Jamie Rand, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery
Duarte
Yuman Fong, M.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Center for International Medicine
Director, Center for Surgical Innovation
Duarte
Maria C.B. de Leon, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Mission Hills, Mission Hills Radiation Oncology
Aziz Ahmad, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Glendora
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Director, Women's Center
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Thuy Xuan Phan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Hans Schoellhammer, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Antelope Valley, Mission Hills
Mehdi M. Kebria, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Upland
Stephen J. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Wei-Chien Michael Lin, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Santa Clarita
J. Dominic Femino, M.D.
Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Director, Sarcoma Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Christopher Chung, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte, Arcadia
Bertram Yuh, M.D., M.I.S.M., M.S.H.C.P.M.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Director, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship
Duarte, Pasadena
Yih-Dar Nien, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley
Ellie Maghami, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Chief and Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Behnam Badie, M.D.
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Program
Neurosurgeon
Duarte, Arcadia
Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Depatment of Immuno-Oncology
Duarte

 

 

 

 

Research Team

 

 

 

Saswati Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Maria Hahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Wei Wen, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Keqiang Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Leying Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte