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WELLNESS ONCOLOGY & HEMATOLOGY
Offices in West Hills & Tarzana
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Wellness Oncology & Hematology: Our Doctors & Team


At Wellness Oncology & Hematology, Dr. Omid Shaye, Dr. Ashkan Lashkari and Dr. Christopher Ho believe in using a team approach to manage your care. Our Medical Oncologists, Hematologists, Certified Oncology Nurses and patient support specialists all share a common goal to provide you with advanced care that is close to home.

Our offices are conveniently located in the San Fernando Valley, adjacent to the recently renovated West Hills Hospital and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. We take great pride in being able to provide our patients with advanced treatment and care of cancers and blood diseases in a state-of-the- art facilities with an on-site pharmacy.

In addition to our Medical Oncologists, our team includes Oncology Certified Nurses, who are available 5 days a week, as well as medical assistants and a complete support team specializing in patient advocacy.

In an effort to assure that your treatments and visits are as uncomplicated as possible, we have made our facilities a central location for your visits, infusions, injections and medications. Our office is also easily accessible for participation in our clinical trials. Oncology and Hematology are wide reaching and integrative fields of medicine that are constantly changing in response to new treatments and drug therapies. To keep pace with the advances that may benefit you, we have a large and friendly staff who will be more than happy to speak with you anytime, whether it is to answer questions or to schedule an appointment.

Omid Shaye, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
Omid Shaye, M.D.
Dr. Omid Shaye was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. After graduating from high school at Birmingham Charter High School, he matriculated to the University of Southern California. Dr. Shaye earned both his undergraduate and medical degree from USC.

He then began his medical career at the renowned LAC/USC medical center, wherein his interest in hematology and medical oncology was cultivated. He was selected to be a fellow at the Norris Cancer Center at USC, one of the original Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1973. In recognition of his dedication and leadership, Dr. Shaye was chosen to be Chief Fellow of Medical Oncology in 2006.

After his experience at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Shaye sought to replicate the excellence and commitment had had come to know to his neighbors and friends in the San Fernando Valley. He quickly teamed with Dr Ashkan Lashkari to form Wellness Oncology to combine the experiences of the two of the best known comprehensive cancer centers in Los Angeles. Of his particular interest was the establishment of clinical trials at Wellness Oncology, thereby bringing cutting edge therapeutic options to patients in the San Fernando Valley.


Ashkan Lashkari, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
Ashkan Lashkari, M.D.
Dr. Ashkan Lashkari is a Southern California native, and spent his formative years in Santa Monica. He double majored in Art History and Genetics while at UCLA, graduating with honors and matriculating into UCLA Medical School, one of the top ten medical schools in the country.

While completing his residency at UCLA Medical Center, Dr Lashkari built his reputation as a caring, detailed internist. His brother, Saman, is a well-respected and busy internist and nephrologist in the San Fernando Valley. In adjacent offices, it is not difficult for them to collaborate on patient matters. Dr Lashkari chose to complete his subspecialty training at the City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, arguably the most well-known cancer center in Los Angeles.

After his experience at the City of Hope, Dr Lashkari sought to replicate the artful combination of compassion and cutting edge medicine he had experienced. He returned to West Hills to form Wellness Oncology with Dr. Shaye to combine the experiences of the two of the best known Comprehensive Centers in Los Angeles. One of the recent products of Dr. Lashkari's hard work and determination is that of our clinical trial program, bringing state of the art treatment options to patients in the West Hills and Tarzana communities.


Christopher Ho, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
Hematology
Born in Appleton, Wisconsin and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Ho matriculated to Baltimore for his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University. He returned to Philadelphia for his medical degree at Temple University where he clerked at the Fox Chase Cancer Center and developed his interest in medical oncology research.

Dr. Ho completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis and sub-specialty training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at the USC Keck School of Medicine. Chris was selected to serve as Chief Fellow of Medical Oncology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2008.

In joining Dr. Lashkari, Dr. Shaye, and Dr. Ho at Wellness Oncology, Dr. Ho hopes to continue our goal of supporting the wellness of both our hematology and oncology patients.

In his spare time, Dr. Ho is devoted to his wife and two young boys. His favorite authors right now include Bill Martin, Jr. and Margaret Wise Brown. He has a passing interest in the art of Eric Carle. Chris is an avid sports fan, and enjoys travelling and cooking. Dr. Ho is fluent in Spanish and Chinese.


On-Staff Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®)
Wellness Oncology & Hematology is dedicated to the complete care of patients with cancer and blood disorders. As part of our overall objective, we have a full time Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN®) on staff five days a week.

With all the rapid scientific and technological advances in cancer care, we feel it is important to have an OCN who is able to handle the demands of this ever evolving field of medicine and who can help educate patients about their disease, administer chemotherapy and advise about the possible side effects of treatment. In addition, our OCN is available to provide psychosocial support before, during and after treatments and throughout continuing care. Our OCN also assists in our patient advocacy efforts, and serves as a figurative navigational system helping to map out treatment.

Everyone on the team at Wellness Oncology & Hematology cares about your overall health and well-being. Together, we make every effort to make your cancer treatment as comforting as possible.


Patient Support Team
Patient Support
At Wellness Oncology & Hematology, we have a large Patient Support Team dedicated to making your cancer care as comfortable as possible. Patient advocacy is our specialty. We are happy to serve as a liaison between you and your insurance provider(s), most of which we readily accept at Wellness Oncology & Hematology. We are also here to help you with additional opportunities for financial assistance when necessary. Our team has built relationships with many outside foundations that can lend support to patients and families undergoing cancer treatment at Wellness Oncology & Hematology. Grants and donations are available to those who qualify, and our Patient Support Team will be happy to discretely assist you in finding organizations eager to help.

You may reach any member of our Patient Support Team by calling (818) 346-1773


On-site Pharmacy
On-Site Pharmacy
For your added convenience, located just two floors below Wellness Oncology & Hematology's office is an on-site pharmacy. Woodlake Pharmacy accepts most prescription drug plans, and is open during normal operating hours of Wellness Oncology & Hematology (M-F 9:00-5:30pm).

Prescriptions can be filled by the friendly staff while you wait. The pharmacy is located in Suite 100 of our office building at 7320 Woodlake Avenue, West Hills, CA 91307.
For full hours of operation, call 818-999-1111


Anna Herrera - Practice Manager
Anna Herrera
Practice Manager

Nadia Meza - Insurance Coordinator
Nadia Meza
Insurance Coordinator

Dina Casciato - Insurance Coordinator
Dina Casciato
Insurance Coordinator

Cecilia Hernandez - Insurance Coordinator
Cecilia Hernandez
Insurance Coordinator

Erling Guzman - Patient Care Coordinator
Erling Guzman
Patient Care Coordinator

Adriana Madero - Patient Care Coordinator
Adriana Madero
Patient Care Coordinator

Maria Romo - Patient Care Coordinator
Maria Romo
Patient Care Coordinator

Mary Mau - Clinical Trial Coordinator
Mary Mau
Clinical Trial Coordinator

Aurea Traquena - Lab Technician
Aurea Traquena
Lab Technician

Natalie Herrera - Lab Assistant
Natalie Herrera
Lab Assistant

Dolly Muga - Medical Assistant
Dolly Muga
Medical Assistant

Mayra Molina - Medical Assistant
Mayra Molina
Medical Assistant

Pearl Benson - Medical Assistant
Pearl Benson
Medical Assistant

Daniel Boland - Medical Assistant
Daniel Boland
Medical Assistant

Denise Garcia - Medical Records/Medical Assistant
Denise Garcia
Medical Records/Medical Assistant

Tamara LaCagnina, CPC - Certified Professional Coder
Tamara LaCagnina, CPC
Certified Professional Coder

Denise Rebbie-Galpin - Certified Oncology Nurse
Denise Rebbie-Galpin
Certified Oncology Nurse

Sylvia Cardenas - Certified Oncology Nurse
Sylvia Cardenas
Certified Oncology Nurse

Marylen Roldan - Pharmacy Director
Marylen Roldan
Pharmacy Director

Robin Santellano - Oncology Nurse
Robin Santellano
Oncology Nurse