City of Hope | Irvine provides Irvine Sand Canyon, California, and nearby communities unparalleled cancer care and innovative treatments close to home.
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City of Hope cares for patients from prevention through survivorship by pairing our expertise in numerous cancers and conditions with world-class technologies and services.
City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.
Is My Insurance Accepted?
View a list of insurance companies that City of Hope currently contracts with for its locations and physicians. Even if your plan is included, check with your insurance company to make sure you are covered. Your insurance company/medical group will tell you if you need any authorizations.
If you wish to receive treatment at City of Hope, but we're not currently contracted with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here.
No Surprise Billing
When you're treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility, you are protected from balance billing. In these cases, you shouldn't be charged more than your plan's copayments, coinsurance and/or deductible. Learn about your rights and protections against surprise medical bills.
Visiting City of Hope Orange County Irvine Sand Canyon?
Mohamad N. Barakat, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach and Irvine Sand Canyon locations. Dr. Barakat focuses on working as a team with fellow experts from across oncology specialties and offering access to leading-edge technology at City of Hope.
Luke Chen, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach and Irvine Sand Canyon locations. Dr. Chen’s research has explored ways to improve treatment for pancreatic cancer and other malignancies.
Dilruba Haque, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist and an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research. Dr. Haque is located at City of Hope's Irvine Sand Canyon and Newport Beach Fashion Island offices.
Sudarsan Vishnu Kollimuttathuillam, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach and Irvine Sand Canyon locations. Dr. Kollimuttathuillan places a priority on offering his patients access to innovative treatments and clinical trial options.
Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., FACP, is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach, Irvine Sand Canyon, Long Beach Elm locations. Dr. Tchekmedyian is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.
Nikki Zahabi, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor with a strong background in internal medicine and critical care in the Department of Medicine at City of Hope in Duarte, California.