Virtual Practice

Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez

Internal Medicine - Oncology
Sebastopol, CA
About me
I specialize in
Internal Medicine - Oncology
I have been in practice
18 years
I am licensed to see patients from
I speak
I'm known for
Lung cancer
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My answers and insights have
Saved 1 life
Helped 206,191 people
Received 214 doctor agrees
Received 149 thanks
Here are kind words from others
Dr. Lopez Chavez has done an outstanding job of providing realistic hope while holding nothing back. He takes the time to give complete answers to any questions, and even answers questions that he anticipates will come up. He then patiently asks if there are other questions. I have asked very specific research-oriented questions, and have been impressed by the depth of his knowledge. Further, on several occasions he has called me without any prompting by me, to make sure I was doing well with treatment. His caring feels very genuine. He is also very involved in research projects, which has led me to a treatment option that would have otherwise been missed. The benefits of being involved in research through OHSU are now very clear to me. When I was first diagnosed, three different health care providers recommended the same two oncologists for lung cancer treatment. Dr. Lopez Chavez was recommended by all three. Now I understand why. I was treated for a separate case of lung cancer five years ago at a diff
I am undergoing treatment with Dr. Lopez-Chavez at present for small cell cancer found in my left lung (which collapsed), in my left rib-cage and in my liver...My opinion of Dr. Lopez-Chavez is very high..... He is very understanding and always makes sure that I am comfortable with his answers and well-informed of the circumstances that may/or not lie ahead for me.... He is very honest and highly knowledgeable of my situation... He seems very concerned for me in every way... I am still under his care and would like to keep being..... He has my full trust in him as he allows me to ask whatever questions I want to ask and he always finds the answers to them.... I could not ask for a more knowledgeable and compassionate Doctor..... He makes sure that followup testing is done when necessary after my chemotherapy sessions and makes sure that I understand the outcome of these tests...I can't say enough good about him and his staff..... I would highly recommend him to other patients and to you.... My family (Son an
Dr. Lopez-Chavez has been treating me since the first of June for my stage 4 Lung Cancer. He is an excellent doctor with so much knowledge in the treating of cancer. He made each chemo therapy visit easier on me. I was impressed how he allowed me to ask lots of questions and he made me feel very comfortable with what was going to be happening during the treatments. I am very lucky to have such a knowledgable and kind doctor!
Dr. Lopez-Chavez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
Dr. Lopez-Chavez is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
Thanks for being you,at least i will sleep tonight
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I am located at
1252 W Sexton Rd
Sebastopol , CA 95472 , United States
I was educated and trained at
Medical / Graduate School
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Autonomous University of Queretaro College of Medicine
National Cancer Institute
I've won the following awards
Top Oncologist , National
Winter 2013
#1 Medical Oncology Provider for Exceptional Customer Service, National Naval Medical Center
Best Internal Medicine Teacher, University of Pittsburgh
I've published
Phase II study of belinostat in patients with recurrent or refractory advanced thymic epithelial tumors.
Journal of Clinical Oncology
Impacting tumor cell-fate by targeting the inhibitor of apoptosis protein survivin.
Molecular Cancer
Evaluation of KRAS mutations, angiogenic biomarkers, and DCE-MRI in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer receiving sorafenib.
Clinical Cancer Research
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