Nishan Tchekmedyian, M.D., Hang T. Dang, D.O., FACOS, FACS, and Wade Smith, M.D.

City Of Hope Orange County Congratulates 2022 Physicians Of Excellence

City of Hope is answering a call to provide highly specialized cancer care to Orange County, delivering innovative clinical trials, pioneering treatments, nationally recognized compassionate care, and top clinical experts to treat even the most aggressive cancers. Because when you have cancer, you want everything possible to treat it, especially hope.
Among City of Hope’s extraordinary cancer experts are the physicians recognized by Orange County Medical Association as Physicians of Excellence for 2022.
  • Nishan Tchekmedyian, M.D. – Recently named Regional Medical Director for City of Hope Orange County, Dr. Tchekmedyian is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist who has led innovative research in immunotherapy for advanced prostate cancer and a new targeted therapy for a rare mutation seen in lung and other cancers. Dr. Tchekmedyian has received numerous honors for his research and high-quality, patient-focused care. He practices at City of Hope Huntington Beach and City of Hope Irvine Sand Canyon.
  • Hang T. Dang, D.O., FACOS, FACS – Dr. Dang is a fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist with aesthetic fellowship experience who focuses on the treatment of benign and malignant breast diseases at City of Hope Newport Beach Fashion Island. Dr. Dang provides high-quality, patient-focused and personalized cancer care. She has significant experience educating women about breast cancer and is active in numerous professional organizations. She practices at City of Hope Newport Beach Fashion Island.
  • Wade Smith, M.D. - Dr. Smith is a board-certified medical oncologist who specializes in breast cancer treatment and is the Director of Clinical Research at City of Hope Newport Beach Fashion Island. He is an expert in immunotherapy, especially for the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant breast and other cancers. Dr. Smith is a frequent speaker on metastatic breast cancer and remains heavily involved in educating his community on breast cancer awareness/early detection. He practices at City of Hope Newport Beach Fashion Island.
Thank you, OCMA, for recognizing physicians who bring a higher level of advanced cancer care to Orange County. They are the future of hope.
Lennar Foundation Cancer Center
City of Hope is redefining the delivery of advanced cancer care as our Irvine campus nears completion. This site will be a focal point for innovation, providing patients access to the expertise of more than 400 physicians and 1,000 researchers and scientists who are focused on one thing – ending cancer.
Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, opening this year, will be an epicenter of innovation. The cancer center will offer unmatched expertise in treatment and translational research. Distinguishing services include access to highly specialized cancer care experts, Phase I–III clinical trials, an array of treatment
options for eradicating the most aggressive cancers, highly targeted genomics, precision medicine, and nationally recognized supportive care programs.
In 2025, Orange County’s only specialty cancer hospital will be seamlessly connected to Lennar Foundation Cancer Center, transforming the comprehensive cancer campus into a hybrid model – unique to the area – of inpatient and outpatient care under one roof.
In addition to the cancer campus, City of Hope is developing a care network that expands access to our services. City of Hope’s four current clinical locations – two in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, and Irvine, already deliver many advanced treatments to Orange County residents.
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