Dilruba Haque, M.D., wants people she cares for to feel educated about their disease and empowered to make decisions. Fluent in Spanish, Urdu and Hindi, she knows that “cancer” is a scary word in any language, and finds satisfaction in her work helping patients and their families navigate through difficult times. Dr. Haque is involved in initiatives to improve both the patient experience and communications from health care providers.
She earned her medical degree at the University of MissouriKansas City, where she was honored with a research award
to study international women’s health. She completed her
residency in internal medicine at St. Mary Medical Center
Harbor-UCLA (University of California Los Angeles), and
her fellowship in oncology and hematology at Harbor-UCLA.
Her current research interests include quality improvement
initiatives, precision medicine and treatments for breast cancer.
Outside of work, Dr. Haque enjoys playing the piano, gardening and spending time with her children.
2003, Doctor of Medicine, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO
2013, Hematology-Oncology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
2010, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
2009, Resident, Internal Medicine,
St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, California
2021-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research, City of Hope, Irvine and Newport Beach, CA
2018-2021, Medical Oncologist, Pacific Shores Medical Group, Irvine and Newport Beach, CA
2014-2018, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine,
Hematology and Oncology, Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California
2005-present, Medical Editor, Rayhawk Medical Branding, Irvine, CA
2009-2011, Hospitalist, Torrance Memorial Hospitalist Associates, Torrance, CA
Awards & Memberships
2009, Outstanding resident in Critical Care
2002, Sarah Morrison Research Fellowship
Junior Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
Junior Member, American Society of Hematology
Junior Member, American College of Physicians
Ratings & Reviews
Ratings and reviews below are gathered from the Press Ganey Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CG CAHPS) survey. CG CAHPS is a standardized survey that is used to measure a patient's experience in the physician office setting. Ratings are an average of all responses to questions about a provider's care, with 5 stars being the highest.