Dr. Lalita Pandit


Dr. Lalita Pandit MD

Dr. Pandit was born in India and graduated with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from Grant Medical College in 1977. She then emigrated to the US and, as a visiting scholar, served as a research assistant at UC San Diego. She then finished her Residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a Fellowship in Oncology and Hematology at USC's Norris Cancer Center in Los Angeles, CA in 1984. 

After graduation, Dr. Pandit conducted research in Gene Therapy and joined a group practice in Orange County. Since 2001, she has been in solo private practice in Hematology/Oncology in Fountain Valley and Irvine, CA.

Dr. Pandit continues to have active involvement in clinical research, a product of her interest in providing the best possible care for her patients. 

Dr. Pandit resides in Orange County, and has several other interests including Theater, Music, and Art.

Medical Training




University of Southern California

LAC - USC Hospital 

Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Los Angeles, CA


Internal Medicine

University of Southern California

LAC - USC Hospital, Los Angeles, CA


Cornell University

New Rochelle Hospital and Medical Center 

New Rochelle, New York

Medical School

Grant Medical College

Mumbai, India

Medical Positions and Chairmanships


  • Chair of Oncology at Hoag Memorial Hospital, Newport Beach (2015 - 2017) & (2007 - 2009)

  • Director - Cancer Genetics Program at OC Regional Cancer Center (1999 - 2001)

  • Treasurer, MOASC (2016 - Present)

  • Board of Directors - Irvine American Cancer Society (1999 - 2001)

  • Chair- Institutional Review Board, IMC

  • Speaker - Community Education and Lecture Series (2001 - Present)