I love what I do because of the special relationship between cancer patients and their oncologist.
Education: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
Fellowship: Naval Hospital San Diego
Internship: Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center
Residency: National Naval Medical Center
About Dr. Steven Hager
Dr. Hager is board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He is passionate about the field of oncology because of its cutting-edge approach to science and medicine that results in superb treatment plans.
Before his time at cCARE, Dr. Hager was the department head of medical oncology at Charett Health Centers and spent time as a staff oncologist at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He also formed the first oncology department in the United States military services.
Dr. Hager completed a hematology-oncology fellowship at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, and an internal medicine residency at the National Naval Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and received his B.A. from Tufts University.
In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Hager is also an assistant clinical professor at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also belongs to many professional organizations including the American College of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and is featured in a variety of publications and research projects.
When he’s not teaching and practicing medicine, Dr. Hager enjoys traveling and volunteering. He serves as the volunteer physician at Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House, and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the Central California Blood Center.
- Board certified in Internal Medicine
- Board certified in Medical Oncology
- Board certified in Hematology
Read blog posts by Dr. Hager.
"Dr. Hager answered all my questions, and I never felt rushed during my appointments. I felt like he was talking to me the way he would if I were his daughter getting treatment."How Dr. Hager helped Stacy beat Hodgkin’s lymphoma
– Stacy, patient
“My husband has been seeing Dr. Hager since 2009. He has a condition that will require him to see this doctor for probably the rest of his life. We have always been very happy with the care he gets at cCARE. Dr. Hager is kind, compassionate, explains things thoroughly, and has a great sense of humor. When my husband’s illness required a referral for an out of town specialist he did not hesitate to do so immediately. That is a very good sign that you have a good doc who is looking out for the patient and not his ego!! We’ve dealt with too many of those! Dr. Hager and his staff have always been there for my husband and all of his needs and we have felt very well cared for.”
– Rhonda T.