Doctors

San Diego Providers


Dr. Banerjee

Pushpendu Banerjee, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Banerjee completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1997. He continued there as assistant professor in internal medicine wining awards for teaching excellence and contributing to medical informatics research.
Dr. Bessudo

Alberto Bessudo, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Bessudo trained in oncology and hematology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. After graduation in 1995, he was appointed to the faculty at UCSD Cancer Center as an assistant professor, where he was active in teaching and clinical and molecular immunology research. Dr. Bessudo specializes in lymphoma and myeloma with an emphasis in clinical research.

Dr. Eisenberg

Steven G. Eisenberg, D.O.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Eisenberg received his B.A. in general arts and sciences at Pennsylvania State University. He attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was honored with the Dean Arthur M. and Belle B. Flack Memorial Award for the student most proficient in internal medicine.
Dr. Flores

Edna I. Flores, M.D.

Medical Oncology

A board-certified medical oncologist and internist, Dr. Flores received her fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Scripps Green Hospital. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

Dr. Frakes

Laurie Frakes, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Laurie Frakes completed her B.S. in biochemistry at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, and received a master's degree in immunology from the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She then completed medical school and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Calgary, followed by a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California.
Dr. Hoopes

David J. Hoopes, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Hoopes completed a radiation oncology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine and was selected to serve as chief resident. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and received his B.A. at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Arun Kalra

Arun Kalra, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Kalra has been a board-certified oncologist since 1985, and has studied in the fields of hematology and oncology since 1980. Since then, he’s maintained an active involvement in cancer research studies and authored numerous medical publications. Dr. Kalra has also been appointed to various teaching positions throughout his career. Most recently, he was appointed clinical faculty assistant professor of internal medicine at Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Kosmo

Michael A. Kosmo, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Kosmo became triple board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. After completing his training in 1986, he continued as a staff physician and clinical instructor for the medicine residency and hematology and oncology fellowship training programs until 1991. He was also an associate clinical professor in medicine for the UCSD Medical School clinical teaching program.

Dr. Joel Lamon

Joel M. Lamon, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Lamon is a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist in San Diego, CA. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed fellowships at the National Cancer Institute and Scripps Clinic.
Dr. McClay

Edward F. McClay, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. McClay earned his B.A and M.D. degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia. He went on to complete his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in medical oncology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and subsequently worked as an assistant clinical professor, as well as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force before joining cCARE. Dr. McClay specializes in melanoma treatment, brain tumors and clinical research.

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Kevin T. Murphy, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Murphy is a board-certified radiation oncologist and specializes in treating tumors of the central nervous system, brain and spinal cord. He completed his radiation oncology residency at University of Chicago Medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He earned his M.S. at Purdue University and his B.S. at University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Scott Simon

Scott Simon, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Urology

Dr. Simon attended the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he graduated with honors with his Bachelor of Science with a degree in psychology. He then went on to attend Rush Medical School in Chicago where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his medical school class and was elected to the distinguished Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Sinclair

James Sinclair, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Sinclair was raised in Wisconsin where he completed his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His mentor at Madison, Dr. Robert Schilling, suggested he do his post M.D. training at UCSD with Dr. Helen Rainey and Dr. Mark Green, who continued to mentor him in the field of hematology and medical oncology. Dr. Sinclair began his private practice in 1987 and has spent the last several years fully engaged in the private practice of hematology and medical oncology.
Dr. Kevin Yoo

Kevin Yoo, M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Dr. Yoo received his M.D. from Emory School of Medicine followed by two years of research at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed his first year of reisdency at Loyola University Medical Center in Illinois before completing his neurosurgical training at University of California, San Diego.

Fresno Providers


Dr. Monson

Amardeep Singh Aulakh, D.O.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Aulakh is double board-certified in medical oncology and internal medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and earned fellowships in blood banking and transfusion medicine at the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Chang-Halpenny

Christine Chang-Halpenny, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Chang-Halpenny completed a radiation oncology residencyat Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. Her internship was at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. She earned both her medical as well as undergraduate degrees from Stanford University.

Dr. Estrada

Dexter T. Estrada, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Estrada is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He completed his residency training in internal medicine, as well as his fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Before joining cCARE, he participated in the training of medical residents, and was the chief of Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Fresno VA Medical Center.
Dr. Gupta

Sachin Gupta, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Gupta is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and medical oncology. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Michigan State University, and finished a fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit. Prior to joining cCARE, he was an assistant clinical professor at the UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program.

Dr. Hackett

Leonard T. Hackett, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Hackett is board certified in hematology and medical oncology. He attended McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and medical degree. He then completed his internship in internal medicine and residencies in hematology and oncology at McMaster University.
Dr. Hager

Steven Hager, D.O.

Medical Oncology

Board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology, Dr. Hager completed his residency training in internal medicine at National Naval Medical Center in Maryland and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the Naval Hospital in San Diego.

Dr. Haseeb

A. Mustajeeb Haseeb, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Haseeb completed his residency in internal medicine at St. John's Mercy Medical Center and his fellowship in hematology and oncology at Saint Louis University.
Dr. Ibrahim

Dina Ibrahim, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Ibrahim completed fellowship training in oncology/hematology at Wayne State University, where she served as assistant professor in the Hematology/Oncology department for two years. Prior to coming to cCARE, Dr. Ibrahim served as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at UCSF Fresno, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology and as Medical Director at California Cancer Center in Fresno.

Dr. Jawien

William J. Jawien, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Jawien completed his residency training in internal medicine at the Naval Hospital Oakland and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at the National Naval Medical Center in Maryland.
Dr. Koster

David Koster, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Koster attended Delta Community College and received his B.A. from California State University of Long Beach. Dr. Koster attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco where he received his D.P.M. degree. He received his M.D. at Universidad Central Del Caribe in Puerto Rico. He completed his residency at Martin Luther King Hospital in Los Angeles, after which he began his fellowship in hematology and oncology at U.C. Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

Dr. Lemon

Robert H. Lemon, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Lemon obtained his Bachelor of Science in chemistry and medical degree at UC Irvine. After graduation, he went on to intern and complete his residency at Loma Linda University Hospital in Redlands, California. He stayed with Loma Linda serving one year as a chief resident at Riverside County Hospital, after which he began his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla.   
Dr. Monson

Jedidiah Monson, M.D.

Radiation Oncology

Board certified in radiation oncology, Dr. Monson completed his residency at the Joint Center for Radiation Therapy at Harvard Medical School. While in residency, he earned a master’s degree in public health with an emphasis on clinical outcomes. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Parveez

Rabia Parveez, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Board certified in medical oncology, Dr. Parveez completed her residency training in internal medicine as well as her fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Parveez worked in a hospital practice in Dekalb, Illinois, before joining the staff of cCARE in 2000.
Dr. Passcuzo

Joseph M. Pascuzzo, D.O.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Pascuzzo is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He completed his residency training at Allentown Hospital Association in Pennsylvania, and hematology/oncology training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

Dr. Passcuzo

Ravi D. Rao, M.D.

Medical Oncology

Dr. Rao attended the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India, where he completed his internship. He attended the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, completing his residency in 2000. He completed a fellowship, became an attending physician and an assistant professor of oncology at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester.

Other Doctors


Dr. Gopi Solaiappan

Gopi Solaiappan, Ph.D., DABR

Physicist

Dr. Solaiappan completed his Ph.D. in 2009 at Anna University in India. He is certified in Therapeutic Radiological Physics and Medical Radiological Safety, and has been a medical physicist and RSO for cCARE's department of radiation oncology in Fresno since 2008. Dr. Solaiappan also serves as an adjunct assistant professor for the department of physics at Fresno State University.