Hoag’s expert medical team is just one of the many reasons why patients
diagnosed at Hoag remain at Hoag for treatment. Our multidisciplinary
team of board-certified urologists, urologic cancer surgeons, robotic
surgeons, radiation oncologists, pathologists and medical oncologists
work together to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient.
From minimally invasive surgical options, to the latest in radiation therapy
and systemic therapy, Hoag’s comprehensive approach to urologic
cancers has resulted in outstanding survival rates.
As part of Hoag’s multidisciplinary approach, the urologic cancer
team conducts 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.
Additionally, Hoag’s expert medical staff is complemented by its
highly trained team of oncology nurses. Dedicated to delivering patient-centered
care, Hoag’s nursing staff ranks among the nation’s top nurses,
as validated by Hoag’s designation as a Magnet hospital by the American
Nurses Credentialing Center.
Urologic Cancer Program Director
Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D., Urologic Cancer Program Director and Benjamin and
Carmela Du Endowed Chair in Urologic Oncology
Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D. is the program director of urologic oncology at Hoag
Family Cancer Institute at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif. As program
director, Dr. Yoshida plays a key role in the growth of site-specific
programs for urologic malignancies, which include prostate, kidney, bladder
and testicular cancers. Dr. Yoshida is an expert in robotic surgery having
performed over 2,500 surgeries. He has extensive experience in robotic-assisted
radical prostatectomy (prostate removal), radical nephrectomy (kidney
removal) and partial nephrectomy.
Dr. Yoshida’s primary focus is to lead the development of a comprehensive,
multidisciplinary prostate cancer program. He chairs the multidisciplinary
prostate/urologic oncology case conferences that are held twice a month
at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. With his knowledge and experience in
robotic surgery, Dr. Yoshida expands Hoag Hospital’s capabilities
in minimally invasive robotic surgery.
Dr. Yoshida is board-certified in urology and has practiced as a urologic
oncologist since 2004. He received his undergraduate degree in biology
from Pacific Union College and earned his medical degree from Loma Linda
University. He completed an internship in general surgery at Harbor-UCLA
and a residency in urology at Loma Linda University. Dr. Yoshida then
completed a fellowship in urologic oncology/robotic surgery at City of
Hope Medical Center, a National Family Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive
Cancer Center in Duarte, California. While at City of Hope, he served
as assistant clinical professor in the department of urologic oncology
and also held a surgical leadership role in the kidney cancer program.
Urologic Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator
Sandy Southerland, BSN, RN, OCN
The Urologic Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator is a unique asset to Hoag’s
comprehensive urologic cancer program. The navigator serves an important
role as facilitator and guide for patients, answering questions and providing
support through each phase of treatment, including education on any procedures
and what to expect.
Hoag’s urologic cancer clinical nurse navigator provides:
- Emotional support and guidance for the newly diagnosed patient and family
- Education for patients and family members about prostate cancer, its treatment
and possible side effects
- Information about community resources and Hoag support services
- Help in coordinating the multidisciplinary care plan
- Assistance in navigating the healthcare system during and after treatment
To speak with Urologic Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator Sandy Southerland,
R.N., please call 949-764-1804.
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 urologic surgeons
treat and manage more cancer patients than any other facility in Orange County.
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. The superior care provided to Hoag cancer
patients is most clearly illustrated by outstanding survival rates, when
compared to national averages.
The radiation oncologist is a physician with specific training in radiation
oncology. At Hoag, all of our radiation oncologists are board certified
by the American Board of Radiology. They meet with patients in consultation
to discuss the role of radiation therapy as part of a patient’s
treatment plan. Visit Hoag Radiation Oncology for details about Hoag’s
radiation oncology team and services.
Other Physician Specialists
- Medical oncologists
Patient Support Team
Hoag Cancer Institute provides a dedicated team of clinical experts to
help educate, guide and support urologic cancer patients and their families:
Multidisciplinary Urologic Cancer Case Conferences
Hoag's multidisciplinary urologic oncology cancer case conferences
provide collaborative care planning for urologic cancer patients. This
twice-monthly cancer case conference brings together a multidisciplinary
team of specialists, including urologists, medical oncologists, radiation
oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses and support staff.