January Lopez, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. January Lopez has been a member of the Hoag Breast Care Team since
2010 and is the Director of Breast Imaging at Hoag Breast Center. She
graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude from UC Berkeley, and received
her medical degree from UCLA Medical School, where she served as President
of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, as well as President of
the UCLA student chapter of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Lopez’s commitment to radiology was recognized early on in her
medical career, when she was awarded the Leo G. Rigler Award in Radiological
Sciences for the Outstanding Graduating Medical Student. She subsequently
completed her internship in Internal Medicine at St. Mary Medical Center
in Long Beach, where she was named “Intern of the Year”. Dr.
Lopez then returned to UCLA to complete her residency, during which time
she served as Chief Resident, and was the recipient of the UCLA “Radiology
Resident of the Year” award. She was recently selected by the Orange
County Medical Association as a 2016 "Physician of Excellence."
Dr. Lopez has been dedicated to the field of breast imaging since 2003
with her involvement in the landmark American College of Radiology (ACRIN)
Digital Mammography (DMIST) Trial. Dr. Lopez completed her fellowship
training in breast imaging under the tutelage of renowned breast imager,
Dr. Lawrence Bassett. Dr. Lopez specializes in breast imaging and breast
biopsy, and has authored several radiology manuscripts and textbook chapters,
including in the journal radiographics and two well-known breast imaging
reference textbooks Breast Imaging, and Diagnosis of Diseases of the Breast.
In addition, she recently joined the Susan G. Komen Orange County Board
Nicolas von dem Bussche, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. von dem Bussche graduated from the U.C. Berkeley Phi Beta Kappa, Magna
Cum Laude with a double major in Molecular and Cell Biology and German
Studies. During his time at Berkeley, he participated in a number of activities
including studying abroad, volunteering at clinics for the under-served,
and basic science research. He received the top prize among German Studies
graduates and was among the top 11 graduates in Molecular and Cell Biology.
At the U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine he was the student representative
at the Association of American Medical Colleges. He received many clerkship
honors, conducted published research on the origins of epilepsy, and participated
in curricular reform efforts. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society.
After an internship in internal medicine, he started his residency at
the U.C. San Diego. During his training he presented a number of award
winning exhibits at the national meeting of the Radiological Sciences
of North America and was elected Chief Resident in his third year. He
stayed in San Diego for fellowship training in abdominal imaging and breast
MRI, and during this year he also served as an attending breast imager
at the Moore’s Cancer Center in La Jolla, California.
Dr. von dem Bussche joined the Hoag Breast Center in 2006 and holds voluntary
academic appointments at U.C. Irvine and U.C. San Diego. He is married
and has three children. In addition to spending time with his family,
he enjoys reading, travel, photography, and baseball.
Grace Lee, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Grace Lee is a board certified radiologist with fellowship training
in Breast Imaging. She received her undergraduate degree from the University
of California, San Diego, where she was awarded the Regents Scholarship,
the Regents most prestigious scholarship award. She graduated Magna Cum
Laude and was also elected into Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her medical
degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine.
After completing her Radiology residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical
Center, she received further subspecialty training in Women's Imaging
at the University of California, San Francisco. She was the lead breast
radiologist in her group at Kaiser Permanente, San Jose and also a Clinical
Instructor of Breast Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco
prior to returning to Southern California and joining the Hoag Breast
Jay Lichman, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Jay Lichman received his medical degree from Albert Einstein College
of Medicine in New York City, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega
Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship at UCLA Medical
Center and his residency in Radiology at the University of California,
San Francisco. Following military service, he joined the Hoag Hospital
Radiology Department in 1976, and was the Medical Director of Diagnostic
Radiology from 1978 to 1985.
In 1983, Dr. Lichman was instrumental in the creation of the Hoag Breast
Center, one of the first multispecialty breast care clinics in Orange
County and was the Medical Director of the Breast Imaging Center from
1983 to 2004. During those years the Breast Center served a rapidly growing
number of patients and was an early adaptor of much of the emerging technology
in breast imaging. The Hoag Breast Care Center has continued its successful
expansion to become Orange County’s largest, and a nationally renowned
breast center. Dr. Lichman continues his full time practice of breast
imaging at Hoag Hospital and its associated imaging facilities.
Ashley Lotfipour, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Ashley Lotfipour joined NHRA in 2015. She graduated summa cum laude
from UC San Diego, and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from UC Irvine School
of Medicine. Dr. Lotfipour was subsequently the valedictorian of her business
school class at Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine, graduating
with a Master’s degree in business administration. She received
the Marie Curie Fellowship for research from the European Union and completed
a fellowship in magnetic resonance physics at the University of Nottingham.
Dr. Lotfipour served as chief resident at UC Los Angeles during her radiology
residency, where she received the ACR’s Moorefield Economics and
Health Policy Fellowship. She also served as chief fellow during her breast
imaging fellowship training at UC Los Angeles.
Lauralyn Markle, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Lauralyn Markle joined Hoag Breast Center in fall of 2014. She has
20 years of experience as a dedicated Breast Imager specializing in early
diagnosis with extensive experience with newer technologies including
Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) and whole breast ultrasound.
She previously practiced in South Orange County from 1994-2008 where she
served as Medical Director of Memorial Care Breast Center and Assistant
Clinical Professor of Radiology at UC Irvine before moving to Texas in 2008.
Dr. Markle has been lead investigator and authored several breast research
studies as well as having received several awards including Excellence
in Healthcare Award, ABC-Ch7 and Soroptimist International “Women
Helping Women” Award. She is a member of Society of Breast Imaging,
Radiologic Society of North America, American Society of Breast Disease
and National Consortium of Breast Centers.
Jennifer Overstreet, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Jennifer Overstreet is a board certified radiologist practicing at
Hoag Breast Care Center since 2009. Dr. Overstreet earned both her Bachelor
and Master of Science degrees in biology at Stanford University before
earning her M.D. from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Overstreet remained
at UCLA completing her residency in diagnostic radiology and fellowship
training in breast imaging where she specialized in mammography, ultrasound,
MRI, and image guided breast biopsy.
Dr. Overstreet has participated in several research projects in the field
of breast imaging including early studies aimed at identifying the potential
advantages of digital mammography. She is an active member of the American
College of Radiology and the Society of Breast Imaging.
Suneet Pramanik, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Pramanik graduated from Stanford University, where he received a Howard
Hughes Medical Institute grant for his work in Molecular Biology. He went
on to medical school at UCLA, where he earned the Leo Rigler Award, given
to the most outstanding student in Radiology, and also received a prestigious
RSNA National Research grant for his work in Neuroradiology. He then joined
UCLA for his Radiology training, where he presented at numerous national
conferences and received the RSNA Cum Laude Award for his educational
presentations. Finally, he completed his fellowship training in Breast
Imaging at UCLA, where he gained extensive training in Digital Breast
Peggy Pugh, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Peggy Pugh has been in private diagnostic radiology practice in Orange
County since 1991. She has devoted herself to Women’s Imaging, with
particular focus on breast health. As a dedicated breast-imaging specialist,
she performs individualized imaging for detection and diagnosis of breast
cancer as well as other benign breast conditions. Dr. Pugh believes that
taking the time to talk directly with her diagnostic patients and discuss
exam results immediately is extremely important. This provides an opportunity
to educate patients and empower women to take an active role in their
breast health decisions.
Dr. Pugh has lived in Southern California ever since she was transplanted
from the East Coast with her family as a teenager. She received a Bachelor
of Science degree with honors from Cal Poly Pomona. She was awarded her
medical degree from University of Southern California and completed her
Internship at Los Angeles County-USC hospital. She completed her residency
in Diagnostic Radiology at University of California, Irvine and served
as Chief Resident in her third year. She continued at UCI for her Fellowship
year focusing on Ultrasound and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Dr. Pugh has
several professional affiliations including Diplomate, American Board
of Radiology and Society of Breast Imaging. Dr. Pugh and her husband have
made their home in Orange County for many years. They has two college
aged children and a collie named Tucker. She has many non-medical interests
including cultivating California native plants in her garden, baking and
creating colorful glass and tile mosaics.
Leena Tekchandani, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Tekchandani completed her residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Winthrop-University
Hospital. This was followed by a fellowship in Breast Imaging at the University
of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Tekchandani has written numerous scientific journal articles and book
chapters for leading medical journals and textbooks. She has been a presenter
at many national meetings, including the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI),
the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the Association of University
Radiologists (AUR), the American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), the American
Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR), and the American Society of Spinal Radiology
(ASSR), where she won multiple awards for her research.
Dr. Tekchandani lives in Laguna Beach with her husband. In her spare time,
she enjoys traveling, dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.
Nina Woldenberg, M.D., Radiologist
Dr. Woldenberg graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
and with Alpha Omega Alpha honors from Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine. During her UCLA residency, Dr. Woldenberg was elected
by her peers and faculty to serve as both junior chief resident as well
as chief resident. Following her residency, Dr. Woldenberg completed a
breast imaging fellowship at UCLA. During her fellowship, Dr. Woldenberg
served as a Clinical Instructor and was the recipient of the UCLA "Acute
Care Imaging Service Award."