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."