Dr. Emad Elquza, medical director, UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Emad Elquza, MD



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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology [Internal Medicine]
  • English
Medical School
Flinders University School of Medicine; Australia
University of ArizonaInternal Medicine
University of ArizonaHematology/Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Associate Professor — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
  • Medical Director — UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Awards and Recognition
  • Faculty Mentoring Award — University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2019
  • Healthcare Hero Award — Banner Health System, 2018
  • Best Practices Award — American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2017
More Information

Dr. Emad Elquza is a board-certified UCI Health medical oncologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of cancers.

As medical director of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elquza coordinates and supervises all UCI Health outpatient and inpatient cancer services, including the integration of clinical and research efforts. He also is overseeing the expansion of UCI Health cancer services throughout Orange County.

Elquza earned his medical degree at Flinders University School of Medicine in Australia. He completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Before joining UCI Health, Elquza served as executive medical director of clinical oncology services at Banner — University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., and associate director of clinical services at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, also in Tucson.

His research interests include the development of novel treatment options for patients with pancreatic cancer and the study of stem cell mobilization in patients treated with bone marrow transplantation. He is the author or co-author of numerous publications and abstracts.

Elquza sees patients at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729