Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has named Dr. Nirav Savalia, a clinical assistant professor of surgery at USC, as director of oncoplastic and aesthetic breast surgery.
Oncoplastic surgery combines plastic surgery techniques with tumor removal to preserve aesthetics. Savalia will develop Hoag's breast reconstruction program.
“Dr. Savalia is a highly skilled, dedicated surgeon who understands the complexity of cancer treatment from a physiological, psychological and aesthetic standpoint,” Dr. Melvin J. Silverstein, Hoag Breast Center medical director and the Gross Family Foundation endowed chair in oncoplastic breast surgery, said in a statement. “He is a champion of women's health and is a great leader. We are excited to have him direct our efforts at Hoag.”