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Hoag Family Cancer Institute offers an experienced multidisciplinary team of board certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, thoracic surgeons, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists and a dedicated lung cancer nurse navigator who work together to provide personalized patient-centered care.

Hoag’s expert lung care team works collaboratively to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient. Having a specialized team that’s highly trained in all aspects of innovative lung 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.

As part of Hoag’s multidisciplinary approach, the lung cancer team conducts weekly Lung 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. ​

    Lung Cancer Program Director

  • Daryl Pearlstein, M.D., is the Program Director for Lung Cancer at Hoag and a board-certified, subspecialty-trained thoracic surgeon. In his role as Program Director, Dr. Pearlstein oversees and directs all clinical aspects of Hoag's Lung Cancer Program for Orange County. He completed his medical schooling at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee and fellowships at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

  • Lung Cancer Screening Program Director

  • Dr. Winston WhitneyWinston Whitney, M.D., is a board-certified Radiologist who completed his Medical Schooling at Duke University and Fellowship at Stanford. He is the Program Director over Hoag Outpatient Imaging, and provides physician leadership for the vital Lung Cancer Screening Program.

  • Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator

  • Lilian Reed, Nurse NavigatorLilian Reed, R.N.C. serves an important role as facilitator and guide for Hoag patients through each phase of care. From answering questions and helping to coordinate the patient’s multidisciplinary care plan, to providing educational resources and support, Hoag’s lung cancer clinical nurse navigator provides important guidance to patients and their family.​

    To Contact Lilian, please call 949-722-6237 .

Other Lung Cancer Physician Specialists include:

  • Board Certified Medical Oncologists
  • Board Certified Thoracic and Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Board Certified Radiation Oncologists. Visit Hoag Radiation Oncology for details about Hoag’s radiation oncology team and services. ​

Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Case Conferences

Hoag’s multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Case Conferences provide collaborative care planning for lung cancer patients. The weekly Lung Cancer Case Conference brings together all of a patient’s physicians for a multidisciplinary approach to treatment planning. All aspects of a patient’s care are discussed by a team of lung cancer specialists, including thoracic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and support staff.

Experience You Can Trust!

Hoag Lung Cancer Program’s commitment to accurate diagnosis, combined with progressive therapeutic options enables Hoag patients to achieve some of the highest clinical outcomes in the nation.​

For more about Hoag clinical trials, or to schedule a second-opinion consultation with a Hoag lung cancer expert, please call 949-722-6237.