Division of Breast Surgery

For those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, City of Hope's breast cancer program provides state-of-the-art surgical and other therapies. Meet our breast cancer surgeons.

Leadership

Laura Kruper
Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S.
Breast Surgeon; Chief, Division of Breast Surgery
Duarte - Main Campus

Laura Kruper, M.D., M.S., led a major study which discovered that 7 out of 10 women who get mastectomies to treat breast cancer do not undergo reconstructive surgery. A frequently sought-after medical expert for TV news and talk shows, Dr. Kruper is passionate about improving breast cancer awareness

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Team

Meet Breast Oncologist Dortha Chu, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Dortha Chu, M.D., Ph.D.
Breast Surgeon; Surgical Oncologist
Santa Clarita

Dortha Chu, M.D, Ph.D., is a breast cancer surgeon at City of Hope's community practice site in Santa Clarita.

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Hang Dang
Hang T. Dang, D.O.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Newport Beach Fashion Island

Hang T. Dang, D.O., is a breast surgical oncologist specializing in breast cancer surgery at City of Hope | Newport Beach.

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Moshe Faynsod, F.A.C.S., M.D.
Moshe Faynsod, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
South Bay

Moshe Faynsod, M.D., is surgical oncologist at City of Hope ǀ South Bay in Torrance, California.

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Lorena Gonzalez Bio Photo
South Bay

Lorena Gonzalez, M.D., spent five years as a noted vascular surgeon before deciding to follow a new path and focus on hereditary breast cancer.

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Meet Dr. Veronica C. Jones
Duarte - Main Campus

Veronica Jones, M.D., is a surgeon specializing in breast cancer surgery at City of Hope.

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Lily Lau Lai, Surgical Oncologist
Lily Lau Lai, M.D.
Colorectal Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Lily Lai, M.D., is a colorectal surgeon and associate professor in the Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery.

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Dr. Andrew Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
South Bay

Specializing in bioengineering and tumor micro-environment in cancer development and progression, Andrew Nguyen, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology in the Department of Surgery at City of Hope.

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Meet Surgical Oncologist I. Benjamin Paz, M.D.
I. Benjamin Paz, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's I. Benjamin Paz, M.D., is a nationally renowned surgical oncology surgeon, with expertise in breast cancer, gastrointestinal and rectal cancers, and tumors involving the bone and soft tissues.

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Heather Player, M.D.
Heather Player, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Antelope Valley; Santa Clarita

Heather Player, M.D., is breast and colon cancer surgeon and an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology at City of Hope. She practices at City of Hope | Antelope Valley and Mission Hills.

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Lesley Taylor, Surgical Oncologist, Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery
Lesley Taylor, M.D.
Breast Surgeon
Duarte - Main Campus

Lesley Taylor, M.D., is a breast cancer surgeon at City of Hope.

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Meet Katharine Schulz Costello, D.O.
Katharine Schulz-Costello, D.O.
Surgical Oncologist; Breast Surgeon
Arcadia; South Pasadena

Katharine Schulz-Costello, D.O., is a breast cancer surgeon at City of Hope in South Pasadena and Arcadia.

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Nikita Shah, M.D.
Nikita Shah, M.D.
Breast Surgeon
Simi Valley; Thousand Oaks

Nikita Shah, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgery.

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Jennifer Tseng
Jennifer Tseng, M.D.
Breast Surgeon
Lennar Foundation Cancer Center

Jennifer Tseng, M.D., is the Medical Director of Breast Surgery, City of Hope Orange County

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Meet Lawrence Wagman, M.D.
Lawrence Wagman, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Upland

Lawrence Wagman, M.D., is a surgical oncologist at City of Hope | Upland.

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