Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research Faculty

City of Hope's Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research multidisciplinary team is comprised of world-renowned medical oncologists, researchers, nurse practitioners and other health professionals.

Duarte Team

Barzi Afsaneh, medical oncologist
Afsaneh Barzi, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist

Afsaneh Barzi, M.D., Ph.D., is a medical oncologist at City of Hope.

Sharonlin Bhardwaj, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologist Sharonlin Bhardwaj, M.D., treasures the bonds she forms with breast cancer patients.

Gagandeep Brar
Gagandeep Brar, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Gagandeep Brar, M.D. is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Dani Castillo, M.D.
Dani Castillo, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Dani Castillo,M.D. is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Vincent Chung, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Vincent Chung, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.

Mary Cianfrocca

Mary Cianfrocca, D.O., M.B.A., is a medical oncologist at City of Hope's cancer research hospital.

Thanh Nga T. Doan
Thanh Nga T. Doan, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Dr. Doan joined City of Hope because of the palpable sense of hope that patients receive, along with help from the institution’s compassionate experts.

Tanya Dorff

Tanya Barauskas Dorff, M.D., is a medical oncologist and professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Manana Elia M.D.
Manana Elia, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologist Manana Elia, M.D., who specializes in treating breast cancer, sees her role as working to provide the best possible outcome for each of her patients without major disruption to their lives.

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Marwan G. Fakih, M.D., is a medical oncologist specializing in gastrointestinal cancers.

Community Team

Sarah Ali, M.D.
Sarah Ali, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Oncologist/Hematologist, Sarah Ali, M.D., found her calling in oncology because of the intricate science behind cancer and the potential to make a difference in the lives of patients. Dr. Ali is determined to contribute to the field of oncology as an advocate for patients, bound by a commitment to

Hannah Asghari, MD, hematologist-oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research
Hannah Asghari, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Hannah Asghari, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Meet Hematologist Oncologist Bahareh Bahadini, M.D.
Bahareh Bahadini, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Bahareh Bahadini, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor at City of Hope's Thousand Oaks location.

Luke Chen, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

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 prostate cancer and other malignancies.

Meet Medical Oncologist Samuel Chung, M.D.
Samuel W. Chung, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Samuel W. Chung, M.D., is a hematologist and medical oncologist at City of Hope cancer research hospital in Arcadia, California.

Mary Cianfrocca

Mary Cianfrocca, D.O., M.B.A., is a medical oncologist at City of Hope's cancer research hospital.

Sassan Farjami, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Sassan Farjami, M.D., is a hematologist and medical oncologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Long Beach Worsham locations. Dr. Farjami is also an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Natasha Garg, D.O.
Natasha Garg, D.O., M.S.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Natasha Garg, D.O., is a medial oncologist at City of Hope in Upland.

Doctor Bassam Gahanem
Bassam Ghanem, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Bassam Ghanem, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope, Simi Valley.

Gregory Gilmore, D.O.
Gregory Gilmore, D.O.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Oncologist/hematologist Gregory Gilmore, D.O., works with patients to develop treatment plans individualized to meet their goals, with an emphasis on protecting quality of life. He is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center

Irene Morae Kang, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Irene Kang, M.D., is medical director of women’s health medical oncology and assistant professor in medical oncology and therapeutics research.

Sandy Liu, M.D.
Sandy Liu, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Sandy Ting Liu, M.D., is a assistant research professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Dr. Jyoti Malhotra

In her capacity as director of thoracic medical oncology at the City of Hope Orange County, Jyoti Malhotra, M.D., M.P.H., is excited about offering patients an expansive slate of early-phase clinical trials, to offer more people access to new therapies.

Research Team

Andrea Bild
Andrea Bild, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Andrea Bild, Ph.D. is a professor in the Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope

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Daniela Castanotto, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Medical Oncology and Therapeutics Research

Daniela Castanotto, Ph.D., is a research professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Rowan Chlebowski, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Rowan Chlebowski M.D., Ph.D., is a research professor within the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope specializing in breast cancer research.

 Jeremy Jones, Ph.D.
Jeremy Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Jeremy Jones, Ph.D., is an associate research professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

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Prakash Kulkarni, Ph.D.
Research Professor and Director of Translational Research , Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Prakash Kulkarni, Ph.D., is a research professor in City of Hope's Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

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Edward Newman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Edward Newman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research & co-director of the Analytical Pharmacology Core.

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Ravi Salgia, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Oncologist; Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research; Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Ravi Salgia M.D., Ph.D., is the Arthur & Rosalie Kaplan Chair in Medical Oncology at City of Hope and an expert in the study and treatment of lung cancer, mesothelioma, thoracic and thymic malignancies and bronchial carcinoids.

Dr Singhal
Sharad S. Singhal, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Sharad Singhal, Ph.D., is a professor of medical oncology & therapeutics research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, and an affiliate full member of City of Hope's comprehensive cancer center and the Developmental Cancer Program and Therapeutics at City of Hope, Duarte, California. 

Timothy Synold
Timothy Synold, Pharm.D.
Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research

Timothy Synold, Pharm,D., is director of the Analytical Pharmacology Core, and a professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research at City of Hope.

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Edward Wenge Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is the section chief of the Gynecologic Oncology and assistant professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.