surgical oncology specialty at UC Davis

Our surgical oncologists work closely with doctors from other cancer specialties to provide a full range of treatments and expertise.

Specialized team of surgeons

As a patient you can be assured that your surgical care will be:

  • Planned by a team of cancer specialists who may include radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, plastic surgeons and others working together to develop the most effective treatment approach
  • Comprehensive from the point of diagnosis through treatment
  • Based on the most robust and current scientific knowledge of the disease and its surgical applications
  • Appropriate for the diagnosis after full consideration of both risks and benefits
  • Continued with regular follow-up visits after your surgery is completed

Surgical oncology by cancer type

Surgical Oncology at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center treats patients with a wide variety of malignant and benign tumors.


Your surgical oncology team

When you choose UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center you will have access to highly skilled, board-certified surgeons recognized nationally for their specialized training and expertise in treating your specific type of cancer and for their important contributions to cancer research.

Richard J. Bold, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Surgical Oncology

Michael Campbell, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology

Robert Canter, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology

Steven Colquhoun, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery

Sepideh Gholami, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology

James E. Goodnight, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Medicine
Associate Dean, Practice Management Board
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Scott A. Hundahl, M.D.
Professor of Surgical Oncology

Amanda R. Kirane, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Candice A. Sauder, M.D., M.Ed.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Nandini Gandhi, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Pediatric Ophthalmology

Jennifer Li, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Corneal Disease and Surgery

Lily Lin, M.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Orbital Surgery Service

Mark J. Mannis, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Corneal Disease and Surgery

Lawrence S. Morse, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Surgery
Director of the Vitreo-Retinal Service

Mary A. O'Hara, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science

Susanna S. Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Vitreo-Retinal Disease and Surgery

Ivan R. Schwab, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Science
Corneal Disease and Surgery
Director of Cornea & External Disease Service

Glenn Yiu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Vitreoretinal Specialist

Vanessa Kennedy, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology

Gary S. Leiserowitz, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Gynecologic Oncology
Fellowship Director, Gynecologic Oncology

Rachel Ruskin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Gynecologic Oncology

James E. Boggan, M.D.
Professor and Acting Chair of Neurological Surgery
Co-director of the Center for Skull-Base Surgery
Co-director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Biophotonics

Kiarash Shahlaie, M.D, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery

Steven W. Thorpe, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Arnaud F. Bewley, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

D. Gregory Farwell, M.D.
Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Head and Neck Oncology and Microvascular Surgery

Lisa M. Brown, M.D., M.A.S.
Assistant Professor of Thoracic Surgery

David Tom Cooke, M.D. 
Associate Professor and Section Chief, General Thoracic Surgery
Associate Program Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency

Christopher P. Evans, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Urology

Marc Dall'Era, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology