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City of Hope | South Pasadena provides the community with incomparable cancer care and innovative treatments close to home.

Our light and bright 25,000-square-foot medical facility offers multiple exam and treatment rooms for patient comfort and convenience, expanding access to City of Hope’s world-class cancer care.

Open Hours

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on major federal holidays
Free parking

 

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The convenient location of City of Hope’s South Pasadena practice, just off the 110 Freeway, puts our patients within easy reach of additional surgical and diagnostic imaging services.

Our location features an open and inviting infusion room with comfortable chairs, as well as state-of-the-art equipment for more precise imaging and radiation treatment. We also offer complimentary beverages and snacks plus free guest Wi-Fi. Our goal is to make our patients’ time here as easy and stress-free as possible.

Express Check-in Kiosk

After your first visit, you can access our self-check-in kiosk and be able to:
  • Check in for your appointments and print your itinerary
  • Make a payment online with Visa, MasterCard or Discover (debit/credit)
  • Sign up for the MyCityofHope patient portal
Please note, the kiosk service is not available if you are visiting for the first time, your name and insurance has changed since your last visit, or if you will be making your co-payment with cash, check or debit card.

City of Hope is a recognized world leader in cancer research and treatment, and that expertise is available to every patient at every location:

  • Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation.
  • We have been ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer for more than a decade by U.S.News & World Report
  • With unrivaled survival rates, our pioneering bone marrow and stem cell transplant program is one of the largest and most successful in the United States.
  • Four of the most widely used cancer drugs, Herceptin, Rituxan, Erbitux and Avastin, are based on technology pioneered by City of Hope, saving lives worldwide.
  • We’re leading the way in immunology, harnessing the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer.

 

Learn more about City of Hope

Visit Why Choose City of Hope to learn more about our institutional distinctions.
 
 

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Map & Directions

209 Fair Oaks Ave. , South Pasadena , CA 91030

877-998-7546

Specialties

Our skilled and compassionate medical staff specialize in:

Services offered

  • Medical oncology - Our multidisciplinary team of medical oncologists, researchers, nurse practitioners and other health professionals work together from diagnosis to treatment. We offer our patients the latest advances in chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy and targeted therapy.
  • Surgical oncology - Our surgeons are highly skilled and versatile, each with expertise in the latest techniques for the surgical management and treatment of a wide variety of cancers.
  • Hematology and hematology oncology - Our nationally recognized experts treat blood cancers, as well as disorders relating to blood and tissues.
  • Radiation oncology - We offer RapidArc radiation which delivers the maximum dose of radiation to the tumor/target while managing the dose to the healthy tissue. RapidArc’s precision results in greater patient comfort in a significantly lowered treatment time.
  • Outpatient infusion center - Patients receive chemotherapy and other treatments on-site in an open and inviting environment. A physician is available on-site at all times.
  • Clinical trials - South Pasadena patients have the opportunity to participate in City of Hope’s groundbreaking clinical trials, involving new drugs and leading-edge treatments before they are widely available. Find out more at CityofHope.org/clinical-trials.
  • Consultations and genetic counseling - We offer consultations for all cancers, as well as for individuals at high risk of developing cancer.
  • Physician dispensing - We will be offering on-site dispensing of most oral oncolytics and other related supportive care medications. Ask our office manager for more details.

Care for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients

Reasons for being at a high risk for breast cancer can include a family history of breast or breast and ovarian cancer, a precancerous biopsy (atypia, ductal carcinoma in situ or lobular carcinoma in situ) or a gene mutation associated with breast and/or ovarian cancer.
 
At the High Risk Breast Clinic at City of Hope in South Pasadena, women will meet with our team of physicians, nurse practitioners and certified genetic counselors to determine their best options for surveillance and risk reduction. Depending on each woman’s family history and risk, we may recommend genetic testing, specialized breast imaging or specific measures of risk reduction like chemoprevention.
 
Patients may also be eligible to participate in clinical trials involving breast cancer prevention. 
 
If you think you may be a high-risk patient, call the City of Hope High Risk Breast Clinic in South Pasadena for more information at 800-826-4673 or make an appointment online.
 
We are a recognized world leader in cancer research and treatment, and that expertise is available to every South Pasadena patient.
 
Clarke Anderson, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Pediatric Community Outreach Program
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Duarte, South Pasadena, Antelope Valley
Benjamin Cahan , M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncologist
South Pasadena
Helen Chen, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Radiation Oncologist
South Pasadena
Samuel W. Chung, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutic Research
Medical Oncologist
South Pasadena, Arcadia
Loretta Erhunmwunsee, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Dominic Femino, M.D.
Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Director, Sarcoma Program
Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Wei Feng, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Endocrinologist
Duarte, South Pasadena
Thomas J. Gernon, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Duarte, South Pasadena
Rahul Jandial, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery
Neurosurgeon & Scientist
Duarte, South Pasadena
Daniel Jae Kim, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Medical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Stephen J. Lee, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
Aaron Lewis , M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
South Pasadena, Arcadia
Ellie Maghami, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Head & Neck Cancer
Chief and Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery
Surgeon
Duarte, South Pasadena
I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery
Medical Director, Value Based Oncology Care
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Amy Polverini, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Poornima Rao, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Surgical Oncologist
South Pasadena
Stephen M. Sentovich, M.D., M.B.A.
Chief, Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery
Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte, Arcadia, South Pasadena
James Y. Shen, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Medical Oncologist
Arcadia, South Pasadena
Mark C. Tan, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgeon
Arcadia, Duarte, South Pasadena
Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D.
Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professorship in Medical Oncology
Director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, Department of Population Sciences
Director, Cancer Screening & Prevention Programs Network
Director, Cancer Genomics Education Program
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research and Department of Population Sciences
Duarte, South Pasadena
Yanghee Woo, M.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Director, Gastroenterology Minimally Invasive Therapy Program
Duarte, South Pasadena
Christina H. Yeon, M.D.
Regional Medical Director for San Gabriel Valley
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Medical Oncologist/Hematologist
South Pasadena

 

City of Hope Medical Foundation contracts for physician services rendered at City of Hope and in our community practice sites. Please note that although we strive to keep this information current, it is subject to change without notice. For questions related to your specific coverage at this site, please contact your insurance provider directly. You can find that phone number on your insurance card or in your benefits book.
 
    
If you wish to receive treatment at a City of Hope location or with a City of Hope physician, but we do not currently contract with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here. Every medical situation — and every insurance plan — is different, and there is no guarantee that coverage can be secured. But it is reasonable to make this request, and to ask your insurance company to review the matter with City of Hope Medical Foundation directly. Learn more about medical insurance and financing.
 
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