City of Hope Orange County Congratulates OCMA 2024 Physicians of Excellence

For the fifth consecutive year, City of Hope Orange County’s board-certified physician-scientists have been recognized as Physicians of Excellence by Orange County Medical Association (OCMA).

The prestigious honor recognizes physicians who stand out in their service to their profession, lifelong dedication to their patients, and commitment to the community they serve. 

City of Hope Orange County’s 2024 OCMA Physicians of Excellence practice at City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center and throughout City of Hope’s regional network, offering patients the most advanced cancer research and treatment in Orange County. They are: 

  • Robert Ash, M.D., a radiation oncologist who specializes in advanced radiation therapy for thoracic cancer, genitourinary cancer and breast cancers.
  • Nairi Berner, M.D., an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes, endocrine and metabolism disorders.
  • Cory Hugen, M.D., a urologist who specializes in bladder, kidney, testicular and other urologic cancers.
  • Amanda Schwer, M.D., a radiation oncologist who specializes in advanced radiation therapy for breast, gynecologic, brain, hematologic and gastrointestinal cancers.
  • George Semeniuk, M.D., a medical oncologist and hematologist who specializes in integrative oncology, head and neck cancer, lung cancer and skin cancer.
  • Samar Singh, M.D., an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes, endocrine and metabolism disorders.
  • Wade Smith, M.D., a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer research and treatment.
  • Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., a medical oncologist-hematologist who specializes in prostate cancer and therapeutics research.
  • Nishan Tchekmedyian, M.D., regional medical director and a medical oncologist-hematologist specializing in lung and prostate cancers.
  • Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D., medical director of urologic surgery and a urologist specializing in prostate cancer.

City of Hope Orange County thanks these dedicated physicians for the exceptional cancer care they provide to their patients and their families throughout the Orange County region.

Photo, From Left: Robert Ash, M.D., Nairi Berner, M.D., Cory Hugen, M.D., Amanda Schwer, M.D., George Semeniuk, M.D., Samar Singh, M.D., Wade Smith, M.D., Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., Nishan Tchekmedyian, M.D., Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D.

City of Hope is where cancer loses and life wins. To make an appointment at any of City of Hope’s Orange County locations, call 888-333-HOPE (4673).

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