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Lee M. Zuckerman, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Limb-salvage Surgery
  • Limb-length Discrepancy
  • Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumors/Bone Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumors/Soft Tissue Cancer

Lee Zuckerman, M.D., is a graduate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Zuckerman completed his residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.   Befo....

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Thymoma
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery

Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D., is a thoracic surgeon and an assistant professor in City of Hope's Division of Thoracic Surgery . Dr. Erhunmwunsee graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University in Atlanta and received her medical doctorate from Harvard....

Lisa Yee, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast cancer prevention

Lisa D. Yee, M.D., is a breast surgical oncologist and an accomplished clinical and translational researcher with an interest in high-risk breast cancer patients, the effects of nutrition on breast cancer and breast cancer prevention. She has author....

Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • HPV-related Malignancies

Thomas J. Gernon, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in department of surgery, specializing in head and neck surgery. Dr. Gernon came to City of Hope from the University of Arizona College of Medicine, where he was an assistant professor in th....

Evelyn Janet Bonilla, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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With close to a decade of experience, Evelyn Janet Bonilla, M.D., is well-versed in all areas of general and regional anesthesiology, as well as the management of postoperative acute pain while minimizing the use of opioids.   Dr. Bonilla received h....

Joseph Chang, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Joseph Chang, M.D., originally set out to become a commercial pilot and even received his license. Then life took a different path. Losing an aunt to breast cancer motivated him to consider becoming a doctor. After spending time as a hospital volunt....

Sue Chang, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
  • Cytogenetics
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Sue Chang, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pathology . Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusettes, then went on to receive her medical doctorate from New York Medical College in ....

Pejman Motarjem, M.D.

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Pejman Motarjem, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree from California State University Northridge before pursuing his master’s in medical sciences from Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts. While at Boston University, he received h....

Grace J Park, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Regional Anesthesia
  • Ultrasound
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Grace Park, M.D., is a board-certified anesthesiologist with an interest in regional anesthesia. She joins City of Hope after previously working in the San Diego area.   Dr. Park is a Wellesley College graduate with degrees in neuroscience and econo....

Kurt A. Melstrom, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Robotic Surgery

Described as “warm and approachable,” “down-to-earth” and “awesome” by his patients, Kurt Melstrom, M.D., has received a Patients' Choice Award and a Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award. Dr. Melstrom joined City of Hope in 2015 after a five-year ....

Faizi A. Jamal, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Cardiology
  • Echocardiography
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It’s a sincere privilege to have the knowledge and ability to help someone through an illness.” Whether he's tending to patients in South Central Los Angeles, or assisting the personal physician of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (and he's done both!) ....

Yung Lyou, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
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Yung Lyou, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research specializing in genitourinary cancers, including bladder, prostate, and kidney cancer.   Dr. Lyou chose a career in medicine a....

Dean W. Lim, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Head and Neck Oncology
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Part of the City of Hope team since 1999, Dean W. Lim, M.D., says he still gets emotional when he's able to tell patients their cancer is in remission. “The patient will tear up... they're speechless.... they're just happy... I feel like crying with....

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Family Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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Dr. Mooney earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in mathematics from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, where she was inducted in the Phi Delta Lambda Alumni Honor Society. She went on to receive her medical doctorate from th....

Franck Juste, M.D.

Franck Juste, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of medicine, division of hospital medicine. With more than 25 years’ experience as an internist/hospitalist, Dr. Juste serves as a nocturnist at City of Hope. Dr. Juste earned ....

Roger W. Satterthwaite, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
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Roger Satterthwaite, M.D., M.P.H., started his medical career as a 19-year-old medic in the U.S. Army. After stints as a paratrooper and in the mountain infantry, he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in history at Dartmouth College with an empha....

Farah R. Abdulla, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cutaneous lymphoma
  • Graft-versus-host disease
  • Skin manifestations and side effects of cancer and cancer therapies
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"I chose to work at City of Hope because it is a center that offers what is best today and continues to look what could make for a better tomorrow.”   Farah R. Abdulla, M.D., is that rare individual who chooses to go where others don't. As a dermato....

Syed Samee, M.D.

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Syed Samee, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Specialists, specializing in cardiology. Prior to City of Hope, Dr. Samee was an assistant clinical professor at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL and the Sout....

Jeremy Montez, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
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"What struck me about City of Hope was just how happy both the physicians and patients are.” Long before Jeremy Montez, M.D., became a doctor, he was taking care of patients.   A native of the Bay Area, Dr. Montez worked as a hospital orderly and sc....

I. Benjamin Paz, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Mixed Tumor Surgery
  • Skin Cancer and Melanoma

Patients offer high praise of I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., for his surgical skills and his compassionate care. At City of Hope since 1990, Dr. Paz is renowned for his expertise in breast cancer, gastrointestinal and rectal cancers, and tumors involving th....

Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer

In 2013, Ali Zhumkhawala, M.D., came to City of Hope and completed a fellowship in urologic oncology, as well as the clinical investigator training program. Prior to that he completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Kaiser Perm....

Bihong (Beth) Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neuro Imaging
  • Neuroradiology
  • Body Interventional Radiology
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Bihong (Beth) Chen, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist specializing in neuroradiology and body interventional radiology .   Educated in China, Dr. Chen received her medical degree from Hunan Medical University, then completed a radiology resi....

Elaine Wheat Dawson, Psy.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Psychosocial Oncology
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I became a psychologist to encourage others to live as healthily, meaningfully and happily as possible. Elaine Wheat Dawson, Psy.D., is a clinical health psychologist who helps people of all ages cope with the many challenges associated with cancer.....

Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Psychosocial Oncology
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Marissa A. Cangin, Psy.D., is an assistant clinical professor and clinical psychologist with the Department of Supportive Care Medicine . She comes to City of Hope from Cornerstone Hematology/Oncology and Hayworth Cancer Center of High Point Region....

Steven S. Tu, M.D.

Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Steven Tu, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Tu earned his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of California, Berkeley, then went on to receive his medical doctorate from SUNY Dow....

Scott Glaser, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • High-dose Rate Brachytherapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Gynecological Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
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Scott Glaser, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of  radiation oncology  at City of Hope.  He specializes in high-dose rate brachytherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery and intensity modulated radiation therapy.  His particular areas of interest i....

Daphne B. Stewart, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Oncology
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Blood Clotting Disorders
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
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Daphne Stewart, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.   Dr. Stewart received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. She we....

Veronica C. Jones, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
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Specializing in breast cancer surgery, the much-honored Veronica C. Jones, M.D., F.A.C.S., joined City of Hope in 2015 after serving as an assistant professor of surgery at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Dr. Jones graduated with hon....

Arya Amini, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Skin Cancers
  • Lung Cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
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Born and raised in Southern California, it is a true honor and privilege to take care of my fellow Californians. To be able to do this in one of the best cancer centers in the country has been one of the greatest opportunities in my life.”   Arya Am....

Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
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The more complex the surgical procedure, the more likely Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D., will be called upon to perform it. Patients who have had less than satisfactory results at other facilities frequently seek him out, as do patients whose cancer has ....

Joseph Paredes, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • N/A
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Joe Paredes, M.D. received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Loma Linda University in California and an anesthesiology residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a Diplom....

Jimmie C Wong, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cross-Sectional Interventional Radiology
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Jimmie C. Wong, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Wong comes to City of Hope from UCLA, where he was an assistant professor of radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Wong graduated Summa Cum L....

Maria F Santander, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hospital Medicine
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Yu Liang, M.D., Ph.D.

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Yu Liang, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the department of pathology, specializing in bone and soft tissue pathology. Dr. Liang earned his medical doctorate from the Medical Center of Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and his ....

Bharat Nathwani, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematopathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pathology
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Natalie Kelly, Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Psychology
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Natalie Kelly, Ph.D. is assistant clinical professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine . Dr. Kelly completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development at Vanderbilt University and t....

Julie Ann Ressler, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Spinal Tumors
  • General magnetic resonance imaging studies
  • Brain Tumors
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As Chief of Neuroradiology, Julie Ann Ressler, M.D., handles the specialized diagnostic imaging needs of brain and spine tumor patients. Dr. Ressler has extensive experience with spine and liver procedures, having brought vertebral augmentation to C....

Gary Thomas Hum, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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An Liu, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise :
  • Radiation Physics
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Mohamed Ali El-Shahawy, M.D., M.H.A., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Nephrology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Islet Cell Transplantation
  • Transplant Nephrology
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Mohamed El-Shahawy, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A., is Clinical Professor in the Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at City of Hope and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Keck-USC School of Medicine. Professor El-Shahawy is board....

Russell J. Gray, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Robert Toroussian, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Robert Toroussian, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Toroussian received his B.A. in molecular cell biology from the University of California at Berkeley, followed by a Master's degree. He received his....

Milhan Telatar, Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Molecular
Areas of Expertise :
  • Medical Genetics
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Dr. Milhan Telatar is board certified in clinical molecular genetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics. She is the author/coauthor of numerous scientific articles that were published in well-known genetics and medical journals a....

Alex S. Jung, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Genitourinary Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
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Alexander S. Jung, M.D., is a radiologist in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at City of Hope. Dr. Jung received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis, and obtained his medical doctorate from University of Californi....

Deepa Dharshani Nanayakkara, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
  • Solid Organ Transplant
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I am fortunate to be a part of the City of Hope family, where innovative treatments coupled with leading-edge research and patient-centered care are delivered.   An expert in infectious diseases, Deepa Dharshani Nanayakkara, M.D., specializes in car....

Juk Ting, D.O.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
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My specialty is emergency medicine and critical care. I want to be as helpful as I can when people are in their most desperate state of need. Originally from Taiwan, Juk Ting, D.O., received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathi....

Julie F. DiMundo, D.O.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Cancers
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Raised in a family of physicians, Julie F. DiMundo, D.O., feels “humbled” to be a member of the medical profession.   As a pediatric hospitalist, Dr. DiMundo cares for some of the most vulnerable among us: children hospitalized for chronic or life-t....

Vincent Chan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Cancers
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“I am passionate about helping youth reach their highest potential and live their best lives.” Vincent Chan, M.D.’s love for humanity — especially children — is evident in everything he does, both as a physician and human being.   He’s led and parti....

Sarkis Baltayian, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Sarkis Baltayian, M.D., earned his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina, and completed his residency in anesthesiology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, at The Cambridge Hospital, a Harvard affiliated institution, following with ....

Michelle Afkhami, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematopathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
  • Pathology - Molecular
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Genomic Pathology
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Michelle Afkhami, M.D., is an anatomic and clinical pathologist with subspecialties in Hematopathology and Molecular Genomic Pathology. She currently serves as a medical director of the Clinical Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory , chair of the multid....

Walter Chang, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Ted Uchio, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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Ted Uchio, M.D., joined the Department of Anesthesiology in February 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine, and then graduated with his medical degree from the University of Southern California in 1992. He finished a preliminary ....

Michael J. Sullivan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
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John Raytis, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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“City of Hope is the perfect place for me to combine patient care with my research interests.”   John Raytis, M.D., is associate director of anesthesia operations at City of Hope. He strives to provide “compassionate, evidence-based anesthetic care ....

Haine Kim, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
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I love being hands on, being totally present in a patient's care.”   A lifelong interest in science and the human body, combined with a desire to help others, brought Haine Kim, M.D., to medicine and especially to anesthesiology .   “Anesthesiology....

Lucille A Leong, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
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“I am alive because of this wonderful lady.” - Patient   Named repeatedly one of the Best Doctors in America, Lucille Leong, M.D., has been a key member of the City of Hope team for 30 years. In addition to her clinical and research commitments, Dr.....

Chunhui Han, Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Radiation Physics
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As a medical physicist, Chunhui Han, Ph.D., works hand-in-hand with our radiation oncologists to ensure that each radiation treatment is scrupulously calibrated, meets the most exacting standards and provides maximum benefit to patients while minimi....

Cornelia Banciu-Odell, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
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Medicine is my passion and my calling. It challenges and inspires me and fills me with awe. I cannot imagine life without it and I cannot imagine doing anything more rewarding.   Cornelia Banciu-Odell, M.D., believes her patients' mental state, as w....

Raju K. Pillai, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Molecular
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
  • Molecular Pathology
  • Pathology Bioinformatics
  • Lymphoma
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Raju K. Pillai, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor specializing in hematopathology, molecular pathology and pathology bioinformatics. He is also a member of the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center .   Prior to City of Hope, he was at Cedars-Sinai....

Lusi Tumyan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Imaging
  • Interventional Radiology
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Lusi Tumyan, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Tumyan received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Occidental College in Los Angeles where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and went on....

Vishwas Parekh, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Dermatopathology
  • Pathology
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I had always wanted to investigate the causation of diseases, and find cures.” Vishwas Parekh, M.D., is passionate about dermatopathology, especially when it comes to diagnosing and analyzing melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma and other skin cancers. “Can....

Mary Cianfrocca, D.O., M.B.A.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
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"My career has been dedicated to breast cancer and I've been most passionate about research to find better treatments and ultimately a cure."   Mary Cianfrocca, D.O., M.B.A., brings over 20 years of clinical, research and administrative expertise to....

Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Psychology
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It is my personal mission to reduce the suffering of patients using my clinical skills and support the physicians in their work toward a cure. Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., counsels children, teens and young adults who are facing serious illness and pr....

James Miser, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology

I am passionate about caring for children with cancer and helping them through their challenges.​ - James Miser, M.D.   For over 40 years, in places near and far, James Miser, M.D., a gifted pediatric oncologist and hematologist has championed the ....

Alexandra Levine, M.A.C.P., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematologic Malignancies
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“I love it here. I love it because of what we believe in ... I feel so grateful to be here.”   Alexandra Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., is a professor in City of Hope’s Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Transplantation Institute , which includes the ....

Dave M Yamauchi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
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Michael Zourabian, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
  • Respiratory Diseases
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Michael Zourabian, M.D., is assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine and interim director of the Evaluation and Treatment Center (ETC). Dr. Zourabian was born and raised in Russia, where he received his medical degree from the Yere....

Debbie Kuntz

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  • N/A
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Bita Nehoray, L.C.G.C., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
Areas of Expertise :
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • Hereditary Cancers
  • Li-Fraumeni Syndrome
  • Pediatric Cancer Syndromes

Bita Nehoray, M.S., L.C.G.C., is a licensed board-certified genetic counselor specializing in cancer genetics. She has a master’s degree in human genetics and genetic counseling from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in integrative biology....

Maria L. Parayno, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology - Nuclear Medicine
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Mari Bozoghlanian, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast imaging
  • Breast interventional radiology
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“It was clear from the first day I came to City of Hope that patients are treated like family – an approach that parallels how I like to practice medicine.”   Mari Bozoghlanian, M.D., considers it a privilege to be able to help improve her patients'....

Rizvan Mirza, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
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Rizvan Mirza, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University in electrical engineering. In 2001, he received his medical doctorate from Rutgers University. After a transitional internship at Christiana Care Health System in Newark, Delaw....

Javier Arias-Stella, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology
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I am honored to be a part of an outstanding group of people that provides cutting-edge research and treatment.” Javier Arias-Stella III, M.D. carries a famous name and formidable legacy.   His grandfather, a renowned pathologist who served as Peru's....

Leonidas Arvanitis, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Neuropathology
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Susan J. Brown, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N.

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Susan J, Brown, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., NEA-BC, senior vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer provides vision, leadership and guidance to the practice of nursing and patient care at City of Hope. Dr. Brown, with more than 30 ....

Jeff Wade, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Emergency Medicine
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If you mention a language, odds are high I can probably be polite, impolite or ask about pain in it.” For nearly a quarter century, Jeff Wade, M.D., has helped patients in perhaps the most extreme environment you can think of: as an emergency room p....

Lefan Zhuang, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Transfusion Medicine
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The patients are the highlight for me at City of Hope and I want to use my knowledge of transfusion medicine to help them.”   The types of patients at City of Hope and the specialized care the hospital provides is what brought Lefan Zhuang, M.D., to....

Sanaz Ghaffari, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Regional Anesthesiology
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It is the bond you build with your patients, compassion and empathy for their needs.”   Whether it's an orphanage in Burma or a clinic for low-income families in Venice, Sanaz Ghaffari M.D. has always made a point of volunteeringher time and sharing....

Jonathan Young, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
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I was drawn to City of Hope because of its reputation as a worldwide leader in cancer diagnosis and treatment.   A fascination with the anatomy of the human brain led Jonathan R. Young, M.D., to a career in radiology.   Dr. Young is an assistant cli....

Kourush Golestany, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
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“As a physician, you have the ultimate opportunity to make the greatest impact on a patient's life ... I am truly honored to be a member of the City of Hope family.”   Kourosh Golestany, M.D., takes a personal interest in each patient, striving to v....

Michael Donahue, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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“At City of Hope, I am gratified to participate in offering first class cancer treatment while working with the patient's entire family to restore health and a sense of wellness.”   Keeping children healthy has been Dr. Michael P. Donahue's focus an....

Mayuko Sakae, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Locations :

It is such a pleasure for me to work at City of Hope. Mayuko Sakae, M.D., is a world-class palliative care and pain management physician with global experience dating back more than two decades. She has tended to the sick at the Mother Teresa's Home....

Violetta Karpova, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
  • Body Imaging
Locations :

Violetta Karpova, M.D., is a board-certified radiologist with subspecialty fellowship training in mammography and women’s abdominal imaging. "Practice of breast imaging gives me an opportunity to detect disease early,” Dr. Karpova says, “in order to....

Shana Landau, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Locations :

Shana Landau, M.D., brings two decades of radiology experience to City of Hope. She is the ultimate “team player,” contributing her diagnostic expertise to help her patients at every stage. “I enjoy collaborating with other physicians and medical pr....

Andrew Saul Artz, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

I cherish the bonds formed with patients and their families.   Andrew Artz, M.D., M.S., has spent decades tending to the special needs of older people battling leukemia. An acknowledged leader in the field, he has created unique, multidisciplinary p....

Jeff Chang, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphedema
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstruction Surgery
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

"As a plastic surgeon, I will be able to provide a wide range of reconstructive options for my patients as they battle cancer. Watching loved ones deal with breast cancer motivated Jeff Chang, M.D. to become a physician so he could help others facin....

J. Dominic Femino, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sarcoma Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Sarcoma
  • Bone Tumors/Bone Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumors/Soft Tissue Cancer

"Many of my patients are teenagers ... and it's very satisfying to see them grow, graduate high school, go off to college and have families of their own." J. Dominic Femino, M.D., finds orthopedic oncology especially gratifying because of the creati....

Finly Zachariah, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Palliative Medicine
Locations :

“It is a privilege to live my life in the service of others.” Dr. Zachariah brings his warm and compassionate self in to every patient interaction.  Recently named a 2015 Top Doctor of Pain Management in Pasadena Magazine , he is recognized as a hi....

Lisa Anne Feldman, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurosurgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Brain Cancer

“I am honored to ... join such a compassionate and driven group of caregivers and trailblazers.” Equally at home in the operating room and the laboratory, Lisa Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., is determined to make a difference in the lives of people with brai....

Trilokesh Kidambi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gastroenterology
Locations :

Trilokesh D. Kidambi, M.D., is a gastroenterologist with expertise in general gastroenterology and, in particular, colorectal cancer prevention and the evaluation and management of individuals with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer, includ....

Lesley Taylor, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Surgery
Locations :

What every doctor should aspire to be.”   – Patient Patients speak in glowing terms when describing the surgical skills and compassion of Lesley Taylor, M.D. A graduate of New York Medical College, Dr. Taylor completed a breast surgical oncology fel....

Daneng Li, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Geriatric Oncology
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Gastrointestinal Carcinoid Tumors
  • Liver Tumors
  • Pancreatic Cancer
Locations :

Daneng Li, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope, specializing in geriatric oncology and treating gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Li is currently the co-director of the....

Howard (Jack) West, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
Locations :

"City of Hope has incredible momentum in terms of its clinical program, the range of novel research being conducted, and an innovative approach to how it directs care to patients across a broad geography."   Jack West, M.D. is passionate about impro....

Jaisha Mathew, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Psychiatry
Locations :

This is the perfect setting where I can practice a combination of all of my training in psychiatry, palliative care and pain medicine.”   Jaisha Mathew, M.D., became a doctor after seeing the profession up close at home. She was influenced by her fa....

Wei Feng, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Areas of Expertise :
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • PCOS
  • Osteoporosis
  • Adrenal Disease
  • Lipid Disorder
  • Obesity

Wei Feng, M.D., is a board certified endocrinologist with expertise in many areas such as diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, osteoporosis, PCOS, obesity, lipid disorder, and adrenal disease. She has been a staff physician at the Department of Clinical Di....

Sorin Buga, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Palliative Care
Locations :

Sorin Buga, M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine focusing on palliative care medicine. He joined City of Hope in 2013 from Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, where he was an assistant member in the ....

Azar Khosravi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Locations :

Dr. Azar Khosravi graduated from medical school from the Shahid-Behesthi University in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the United States in 1998, and worked as a research assistant at San Francisco General Hospital, in the Department of Family Medicine. ....

Anna Y. Kim, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
Locations :

A 1995 honors graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine who did her residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Anna Kim, M.D., specializes in pulmonary critical care at City of Hope.

Jonathan Kessler, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology - Interventional Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Vascular Disorders
  • Interventional Pain Management
Locations :

With certification in both diagnostic and interventional radiology, Jonathan Kessler, M.D., helps detect and treat a wide variety of cancers. Dr. Kessler joined City of Hope in 2012. He received his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania a....

Robert S. Kang, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Robert Kang, M.D., M.P.H., is an assistant clinical professor in City of Hope's Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Kang brings his highly skilled surgical expertise in advanced facial reconstructive and microvascular procedures to....

Aram Jonathan Lee, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Interventional Radiology
Locations :

Clarke Anderson, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neural tumors including neuroblastoma and brain tumors
  • Solid tumors including rare tumors
  • Community based Hematology - Oncology
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Pituitary Disorders

He was the first one who gave me hope. - Patient Clarke Anderson, M.D., is City of Hope's go-to professional for handling difficult and often heart-rending cases of cancer in small children, especially neuroblastomas , or tumors of the central nerv....

Matthew Genyeh Mei, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Locations :

I became a physician because I wanted to balance my love for science with a desire to help people.   Passionate and energetic, Matthew G. Mei, M.D., specializes in treating lymphoma and advancing the field of stem cell transplants. “The thing I love....

Hans Schoellhammer, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Melanoma
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumors

An expert in melanoma, surgical oncologist Hans Schoellhammer, M.D., F.A.C.S., says his work gives him special satisfaction. “By working with one’s hands,” he says, “one can treat patients and have an immediate and dramatic impact on their health.” ....

Jasmine M. Zain, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • T Cell Lymphoma
  • Hematology/Oncology
Locations :

Jasmine Zain M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Additionally, she is the Tim Nesvig Lymphoma Research Fellow, as well as director of the T cell Lymphoma Program at the Toni....

Jaroslava Salman, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychiatry
Areas of Expertise :
  • Psychiatry
Locations :

Jaroslava Salman, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. Dr. Salman earned her medical doctorate from the University of P.J. Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia. She completed her residency in g....

Andrew T. Leitner, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Management
Locations :

Andrew Leitner, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree magna cum laude in biology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He went on to receive his medical doctorate from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He complete....

Jossie J. Sandoval, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
  • Respiratory Diseases
Locations :

"... Very professional, excellent bedside manner and very personable.” - Patient    Argelia Sandoval, M.D., specializes in critical care and adult pulmonology. In addition to providing life-sustaining clinical care for severely ill patients, Dr. Sa....

Joanne Mortimer, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
  • Women's Cancers
Locations :

I love working with women; they’re amazing people. They get a diagnosis that is, at times, potentially fatal, and manage to get through it while still taking care of their families and kids, coming out the other side as stronger people. A vital memb....

Michael N Tran, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Cardiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Locations :

Tanya Siddiqi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma

Tanya Siddiqi, M.D., is an accomplished hematologist-oncologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating blood cancers, particularly leukemia and  lymphoma . She is also a supervising physician at City of Hope's anti-coagulation clinic, which tr....

James L. Lin, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gastroenterology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Endoscopic Mucosal Resection
  • Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection
Locations :

James Lin, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at City of Hope in Duarte, California.    Dr. Lin graduated from Emory University with a degree in anthropology and human biology. He received his master's in populati....

Kalyanasundaram Venkataraman

Specialties :
  • Cardiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Locations :

Brian Tiep, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology
Locations :

One of the foremost experts on lung disease, Brian Tiep, M.D., brings nearly a half-century of experience to City of Hope, where he serves as our director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and Smoking Cessation programs. He is a nonstop evangelist....

Monzr M. Al Malki, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Locations :

Hematologist/oncologist Al Malki, M.D. joins City of Hope as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Dr. Al Malki graduated from the Damascus University School of Medicine (DUSM), Syria in....

Stephen J. Lee, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gynecologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery

Stephen J. Lee, M.D., is a gynecologic oncologist specializing in advanced cytoreductive procedures for ovarian cancer, which can significantly improve the survival outcome for patients. He is also an expert in robotic-assisted (minimally invasive) ....

Irina Chilian, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurology
Locations :

Irina Chilian, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the department of medical specialties, specializing in neurology. Dr. Chilian joins City of Hope after being in private practice for 13 years, and serving as a consultant to us since 2012. D....

Wai-Yee Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast cancer reconstruction
  • Chest and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Skin cancer resection and reconstruction
  • Vaginal reconstruction

"I absolutely love Dr. Li and have nothing but high praise and the best to say about her very caring and personal approach; she is the best doctor I could ask for."  -City of Hope cancer survivor As a clinical researcher, Dr. Li believes in striving....

Karamjeet Singh Sandhu, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Locations :

Mustafa Raoof, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Liver and Pancreatic Surgery
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
  • Robotic surgery for Liver and Pancreatic Tumors
  • Surgery for Retroperitoneal Sarcomas and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors
  • Surgery for Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Surgical Oncology
Locations :

Becoming a physician enables you to help patients and make a difference in their lives, not just by providing high quality health care, but also by being a researcher, educator and an advocate.”   A talented surgical oncologist and scientist, Mustaf....

Jana K. Dickter, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
Locations :

Jana Dickter, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the department of medical specialists, division of infectious disease. She comes to City of Hope from Southern California Permanente Medical Group, where she spent more than a decade as an at....

Elena Forouhar, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Locations :

Elena Forouhar, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism . Dr. Forouhar has had extensive clinical and research training. After earning her medical doctorate from Tehran University ....

Edward Wenge Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
Locations :

Edward Wenge Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of Medical Oncology, specializing in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Wang earned his undergraduate degree in medicine, followed by a Master of Science degree in immunology and a P....

Niki Patel, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

Niki Patel, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, specializing in breast oncology. Dr. Patel is no stranger to City of Hope, as she most recently completed her hematology oncology fel....

Badri Modi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Dermatology
Areas of Expertise :
  • High-risk Skin Cancers
Locations :

"Dermatologists play an important role in the primary and supportive care of cancer patients." As a dermatologist working at City of Hope, Badri Modi, M.D. focuses on identification and management of high risk skin cancers such as melanoma. Furtherm....

Liana Nikolaenko, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation
Locations :

Liana Nikolaenko, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Dr. Nikolaenko received her undergraduate degree from UCLA before earning her medical doctorate cum laude from St. Georg....

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Geriatric Supportive Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Care of Older Adults with Cancer
  • Palliative Care Medicine

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine and the director of the Center for Cancer Aging Research. Dr. Dale completed his medical and graduate school training at the University of Chicago and did h....

LiYing Cai, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Cardiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Chemotherapy induced heart failure
  • Cardiac imaging
Locations :

This is one of the best cancer institutes in the country.”   LiYing Cai, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist with expertise in the diagnosis and management of heart disease. Dr. Cai received her medical degree from Beijing Medical University and a Ph.D. ....

Heather Bitar, D.O.

Specialties :
  • Palliative Medicine
Locations :

With modern medical advancements and people living longer with complex and chronic illnesses, we have to treat the whole person in addition to the specific disease.”   Whether she's treating the underserved in various free clinics across Southern Ca....

Sayeh Lavasani, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Breast Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

My junior kindergarten teacher asked me, 'What do you want to be when you grow up?' I said: 'A doctor!' Growing up in Iran, Sayeh Lavasani, M.D. always knew she wanted to be a doctor, like so many members of her family (“Being a physician was natura....

Yan Xing, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Solid Tumors
Locations :

As a physician, the goal of Yan Xing, M.D., Ph.D., is simple: to be there for her patients and their families “when they need it most.”   As an accomplished researcher, Dr. Xing goes further. She strives to improve cancer treatment and outcomes thro....

Manisha Trivedi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Management
Locations :

“If you need a caring doctor who listens and performs the best medical care, Dr. Manisha is a go-to person. She is incredible!” - Patient   Manisha Loomba Trivedi, M.D., board-certified anesthesiologist focused on interventional pain medicine, is a ....

Samina Qamar, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Palliative Medicine
Locations :

I intend to exert a positive impact on every patient I interact with so I can make their lives better.” Specializing in the challenging field of palliative medicine, Samina Qamar, M.D., is passionate about improving her patients' physical and emotio....

Paul Koller, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

“City of Hope is one of the best places in the world to treat patients with leukemia.” The product of a medical family (Mom’s a nurse; Dad was a renowned hematologist), Paul Koller, M.D., proudly continues the family tradition. “My father loved what....

Gregory E Idos, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Gastroenterology
Locations :

So compassionate ... I've never met a doctor who cared as much as he did for my father. ~ Patient's Child A rare combination of gifted scientist and clinician, Gregory Idos, M.D., M.S. earns raves for his bedside manner, while he blazes new research....

Stephen Gruber, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Epidemiology
Locations :

A world-renowned cancer geneticist, Stephen Gruber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. focuses his research on precision medicine and the genomics of cancer in order to improve treatment and care for cancer patients and their families. His particular research inte....

Vijay Trisal, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma
  • Mixed Tumor Surgery, Soft Tissue
Locations :

“He cared more about me as a person, not just a cancer patient. He gave me hope.”  - Patient. Vijay Trisal, M.D. is a highly-skilled surgeon who draws raves from patients, as well as a passionate spokesman for the unique brand of compassionate care ....

Warren A. Chow, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Sarcoma
  • Melanoma

Named one of “America's Top Doctors” multiple times by Castle Connolly, Warren A. Chow, M.D., specializes in treating sarcomas: rare cancers that form in connective tissue and are generally resistant to chemotherapy. Dr. Chow's laboratory is focused....

Bertram Yuh, M.D., M.I.S.M., M.S.H.C.P.M.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Complex Oncology Surgery
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Data & Analytics

Dr. Bertram Yuh specializes in robotic surgery to treat prostate, bladder and other urologic cancers. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University as well as masters degrees in Information Systems Management and Health Care Po....

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
Locations :

The most important thing in being an oncologist is to be there for your patient.   Named multiple times by Castle Connolly as one of “America's Top Doctors,” Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics....

William D. Boswell Jr., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Lung Cancer Screening
Locations :

William D. Boswell, M.D., is chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at City of Hope. Dr. Boswell graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then completed an internship and residency in diagnostic radiology ....

Christopher Chung, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Urogynecology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (uterine, bladder, rectum and vaginal prolapse)
  • Treatment of Bladder and Fecal Incontinence
  • Complex Pelvic Floor Reconstructive Surgery

Christopher Chung, M.D., is a urogynecologist and an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology.   Recruited from Scott White Healthcare and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in Temple, Texas, Dr. Chung is....

Lily Lau Lai, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Colon Cancer
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

“The patients give you so much ... in them, I can see that life is really precious.”   As a surgical oncologist, Lily Lai, M.D., F.A.C.S., earns high praise from both patients and peers.   The Harvard-educated Lai switched from Chinese art history t....

Sumanta Kumar Pal, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer

Sumanta (Monty) Kumar Pal, M.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the area of genitourinary cancers, including kidney , bladder , and prostate cancer. He is co-director of City of Hope's Kidney Cancer Program and is the head of the kid....

Andreas M. Kaiser, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Benign disorders of the anus
  • Colorectal and anal cancer
  • Functional disorders of the colon and rectum
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Robotic surgery
Locations :

Andreas M. Kaiser, M.D., is a clinical professor and Chief of Colorectal Surgery in the  Department of Surgery at City of Hope National Medical Center (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center). He graduated in 1988 from the University of Zuri....

Nayana L Vora, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
  • Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT) / TomoTherapy
  • Brachytherapy
Locations :

Few medical professionals are as well-versed and experienced in all facets of Radiation Oncology as Nayana L. Vora, M.D. For more than three decades, Dr. Vora has been a fixture at City of Hope, where she serves as a Clinical Professor, and Director....

Savita Dandapani, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Radioimmunotherapy
  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Radionuclide Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Image-guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/TomoTherapy
  • Electronic Brachytherapy
Locations :

Savita Dandapani, M.D., Ph.D., is a radiation oncologist who specializes in improving treatment outcomes and reducing side effects for cancer patients undergoing radiation therapy. She has been recognized numerous times for her clinical and research....

Eric H. Radany, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Cancers
  • Breast Cancer
  • Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Image-guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy/TomoTherapy
  • Electronic Brachytherapy
Locations :

Eric Radany, M.D., Ph.D., was winning awards for his clinical and investigative skills even before he finished medical school. At City of Hope since 2004, Dr. Radany has over 25 years' experience as a radiation oncologist, and a well-earned reputati....

Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT) / TomoTherapy
  • Total Body Irradiation
  • Radioimmunotherapy
Locations :

We want to make a difference not only today....but also for tomorrow, for future generations. For more than 25 years, Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, M.D., has guided City of Hope’s radiation oncology department through unprecedented growth. The program now bo....

Sagus Sampath, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancers
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Melanoma
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
  • Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT) / Tomotherapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS)
  • Electronic Brachytherapy
  • Intra-operative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
Locations :

Sagus Sampath, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology . Dr. Sampath received his board certification in radiation oncology in 2011. While just beginning his academic career, he has already been first author on six p....

Yi-Jen Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Gynecologic Cancers
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Brachytherapy
  • Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IG-IMRT) / TomoTherapy
Locations :

Named a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine many times, Yi-Jen Chen, M.D., has been with City of Hope since 2002, following four years in the radiation oncology department at University of California, Irvine, Medical Center.     Dr. Chen earned his medi....

Michael W. Lew, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Anesthesiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Anesthesiology
Locations :

Michael W. Lew, M.D., a native of Southern California, attended Columbia University in New York prior to graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1986. While at USC, he was elected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa Hon....

Sharon P. Wilczynski, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gynecologic Pathology and Cytology
Locations :

A sought-after lecturer and the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications, Sharon Wilczynski, M.D., our Chief of Anatomic Pathology is a recognized expert in cervical and ovarian cancer, with a special emphasis on the human papillomaviruses (HPVs....

Lalit H. Vora

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Interventional Radiology
Locations :

“Here (at City of Hope) people are courteous, dedicated and remarkably helpful. People truly mean, 'May I help you?'”   Originally headed for a business career, Lalit H. Vora, M.D., turned to medicine for its ability to help those in need, and the p....

Sunita Patel, Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Psychology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neuropsychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
Locations :

Sunita Patel, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist whose research focuses on the risk and protective factors of cancer-related neurocognitive morbidities. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Societ....

Karl K. Gaal, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematopathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Locations :

Karl Gaal, M.D., currently practices as a hematopathologist and surgical pathologist at City of Hope,   Dr. Gaal joined City of Hope in 2000. He received his medical degree from University of California, Davis and served as a resident at Harbor-UCLA....

Shirong (Sean) Wang, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Transfusion Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Transfusion Medicine
Locations :

Leo David Wang, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

One of the most important pieces of advice that families should hear is that children and young adults with cancer need to be treated at pediatric cancer centers. There are overwhelmingly convincing data showing that outcomes are much better when yo....

John Chan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematopathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
  • Pathology - Research
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and hematology, Dr. Chan is a hematopathologist who came to City of Hope's Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha where he was co-director f....

Young Sun Kim, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Young Kim, M.D., is a hematopathologist and an associate clinical professor in City of Hope's Department of Pathology. He is also a member of City of Hope's Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center .

Massimo D'Apuzzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neuropathology
  • Brain Tumors
Locations :

Massimo D'Apuzzo, M.D., is the neuropathologist for City of Hope's Brain Tumor program. He is responsible for diagnosing the majority of brain and spinal cord cases at City of Hope.   Dr. D'Apuzzo earned his medical degree and a Ph.D. in immunology ....

Patricia Aoun, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Hematopathology
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Patricia Aoun, M.D., M.P.H., is a professor in the Department of Pathology and is a member of the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center.   Dr. Aoun is a board certified pathologist who came to City of Hope from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in....

Dennis Dean Weisenburger, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
Locations :

Dennis Dean Weisenburger, M.D., is a professor City of Hope's Department of Pathology. He is also a member of the Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center and the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research.

Larry W. Kwak, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Larry W. Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., is a world-renowned physician and scientist who has pioneered breakthrough innovations in immunology and cancer vaccines. He joined City of Hope in April 2015, following a decade of leadership in lymphoma and myeloma rese....

Shan Yuan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Transfusion Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Transfusion Medicine
Locations :

Shan Yuan, M.D., is a key member of the team that ensures that each blood transfusion at City of Hope is conducted safely and effectively.   A multiple honors student dating back to her college days, Dr. Yuan received her medical degree from Duke Un....

Joo Y. Song, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematopathology
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Joo Song, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor at City of Hope's Department of Pathology. He is also a member of the  Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center at City of Hope. Double board-certified in hematopathology and clinical/anatomic pathology, Dr....

Huiqing Wu, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical
Areas of Expertise :
  • Genitourinary Cancer
Locations :

Ravindra Kumar Guruswamy, M.D., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Hospital Medicine
Locations :

Ravindra Kumar Guruswamy, M.D., M.P.H., has joined City of Hope as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine. He chose to become a hospitalist to help patients admitted in a hospital at their most vulnerable and turbulent phases ....

Ryotaro Nakamura, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome
  • Aplastic Anemia
Locations :

Since joining City of Hope in 2002, Ryotaro Nakamura, M.D., has been at the forefront of leading-edge research in stem cell transplantation and development of cancer vaccines. Among his promising projects: A study indicating that bone marrow transpl....

Yuman Fong, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
Locations :

"My passion is taking care of patients."   A pioneer both in the operating room and in the laboratory, Yuman Fong, M.D., The Sangiacomo Family Chair in Surgical Oncology and chair of our Department of Surgery is an internationally recognized exper....

Stephen M. Sentovich, M.B.A., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Rectal Cancers
  • Colon Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Anorectal Disorders

Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A., joined City of Hope in 2014 and served as the chief of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has been named multiple times as one of “America’s Top Doctors” both here and in Boston where he was the chief of ....

Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Supportive Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematological Diseases
  • Evidence-based Medicine
  • Decision Sciences
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
Locations :

Benjamin Djulbegovic, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation , professor and director of research in the Department of  Supportive Care Medicine ,and medical director of evidence-based analy....

Kevin G. Chan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Urinary Tract Reconstruction
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Kidney Stones
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Urinary Incontinence
Locations :

Urologic surgeon Kevin Chan, M.D., joined City of Hope's Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology in 2004, where he focuses on treating erectile dysfunction , urinary incontinence , urinary tract reconstruction, and urologic retroperitoneal dis....

Clayton S. Lau, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Surgery
  • Urology and Urologic Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Robotic-assisted Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

At City of Hope since 2006, Clayton S. Lau, M.D., specializes in minimally invasive approaches to urologic oncology and reconstructive urology. He has performed over 3,500 robotic and laparoscopic procedures. He has also trained numerous surgeons in....

Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymic malignancies
  • Bronchial carcinoids
  • Molecular alterations in thoracic malignancies
  • Thoracic malignancies

Ravi Salgia M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology  at City of Hope's comprehensive cancer center . Prior to joining City of Hope, Dr. Salgia served as tenured professor of medicine, pathology and dermatology, direct....

Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Early Cancer Detection
  • Cancer Biomarkers

Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., is an accomplished clinician and researcher who's devoted to improving the lives of her patients and the community at large. She has led community outreach education efforts on cancer prevention through personal well-being a....

Ernest S. Han, F.A.C.O.G., M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gynecologic Oncology Surgery
  • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., is a gynecological oncologist with specialized training in minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, which allows operations to be performed with smaller incisions, reducing scarring, pain and recovery time.    Dr. Ha....

Sanjeet Singh Dadwal, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Treating cancer patients who develop infections
Locations :

“There is no other facility such as City of Hope ... that embodies excellent patient care, research to make a difference in the lives of our patients, and all along making sure that this is soulful and patient centric.” At an early age, Sanjeet Dadw....

Anna Pawlowska, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Anna Pawlowska, M.D., specializes in treating young people with leukemia, the most common cancer  in children. She directs our children's Bone Marrow Transplantation Program and has more than two decades' experience in pediatrics. After earning her ....

Mihaela C. Cristea, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gynecological oncology/Peritoneal malignancy
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
Locations :

“In a short time you've shown us the true value of caring.” - Patient's family   Mihaela Cristea, M.D., is constantly searching for the newest and best drugs to treat ovarian cancer and other women’s cancers, while improving palliative care to boo....

Guido Marcucci, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Leukemia
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

I have always been interested in answering the fundamental questions of what events initiate cancer, and I believe that leukemia can be used as a model to answer these questions.   Guido Marcucci, M.D., thinks of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) as t....

Nicole A. Karras, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

Nicole Karras, M.D., is a pediatric physician who specializes in treating children diagnosed with cancer, particularly blood cancers — such as leukemias and lymphomas — that would require stem cell transplant therapy. Dr. Karras received her medical....

Kim Margolin, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Melanoma
  • Germ Cell Cancer
Locations :

Kim A. Margolin, M.D. is a clinical professor in the department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research , specializing in Melanoma . Dr. Margolin earned her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from University of California, Los Angeles, gradu....

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology/Oncology
Locations :

Steven T. Rosen, M.D., is provost and chief scientific officer for City of Hope and a member of City of Hope's Executive Team. He also is director of the comprehensive cancer center , Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and the Irell & Ma....

Susanne Gray Warner, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Liver (Hepatobiliary) Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Liver and Pancreas
Locations :

Susanne G. Warner, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Warner earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, graduating magna cum laude. She then went on to receive her medical doctorate....

Elizabeth Lihua Budde, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Elizabeth Budde, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope. Dr. Budde's academic and clinical interests include investigating and designing novel means of immunother....

Dan J. Raz, M.A.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Esophageal Cancer and Surgery
  • Thymoma
Locations :

City of Hope is just such a special place ... no other place that I've been to combines cutting-edge treatment with such a nurturing environment." Dan Raz, M.D., M.A.S., specializes in esophageal and lung cancer surgery – and in raising public a....

Behnam Badie, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurosurgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Surgical neuro-oncology
  • Skull base tumors
  • Acoustic neuromas
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Meningiomas and other nervous system tumors

I love taking care of patients. It's a privilege for me ... for patients to trust me with their care. After 20 years and thousands of brain surgeries at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Behnam Badie, M.D., joined City of Hope in 2005 because he....

David A. Horak, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lung Cancer
  • Respiratory Diseases
Locations :

“I value your decisions, your partnership, your voice.”   For over 30 years, David Horak, M.D., has been a fixture at City of Hope, and for most of that time he has led our Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. In addition to working wit....

Ken C. Chiu, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Areas of Expertise :
  • Adrenal Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid Disorders
Locations :

Ken C. Chiu, M.D., F.A.C.E. is a board certified endocrinologist and joined the City of Hope in July 2005 as the site director of Endocrinology Fellowship Training Program. He has been very actively involved in fostering the next generation of endoc....

Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Lymphoma
  • Cancer Outcomes & Survivorship
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship. He completed his training in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at Childrens Hospital Los....

Joseph Chao, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • Stomach (Gastric) Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
Locations :

Named one of the “Top Doctors” for oncology by Pasadena magazine in 2011, Joseph Chao, M.D. joined City of Hope in 2007 as a Fellow and advanced rapidly to Staff Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor with expertise on gastrointestinal, stomac....

Thanh H. Dellinger, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer/Endometrial Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Heated Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
  • Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy ("hot" chemotherapy)
  • Fertility Sparing Cancer Treatments

Thanh Dellinger, M.D., is a gynecological oncologist with specialized training in robotic-assisted (minimally-invasive) surgery for uterine and cervical cancer, which can be as effective as traditional surgery but with reduced scarring, pain and rec....

Ahmed M Aribi, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • N/A
Locations :

Ahmed M. Aribi, M.D., joined the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation at City of Hope as an assistant professor and staff physician. Before coming to City of Hope, Aribi was an instructor within MD Anderson’s Department of L....

Jae Y. Kim, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Thoracic Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Robotic surgery
  • Mesothelioma
  • Thymoma
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer

The question that I ask myself every day on my way to work is, 'How can we do better? Jae Y. Kim, M.D., our chief of thoracic surgery, joined City of Hope after completing a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery, specializing in thoracic oncology at ....

Haris Ali, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Locations :

Haris Ali, M.D., joined the Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) as assistant professor following the completion of his HCT fellowship here at City of Hope. Dr. Ali received his medical doctorate from Rawalpindi Me....

Ibrahim T. Aldoss, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Locations :

Ibrahim Aldoss, M.D., earned his medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, before joining Keck School of Medicine of ....

Maung Myo Htut, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Hematology & hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Multiple Myeloma
Locations :

There’s a real need for additional therapies for myeloma.   Myo Htut, M.D., is determined to find more effective treatments for multiple myeloma , a rare blood cancer which strikes about 30,000 Americans each year. He believes the body's own immune....

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Hematologic Malignancies
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

"It remains a privilege, after nearly 40 years of doing this, to be allowed to take care of somebody who has these diseases.” Stephen J. Forman, M.D., is an international expert in leukemia , lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation . Dr. Forman....

Amrita Krishnan, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Multiple Myeloma

Equally driven as a clinician and researcher, Amrita Krishnan, M.D., was instrumental in bringing successful transplant therapy to HIV patients with lymphoma, when many believed such patients were too weak to tolerate the procedure.   “We have patie....

Marianna Koczywas, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology
  • Thoracic Oncology
Locations :

“Dr. K.. never gave up on me... She gave me hope when it was hopeless, she gave me options when I needed them, she gave me hugs when I needed them and saw me through some really difficult times.”  -  Patient   Year after year, Marianna Koczywas, M.....

Samer K. Khaled, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Locations :

Chatchada Karanes, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

“She is confident, kind, and deals with each patient as an individual... she really hears you when you talk to her about your condition... I owe her my life.” - Patient   Chatchada Karanes, M.D. specializes in stem cell transplantation with an em....

Fouad R. Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Areas of Expertise :
  • Adrenal Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Thyroid
  • Sexual Health
  • Neuroendocrine Disease
Locations :

Fouad Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., is the principal investigator on the islet transplantation trial to determine the safety and efficacy of islet cell transplantation as a treatment for patients with type 1 diabetes. In addition, Dr. Kandeel has recently c....

Vincent Chung, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers
  • HIPEC - Heated Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy
Locations :

Vincent Chung, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer and gastrointestinal cancers. A member of the City of Hope team since 2002, Dr. Chung, was voted one of “America's Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly in 2013.   Dr. Chung le....

Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurosurgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Complex operations for the removal of brain, brachial plexus and spine tumors
  • Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Spine Tumors

Bring your best everyday and keep making it better. A prolific researcher, talented physician and board-certified neurosurgeon, Mike Y. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., has been on the City of Hope team since 2007. Dr. Chen specializes in complex operations for t....

Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., M.H.C.M.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant
Locations :

“When you take care of the child you have in your sight the next few decades.”   Renowned for his skills, research and compassion, Joseph Rosenthal, M.D., treats our youngest patients as chair of City of Hope's Department of Pediatrics. His goal is ....

Nitya Nathwani, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

John J. Park, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Diagnostic Radiology - Interventional Radiology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Interventional Radiology
Locations :

John J. Park, M.D., Ph.D., is the chief of the Division of Interventional Radiology , which aims to treat cancer using image-guided and minimally or non-invasive procedures. These procedures can diagnose and treat cancers, as well as alleviate side....

Michael Alan Rosenzweig, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

Dr. Michael Rosenzweig joined City of Hope in 2011, as a staff physician and assistant professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Rosenzweig received his bachelor's degree in psychology from Emory University and ....

Neal Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neuroimaging
  • Brain Tumors
Locations :

An expert in advanced neuroimaging techniques, Neal Prakash, M.D., Ph.D., is City of Hope's chief of the Division of Neurology and director of Neuro-Optical Imaging. Educated at University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Irvine....

Amandeep Salhotra, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology & hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

Amandeep Salhorta, M.D.,has joined City of Hope's Department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation as an assistant professor following completion of his bone marrow transplant fellowship here at City of Hope. Dr. Salhotra received h....

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

Yuan Yuan, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor specializing in breast oncology in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics . Prior to joining City of Hope in 2012, she was an assistant professor at Loma Linda University Medical Center in....

James R. Waisman, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Breast Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Breast Cancer
Locations :

James Waisman, M.D., is one of Southern California's best known and most respected experts on breast cancer. Before joining City of Hope in 2013 Dr. Waisman was Medical Director for Research at the Breastlink Medical Group in Orange County. He was a....

Vinod A Pullarkat, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Locations :

Vinod A. Pullarkat, M.D., first came to City of Hope in 2002 as a fellow and clinical instructor in bone marrow transplantation. He then joined our faculty full time in 2003 as an assistant professor and subsequent associate professor in the Departm....

Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Dermatology
  • Dermatopathology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

At the end of the day, it is always about helping patients get better so they can go on to continue living normal lives.   Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Ph.D., is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ....

Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Liver (Hepatobiliary) Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Melanoma and Sarcoma
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Robotic Surgery
Locations :

"(Medicine is) far and away the most rewarding profession you can have.”    A talented surgeon and award-winning instructor and researcher, Laleh G. Melstrom, M.D., M.S., joined City of Hope, attracted by the opportunity to help develop breakthrough....

Jana Portnow, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
  • Neurological Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neurological Oncology
  • Brain Tumors
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Jana Portnow, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.   Dr. Portnow earned her undergraduate degree at Brown University and her medical degree from University of Rochester School of Med....

David S. Snyder, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Hematology - Oncology
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A fixture at City of Hope for more than 30 years, David S. Snyder, M.D. is a nationally-recognized expert in stem cell transplantation for treating leukemia and a variety of other blood disorders, notably myeloproliferative neoplasms.   Low-key, sel....

Leslie L. Popplewell, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Internal Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

A clinician and professor at City of Hope’s Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center , Leslie L. Popplewell, M.D., is the principal investigator for a number of clinical trials examining new lymphoma therapies. She is also working on advanced transplant tec....

Anthony S. Stein, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

“Excellent care for patients” is the guiding principle for Anthony S. Stein, M.D., a member of the City of Hope team since 1985. Dr. Stein is a clinical professor and physician in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation a....

Judith K. Sato, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Sarcoma
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Musculoskeletal Tumors
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“It's not just the patient. They've got siblings. They've got parents, aunts, uncles, all there to make sure the child gets the best care. It's one of our greatest challenges and the greatest reward.” A key member of the City of Hope team for 20 yea....

Ellie Maghami, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Otolaryngology
  • Advanced Thyroid Cancer Surgery
  • Robotically Assisted Surgery
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM)
  • Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

"Best in the field and yet the most humble human being there is.” - Patient Ellie Maghami, M.D. is a leading expert in all areas of head and neck surgical oncology and a much sought-after authority in the field. She is one of a small group of leadin....

Raynald Samoa, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Areas of Expertise :
  • Appetite Modulation
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
Locations :

Dr. Raynald Samoa completed his adult endocrinology fellowship at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Adult Endocrinology. His primary major area of research includes a....

Gagandeep Singh, F.A.C.S., M.D.

Specialties :
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Liver (Hepatobiliary) Surgery
  • Pancreatic Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Liver Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
  • Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs)/Carcinoid Tumors
  • Ablations - Microwave ablations, Nanoknife ablations
  • Gallbladder and Bile Duct Surgery
  • Liver Cancers and Metastases
  • Pancreatic Cancer
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Dr. Singh is an internationally recognized liver and pancreas surgeon. He is the Chief of the Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Program at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is also the Director o....

Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
Areas of Expertise :
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Chemoprevention
  • Clinical and Psychosocial Outcomes
  • Targeted Therapy
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • Clinical Genetics

As a leading genetics researcher, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, M.D., has devoted his career to helping people and populations at increased risk for developing cancer because of family history or personal risk factors. He led a groundbreaking study that revea....

Behrouz Salehian-Dardashti, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Areas of Expertise :
  • Endocrine Tumors
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Lipid Disorder
  • Obesity
  • Adrenal Disease
Locations :

Dr. Behrouz Salehian joined the City of Hope's Department of Diabetes in 2007 from the Department of Medicine at Charles R. Drew University. His research and clinical interests include Endocrine tumors including thyroid cancers, neuroendocrine tumor....

Paul Han, D.P.M., M.S.

Specialties :
  • Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Areas of Expertise :
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Foot Surgery
Locations :

Paul Han, D.P.M., M.S., is a podiatric surgeon, certified in foot and ankle surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and a fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics. He was invited to join City of Hope in 2010 as a ....

Yanghee Woo, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Surgical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Stomach Cancer and Upper GI Tumors
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • GIST
  • Carcinoid Tumors
  • Robotic Gastrectomy
  • Retroperitoneal Lymphadenomy
  • Pancreatectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • HIPEC
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Yanghee Woo, M.D., is a surgeon scientist specially trained and internationally recognized in robotic surgery and gastric cancer. She has particular expertise in complex procedures such as D2 lymphadenectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer. Dr. ....

Alex Herrera, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Lymphoma
Locations :

Alex Herrera, M.D., earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from Princeton University and received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Herrera completed his residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s ....

Stacy W. Gray, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Clinical Cancer Genomics
  • Medical Oncology
Locations :

Stacy W. Gray, M.D., is an associate clinical professor with a primary appointment in the Division of  Clinical Cancer Genomics within the Department of Population Sciences and a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical Oncology & The....

Tanya Dorff, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Medical Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Penile Cancer
Locations :

Tanya Barauskas Dorff, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and serves as head of the genitourinary cancers program at City of Hope. She is an internationally recognized leader in p....

Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties :
  • Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeon and scientist, Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D., has been with City of Hope since 2009 and is an associate professor. As a surgeon, Dr. Jandial provides complex surgical treatment to patients with cancer. As a scientist, his laboratory invest....

Joseph Alvarnas, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
Areas of Expertise :
  • Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation
Locations :

I became a doctor because I believed that the greatest role that I could serve was in caring for others when they are sick and in need.” Joseph Alvarnas, M.D., earns praise from his patients for his bedside manner, even as he speaks out on “big pict....

John A. Zaia, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • HIV Gene Therapy Treatments
  • CMV Immunology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Locations :

James Ito, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Infectious Disease Medicine
Areas of Expertise :
  • Infectious Diseases
Locations :

Michael Caligiuri, M.D.

Specialties :
  • Hematology - Oncology
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"I have many friends and colleagues at City of Hope and I am incredibly impressed with the growth and translation of great science into the clinic for our patients. I share the vision and excitement for the increasing role City of Hope has in changi....