Obtaining your cancer care from a medical team that treats a high volume
of patients with your specific cancer type has its advantages - namely,
successful patient outcomes. Studies show that physicians who treat large
numbers of patients with a specific disease achieve better patient outcomes.
Hoag’s expert medical team and higher than national figure survival
rates are just two reasons why the majority of patients diagnosed at Hoag
remain at Hoag for treatment. Hoag also has specialized plastic surgeons
on staff who are experts in breast reconstruction for patients who undergo
Melvin J. Silverstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Breast Care Expert, Surgeon
Medical Director, Hoag Breast Center
Dr. Melvin J. Silverstein is the Medical Director of Hoag Breast Center
and the Gross Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery.
Dr. Silverstein is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Albany
Medical College. Following his surgical residency at the Boston City Hospital,
he completed a three-year fellowship in surgical oncology and served as
Assistant Professor of Surgery and Oncology at UCLA School of Medicine,
as well as Senior Researcher at the UCLA School of Public Health.
Previously, Dr. Silverstein founded The Breast Center in Van Nuys, California
in 1979 and served as its Medical Director and Senior Surgical Oncologist
until 1998. The Van Nuys Breast Center was the first free-standing breast
center in the United States and it served as a model for breast center
development and operation, having been visited by physicians from all
over the United States and from more than 20 foreign countries.
Additionally, Dr. Silverstein served as Professor of Surgery with Tenure
at The Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California,
Director of the Harold E. and Henrietta C. Lee Breast Center at the USC/Norris
Cancer Center, Chief of the Breast Service at the Los Angeles County USC
Medical Center, Director of the Breast Fellowship Program, and holds the
Henrietta C. Lee Chair in Breast Cancer Research.
Dr. Silverstein is the author of more than 250 scientific papers, book
chapters and abstracts. In addition, he has written four books dealing
with breast cancer, including the first major textbook on ductal carcinoma
in situ (DCIS) of the breast. He developed the Van Nuys Classification
for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the Breast as well as the USC Van Nuys
Prognostic Index. Both of these tools are used all over the world for
DCIS prognosis and treatment.
Colleen Coleman, M.D.
Dr. Coleman is board certified in Surgery-General through the American
Board of Surgery and is a member of the Hoag Breast Center surgical team.
Dr. Coleman was the first woman chairman of the Department of Surgery
at Hoag and has extensive experience in performing advanced techniques
for breast surgery including oncoplastic surgery and intra-operative radiation
Dr. Coleman became a member of the Medical Staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital
Presbyterian in July 2000 after completing a residency in General Surgery
at the University of California Los Angeles in June. Her General Surgery
residency included a year of research at Children’s Hospital of
Recognized for her surgical expertise and outstanding patient care, Dr.
Coleman was recently named to Orange Coast Magazine’s exclusive
list of Top Doctors in Orange County in 2013. She is also a member of
several professional organizations including the American College of Surgeons,
American Medical Association, American Society of Breast Disease and the
Society of Women Surgeons.
A long-term resident of Orange County, Dr. Coleman is active in her community
and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children when she is
not caring for patients in her office or the operating room.
Dr. Hamoui is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon and part of the Hoag
Breast Center Surgical Team. Her office is located in Irvine adjacent
to Hoag Hospital on Sand Canyon Avenue.
Dr. Hamoui received her undergraduate degree from the University of California
Los Angeles. She attended medical school at the University of Southern
California. She also completed her residency in general surgery and a
breast surgery fellowship at USC. During this time she trained with Dr.
Melvin Silverstein, currently the director of the Hoag Breast Center.
Her areas of expertise include oncoplastic surgery, skin and nipple sparing
mastectomy, and treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ.
Dr. Hamoui is a member of the American College of Sugeons and the American
Society of Breast Surgeons. She has been board certified in general surgery
Sadia Khan, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., F.A.C.S.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Advisor to Hoag Breast Program
Dr. Sadia Khan is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon at Hoag Breast Center.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Texas at Austin and
completed her medical degree with honors at Touro University College of
Medicine, California. Dr. Khan finished a rigorous five-year general surgery
residency program at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center during which she
was elected Administrative Chief Resident and awarded Resident of the
Year. She is a board certified General Surgeon.
She then went on to complete a breast surgical oncology fellowship with
The University of Southern California / Hoag Breast Fellowship Program
under Dr. Melvin Silverstein, who is known as the pioneer of oncoplastic
breast surgery in the United States. During her fellowship, Dr. Khan became
the first recipient of the Muzzy Family Endowed Fellowship in Oncoplastic
Dr. Khan holds membership with the following prestigious professional organizations:
American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons,
American Medical Association, American College of Osteopathic Surgeons,
and Association of Women Surgeons. She has been an invited speaker and
presented at numerous national conferences.
Dr. Khan is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at Keck
School of Medicine, USC, as well as a Program Advisor to Hoag Breast Center.
Her areas of expertise include oncoplastic surgery, extreme oncoplasty,
intraoperative radiation therapy techniques, young and high-risk women,
as well as providing comprehensive and compassionate care for patients
with all breast diseases.
Heather Macdonald, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Medical Director, High Risk Program
Dr. Heather Macdonald is the Medical Director of the High Risk Program
at Hoag Breast Center Irvine and Assistant Clinical Professor of ObGyn
and Surgery at Keck School of Medicine at USC.
As a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist (ObGyn) and fellowship trained
breast surgeon she is unique and provides a holistic approach to women’s
reproductive health. Dr. Macdonald is an expert in breast disease including
the diagnosis and surgical management of breast cancer as well as gynecologic
issues related to breast disease including menopause, contraception, breast
cancer survivorship, fertility preservation and inherited breast and ovarian
Dr. Macdonald completed medical school, residency in ObGyn and fellowship
in Breast Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. During her fellowship
she trained under the guidance of Dr. Melvin Silverstein and developed
an expertise in Oncoplastic Surgery. She then held a faculty position
in both departments of Surgery and ObGyn at USC for 10 years before being
recruited to Hoag.
Dr. Macdonald is nationally recognized for her expertise in breast disease
and continues to publish widely and speak nationally on topics as diverse
as Breast Cancer, Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes, Gynecologic
care of the breast cancer patient, Fertility Preservation and Pregnancy
Associated Breast Cancer. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecologists and is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncologists
and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
In her practice, Dr. Macdonald focuses on breast disease diagnosis, surgical
management of breast cancer, menopause, high risk patients and inherited
breast cancer syndromes. She provides personalized holistic compassionate
care to all patients. Her clinical expertise includes oncoplastic breast
conservation, skin and nipple sparing mastectomies, intraoperative radiation
therapy techniques and reproductive health services including contraception
and menopause management.
Lincoln Snyder, M.D.
Dr. Lincoln M. Snyder is a trusted and highly respected surgeon specializing
in breast cancer surgery. He has been a leading breast surgeon at Hoag
for over 20 years and has been one of the primary surgeons at Hoag Breast
Center since its inception. He is well known throughout the communities
served by Hoag and voted one of the Best Doctors in Orange County in 2014,
2015 and 2016.
He has tremendous experience with breast conserving surgery, skin and nipple
preserving mastectomy surgery and surgical techniques for intra-operative
radiation. Dr. Snyder works closely with the community’s top plastic
and reconstructive surgeons to achieve the best results, and he provides
patients threatened with breast cancer the attention that they deserve.
Dr. Snyder’s education and training includes receiving a Medical
Degree from Jefferson Medical College, and completing a Residency in Surgery
at the University of California Irvine Medical Center, and a Fellowship
in Critical Care at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Snyder is Medical Director for Outpatient Breast Surgery at Hoag and
an active member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He is certified
by the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College