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.

 

 

 

Aziz Ahmad, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Glendora, Rancho Cucamonga
James S. Andersen, M.D.
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte
Behnam Badie, M.D.
Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Neurosurgery
Director, Brain Tumor Program
Neurosurgeon
Duarte, Arcadia
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, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Breast Surgeon
Santa Clarita, Mission Hills, Mission Hills Radiation Oncology
Christopher Chung, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urogynecologist
Duarte, Arcadia, Antelope Valley
Brooke Crawford, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Surgeon
Duarte
Carey A. Cullinane, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Bay
Thanh H. Dellinger, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Gynecologic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte, Glendora
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
Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Yuman Fong, M.D.
The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology
Chair and Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, Center for International Medicine
Professor, Center for Gene Therapy
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.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncologist Surgeon
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
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Breast Surgeon
Duarte
Lily Lau Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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
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.
Chief, Upper GI and Mixed Tumor Surgery Service
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Stephen J. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Aaron Lewis , M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
South Pasadena, Arcadia
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 and Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
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, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
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.
Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Value Based Oncology Care
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Thuy Xuan Phan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Surgery
Duarte
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
Mustafa Raoof, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
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
Roger W. Satterthwaite, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Surgeon
Pasadena
Hans Schoellhammer, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Duarte, Antelope Valley, Mission Hills
Katharine Schulz-Costello, D.O.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena, Arcadia
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A.
Physician Lead, Clinical Operations
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Gagandeep Singh, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Head, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon
Duarte
Mark C. Tan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Lesley Taylor, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Breast Surgeon
Duarte
Vijay Trisal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor in Medicine
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte
Lawrence Wagman, M.D
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
Regional Medical Director, Inland Empire
Rancho Cucamonga
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, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery and Department of Immuno-Oncology
Surgical Oncologist
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
Lisa Yee, M.D.
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Breast Surgeon
Duarte, Pasadena
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.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Urologic Oncology Surgeon
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, 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

 

 

 

 

Research Team

 

 

 

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
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