George Hajjar, M.D.
It was my dream since childhood to become a doctor.
George Hajjar, M.D., says watching his mother face the challenges of breast cancer inspired him to pursue training in medical oncology and instilled the importance of compassionate care. This makes him an ideal fit for City of Hope, which he calls, “the place where I belong.”
Dr. Hajjar received his medical degree from Aleppo University in Syria and continued his training at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. Before joining City of Hope, he spent a decade serving the community of Porterville, California, at the Sierra View Cancer Treatment Center.
Dr. Hajjar is regional medical director for San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County. He handles patients with hematology and general medical oncology at the Santa Clarita clinical network location.
1988, Aleppo University, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria, Doctor of Medicine
1996-1999, Hematology/Oncology, Seton Hall University at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Paterson, New Jersey
1993-1996, Internal Medicine, Seton Hall University at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Elizabeth, New Jersey
2018-present, Regional Medical Director for San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County, City of Hope, Santa Clarita, California
2016-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Duarte, California
2006-2016, Staff Physician, Hematology and Medical Oncology, Sierra View Cancer Treatment Center, Porterville, California
2002-2005, Staff Physician, St. Luke’s Oncology & Hematology Associates, Duluth, Minnesota
2000-2002, Staff Physician, The Garden State Cancer Center, Belleville, New Jersey
1999, Clinical Oncology Research Award presented by the American Cancer Society
1998, Gallo Award for Outstanding Cancer Research presented by The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Fellow American College of Physicians