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Physician leaders from the nation’s most prestigious academic medical institutions are joining Hoag to bring leading-edge advancements to you and your family.

This means your Hoag-affiliated Primary Care Physician is your link to some of the nation’s most recognized specialists in the country.

When medical situations arise, you want to know that you have access to the best of the best. Hoag provides that. Who you choose as your Primary Care Physician can determine your access to the most sought-after specialty care.

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Renowned experts from across the nation are joining Hoag’s culture of physician-led innovation and evidenced-based care. Hoag works to improve patient care today and tomorrow. This continues to attract top experts, including:

Adam S. Kanter, M.D., is the associate executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute at Hoag.

A respected researcher, inventor and surgeon, Dr. Kanter had been chief of spine surgery and tenured professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh’s Medical Center.

“The advanced technology and surgical tools available in this institute are truly among the best in the nation. I’m excited to join a talented group of visionary pioneers and continue to bring thoughtful, conscientious spine care to a great community.”




Timothy Lee, M.D., M.S., a specialty trained and highly skilled cardiothoracic surgeon, joined the Jeffrey M. Carlton Heart & Vascular Institute at Hoag after building a practice around personalized cardiac care in San Francisco.

Dr. Lee brings to Hoag extensive experience in minimally invasive surgeries, all arterial coronary artery bypass surgeries, the repair and replacement of heart valves, and clinical trial research. He is double-board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery.

“Hoag’s reputation for innovation makes it one of the premier places to work as a cardiothoracic surgeon.”




Javier Longoria, M.D., Orange County’s only triple board-certified interventional pulmonologist has recently joined Hoag Family Cancer Institute. He works alongside a team of experts who specialize in oncology and thoracic surgery to provide highly skilled interventional pulmonary care management to cancer patients.

Dr. Longoria’s expertise in interventional approaches to thoracic care further expands Hoag Family Cancer Institute’s comprehensive cancer treatment options for patients.

“Having served as an interventional pulmonologist in the community for several years, I have come to know Hoag’s reputation for innovation and patient-centric care. It’s a pleasure to work among such dedicated colleagues in a setting that is so focused on evidence-based advances.”




Elizabeth R. Raskin, M.D., a renowned colorectal surgeon and sought-after lecturer, has joined Hoag as surgical director for the Margolis Family Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program within the Digestive Health Institute.

With nearly 20 years of experience in state-of-the-art technologies and surgical techniques, Dr. Raskin’s patient-centric approach provides leading-edge, comprehensive and compassionate care to improve surgical outcomes and speed recovery.

“Hoag’s commitment to reducing pain and recovery times for surgery patients mirrors my own. I am excited to work at an institution that is dedicated to improving patients’ lives.”




Steven Q. Wang, M.D., has joined Hoag as the director of dermatologic oncology within the Hoag Family Cancer Institute. He is a renowned, board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon, from Memorial Sloan- Kettering, and brings his expertise to the growing number of people in Orange County contending with skin cancer.

“Hoag is known for bridging the worlds between an academic research facility and a community hospital. It is a place where doctors can provide the most advanced care while listening to each patient as an individual.”




Thomas N. Wang, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., a prominent researcher and nationally recognized author, recently joined Hoag as director of the Hoag Melanoma Program.

“Patient education and innovative early detection programs are essential to successful outcomes. I came to Hoag because I knew I would be joining a hospital that is focused on prevention research and the latest innovations in cancer care.”