An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D.

Urologic Oncology Surgeon
Research Focus
  • Urologic Oncology
Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Urology and Urologic Oncology, Department of Surgery
Referring Physicians/Colleagues: 626-218-0707
Email: [email protected]
Other Languages Spoken
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Clinical Teams

The more complex the surgical procedure, the more likely Jonathan Lim Yamzon, M.D., will be called upon to perform it. Patients who have had less than satisfactory results at other facilities frequently seek him out, as do patients whose cancer has recurred.
At City of Hope since 2011, Dr. Yamzon performs the majority of open surgery procedures on a variety of urologic cancers. He is also trained in robotic surgery, having completed a robotic surgery fellowship at City of Hope.
A graduate of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Dr. Yamzon’s clinical focus includes the treatment of prostate, kidney, bladder and testis cancer. His interests include new biomarkers and technologies that look to improve the diagnosis and treatment of genitourinary cancers and enhance the delivery of personalized care.



City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010

  • Pal, SK., Yamzon, J, Sun, V., Carmichael,C., Saikia, J., Ferrell, B., Frankel, P., Hsu, JoAnn, Twardowski, P., Stein, C., Margolin, K.  June 2013. Paclitaxel-Based High-Dose Chemotherapy with Autologuous Stem Cell Rescue for Relapsed Germ Cell Tumor: Clinical Outcome and Quality of Life in Long-Term Survivors.  Clinical Genitourinary Cancer (11), No. 2, 121-7.
  •  Yamzon J, Kokorowski P, DeFilippo RE, Chang AY, Hardy BE, Koh CJ. 2008. Pediatric robot-assisted laparoscopic excision of urachal cyst and bladder cuff. Journal of Endorurology 22 (10): 2385-8
  • Yamzon J, Perin L, Koh CJ. 2008. Current status of tissue engineering in pediatric urology. Current Opinions In Urology 18(4): 404-7
  •  Yamzon J, Kokorowski P, Koh CJ. 2008. Stem cells and tissue engineering applications of the genitourinary tract. Pediatric Research 63(5): 472-7
  •  Dorin R, Yamzon J, Koh C. (2010) "Embryonic Stem Cells, Nuclear Transfer, and Parthenogenesis Derived Stem Cells for Urologic Reconstruction", in Denstedt J and Atala A, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Urology, Cambridge, Woodhead Publishing.
  •  Kimbrell BJ, Yamzon J, Petrone P, Asensio JA, Velmahos GC. 2007. Intrapleural thrombolysis for the management of undrained traumatic hemothorax: a prospective observational study. Journal of Trauma 62(5): 1175-8
  •  Chung S, Kang DO, Yamzon J, Warburton D, Koh CJ. 2010. O-GlcNAc mediated glycosylation down-regulation in mice with cyclophosphamide-induced cystitis. Journal of Urology 183(1):351-6
  • Quek ML, Nichols PW, Yamzon J, Daneshmand S, Miranda G, Cai J, Groshen S, Stein JP, Skinner DG. 2005. Radical cystectomy for primary neuroendocrine tumors of the bladder: the University of Southern California experience. Journal of Urology 174(1):93-6.
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