Dr. Peyman Haghighat, MD

Dr. Peyman Haghighat, MD

Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Peyman Haghighat, MD is an oncology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He specializes in oncology and medical oncology.

Dignity Health Medical Foundation

1595 Soquel Dr Ste 350

Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Haghighat performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Breast Diseases
more than 86% of peers
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
more than 83% of peers
more than 82% of peers

Dr. Haghighat's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Haghighat "Dr. Haghighat started his career as a molecular geneticist in field of cancer gene therapy. He has been awarded outstanding clinical instructor awards by student physicians. He has been a medical director for America College of Surgeon Comprehensive Cancer Program and a principle or co-principle investigator for multiple phase II and III clinical trials. However, it is the privilege of being allowed to care for patients which drives Dr. Haghighat and which he is most passionate about. "

2  Specialties

  • Oncology
  • Medical Oncology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

91  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Saint George`s University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institution
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Haghighat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Haghighat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Haghighat to family and friends
18 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Haghighat's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Dr. Haghighat is a great listener and reflects upon my questions & concerns long after our appointments. We have been so pleased with his professionalism & kindness. The office staff has been wonderful as well.
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Dr Haghighat is one of a kind and we are lucky to have him in Santa Cruz! He's a great communicator and listener. Very compassionate and thorough. Exceptionally intelligent. Completely trustworthy, clearly out for the patient's best interests. He always has a twinkle in his eye and a readiness...more
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Dr.Haghighat is so nice! He’s freindly and reassuring, when you need it most. The office staff are helful and responsive the the Oncology nurse is just awesome.
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It was my first time seeing Dr. Haghighat. Very interesting experience. Doctor is very responsive, easy going, good listener. A lot of positive energy. Good and supportive stuff team. Thanks.
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We waited for an hour and half before we were seen.It was so disappointing & annoying since they scheduled the appointments on time & patients are expected to be examined on their schedule..Very very disappointed!!
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