Meet the Team

Hoag's Cancer Research team is a multi-faceted group of individuals all dedicated to caring for our cancer community and furthering cancer research at Hoag. The team is led by Clinical Research Director, Deborah Fridman, Psy.D., R.N., who collaborates closely with referring physicians, as well as Hoag’s Clinical Trials Program physicians, Diana Hanna, M.D. and Jacob Thomas, M.D..

Diana Hanna, M.D., Medical Oncologist with special training in early phase clinical trials

Jacob Thomas, M.D., Medical Oncologist with special training in early phase clinical trials

Deborah Fridman, Psy.D., R.N. - Director, Clinical Research

Leila Andres, M.S. - Program Manager, Clinical Research

Cristina de Leon, R.N. – Clinical Research Nurse

Alicia Bogardus, M.A., M.B.A., C.C.R.P., P.M.P. –Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Maria (Yuri) Sharma, B.A. - Clinical Research Coordinator

Chi Nguyen, C.C.R.P. - Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Atessa Kiani - Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Melinda Epstein, Ph.D. - Clinical Research Coordinator

Contact Us

Enrolling in a clinical trial is a decision to make with your medical oncologist. We encourage you to discuss this treatment option with your doctor, then contact us to determine if a trial is available for you.

Please call 949-764-5543, or email us for further information, or to inquire about a trial.