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

Peter L Baay MD
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.