Robert Weber, M.D.
Dr. Robert Weber is a Board Certified specialist in Internal Medicine and in Hematology and Oncology and is the Director of the Northern California Melanoma Center. He is a member of the NCMC Consulting Panel of physicians and is particularly interested in clinical research in oncology.
Dr. Weber performs a physical examination on new patients who come to the clinic and presents their history and physical to the physicians on the melanoma panel. He also sees patients in follow-up and cares for patients participating in clinical trials and/or receiving chemotherapy.
In addition to his work at NCMC, Dr. Weber has a private practice in oncology in San Francisco. He is a member of the teaching faculty of the St. Mary’s Hospital Residency Program and Chair of the Cancer Committee.
Rebecca Kwaan, M.D.
Dr. Kwaan is the Melanoma Fellow at the Northern California Melanoma Center. She obtained her medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University and completed her internship at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. She also holds a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Kwaan sees new and follow-up patients, obtains their medical history, performs a physical examination, and reviews relevant documents. She presents the patients to the physicians on the Northern California Melanoma Center Consulting Panel. She also provides care for patients receiving intralesional oncolytic viral therapy and immunotherapy. Dr. Kwaan is a sub-investigator for clinical trials involving immunotherapy treatments for patients with melanoma.
Ruth Marlin, M.D.
Dr. Ruth Marlin joined the Northern California Melanoma Center in 2007 as a staff physician and was subsequently promoted to Associate Director. She has special interest and expertise in Integrative Oncology. She is a member of the NCMC Consulting Panel.
She has a background in general medicine, health education and experience in clinical research at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, where she investigated the effect of comprehensive lifestyle change on heart disease and prostate cancer. She is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Dr. Marlin provides expertise on the effect of lifestyle factors and complementary therapies on the course of melanoma, other cancers and illnesses. She offers consultations to melanoma patients seeking information regarding complementary therapies, which may include diet, exercise, yoga, massage therapy, dietary supplements, and other factors that may provide benefit to patients and improve their quality of life.
Robert E. Allen, Jr., M.D.
Dr. Robert E. Allen, Jr. is an oncologic surgeon and is a member of the Northern California Melanoma Center Consulting Panel. He has been specializing in surgery for patients with melanoma for over 30 years.
Dr. Allen graduated from Meharry Medical College and completed residency training at Sparrow Hospital, the University of California, San Francisco, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, New York. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Clinical Professor of Surgery emeritus at the Mt. Zion Medical Center of the University of California San Francisco Medical Center.
Alice Do, D.O.
Sara Huang, M.D.
Robert Murray, M.D.
Dr. Alice Do is a board-certified dermatologist. She obtained her medical degree at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California and completed her dermatology residency training at Michigan State University (Genesys Regional Medical Center). She joined the Northern California Melanoma Center in 2009 and is a member of the NCMC Consulting Panel. She has a special interest in clinical dermatology research.
Her interests include prevention and early detection of melanoma and other skin cancers. Dr. Do is in private practice in San Francisco, and she enjoys giving dermatology lectures to the residents at St. Mary's Medical Center.
Dr. Sara M. Huang is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and Radiation Oncology. She obtained her medical degree at the University of California Davis Medical School and completed her residency training at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) in San Francisco. She joined the Northern California Melanoma Center Consulting Panel in 2009.
Dr. Huang treats all non-pediatric cancers and has special expertise treating ocular melanoma.
Dr. Huang began her Radiation Oncology practice at SMMC in 1981 and currently serves as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology. She also practiced at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) for nearly a decade prior to returning to SMMC, where she played a key role in opening the new Cancer Center.
Dr. Huang has extensive experience working with cancer patients. She also has been active in resident education and served as Co-Director of the Residency Training Program in Radiation Oncology at SMMC SFMH, California Pacific Medical Center, and Seton Medical Center for many years. She helped to establish the SMMC Breast Cancer Consultative Tumor Board and the SMMC Lymphedema Program.
Dr. Robert E. Murray is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and completed his residency training at St. Louis University Group of Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri. He also holds a Masters of Public Administration/Hospital Science Administration from the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. He joined the Northern California Melanoma Center Consulting Panel in 2009 and performs melanoma surgery including wide re-excision of primary melanoma, sentinel node biopsy, lymph node dissection, and excision of metastatic lesions.
Dr. Murray has been a private practitioner of surgery in San Francisco since 1994 and is the Director of the Sports Medicine Business Line for Catholic Healthcare West including the San Francisco Giants (Director of Medical care). He also served as the Medical Director of the Wall Medical Group and was a co-founder of Mercy Medical Specialists.
At St. Mary’s Medical Center, Dr. Murray served as the Chief of the Division of Surgery, which included over 300 physicians. He also served as Chairman of the Quality Council, Director of Physician Recruitment and Retention, President of the Medical staff, and was Founder of the Mercy Doctors Medical Group.
Dr. Murray is a member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American College of Physician Executives.