Wellness Oncology & Hematology: Our Doctors & Team
Dr. Omid Shaye, Dr. Ashkan Lashkari and Dr. Christopher Ho are leading medical oncologists and hematologists who believe that by having two convenient locations in the San Fernando Valley, near West Hills Hospital and Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Wellness Oncology & Hematology is better able to provide you with advanced treatment and care of cancers and blood diseases.
Our team is committed to making your treatments and visits as effective and as uncomplicated as possible. Our facilities provide a state-of-the-art central location for your visits, infusions, injections, blood tests and medications with easy access for participation in our clinical trials and the convenience of an on-site pharmacy.
In addition to our physicians, 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.
Omid Shaye, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
A native of the San Fernando Valley, Dr. Shaye
earned both his undergraduate and medical degrees from USC before embarking on his specialization in oncology and hematology at the renowned LAC/USC medical center. Selected as a fellow at the UC Norris Cancer Center, one of the nationís leading comprehensive centers, Dr. Shaye was later chosen to be Chief Fellow of Medical Oncology in 2006. He left UC Norris to fulfill his vision to bring cutting edge therapeutic options to patients in the San Fernando Valley. By establishing Wellness Oncology & Hematology with Dr. Ashkan Lashkari, he is able to offer patients the combined experiences of two of the best known comprehensive cancer centers in Southern California.
Ashkan Lashkari, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
A board certified hematologist and medical oncologist fascinated by the marriage of science and art, Dr. Lashkari
studied art history and medical genetics as an undergraduate at UCLA while volunteering in a number of free medical clinics around Los Angeles. His passion for cancer care blossomed at UCLA Medical School when he participated in clinical research investigating novel therapies for acute leukemia. After a residency at UCLA and fellowship at the City of Hope, his goal of delivering high quality care in a community setting led him in 2009 to Wellness Oncology & Hematology where he has helped develop a clinical trial program with active studies across a broad spectrum of diseases. Outside of practice, he enjoys running, tennis, art, cooking, and spending time with his family.
Christopher Ho, M.D. - Medical Oncologist & Hematologist
Born in Wisconsin and raised in Philadelphia, Dr. Ho
completed his undergraduate studies at John Hopkins University and earned his medical degree at Temple University while working at the Fox Chase Cancer Center. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UC Davis and his subspecialty training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at USC Keck School of Medicine. He was chosen to serve as Chief Fellow of Medical Oncology at USC Norris Cancer Center in 2008. In 2013, he joined Dr. Omid Shaye and Dr. Ashkan Lashkari at Wellness Oncology & Hematology, to dedicate himself to his belief that the health of each patient depends on a combination of the latest techniques and information and the personal touch of a warm, caring physician.
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
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
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 HerreraPractice Manager
Erika SlaytonInsurance Coordinator
Nadia MezaInsurance Coordinator
Erling GuzmanPatient Care Coordinator
Adriana MaderoPatient Care Coordinator
Maria RomoPatient Care Coordinator
Mary MauClinical Trial Coordinator
Aurea TraquenaLab Technician
Natalie HerreraLab Assistant
Pearl BensonMedical Assistant
Dolly MugaMedical Assistant
Daniel BolandMedical Assistant
Mayra MolinaMedical Assistant
Tamara LaCagnina, CPCCertified Professional Coder
Denise Rebbie-GalpinCertified Oncology Nurse
Sylvia CardenasCertified Oncology Nurse
Marylen RoldanPharmacy Director
Robin SantellanoOncology Nurse