Community Physician Partners

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center collaborates with many providers from the broader community to facilitate seamless, high quality and multi-disciplinary care for all cancer patients in our area. Our partnerships center on five Multidisciplinary Tumor Board Conferences where community specialists from surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, pathology, genetics and research examine a patient’s condition to determine the optimal treatment plan. Through this integrated approach, patients benefit from the collective knowledge of Santa Barbara County’s diverse team of cancer experts.

Ridley-Tree Cancer Tumor Board

Ridley-Tree Cancer Center would like to recognize the physicians below for their invaluable partnership, ensuring that all local cancer patients receive coordinated, multi-disciplinary care.

Peter L. Baay, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Cottage Surgical Clinics
2400 Bath St., Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 324-9144
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Dr. Baay is a cardiothoracic surgeon who came to Santa Barbara after 20 years in practice with the Amarillo Surgical Group in Amarillo, TX. He received his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and completed his surgical training and fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Utah. He has a special interest in thoracic oncology and robotic surgery.

Richard Chung, MD

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Neurosurgical Associates of Santa Barbara
2410 Fletcher Ave., 3rd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Dr. Chung is a neurosurgeon at Neurology Associates of Santa Barbara. He received his medical degree and PhD from Harvard Medical School and completed his surgical internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chung has served as an Instructor at Harvard University, and has published numerous research papers in the field of neuro-oncology

Phil Delio, MD

Phil Delilo MD
Neurology Associates of Santa Barbara
219 Nogales Ave., Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-8153
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Dr. Delio is a neurologist at Neurology Associates of Santa Barbara. He received his medical degree from Georgetown School of Medicine and completed his neurology residency at Stanford, where he received additional specialty training in stroke and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Delio completed his fellowship at Stanford University Hospital. He is currently Medical Director of the Cottage Hospital Stroke Program. https://www.maskedandmighty.org/psa-video-project

Kimberly P. Grafton, MD

Kimberly Grafton MD
Breast Cancer Surgeon
Advanced Surgical Associates
520 W. Junipero St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 730-1470
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Dr. Grafton is a breast cancer surgeon practicing at Advanced Surgical in Santa Barbara. She received her medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles and Internship at LAC/USC Medical Center. Dr. Grafton specializes in surgical treatment of breast cancer and other diseases of the breast, as well as malignant melanoma. She serves on the board of the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance.

W. Michael Hogan, MD

Michael Hogan MD
Gynecologic Oncologist
Cottage Surgical Clinics
2400 Bath St., Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 324-9144
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Dr. Hogan is a gynecologic oncologist and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and completed his Fellowship in Gynecology Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Prior to practicing in Santa Barbara, he was Chief of Gynecologic Oncology at both the Lankenau Hospital and Fox Chase and Jefferson Health System in Pennsylvania.

Tom Jones, MD

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Cottage Health – Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute
2410 Fletcher Ave., 3rd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4828
(805) 682-1912
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Dr. Jones is the Medical Director of the Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute and practices neurosurgery at Cottage Health. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, followed by a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed three fellowships: clinical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, research fellowship at Harvard Medical School and neurosurgery fellowship at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

Akinwunmi Oni-Orisan, MD

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Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California
2403 Castillo St., Ste. 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 823-6688
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Dr. Oni-Orisan is a neurosurgeon at the Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed both his internship and residency at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Oni-Orisan received his fellowship training at the University of Texas Health Science. Dr. Oni-Orisan specializes in diagnosing and surgically treating disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system.

Anne O. Rodriguez, MD, FACS

Anne Rodriguez MD FACS
Gynecologic Oncologist
Gynecologic Oncology Specialists
2400 Bath St., Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 755-4638
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Dr. Rodriguez is a gynecologic oncologist at Gynecologic Oncology Specialists in Lompoc, Ventura and Santa Barbara. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, and completed an internship and residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Rodriguez received fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. She serves on the board of the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance.

Wes Schooler, MD

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Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center
222 Pueblo Street, Suite A
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
 (805) 687-7336
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Dr. Schooler is the chief plastic surgeon at Santa Barbara Plastic Surgery Center. He specializes in plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive and breast surgery. He received his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine where he also completed his internship and residency. He completed his two fellowships at the University of California Medical Center in San Francisco and at the Hand Center of San Antonio.

Marc A. Soares, MD

Marc Soares MD
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery
5333 Hollister Avenue, Suite 195, Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 399-0752
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Dr. Soares is the Medical Director of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, where he practices plastic and reconstructive surgery. He received his medical degree at Cornell University, and surgical training at the Institute for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University. He specializes in complex reconstruction of the breast, head and neck, and extremities. Dr. Soares serves on the board of the Santa Barbara Breast Care Alliance.

Sara Yegiyants, MD

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Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa
2419 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 682-1731
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Dr. Yegiyants is a plastic surgeon at Sara Yegiyants Plastic Surgery and Skin Spa. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College, followed by a plastic surgery residency at the University of Illinois, Chicago and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the University of Miami. Dr. Yegiyants practices the full spectrum of plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, offering advanced skills in restoring the body to an aesthetically pleasing form and function.

Lexine N. Yurcho, MD, FASCRS

Lexine Yurcho MD FASCRS
Colorectal Surgeon
Advanced Surgical Associates
520 W. Junipero St.
(805) 730-1470
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Dr. Yurcho is a colorectal surgeon practicing at Advanced Surgical in Santa Barbara. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed her surgical residency and internship at University California San Francisco in Fresno, California and a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Saint Vincent Hospital/Allegheny Health in Erie, Pennsylvania. Dr. Yurcho specializes in diseases of the colon, rectum and the anus.

Alois Zauner, MD

Alois Zauner MD
Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California
2403 Castillo St., Ste. 203
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 823-6688
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Dr. Zauner is the Medical Director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center of Central California, where he practices neurosurgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Vienna and completed his surgical internship and residency at the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Zauner completed a fellowship in neuroendovascular surgery and diagnostic and interventional radiology at University of California Los Angeles. He specializes in minimally-invasive surgical approaches for the brain and skull base.