Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr.
In 1963, the late Dr. Ernesto Contreras, Sr. opened the Oasis Medical Institute 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 Contreras
Director, President and Chairman
Dr. Francisco Contreras serves as director, president and chairman of the Oasis Medical Institute. 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.
Francisco Ceceña, M.D.
Director of the Oncology
Carlos Gutierrez, M.D.
Follow Up Director
Paulina Larraga, M.D.
Dr. Paulina Larraga is one of the top attending physicians in the oncology department. She has worked at Oasis of Hope since 2016. In addition to being a medical doctor, she is currently enrolled in a Master of Science in palliative care. Dr. Larraga is effective at delivering medical care, designing personalized protocols and providing psychosocial support to her patients.
Sebastian Castro, M.D.