Meet The Team
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
As part of Hoag’s multidisciplinary approach, the lung cancer team
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
Winston 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 Irvine Physician Advisor
Ledford Powell, M.D., is a board-certified thoracic surgeon and a physician advisor for Hoag
in Irvine. He completed his Medical Schooling at University of Rochester,
and a fellowship in thoracic surgery at University of San Francisco.
Lung Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator
Lilian 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.
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.
To learn more about Hoag's top rated Lung Cancer Program, visit:
For more about Hoag clinical trials, or to schedule a second-opinion consultation
with a Hoag lung cancer expert, please call