A Comprehensive Approach to the Treatment of Colorectal Cancers

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Dr. Lenz Dr. Heinz- Josef Lenz

Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine
Associate Director, Clinical Research
Chair, GI Oncology Program
Co-director, Colorectal Center
Scientific director, Cancer Genetics Unit at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Dr. Iqbal Dr. Syma Iqbal

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Oncology Fellowship Program

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Dr. Kaiser Andreas M. Kaiser, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

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Dr. Cologne Kyle G. Cologne, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Colorectal Surgery

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Dr. El-Khoueiry Anthony B. El-Khoueiry, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Division of Medical Oncology

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Dr. Daniels John R. Daniels, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

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Dr. Lee Sang W. Lee, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Professor of Clinical Surgery
Department of Surgery / Division of Colorectal Surgery

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Dr. Shinh Joongho "Joon" Shinh, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery / Division of Colorectal Surgery

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Talin Khoukane, NP Talin Khoukane, N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Taline Khoukaz, is a Nurse Practitioner, at USC/Norris
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Taline works with Dr. Heinz-Josef Lenz
in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program. She received her
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at USC. She worked as a
Registered Nurse on medical-surgical floors for two years.
She later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit at
USC University Hospital.
Concurrently, Taline began her Master’s of Science Program as
an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at UCLA. She graduated in 2000
and soon after received her certification.
Her particular interests include new drug developments,
patients and education.



Charité Ricker, MS, CGC Charité Ricker

Genetic Counselor

Charité Ricker, MS, CGC is a board certified genetic counselor with specialization in hereditary cancer risk assessment. She has a Bachelors of Science in genetics from Texas A&M University and received her Masters of Science in genetic counseling at California State University, Northridge. She is a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, the National Society of Genetic Counselors, the American Association for Cancer Educators, and the Intercultural Cancer Council.


Eva Moya PA-C

Physicians Assistant

Eva Moya is a Physicians Assistant for the Department of Surgery & Division of Colorectal Surgery. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College, and a Bachelors in Medicine in Physician Assistant Practice from USC. She is the primary contact person for patients, and has been doing related clinical work since 1998.