In 1963, the late Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. opened the Oasis of Hope Hospital and initiated what would become a healing tradition known as the Total Cancer Care Approach. Dr. Contreras is recognized in multiple publications as a pioneer in body, mind, and spirit medicine.
DR. FRANCISCO CONTRERASDirector, President and Chairman
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis of Hope Hospital. A distinguished oncologist and surgeon, Contreras is renowned for combining conventional and alternative medical treatments with emotional and spiritual support to provide patients with the most positive treatment experience possible.
FELIPE LAGOS, M.D.M.D
Dr. Lagos has been part of the Oasis of Hope medical staff for more than thirty years, overseeing and treating thousands of cancer patients.
JUAN ORTIZ, M.D.M.D.
Dr. Juan Ortiz is committed to putting patients first. As one of the newest members to the medical staff at Oasis of Hope, he believes it is critical to listen to patients’ needs on all levels—physical, emotional and spiritual.
CARLOS GUTIERREZ, M.D.Follow Up Director
Dr. Carlos Gutierrez has been part of the Oasis of Hope medical staff since 1979. Having worked alongside Dr. Ernesto Contreras, he learned firsthand how effective treatments depend on a strong patient-doctor relationship.
FRANCISCO CECEÑA, M.D.Director of the Oncology
Dr. Ceceña has been an integral member and leader of the Oasis of Hope medical staff. Dr. Ceceña’s tenure at Oasis of Hope has given him knowledgeable insight into multiple areas of a patient’s care, from patient admittance, to home care treatment, patient follow-up, and now as the Director of Oncology.
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