Hoag has announced that Simon Khagi, M.D., F.A.C.P., a renowned, triple board-certified medical oncologist and neuro-oncologist specializing in primary and metastatic brain cancers and spinal cord tumors, has joined the Hoag Family Cancer Institute as the director of neuro-oncology.

Under Dr. Khagi’s leadership, Hoag’s Brain & Spine Tumor program will further its offerings in diagnosis, management and research, rivaling major academic medical centers. Dr. Khagi’s research in the areas of developing cancer vaccines, immunotherapy and precision/genomic-guided therapy will further complement Hoag’s existing, multidisciplinary cancer care team that includes cancer site-specific oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, precision medicine, researchers, nurse navigators and more.

“Dr. Khagi brings specialized expertise and research accomplishments that few physicians in the country can offer,” said Burton Eisenberg, M.D., Grace E. Hoag Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair, Hoag Family Cancer Institute. “His unique expertise in neuro-oncology is another example of how Hoag is highly committed to bringing the highest level of talent and innovation to our community.”