Meet The Team
Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers a multidisciplinary, integrated team
of fellowship-trained surgeons, gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiation
oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, oncology-trained nurses, a dedicated
clinical nurse navigator and support staff to ensure you receive the very
best care for your colorectal cancer diagnosis.
Having a specialized team that’s highly trained in all aspects of
innovative colorectal cancer care is a unique distinction that sets Hoag
apart from many other centers and provides patients with the highest quality
care, as well as exceptional clinical outcomes.
Hoag's Colorectal Cancer Program is led by Program Director Babak Rad,
M.D., fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon. Dr. Rad partners with a multidisciplinary
team of colorectal cancer experts in the following specialties:
Oncology Surgeons –
Babak Rad, M.D.,
Daniel Ng, M.D.,
Sonny Wang, M.D.,
Siamak Milanchi, M.D.
Diana Hanna, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist –
Brian Kim, M.D.
Advanced Endoscopists -
Phuong Nguyen, M.D. and
Paul Korc, M.D.
Clinical Nurse Navigator –
Sandy Southerland, BSN, RN, OCN
- Oncology Dietitians
- Certified Genetic Counselors
As part of Hoag’s multidisciplinary approach, the colorectal cancer
team conducts weekly GI Cancer Case Conferences where experts from all
disciplines gather together to review cases from every angle to ensure
the latest knowledge in cancer treatment is applied.