Clinical Supportive Medicine

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Sorin Buga, M.D.
Clinical supportive medicine is a special team of doctors and nurses who work with patients, families and the main health-care team to help improve your quality of life. They are experts in keeping patients comfortable at any point during their treatment.
 
We provide the following services and support:
 
  • Address early symptoms of a patient’s disease and side effects of treatment.
  • Control pain and manage uncontrolled or a complex range of symptoms.
  • Help clarify hard choices and make value-based medical decisions.
  • Understand what you value and use it to guide decisions.
 
For more information, call 626-218-8799.
 
Team Members
William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.C.O.
Physician; George Tsai Family Chair in Geriatric Oncology in Honor of Arti Hurria, M.D.

William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.S.C.O., is the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs for the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D.
Supportive Care Medicine Physician

Stefanie N. Mooney, M.D., is an associate clinical professor in the department of supportive care medicine at City of Hope, outside Los Angeles, in Duarte, CA.

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Sorin Buga, M.D.
Supportive Care Medicine Physician

Sorin Buga, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine.

Heather Bitar
Heather Bitar, D.O.
Supportive Care Medicine Physician

Heather Bitar, D.O., is an assistant clinical professor and a palliative medicine physician in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine at City of Hope.

Delivering Compassionate Supportive and Palliative Care Through Technology

Meet with your Care Team from the Convenience of your Home

Hope Virtual is a telehealth platform, accessed through your MyCityofHope account, that allows you to connect with members of your health care team at City of Hope through video on your smartphone, tablet or computer. Though not appropriate for all medical visits, Hope Virtual allows you to see your provider from home or wherever is most convenient for you, instead of having to drive to one of our facilities to receive care.

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Podcasts

A conversation with geriatric oncology experts William Dale, MD, PhD, and Supriya Mohile, MD, MS, to explore geriatric assessment, challenges in training oncology fellows, and the perpetual conundrum of oncology clinical trials and inclusion of geriatric patients.
 
William Dale, MD from City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses with host Jack West, M.D., how he became interested in supportive care & geriatric oncology, as well as societal biases in treating older patients.
 
William Dale, MD from City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center discusses with host Jack West, M.D., how he became interested in supportive care & geriatric oncology, as well as societal biases in treating older patients.