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Meet the Team

Hoag's Molecular Imaging & Therapy Program is led by nationally-recognized expert Gary A. Ulaner, M.D., Ph.D. who works in collaboration with Hoag oncologists, radiologists, nuclear medicine clinicians and staff to provide world class cancer care to Hoag patients.

Gary A. Ulaner, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.N.M.
Program Director
James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in Molecular Imaging and Therapy

Dr. Ulaner joined Hoag from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he served as the PET/CT expert on the Breast Cancer and Myeloma Disease Management Teams. Dual board-certified in radiology and nuclear medicine, Dr. Ulaner is a nationally recognized expert in the use of targeted imaging to help direct focused cancer therapies. He leads several National Institutes of Health (NIH) clinical trials in molecular imaging and therapeutics, including two active NIH R01 grants, and has received more than $8 million in extramural funding.

Dr. Ulaner completed his medical degree and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and his Radiology and Nuclear Medicine residencies at the University of Southern California.

Beth Thomsen, CNMT
Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Beth Thomsen is a certified nuclear medicine technologist with more than 23 years of experience in nuclear medicine imaging and therapy. Beth is a patient liaison within the Hoag Molecular Imaging & Therapy Program, coordinating and assisting with administration of treatment and clinical care for patients. She was integral in launching the molecular therapy agent Lutathera® in 2018, allowing Hoag to be the first hospital in Orange County to offer this FDA approved treatment. Beth works closely alongside Dr. Ulaner to provide seamless, patient-centered care with the Hoag Molecular Imaging & Therapy Program.

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To inquire about a molecular imaging or molecular therapy clinical trial, please call 877-422-9477.

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