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Meet Our Doctors

Our outstanding team of medical professionals work together to customize a treatment plan specific to each patient's needs. We strive to provide the best possible patient outcomes by utilizing state of the art techniques and clinical trials.

Surgeons

 

Physicians

 

Physician Assistants

Tara Seery, MD

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Tara Seery, MD
Hematology/Oncology, Director of Pancreatic Cancer Oncology

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Locations

Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine

23961 Calle De La Magdalena, Suite 130
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 770-0797
(949) 770-0730

 

Education

  • University College, Dublin School of Medicine (Dublin)
  • Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center (Boston, MA)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • SWOG
  • Alliance for Clinical Trials

 

Selected Publications

  1. Villano, J.E., Seery, T.E., Bressler, L.R. Temozolomide in malignant gliomas: current use and future targets. Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, 2009 Mar; 64 (4), 647-655
  2. Seery, T.E., Ziogas, A., Lin, B., Pan, CG, Stamos, M., Zell, J. Mortality Risk After Preoperative versus Postoperative Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy in Lymph Node Positive Rectal Cancer. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2013 Feb; 17, 374-381
  3. Tsang, W. Ziogas, A., Lin, B., Seery, T.E., Karnes, W., Stamos, M., Zell, J.  Role of Surgical Resection Among Chemotherapy-Treated Colorectal Cancer Patients with Stage IV Disease: A survival Analysis. Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery; Mar 2014, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p592.
  4. Joon-II Choi, David Imagawa, Priya Bhosale, Puneet Bhargava, Temel Tirkes, Tara E Seery, Chandana Lall.  MRI following treatment of advanced HCC with sorafenib. Clinical and Molecular Hepatology, 2014. June; 20(2):218-222.
  5. M. Nayyar, D. Imagawa, T. Tirkes, A. Demirjian, R. Houshyar, K. Sandrasegaran, C. Nangia, T. Seery, P. Bhargava, J. Choi, C. Lall. Composite liver tumors: A Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation. Clinical and Molecular Hepatology 2014; 20:406-410.
  6. R.K. Ramanathan, S.L McDonough, H.F.Kennecke, S. Iqbal, J.C. Baranda, T. E. Seery, H.J. Lim, A. F. Hezel. G. M. Vaccaro, C. C. Blanke. A Phase II Study of MK-2206, an Allosteric Inhibitor of AKT as Second Line Therapy for Advanced Gastric and Gastroesophageal Junction Cancer, a SWOG Cooperative Group Trial (S1005). Cancer. 2015 Mar 30. Doi:10.1002/cncr.29363
  7. A. Le Rolle, S. Klempner, C. Garrett, T. Seery, E. Sanford, S. Balasubramanian, J. Ross, P. Stephenas, V. Miller, S Ali, V. Chiu.  Identification and Characterization of RET fusions in Advanced Colorectal Cancer.  Oncotarget. 2015 May 30
  8. R. Tang, T. Kain, J Herman, T. Seery. Durable Response using Regorafenib in An Elderly Patient with metastatic Colorectal Cancer: Case Report. Cancer Management and Research 2015:7 1-3.
  9. A. Grothey, J. Marshall, T. Seery. Current Options for Third Line Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer. Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology. Volume 14, Issue 3, Supplement 3 March 2016
  10.  V. Chung, S. McDonough, PA Philip, A. Wang-Gillam, L Hui, MA Tejani, T Seery, IA Dy, T. Al Baghdadi, AE Hendifar, LA Doyle, AM Lowy, KA Guthrie, CD Blanke, HS Hochster. Effect of Selumetinib and MK-2206 vs Oxaliplatin and Fluorouracil in Patients With Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer After Prior Therapy: SWOG S115 Study Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Dec 15. Doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.5383. [Epub ahead of print]
  11. T. Seery, A. Choudhry, A Eapen, Y Cheng. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors Therapy. JOP. J Pancreas (Online) 2017 Dec 18;S(3):216-220.
  12. S. Hingorani, L. Zheng, A. Bullock, T. Seery, W. Harris, D. Sigal, F. Braiteh, P Ritch, M. zalupski, N Bahary, P Oberstein, A. Wang-Gillam, W. Wu, D. Chondros, P, Jiang, S. Khelifa, J. Pu, C. Aldrich, A. Hendifar. Halo 202: Randomized Phase II Study of PEGPH20 Plus Nab-Paclitaxel/Gemcitabine Versus Nab-Paclitaxel/Gemcitabine in Patients with  Untreated, Metastatic Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology 36, no. 4 (February 1 2018) 359-366.

 

 

Arvind M. Shinde, MD, MBA, MPH

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Arvind M. Shinde, MD, MBA, MPH
Director, Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Hematology & Oncology

English, Spanish

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Locations

St. Vincent Medical Center

2200 West 3rd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 900057

St. Francis Medical Center

3630 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262

 

Education

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center/West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center/West Los Angeles Veterans Administration, Los Angeles, CA
  • City of Hope/Harbor UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCSD/Scripps/San Diego Hospice and Institute for Palliative Medicine, San Diego, CA
  • Harvard University, Boston, MA
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Medical Oncology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Clinical Oncology
  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 

Selected Publications

  1. Shinde A, Pal S, Hurria A. “Geriatric Oncology.” The American Cancer Society’s Principles of Oncology: Prevention to Survivorship. First Edition. Ed. American Cancer Society. Atlanta: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018. 323-31.
  2. Gresham G, Schrack J, Gresham L, Shinde, A et al. “Wearable activity monitors in oncology trials. Current use of an emerging technology.” Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018; 64: 13-21.
  3. Shinde A, Dashti A. “Palliative Care in Lung Cancer.” Lung Cancer. Cancer Treatment and Research. Vol 170. Ed. Reckamp K. Springer, Cham., 2016. 225-250.
  4. Gong J, Tuli R, Shinde A, Hendifar A. Meta-analyses of treatment standards for pancreatic cancer. Molecular and Clinical Oncology. 2016;4(3):315-325.
  5. Shinde AM, Zhai J, Yu KW, et al. “Pathologic complete response rates in triple-negative, HER2-positive, and hormone receptor-positive breast cancers after anthracycline-free neoadjuvant chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel with or without trastuzumab.” Breast. 2015;24(1):18-23. 
  6. O’Connor T, Shinde A, Doan C, Katheria V, Hurria A. “Managing Breast Cancer in the Older Patient.” Clinical advances in hematology & oncology. 2013;11(6):341-347.

 

 

Elise Diner PA-C

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Elise Diner, PA-C
Transplant & Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery

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Locations

St. Vincent Medical Center

2200 West 3rd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 900057

St. Francis Medical Center

3630 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262

Chang Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine

2040 E Mariposa Ave
El Segundo, CA 90245

 

Education

  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ

 

Board Certifications

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • Americas Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
  • International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association

 

 

Jamie Taylor, MD

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Jamie Taylor, MD
Director, Anesthesia/Critical Care

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Locations

St. Vincent Medical Center

2200 West 3rd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 900057

St. Francis Medical Center

3630 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262

 

Education

  • Louisiana State University School of Medicine
  • Harbor-UCLA - Anesthesiology
  • University of Pennsylvania - Critical Care Medicine

 

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology, Critcal Care Medicine

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • International Liver Transplant Society

 

 

Julio Gutierrez, MD

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Julio Gutierrez, MD
Transplant Hepatology, Medical Director of Liver Transplant

English, Spanish

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Locations

St. Vincent Medical Center

2200 West 3rd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 900057

St. Francis Medical Center

3630 E Imperial Hwy
Lynwood, CA 90262

 

Education

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine (2007)
  • Internal Medicine, UCSD (2009)
  • Gastroenterology, UCSD (2013)
  • Transplant Hepatology, University of Miami/Jackson (2014)
  • BA, UC Berkeley (2000)
  • MS, Columbia University (2003)

Areas of Expertise

  • Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cancers
  • Ascites
  • Hepatitis C
  • Fatty Liver
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis

 

Board Certifications

  • ABIM - Internal Medicine
  • ABIM - Gastroenterology
  • ABIM - Transplant Hepatology
  • ABOM - Obesity Medicine

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiology
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists
  • International Liver Transplant Society

 

 

Brian Van Ness PA-C

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Brian Van Ness PA-C
Anesthesia/Critical Care

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Locations

St. Vincent Medical Center

2200 West 3rd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 900057

 

Education

  • Seton Hall University, Physician Assistant Program
  • Seton Hall University

 

Board Certifications

  • National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants

 

Professional Society Memberships

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Eastsern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • New Jersey State Society for Physician Assistants