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.

 

 

 

James S. Andersen, M.D.
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte
Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Program
Neurosurgeon
Duarte , Arcadia
Brendan Boland, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Santa Clarita , Antelope Valley
Kevin G. Chan, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Head, Reconstructive Urology
Urologic Surgeon
Duarte
Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Neurosurgeon
Duarte , Arcadia
Dortha Chu, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology
Santa Clarita , Mission Hills
Christopher Chung, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urogynecologist
Duarte , Arcadia , Antelope Valley
Sharon Clancy, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte , Arcadia , Arcadia Radiation Oncology
Brooke Crawford, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopedic surgery
Duarte
Laura Crocitto, M.D., M.H.A.
Medical Director of Enterprise Quality and Safety
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte
Thanh H. Dellinger, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte , South Pasadena
Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte , South Pasadena
Dominic Femino, M.D.
Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Director, Sarcoma Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte , South Pasadena
Yuman Fong, M.D.
Sangiacomo Chair in Surgical Oncology
Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Professor of Experimental Therapeutics
Director, International Medicine
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte , South Pasadena
Amy Hakim, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Palm Springs
Ernest S. Han, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte , Palm Springs
Donald Hannoun, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Staff Surgeon
Antelope Valley , Santa Clarita
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Neurosurgeon & Scientist
Duarte , 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
Mark Kawachi, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte , Glendora , Antelope Valley
Mehdi M. Kebria, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncologist
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Rancho Cucamonga , Corona
Jae Y. Kim, M.D.
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon
Duarte , South Pasadena
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Director, Women's Center
Chief of Breast Surgery Service
Co-director, Breast Cancer Program
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Lily Lau Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Associate Cancer Center Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chair, Clinical Cancer Committee, Commission on Cancer Clinical Cancer Program
Director, Surgical Oncology Training Program
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte , Antelope Valley
Clayton S. Lau, M.D.
Pauline & Martin Collins Family Chair in Urology
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
Surgeon
Duarte , Pasadena
Byrne Lee, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief, Mixed Tumor Surgery Service
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte , Arcadia
Stephen J. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte , South Pasadena
Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte , South Pasadena
Paul Lin, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Arcadia
Wei-Chien Michael Lin, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology
Staff Surgeon
Mission Hills , Santa Clarita
Ellie Maghami, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Head & Neck Cancer
Chief, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Associate Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Service
Duarte , South Pasadena
Kurt A. Melstrom, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.C.R.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte , Glendora
Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Professor, Surgeon, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Badri Modi, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Yih-Dar Nien, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Santa Clarita , Antelope Valley
I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Value Based Oncology Care
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena , Antelope Valley
Amy Polverini, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Dermatology
Director, Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, Dermatologist / Dermatopathologist
Duarte
Poornima Rao, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Dan J. Raz, M.D., M.A.S.
Co-director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon
Duarte
Roger W. Satterthwaite, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Surgeon
Pasadena , West Covina
Hans Schoellhammer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Duarte , Antelope Valley , Mission Hills
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., MBA
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte , Arcadia , South Pasadena
Gagandeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Head, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Mark C. Tan, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Arcadia , Duarte , South Pasadena
Lesley Taylor, M.D.
Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Staff Surgeon
Duarte
Vijay Trisal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Electronic Health Record Clinical Leader
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte , Mission Hills
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
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte
Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Experimental Therapeutics
Duarte , Glendora
Yanghee Woo, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Director, Gastroenterology Minimally Invasive Therapy Program
Duarte , South Pasadena
Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte , Glendora
John H. Yim, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Bertram Yuh, M.D., M.S.H.C.P.M., M.I.S.M.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Associate Director, Urologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery Fellowship
Duarte , Pasadena
Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Glendora
Maria C.B. de Leon, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Antelope Valley , Santa Clarita , Mission Hills

 

 

 

 

Research Team

 

 

 

Behnam Badie, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Program
Neurosurgeon
Duarte , Arcadia
Saswati Chatterjee, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Nanhai G. Chen, Ph.D.
Heritage Provider Network Professor in Gene Therapy
Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Neurosurgeon
Duarte , Arcadia
Yuman Fong, M.D.
Sangiacomo Chair in Surgical Oncology
Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Professor of Experimental Therapeutics
Director, International Medicine
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Maria Hahn, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Neurosurgeon & Scientist
Duarte , South Pasadena
Sangjun Lee, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Katarzyna Munson, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Dan J. Raz, M.D., M.A.S.
Co-director, Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Thoracic Surgeon
Duarte
Gagandeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Head, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Steven Smith, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Yujun Wang, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Yanghee Woo, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Director, Gastroenterology Minimally Invasive Therapy Program
Duarte , South Pasadena
John H. Yim, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Keqiang Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte
Leying Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte