Teaming Up for Women with Cancer
11-year partnership brings world-class gynecologic cancer care to our desert communities
The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center and City of Hope have been working together to provide world-class expertise in gynecologic oncology to our neighbors in the California desert communities. Our specialists from City of Hope work from Desert Regional Medical Center’s two locations — in Palm Springs and La Quinta — where patients have access to the full range of clinical and supportive services provided by the Comprehensive Cancer Center team. This team approach to care is reflected in our commitment to treating the whole patient, not just the disease.
City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other lifethreatening diseases located near Los Angeles. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is the highest ranked cancer hospital in the West, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals: Specialty Ranking.
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional Medical Center
Greater Palm Springs’ first multidisciplinary outpatient cancer care program, our center has provided screening, diagnosis, treatment, support and follow-up care since 1989.
Two convenient locations:
Comprehensive Cancer Center at Desert Regional - Palm Springs
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Suite E21, Palm Springs, CA 92262, 760-416-4800
Comprehensive Cancer Center La Quinta
47647 Caleo Bay, Suite 260, La Quinta, CA 92253, 760-771-6158
Amy A. Hakim M.D., M.S.
Amy Hakim, M.D., M.S., is a gynecologic oncologist dedicated to treating gynecological cancers. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Hakim has training in advanced surgical techniques, including daVinci Surgery, and the management of other cancer treatment modalities including chemotherapy. Dr. Hakim holds a faculty position as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at City of Hope.
Dr. Hakim received her medical degree at University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis and completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. She then went on to complete a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and University of Texas Medical Branch-Methodist Hospital in Galveston and Houston.
Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D.
Ernest Han, M.D., Ph.D., is a gynecologic oncologist with specialized training in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery, which allows operations to be performed with smaller incisions, reducing scarring, pain and recovery time. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and holds a faculty position as assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Gynecologic Oncology at City of Hope. Dr. Han received his medical and doctoral degrees at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, followed by a residency at Brown University’s Women and Infants Hospital and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at University of California Irvine Medical Center. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in cell physiology and molecular biophysics at University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas.