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Meet the Leadership

Hoag Thyroid Program offers a comprehensive multidisciplinary team to evaluate and treat the full spectrum of thyroid conditions. Our medical experts are highly skilled leaders in their respective fields and are actively involved in research to continue the advancement of leading-edge thyroid care.

Hoag’s Thyroid Program team meets regularly to discuss new patients under our care. At these meetings, our endocrinologists, surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, clinical nurse navigator, and other specialists review each patient’s history, diagnostic studies and pathology slides in order to make collaborative decisions to provide the best outcome for each individual patient.

Thyroid Program Director

Sandra Kwak, M.D., is the Program Director for Thyroid at Hoag and a board-certified endocrinologist specializing in the thyroid. Having relocated to the Orange County area to do her endocrine fellowship at UC Irvine, Dr. Kwak has practiced endocrinology in Newport Beach since 2008.

Other clinical specialists include:

• Endocrinologists

• Sub-Specialized Surgeons – Colleen Coleman, M.D., program advisor, Thyroid Surgery Service, and Michael Demeure, M.D.

• Radiation Oncologist – Brian Kim, M.D.

• Medical Oncologist

• Radiologists – Miles Chang, M.D., Peter Giuliano, M.D., and Michael Roossin, M.D.

• Nuclear Medicine Specialists

• Pathologists

• Clinical Cancer Nurse Navigator – Rhonda Hjelm, M.S.N., R.N., O.C.N.

• Certified Genetic Counselors

Second Opinions

If you have been diagnosed with a complicated thyroid condition or thyroid cancer and wish to have your case reviewed by Hoag’s Thyroid Program Team, please contact us. We wish to collaborate with your physician to ensure the best possible course of treatment.