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    Your Cancer Care Team

    The Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center offers advanced cancer treatment in a healing and compassionate environment. Our highly qualified and diverse group of cancer doctors includes medical oncologists, surgical oncologists and radiology oncologists.

    The medical team here provides cancer treatment that exceeds national benchmarks on a variety of quality measures. Just as important, our staff embraces a vision of mind/body/spirit care that is crucial to healing.

    In addition to our doctors, we have highly-trained nurse navigators who help you through your treatment journey. We also have caring nutritionists, physical therapists and counselors who specialize in cancer care. Here, you’ll be treated with respect and understanding, an equal partner in your care. Here, you’ll find world-class medicine close to home.

    Bonnie Quinonez, Director

    Kent Adler, M.D.  |  Aziz Ahmad, M.D.  |  Bruce L. Allen, M.D.  |  Harriet Borofsky, M.D.  |  Jennifer Brown, M.D.  |  Karen G. Chee, M.D.  |  Kimberly Dalal, M.D.  |  Bradley Ekstrand, M.D., Ph. D.  |  Brian H. Henderson, M.D.  |  Jelena Kao, M.D.  |  Andrea P. Metkus, M.D.  |  Robert Sinha, M.D.  |  Al V. Taira, M.D.  |  Loan Tran, M.D.  |  Stephen A. Weller, M.D.  |  Randolph Wong, M.D.  |  Jane Woo, M.D.


    Cancer Center Doctors

    Kent Adler, M.D.

    Dr. Kent AdlerKent Adler, M.D.
    Medical oncology

    Dr. Adler completed his medical training at University of California at San Francisco in 1984 following undergraduate work at Harvard University. He completed his internship and residency at Cornell Medical Center in New York and his medical oncology fellowship at Stanford University Medical School. He is a faculty member at Stanford, where he was involved in the founding of the comprehensive thoracic clinic. He is a recognized regional expert in the treatment of lung cancer.

    218 De Anza Blvd
    San Mateo, California 94402
    Phone: (650) 341-9131
    Fax: (650) 341-9135

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    Aziz Ahmad, M.D.

    Dr. Aziz AhmadAziz Ahmad, M.D.
    Surgical oncology

    Dr. Ahmad received his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School in 2000 and completed his residency in surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York in 2005. He completed his surgical oncology fellowship at John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica. His research has focused on colorectal cancer and thyroid cancers.

    1720 El Camino Real, #101
    Burlingame, California 94010
    Phone: (650) 652-0600
    Fax: (650) 652-0605

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    Bruce L. Allen, M.D.

    Dr. Bruce AllenBruce L. Allen, M.D.
    General surgery

    Dr. Allen received his medical degree at Stanford University in 1974, following undergraduate work at Harvard University. He was a resident in surgery at University of California at San Francisco. He practices general surgery and surgical oncology with a special interest in laparoscopic colon resection. He began practicing at Mills-Peninsula in 1981.

    50 So. San Mateo Drive, Suite 360
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 342-9491
    Fax: (650) 342-6958

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    Harriet Borofsky, M.D.

    Dr. Harriet BorofskyHarriet Borofsky, M.D.
    Radiology

    Dr. Borofsky completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School following undergraduate work at Brown University, Rhode Island. She completed fellowships in body imaging and mammography and a residency in radiology at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Borofsky has lectured and published on a variety of topics including new technologies in early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. As medical director of breast imaging at Mills-Peninsula’s Women’s Center, she led implementation of the area’s first digital mammography and breast MRI program.

    1783 El Camino Real
    Burlingame, California 94010
    Phone: (650) 696-5515

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    Jennifer Brown, M.D.

    Dr. Jennifer BrownJennifer Brown, M.D.
    Medical oncology

    Dr. Brown received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1994 and her subsequent medical education at Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1999. She completed her internship and residency at Stanford University School of Medicine and her oncology fellowship at Northwestern University, where she developed expertise in the treatment of breast cancer.

    218 De Anza Blvd.
    San Mateo, California 94402
    Phone: (650) 341-9131
    Fax: (650) 341-9135

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    Karen G. Chee, M.D.

    Dr. Karen G. CheeKaren G. Chee
    Medical oncology, hematology

    Karen Chee, M.D., completed her undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She received her medical degree at the University of California at Davis in 2001, completed her residency there in 2004 and completed her fellowship in hematology/oncology in 2007. Dr. Chee was honored as chief fellow at UC Davis Medical Center in the Division of Hematology Oncology. Her special interests are hematology and general oncology.

    218 De Anza Boulevard
    San Mateo, California 94402
    Phone: (650) 341-9135

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    Kimberly Dalal, M.D.

    Dr. Kimberly DalalKimberly Dalal, M.D.
    Surgical oncology

    Dr. Dalal received her medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her internship at the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard, a fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physicians at Harvard Medical School. She was previously a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, and her areas of specialty include cancers of the pancreas, liver and gastrointestinal tract, as well as melanoma and sarcoma.

    1501 Trousdale Drive, 5th Floor
    Burlingame, California 94010
    Phone: (650) 652-8787

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    Bradley Ekstrand, M.D., Ph. D.

    Dr. Bradley EkstrandBradley Ekstrand, M.D., Ph. D.
    Medical oncology

    Dr. Ekstrand attended Yale University School of Medicine where he earned his medical degree in 1997 and a Ph.D. in cancer biology in 1998. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he currently is a member of the clinical faculty. His clinical and investigational interests center on lymphoma and the genitourinary malignancies. He is actively involved with groups supporting patients with lymphomas and prostate cancer.

    218 De Anza Blvd.
    San Mateo, California 94402
    Phone: (650) 341-9131
    Fax: (650) 341-9135

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    Brian H. Henderson, M.D.

    Dr. Brian HendersonBrian H. Henderson, M.D.
    Medical oncology, hematology

    Dr. Henderson completed his medical degree at the University of Washington Medical School in 1974 and his internship and residency at University of California at Los Angeles in 1977. He completed his hematology fellowship and oncology training at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1980, where he served on the oncology faculty. Dr. Henderson helped develop the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center at Mills-Peninsula and serves as Medical Director for the center. He also chairs the oncology committee and is director of the quality assurance programs at the Cancer Center.

    100 S. Ellsworth Avenue, #807
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 348-0893
    Fax: (650) 348-3958

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    Jelena Kao, M.D.

    Dr. Jelena KaoJelena Kao, M.D.
    Medical oncology, hematology

    Dr. Kao graduated from U.C. Davis with honors in Biochemistry, and completed her MD degree at Stanford University School of Medicine in 2002. She continued at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics for her internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and her fellowship in Hematology and Medical Oncology which was completed in 2008. During her time at Stanford, Dr. Kao worked to understand the basic science of cancer, working on blood samples from pediatric leukemia patients. She also worked to develop phase I and II clinical trials in the area of malignant Hematology. Her research concentrated on treatment of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute leukemia, and she has published papers on these topics. Her areas of special interest are benign and malignant hematological disorders and lymphoma. She is an active member of American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.

    218 De Anza Blvd
    San Mateo, California 94402
    Phone: (650) 341-9131
    Fax: (650) 341-9135

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    Andrea P. Metkus, M.D.

    Dr. Andrea MetkusAndrea P. Metkus, M.D.
    General surgery

    Dr. Metkus received her medical degree at the University of Chicago, Prizker School of Medicine in 1991 following completion of undergraduate work at Yale University. She completed her residency in general surgery at University of California at San Francisco in 1996. She is chair of Mills-Peninsula’s multi-disciplinary breast tumor board and director of Breast Cancer Services. Dr. Metkus developed a comprehensive breast cancer clinic at the Dorothy E. Schneider Cancer Center. She has published and lectured on sentinel node biopsy, less invasive approaches to breast cancer surgery.

    1720 El Camino Real, #101
    Burlingame, California 94010
    Phone: (650) 652-0600

    50 S. San Mateo Drive, #360
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 342-9491
    Fax: (650) 342-6958

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    Robert Sinha, M.D.

    Dr. Robert Sinha Robert Sinha, M.D.
    Radiation oncology

    Dr. Sinha graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers College of Engineering and stayed at Rutgers to receive his medical degree. He then completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He has presented numerous abstracts on stereotactic radiosurgery and brachytherapy at national and international conferences. Presently, he serves as president of Western Radiation Oncology, an eight-member radiation oncology group in the Bay Area.

    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 696-4509
    Fax: (650) 696-4664
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    Al V. Taira, M.D.

    Dr. Al TairaAl V. Taira, M.D.
    Radiation oncology

    Dr. Taira received his medical degree from Stanford University in 2005. He completed his residency training in radiation oncology at the University of Washington in Seattle in 2010. Prior to that, he had worked for 10 years for the international business strategy consultancy Bain & Company. Dr. Taira has diverse clinical and research interests, with a focus on prostate, gynecologic and other cancers, He is first author on many scholarly research papers, including seven papers in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology in the last several years. He is active in national societies and was recently appointed to a four-year term on the Expert Panel of the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria committee which develops national guidelines for cancer radiotherapy.

    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 696-4509
    Fax: (650) 696-4664

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    Loan Tran, M.D.

    Dr. Loan TranLoan Tran, M.D.
    Radiation oncology

    Dr. Tran graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in Bioengineering in 1987 and received her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston in 1991. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School in 1995. She completed fellowship training in brachytherapy at Clinique St. Catherine in Avignon, France. Dr. Tran has special interests in breast and gynecologic cancers.

    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 696-4509
    Fax: (650) 696-4664

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    Stephen A. Weller, M.D.

    Dr. Stephen WellerStephen A. Weller, M.D.
    Radiation oncology

    Dr. Weller has been instrumental in advancing the cancer program and development of the Dorothy E. Schneider Center at Mills-Peninsula. He completed his medical degree at University of Minnesota in 1971 and his fellowship in radiation oncology at Stanford University Medical Center, where he currently is a clinical associate professor. He has been in practice at Mills-Peninsula since 1975.

    100 S. San Mateo Drive
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 696-4509
    Fax: (650) 696-5644

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    Randolph Wong, M.D.

    Dr. Randolph WongRandolph Wong, M.D.
    General and thoracic surgery

    Dr. Wong received his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia in 1988. He completed his surgical residency in general surgery at the University of Arizona. His clinical interests are in esophageal, colorectal, pancreatic and lung cancers. He has been with Mills-Peninsula since 1993.

    1720 El Camino Real, #101
    Burlingame, California 94010
    Phone: (650) 652-0600
    Fax: (650) 652-0605

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    Jane Woo, M.D.

    Dr. Jane WooJane Woo, M.D.
    General surgery

    Dr. Jane Woo is a general surgeon specializing in breast surgical oncology. She received her medical degree at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, following undergraduate work at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She completed resident training in general surgery at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) - East Bay, and then continued with breast surgical oncology fellowship training at the UCSF. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in nipple and skin sparing mastectomy, along with oncoplastic breast conserving surgery. She is also interested in management of patients with high risk for breast cancer. Her philosophy of care is that every patient she sees has unique medical issues and a distinct set of social needs that need to be addressed, and she is honored to assist in helping patients go through this event in their lives.

    50 S. San Mateo Drive, #360
    San Mateo, California 94401
    Phone: (650) 342-9491
    Fax: (650) 342-6958

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