Physicians

Cancer care teams are made up of physicians who specialize in different aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment. Some may be known as medical oncologists, who treat cancer with medicines such as chemotherapy, some are surgical oncologists, who remove tumors and perform biopsies, and others are called radiation oncologists, who treat cancer with radiation therapy. Your team of physicians will work with you to create a treatment plan

To find a physician in a specific area of specialization, click on one of the practices below.

Pediatric Medical Oncology

A pediatric oncologist treats cancer in children and teenagers, including such types as certain brain tumors, leukemia, osteosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma. 

Medical Oncology

The medical oncologist often coordinates the activities of a patient’s treatment team. The medical oncologist treats cancer patients with systemic therapies including chemotherapy, biotherapy and other cancer-fighting drugs.  

Surgery

A surgical oncologist is a doctor who uses surgery to remove tumors. Most surgical oncologists specialize in treating one or more types of cancer that occur in a specific organ (such as the liver, lungs, bone, or skin), organ system (such as the nervous or hormonal system), or region of the body (such as breast or head and neck).  

Ayman Abdul-Ghani, MD
Thoracic Surgery
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Allen Anae, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Straub

John Balfour, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Straub

Anthony Froix, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Werner Grebe, MD
General Surgery
Pali Momi

Mark Grief, MD
General Surgery
Pali Momi

Katie Huang, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Straub

Christopher Jordan, MD
General Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Wilcox

James Kakuda, MD
General Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Kapiolani
Pali Momi

Briana Lau-Amii, MD
General Surgery
Surgical Oncology
Pali Momi

Gregorio Maldini, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Straub

Linda Miyashiro, MD
General Surgery
Wilcox

Laura Peterson, MD
General Surgery
Kapiolani
Straub

Amy Rodriguez, MD
General Surgery
Wilcox

Maria Ver, MD
General Surgery
Pali Momi
Straub

Juliette Zalada, MD
General Surgery
Colorectal Surgery
Wilcox

Pediatric Surgery

Pediatric surgical oncologists are experts with extensive experience in removing all types of tumors in children.  

Radiation Oncology

A radiation oncologist is a doctor who prescribes radiation therapy (beams of high-energy radiation or radioactive seed implants) to shrink or eliminate tumors.  

Susie Chen, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

John Lederer, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Richard Lee, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Laeton Pang, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Christina Speirs, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Gynecologic Oncology

A gynecologic oncologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancers that are located on a woman's reproductive organs, such as uterine cancer and cervical cancer. 

Michael Carney, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Robert Kim, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Keith Terada, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Urology

A urologist is physician who is specially trained to treat problems affecting the urinary tract and male reproductive system.  

Edith Canby-Hagino, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Stephen Chinn, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Charles Kim, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Todd Miller, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Pediatric Urology

A pediatric urologist specializes in both urology and pediatric surgery dealing with disorders of children's genitourinary systems.  

Dermatology

A dermatologist is a physician who treats conditions of the skin, nails, and hair, including melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.  

Pulmonary Medicine

A pulmonologist is a doctor who diagnoses and treats diseases and cancers of the lungs and respiratory tract. Pulmonologists use a variety of tools to evaluate lung function. In cancer treatment, pulmonologists work with a multidisciplinary team that may include a surgeon, radiologist, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, and nursing staff.

  

Otolaryngology

An otolaryngologist is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), and related structures of the head and neck.  

Pathology

A pathologist identifies and classifies different types of cancer by studying the appearance of cells and tissue. Many types of cancer can be identified by the appearance of their cells under a microscope. Pathology results are critical in determining the precise stage (extent) of disease or cancer.  

Ying Cao, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub

Owen Chan, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Jeffrey Killeen, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Jonathan Kitayama, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Charles Pitts, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Karen Thompson, MD
Kapiolani
Straub
Wilcox

Tomomi Yafuso, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi
Straub
Wilcox

Pediatric Orthopedics

A pediatric orthopedist is a physician who is specially trained to handle everything from the most common injuries, such as sprains, broken bones and sports injuries, to specialized conditions, including childhood arthritis, congenital disorders and childhood cancers of the bones.  

William Burkhalter, MD
Kapiolani
Straub

Robert Durkin, MD
Kapiolani
Straub

Byron Izuka, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi

Palliative Medicine

Palliative care is provided by a team of specialists who work together to improve the quality of life for both the patient and the family.  

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons help to restore the form and function of the body that may have been damaged due to birth abnormalities, disease, or trauma. Services provided include skin cancer treatment and breast cancer reconstruction.  

David Cho, MD
Kapiolani
Straub

Helen Hui-Chou, MD
Kapiolani
Pali Momi

Michael Pharaon, MD
Kapiolani
Straub

Robert Schulz, MD
Kapiolani
Straub

Medical Genetics

Medical genetics is the branch of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders, including hereditary cancer syndromes. Services include Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment (aka genetic counseling) and genetic testing with a certified genetic counselor and/or medical geneticist.

Robert Wallerstein, MD
Kapiolani
Straub