Rashaan Ali-Jones, MD, FACS - Co-Director

Dr. Rashaan Ali-Jones

Dr. Rashaan Ali-Jones completed her general surgery residency training at Mount-Sinai Medical Center in New York City. During her residency at Mount Sinai, she trained with world renowned surgeons in minimally invasive and colorectal surgery, with an emphasis in inflammatory bowel disease. She is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Ali-Jones is a native of the South Bay and enjoys serving our community. She was recruited to join the Association of South Bay Surgeons in 2008. Dr. Ali-Jones enjoys all aspects of general surgery, and has special interest in breast, advanced laparoscopic and colorectal surgery.


Melanie Friedlander, MD, FACS - Co-Director

Dr. Melanie Friedlander

Dr. Melanie Friedlander is the Co-Director of Breast Surgery for the Association of South Bay Surgeons. She was also selected to lead the Breast Surgery Program at the Hunt Cancer Institute of Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a Cedars-Sinai affiliate.

Her practice focuses on providing the highest quality surgical care for patients with breast cancer and benign problems. She applies that compassion and dedication as well as a minimally invasive approach to thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy, and through robotic and laparoscopic surgery for hernias, adrenal masses, colon problems, and gallbladder disease. She combines her experience as a Clinical Instructor at USC with her personal attention to provide academic expertise and a concierge approach. Dr. Friedlander is proud to be designated a "Super Doctor" by her peers in Los Angeles, but her greatest joy is helping her patients through a difficult time.


For additional information about the Breast Cancer Program at the Torrance Memorial Hunt Cancer Institute,
call our Nurse Navigators at 310-784-6384 or email evelyn.calip@tmmc.com.