Meet The Team

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, fellowship trained urologic oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and medical oncologists work together to determine the best course of treatment for each individual patient. In addition, Hoag's urologic cancer team consists of a dedicated clinical nurse navigator, dietitians, physical therapists and genetic counselors, all dedicated to your care.

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. 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

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.

View our Hoag Urologic Oncology Physicians

Radiation Oncologists

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
  • Urologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists

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.