Newsweek “Top Cancer Doctors” Includes Institute Physicians

January 05, 2016

Newsweek magazine has named its “Top Cancer Doctors 2015,” a list that includes four physicians affiliated with Saint John's and the John Wayne Cancer Institute. The Newsweek list is compiled through peer nominations and extensive research by Castle Connolly Medical LTD. The honored physicians include:

Anton J. Bilchik, MD, PhD, professor of surgery, chief of medicine, chief of the gastrointestinal research program. Dr. Bilchik is an expert in colorectal cancer.

Linnea Chap, MD, medical oncologist in Beverly Hills who has admitting privileges at Providence Saint John’s Health Center. Dr. Chap is a specialist in breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies.

Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD, director of neuro-oncology, professor of neurosciences and chairman of translational neuro-oncology and neuro-therapeutics. Dr. Kesari is a physician-scientist who specializes in the research and treatment of brain cancer.

Lawrence D. Piro, MD, a medical oncologist at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute and adjunct faculty member of the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Dr. Piro is an expert in drug development,  leukemia and lymphoma.

Marilou Terpenning, MD, medical oncologist and adjunct professor of medical oncology at the Institute. Dr. Terpenning is an expert in breast and gynecological cancers, hematologic malignancies and hereditary cancers.