An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

South Pasadena

Our COVID-19 Measures

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We're taking preventive measures to protect our patients, caregivers and staff as the COVID-19 situation evolves, including a strict visitor policy and requirement to wear a mask at all times.

These heightened restrictions are based on the latest information and recommendations from public health authorities during this critical period and will remain in effect until further notice.

Please visit our Visitor Policy page for more detail.
 
Patient Hotline: Call 844-961-4673 for general questions about COVID-19 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

City of Hope | South Pasadena provides the San Gabriel Valley and greater Los Angeles communities with unparalleled cancer care and innovative treatments close to home. 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.

 
OPEN HOURS

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed on major federal holidays
Free parking

South Pasadena Exterior
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.

Our South Pasadena location features an open and inviting infusion room with comfortable chairs, 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.

Map & Directions

City of Hope South Pasadena
209 Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Clinical services

City of Hope cares for patients from prevention through survivorship — using an array of world-class technologies and services and our expertise in numerous cancers and conditions. Our skilled and compassionate medical staff specialize in breast surgery, colon and rectal surgery, endocrinology, gastric surgery, gynecologic surgery, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic oncology, pediatric hematology and oncology, plastic surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.

Our multidisciplinary team of physicians, researchers, nurse practitioners and other health professionals work together on a wide variety of solid tumors from diagnosis to treatment. We offer our patients the latest advances in chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, biologic therapy, targeted therapy and other innovative therapies.

Our nationally recognized experts treat blood cancers, as well as disorders relating to blood and tissues. With ongoing research and groundbreaking clinical trials, City of Hope offers treatment plans with the most innovative therapies available anywhere. 

We diagnosis and treat benign and malignant disorders of the rectum, anus and colon.

Our experts are advanced in robotic surgery and the use of HIPEC cytoreductive surgery in the treatment of gynecologic cancers.

Our multidisciplinary staff pursues an integrated approach to treating head and neck cancers by combining the latest research findings and advanced technologies with outstanding patient care.

City of Hope provides treatment for brain, spine and pituitary tumors.

We specialize in the treatment of patients of all ages with tumor-related problems of the musculoskeletal system (bones, muscles and connective tissues). 

Our team possesses extensive experience in the latest complex microsurgical techniques, including perforator flaps, for reconstruction after treatment of cancers of the breast, head and neck, extremities, torso and skin. We understand that for a patient, preserving a positive self-image is one of the most important considerations in the aftermath of certain types of cancer surgery. 

Our surgical oncologists are highly skilled and versatile, each with expertise in the latest techniques for the surgical management and treatment of a wide variety of cancers.

We employ the latest and most effective surgical techniques in treating chest diseases. Our minimally invasive techniques play a major role in diagnosis and treatment of thoracic cancers, ranging from lung biopsy to lung resection to esophageal removal and reconstruction, using the robotic da Vinci Surgical System.

City of Hope’s highly skilled urologists treat bladder, prostate and kidney cancers as well as a wide spectrum of diseases of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system.

Endocrinology
We utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat diabetes and other endocrine and metabolic disorders.

City of Hope’s radiation oncology program is one of the largest and most experienced in Southern California. We offer a comprehensive set of specialized services and advanced technologies, planned and provided by our uniquely trained staff, for a broad range of cancer diagnoses.

Our medical oncologists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan using chemotherapy drugs, as well as other treatment options. We offer an open, comfortable and comforting environment with a compassionate and attentive staff to administer and monitor your treatment.

Genetic counseling
Our team of genetic risk professionals can meet with you to review personal and family history, help determine cancer risk, and provide recommendations to reduce risk and detect cancer earlier.
Clinical Trials
Patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials involving the newest drugs and treatments before they are widely available.
Physician Dispensing
We will be offering on-site dispensing of most oral oncolytics and other related supportive care medication. Ask our office manager for details.

Doctors

Breast Cancer Prevention

Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences and Chair, Department of Population Sciences

Associate Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Breast Surgeon; Surgical Oncologist

Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Cancer Genomics

Clinical Geneticist; Dr. Norman & Melinda Payson Professor 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

Colorectal Surgeons

Colorectal Surgeon

Physician Lead, Clinical Operations; Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Endocrinologists

Endocrinologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Gynecologic Oncologists

Gynecologic Oncology Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Surgery

Head and Neck Surgeons and Otolaryngologists

Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor, Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery

Surgeon; Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation Endowed Professor in Head & Neck Cancer

Chief and Professor, Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery

Medical Oncologists and Hematologist - Oncologists

Hematologist - Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Pediatric Community Outreach Program

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Locations: South Pasadena

Medical Oncologist

Assistant clinical professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Locations: South Pasadena

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research; Medical Oncology

Locations: Arcadia, South Pasadena

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research

Locations: South Pasadena, Arcadia

Medical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research

Locations: South Pasadena, Arcadia

Medical Oncologist

Regional Medical Director for San Gabriel Valley; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Locations: South Pasadena
Neurosurgeons

Neurosurgeon and Scientist

Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Surgeon; Chief, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Director, Sarcoma Program; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons

Plastic Surgeon

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Radiation Oncologists

Radiation Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Locations: South Pasadena

Radiation Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Locations: South Pasadena
Surgical Oncologists

Surgeon; Surgical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Locations: South Pasadena, Arcadia

Surgical Oncologist

Executive Vice Chair and Clinical Professor, Department of Surgery; Medical Director of Value Based Oncology Care

Surgical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Surgical Oncologist

Acting Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery; Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Locations: South Pasadena

Surgical Oncologist

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Locations: Arcadia, South Pasadena

Breast Surgeon; Surgical Oncologist

Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery

Thoracic Surgeons

Thoracic Surgeon

Assistant Professor, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery

Thoracic Surgeon

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery; Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery

Urologic Surgeons

Urologic Oncology Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery

Urologic Oncology Surgeon

Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery

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.
 

Insurance Information

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 are not currently contracted 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.
 

Our Expertise

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 program is one of the largest and most successful in the United States.
  • Human synthetic insulin and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at City of Hope.
  • We’re leading the way in immunology, harnessing the body’s natural defenses to fight cancer.
Visit Why Choose City of Hope to learn more about our institutional distinctions.

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