“(Medicine is) far and away the most rewarding profession you can have.”
A talented surgeon and award-winning instructor and researcher, Laleh G. Melstrom, M.D. joined City of Hope in March of 2015, attracted by the opportunity to help develop breakthrough cures and treatments.
“Really cutting-edge trials are offered here,” she says. “Research is not an afterthought.”
Educated at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Melstrom received her medical degree at Cornell Medical College in New York City, continuing her training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She held professorships at both Cornell and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, before arriving in California.
Laleh is certified in robotic surgery and specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer
. She has published dozens of scholarly articles and is a sought-after speaker at national conferences.