• Birthplace - Louisville, Kentucky
  • BA Biology - Vanderbilt University 1986
  • MD - Northwestern University 1991
  • Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology - University of Michigan 1995
  • Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology - University of Louisville 1998
  • Residency Radiation Oncology - University of Louisville 2001
  • Clinical Focus - Breast, Gynecology, Brachytherapy

Dr. Yashar is the Breast Cancer Section Chief and a member of the Gynecologic Cancer Treatment Team. In addition, she serves as the Assistant Vice-Chair of Clinical Affairs and the Medical Director of the La Jolla Radiation Oncology Facility. She is also currently the Vice Chief of Staff of the UCSD Medical Center.

An internationally-recognized radiation oncologist in the treatment of breast and gynecologic cancers, Dr. Yashar has a particular expertise in the use of novel brachytherapy approaches in these disease sites. She is on the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO) and is currently President of the American Brachytherapy Society (ABS). She is the Senior Editor (Gynecologic Cancers) for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, and an Gynecologic Cancer editor of the on-line journal Up-to-Date. She is also an editor of the Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology, the premier textbook in Gynecologic Oncology. She has published over 75 journal articles, reviews and book chapters, focused on gynecologic malignancies, breast cancer and brachytherapy.

Dr. Yashar serves on multiple Medical School and Hospital Committees, having chaired the Medical School Curriculum Committee, the Moores Cancer Committee and the Council on Education Policy. A frequent invited speaker at national and international cancer symposia, she has been named a Top Doctor by the San Diego Magazine.