Meet the Team
Urologic Cancer Program Director
Jeffrey Yoshida, M.D. is the program director of urologic oncology at Hoag Family Cancer Institute. 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 3,000 surgeries. He has extensive experience in robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (prostate removal), radical nephrectomy (kidney removal) and partial nephrectomy.
Urologic Cancer Clinical Nurse Navigator
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.
Hoag Urologic Oncology Physicians
Hoag Urologic Oncology is a dedicated, compassionate and patient-centered team of physicians focused on keeping patients whole throughout cancer treatment. Our team offers years of expertise in the field of urologic oncology (bladder, prostate, and kidney cancers), emphasizing minimally invasive techniques, and innovative therapies in the treatment of urologic cancers.
- Physician Assistant
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.
- Registered Dietitian
Other Physician Specialists
- Medical oncologists