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Our Team
At Medical Oncology Care Associates we have a dedicated team of prominent Hematologists/Oncologists who are board certified in internal medicine as well as Hematology/Oncology. "We believe in order to be a good Oncologist and Hematologist you need to be a good Internist first - a good, all-around-doctor as well as a cancer specialist and blood specialists. At the time of your first office visit, one specific physician will be designated as your personal physician. Should your physician be unavailable, one of our colleagues or our physician Assistant will be available to care for you.
 Sam Huang, M.D.
Dr. Huang joined Medical Oncology Care Associates in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemistry from Cornell University and graduated with distinction in 1987. He went on to complete his medical education and degree at Cornell in 1991. Dr. Huang then finished his residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology at UCI Medical Center.

Dr. Huang has extensive experience working with various types of cancer and their corresponding conventional chemotherapies. In addition, he has two years of intensive training in high-dosed chemotherapy and bone marrow transplantation. His warm, friendly smile and his very caring nature make Dr. Huang a pleasure to be around. He is a perfect fit to the team at Medical Oncology Care Associates.

In his free time, Dr. Huang spends time enjoying his daughter, Samantha. He loves distance running, playing basketball and spending time at the beach. He also enjoys playing the violin, which he has done for nearly 30 years.
 Tariq Mahmood, M.D., FACP

A co-founder of Medical Oncology Care Associates, Dr. Mahmood completed his undergraduate work at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He went on to complete his residency training at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and, in 1976, was a Monfort Scholar in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Colorado. Professionally, Dr. Mahmood has taught several classes and written many publications on the subjects of Hematology and Oncology. Dr.Mahmood has an excellent rapport with his patients, attempting to understand and meet each individual patient's needs whether physical or emotional. He believes his patient's should be aware of the most up to date treatment and allows the patient to make the best choices for them.

In his spare time, Dr. Mahamood enjoys spending time with his family, especially at the beach. He enjoys traveling and listening to music.

Gwendolyn Pan , M.D.
Gwendolyn Pan, MD is a specialist in Cancer and Blood Disorders. Dr. Pan was born and raised inTaiwan, and came to the U.S. for college. She graduated from UCLA with highest honors in Chemistry and Biochemistry, and received her MD degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Pan returned to California for her Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of California – Irvine (UCI). Dr. Pan has practiced medicine in California since 2008, and is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Pan’s clinical interest focuses on individualized treatments of cancers and blood diseases. Dr. Pan is well qualified to implement the latest scientific discoveries and treatment options available for her patients because of her extensive research background, including a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research fellowship, numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serving as an ad hoc reviewer for the journal Cancer. Dr. Pan believes in and utilizes multidisciplinary team approaches when formulating a treatment plan for patients, by working closely with other oncologists and other field specialists. Dr. Pan always treats patients with respect and shows a willingness to listen; most importantly, Dr. Pan provides her patients a clearand truthful diagnosis of the disease and its progression, and will explain all options available for patients to choose from depending on each patient’s unique situation and wishes.

Dr. Pan enjoys reading to her daughter and infant son after work. Dr. Pan loves to play Oboe, which she has been practicing since high school.

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