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UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hematology and Medical Oncology

hematology and medical oncologyAt UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, we offer one of the largest, most comprehensive cancer diagnosis and treatment programs on the West Coast.  Our highly skilled, compassionate medical oncologists work closely with their colleagues in our different clinical specialties to provide each patient with accurate diagnosis and state-of-the-art, individualized treatment.

Through our clinical trials program, one of the leading programs of its kind nationally, our medical oncologists offer patients access to the latest cancer therapies before they become widely available.

Our medical oncologists also collaborate with physicians and other health professionals in related specialties to ensure that cancer patients and their families have access to complete care for their physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs.

Our medical oncology team

Mehrdad Abedi, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Helen Chew, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Director, Clinical Breast Cancer Program

Scott Christensen, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Associate Director, Hospice Program
Medical Director, Cancer Care Network

Mrinal Dutia, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

David R. Gandara, M.D.
Associate Director for Clinical Research, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Director, Thoracic Oncology Program

I-Yeh Gong, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Kendra Hutchinson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Brian A. Jonas, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Paul Kaesberg, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Karen Kelly, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Phase I Clinical Director

Edward Kim, M.D., Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Primo Lara, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Tianhong Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director, Phase I Program
Co-Director, Breast Cancer Research Program

Robert O'Donnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Chong-Xian Pan, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Leader of the Urothelial Carcinoma Initiative

Jerry S. Powell, M.D. 
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Director, Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center

Carol M. Richman, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Director, Stem Cell Transplant Program

Jonathan Riess, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Eve Rodler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Sidney A. Scudder, M.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Thomas Semrad, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Michael Tanaka, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Joseph M. Tuscano, M.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology

Jeanna Welborn, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Medical Director, Bone Marrow Laboratory, Cytogenetics Laboratory  and Therapeutic Apheresis

Ted Wun, M.D.
Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine
Chief of Hematology Oncology, VA Northern California Health Care System
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology