Meet the Team

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 Thyroid Program includes the following multidisciplinary team:

Sandra Kwak, M.D., Program Director and Endocrinologist

• Endocrinologists

• Sub-Specialized Surgeons – Colleen Coleman, M.D., and Michael Demeure, M.D.

• Radiation Oncologist – Brian Kim, M.D.

• Medical Oncologist – George B. Semeniuk, M.D.

• Radiologists

• Nuclear Medicine Specialists

• Pathologists

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

• Certified Genetic Counselors

Tumor Board

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.

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.