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Hoag Names First Muzzy Family Fellow in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

By Hoag

Sadia Khan, D.O., training with Melvin J. Silverstein, M.D. to learn the latest techniques in oncoplastic breast conservation surgery

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 27, 2015 – Hoag announced that Dr. Sadia Khan is the first recipient of the Muzzy Family Endowed Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. The Muzzy Family generously donated $1 million to establish the Fellowship which will provide significant resources for the physicians leading the way in quality breast cancer surgery at Hoag.

Oncoplastic breast surgery is a specialized surgical approach that combines the principles of oncologic surgery with the techniques of plastic surgery. Previously, a woman could only choose to have a mastectomy or lumpectomy, but both often deformed her breasts and damaged her psyche. By combining the two techniques during the same procedure, surgeons not only remove the cancer, but they also design the operation in such a way, that it yields a better cosmetic and sensual result than standard lumpectomy.

Through the establishment of the Muzzy Family Endowed Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery, Hoag is able to offer a sustainable funding source for continuous training of one fellow per year in perpetuity. Each fellow will not only have received world-class training in oncoplastic surgical techniques, but they will go on to share their knowledge with their colleagues, subsequently improving the lives of thousands of women with breast cancer across the country.

“We are honored to have Dr. Sadia Khan named as the first Muzzy Family Fellow here at Hoag,” said Melvin J. Silverstein, M.D., medical director of Hoag Breast Center and the Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. “Training programs and physician education opportunities like this create an atmosphere that inspires innovation, collaboration and the highest quality, which directly benefits our patients. I believe the Muzzy Family Endowed Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery will make a profound impact on patient care for many years to come.”

Under the guidance of Dr. Silverstein, the Muzzy Family Fellows will be trained on highly specialized techniques and provided with skill sets that will prepare them for their future role as a leader in oncoplastic breast conservation surgery.

For more information about Hoag's comprehensive breast care program please visit http://www.hoag.org/Specialty/Breast-Program/Pages/Home.aspx. To learn more about how philanthropy makes a difference in cancer prevention and treatment, please visit http://www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 25,000 inpatients and 369,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, six health centers, and seven urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences,women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 19 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 19 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.