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Diana J. White Cancer Institute welcomes new hematology and medical oncology physician


November 2, 2020 (Sonora, Calif.) – Adventist Health Sonora is pleased to welcome Lin Soe, MD, MPHTM to the care team at the Diana J. White Cancer Institute. Dr. Soe is an experienced hematologist and medical oncologist who has cared for patients with cancer and blood diseases for more than 20 years.

Dr. Soe received fellowship training in hematology and oncology from UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento and completed residency training in internal medicine at Cornell University, New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. He also earned a Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine from Tulane University in New Orleans, and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Institute of Medicine in Rangoon, Burma.

“There is a tremendous need to serve patients with cancer,” Dr. Soe explains. “In return I receive the great reward of knowing my patients and their family very intimately.” Dr. Soe loves being able to earn the trust of his patients and work to alleviate their suffering. He partners with each patient to find the best possible solution for their unique circumstances and challenges.

For hematology patients, Dr. Soe provides bone marrow and blood analysis, bone marrow biopsy and treatment for blood and bone marrow diseases. For cancer patients, he provides genetic testing and analysis, genomic testing and analysis, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, palliative care and counseling of end of life issues.

“Dr. Soe is well-trained and very experienced and will enhance our ability to provide cancer care for adults in our community,” says Shane Tipton, FNP, PA-C, MS, Director of the Diana J. White Cancer Institute and medical oncology provider. “We are excited to have Dr. Soe on our team. His breadth of knowledge will help us gain additional certifications and continue to expand our oncology program.”

Dr. Soe has been married 34 years and has four grown children. Away from work he enjoys gardening, playing music and all kinds of exercise, especially hiking.

More information and appointments are available by calling the Diana J. White Cancer Institute at (209) 536-6940.

About Adventist Health Sonora

Adventist Health Sonora serves nearly 100,000 residents in Calaveras and Tuolumne counties with cardiology, imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, long-term care, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, rural health, surgical services, wellness education, and a large network of primary care, rapid care and specialty clinics. Adventist Health Sonora provided care for 5,138 hospital admissions, 545 deliveries, 33,481 emergency room visits, 201,682 physician/provider visits, 142,166 outpatient visits, and 24,804 home care visits in 2018. Staffed by more than 250 physicians and providers, 1,375 associates and 150 volunteers, Adventist Health Sonora is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. For more information visit

About Adventist Health
Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and Hawaii. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides care in hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities. Our compassionate and talented team of 37,000 includes associates, medical staff physicians, allied health professionals and volunteers driven in pursuit of one mission: living God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope. Together, we are transforming the American healthcare experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing.