OUR PROVIDERS

Our provider team mirrors the diversity of Los Angeles

From doctors to nurses to care managers, your providers at Saban are a community of caring people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, just like the communities we serve. And all of us are committed to providing whole person care for everyone who needs it, regardless of how much money you have or where you come from.

All
Specialty
Family Medicine
Pediatrics
Dentistry
Behavioral Health
Women's Health
Senior Health
Optometry
Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology
Internal Medicine
Acupuncture
Pulmonary
Psychiatry
Location
Melrose Health Center
Beverly Health Center
Hollywood Health Center
Virgil Family Health Center
Language
English
Spanish
Vietnamese
Armenian
Russian
Cantonese
Farsi
Arabic
French
Italian
Mandarin

Greg Pearl

Optometrist
Greg Pearl

Optometrist

Dr. Pearl graduated from Southern California College of Optometry with a Doctorate of Optometry in 1983. He then practiced 12 years at the South Bay Eye Institute in Redondo Beach. Dr. Pearl has been volunteering his time at Saban Community Clinic for more then 20 years.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Spanish

Samantha Kumpf

Physician Assistant
Samantha Kumpf

Physician Assistant

Location:Hollywood
Language:English
Dr Imanuel Khalili

Imanuel Khalili

Physician
Dr Imanuel Khalili
Imanuel Khalili

Physician

Residency in Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.
Board Certified in Internal Medicine since 2014.
Started to work with Saban in October 2014 as Primary Care Physician and Internist.
In my free time interested in reading books and also walking.

Location:Hollywood Health Center
Language:English, Farsi

Victoria Chiu

Dentist
Victoria Chiu

Dentist

Location:Berverly, Melrose
Language:English, Cantonese

Dolores Kent

Physician
Dolores Kent

Physician

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English

Manisha Ati

Family Nurse Practitioner
Manisha Ati

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Education: San Diego State, BS, Kinesiology; NYU, BS, Nursing
Graduate School: UC Irvine - MS in Nursing
Fellowship: Psychiatry Fellowship - UC Irvine/UC Davis

Healthcare is a right not a privilege - this is Saban's mission statement and one that Manisha is passionate about. She believe all patients are deserving of equitable and high quality health care regardless of race, religion, sex and sexual preferences. She loves working and serving her community  in Los Angeles so everyone has the opportunity to live a healthier and happier life!

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English, Spanish

Lucas Nicholaou

Dentist
Lucas Nicholaou

Dentist

Location:Beverly, Melrose, and Virgil Clinic
Language:English
Hei Wah Wong

Hei-Wah “Hetty” Wong

Physician
Hei Wah Wong
Hei-Wah “Hetty” Wong

Physician

Dr. Wong was born and raised in LA to immigrant parents and has recently returned to LA after a 15-year journey through the East Coast for college and medical school and the Pacific Northwest for her residency training at Swedish Cherry Hill in Seattle.

My goal as a provider is to help patients better their health through strong patient-physician relationships that lead to more fulfilling and happier lives. I try to provide knowledge, compassionate care, and healthy lifestyle interventions that fit my patients' lives and goals of care. I use a team-based approach that respects and integrates the experiences, knowledge and understanding that my patients share with me to work towards wholeness and happiness.

In her spare time you'll find her trying out new recipes, relaxing with friends/family, and re-exploring LA with her husband.

Location:Melrose
Language:English, Spanish, Cantonese

Elena Gilman

Psychiatrist
Elena Gilman

Psychiatrist

Elena Gilman, MD has been working as a part time psychiatrist at Saban Taper since 2015. She completed her psychiatric residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center of Boston. She has 14 years of experience in community psychiatry working in different clinics in Los Angeles. She is fluent in English and Russian. In her free time she enjoys skiing, skating, and biking.

Location:Hollywood
Language:English, Russian
Farshid Fararooy

Farshid Fararooy

Physician
Farshid Fararooy
Farshid Fararooy

Physician

In primary Care Practice for 20 years. Enjoys helping the patients remain healthy and live longer and happier.

Location:Melrose
Language:English, Farsi

Stephanie Yen

Pediatrician
Stephanie Yen

Pediatrician

Undergraduate Education: UC San Diego, Biology, Minor in Healthcare & Social Issues
Medical School: Keck School of Medicine of USC
Rotation and Research: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Pediatric Residency Training: UC Davis

Dr. Yen became a pediatrician because she loves working with kids and families to ensure children are in their best health to pursue their dreams and goals in life. She is proud to be part of the Saban pediatric team where she can provide high-quality, accessible healthcare to the surrounding community.

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English, Mandarin

Ghassan Khoury

Physician
Ghassan Khoury

Physician

Medical School: University of Jordan
Residency: Texas Tech University University Health Sciences Center
Training: Certified by American Academy of HIV Medicine

Dr. Khoury is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and a certified HIV Specialist. He received his medical degree from the University of Jordan. Prior to completing his residency, he held clinical and medical positions at The University of New Mexico, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada, and UCLA CARE Center.

He is dedicated to working in community health and focusing on HIV primary care and research to further empower those living with HIV to be proactive with regard to their overall health.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Arabic
Dr Armen Arshakyan

Armen Arshakyan

Physician
Dr Armen Arshakyan
Armen Arshakyan

Physician

Medical School – Yerevan State Medical University
Residency – USC Keck School of Medicine / LAC + USC Medical Center
Fellowship – Cedars-Sinai / UCLA Medical Centers

Location:Beverly
Language:Armenian, Russian, English
Dr Tinh Vuong

Tinh Vuong

Physician
Dr Tinh Vuong
Tinh Vuong

Physician

Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Graduate School: Emperor's College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopath
Residency: Harbor UCLA

Dr. Vuong likes to serve the community and provide the best care possible for those in need of health care. She chose to work at Saban Community Clinic because its mission aligns with her beliefs: to provide excellent comprehensive care, with staff who are dedicated and treat the person as a whole and not just their disease or condition.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Vietnamese
Dr. Yamina Queen

Yanina Queen

Pediatrician
Dr. Yamina Queen
Yanina Queen

Pediatrician

Undergraduate Education: University of Economics and Finance, International Relations; Westminster College, BA in Economics and Pre-Med
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University
Residency: White Memorial Medical Center

Dr. Queen understands the difficulties of immigrating to a new country after leaving St. Petersburg to study at Westminster College on a full scholarship, followed by another full scholarship to complete medical school. As the Director of Pediatrics, she is dedicated to providing the best care to marginalized communities and works to ensure her team provides quality, personalized care to every pediatric patient that comes to Saban. She cares for her patients as if they were her own family in hopes of creating a more kind and safe place for her patients.

Location:Melrose & Virgil Health Center
Language:English, Russian, Spanish

Tiffany Fischman

Pediatrician
Tiffany Fischman

Pediatrician

Dr. Fischman previously worked as a general pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She completed her pediatric residency at Goryeb Children’s Hospital in New Jersey and graduated cum laude from St. George’s University School of Medicine.

In her free time she enjoys traveling, writing and speaking on the latest topics in children's health, and spending time with her husband and 3 young children.

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English, Russian, Spanish
Carrie Wong

Carrie Wong

Dentist
Carrie Wong
Carrie Wong

Dentist

Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Wong came to the U.S. when she was 2 years old. She now lives in Los Angeles with her family, and enjoys gardening and playing with her toddler on the weekends.

University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry - Doctor of Dental Surgery earned in 2010
St. Mary's Hospital an Affiliate of Yale School of Medicine - General Practice Residency completed in 2011

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:Cantonese

Zarina Bell

Dentist
Zarina Bell

Dentist

Zarina Bell completed her undergraduate education at University of Illinois at Chicago and earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Michigan School of Dentistry.  She completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency at UCLA in 2019.

She is passionate about prevention and working in underserved communities. She is also a volunteer faculty member at UCLA.

Location:Virgil Family Health Center, Melrose Health Center
Language:English, Russian
Dr Oswlad Chan

Oswald Chan

Physician
Dr Oswlad Chan
Oswald Chan

Physician

Family Practice Residency in Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown, PA., completed in 1995.
Practicing in Community Clinics with the underserved since 1999.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Cantonese
Dr. Dastur

Van Anh Dastur

Dentist
Dr. Dastur
Van Anh Dastur

Dentist

A graduate of UCLA School of Dentistry in 1993, Dr. Dastur has been practicing at Saban Community Clinic for over 19 years. Her passion for helping the most vulnerable patients was kindled when she started working at a community clinic in East Los Angeles. With her children in college she has more time to enjoy cardio dancing, reading, and Netflix.

Location:Beverly Clinic
Language:English, Vietnamese

Julia Chan-Lopez

Nurse Practitioner
Julia Chan-Lopez

Nurse Practitioner

Michael Huang

Dentist
Michael Huang

Dentist

Jacklyn Ibrahim

Dentist
Jacklyn Ibrahim

Dentist

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Spanish

Jennifer Lee

Physician
Jennifer Lee

Physician

Undergraduate Education: Pomona College, B.A. Biology
Graduate Education: Georgetown University M.S. Physiology and Biophysics
Medical School: Drexel University College of Medicine, M.D.
Residency: Kaiser Los Angeles

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Lee loves working with her fellow Angelenos and making a difference in her community.

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English

Kristian Melby

Physician Assistant
Kristian Melby

Physician Assistant

Kristian Melby received his degree of Master of Science, Physician Assistant from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 2016. Prior to joining SCC in 2019, he worked at Whitman Walker Health in Washington DC that provides affirming community-based health and wellness services to all with a special expertise in LGBTQ and HIV care.

Kristian provides comprehensive medical healthcare services at our satellite location and Hollywood Health Center. He has specialized HIV training and background, especially for addressing the needs of Transgender patients.

 

Location:Hollywood Health Center
Language:English

Anna Noble

Physician
Anna Noble

Physician

Undergraduate Education: UCLA
Medical School: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Residency & Fellowship: Cedars Sinai Medical Center

Dr. Noble chose to work at Saban because of the dedicated staff who provide quality medical care to those who need it most while also serving as a unique site for medical education.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Russian

Vreny Palacios

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Vreny Palacios

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location:Hollywood Health Center
Language:English

Sarah Domb

Psychiatrist
Sarah Domb

Psychiatrist

Dr. Domb received her M.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She pursued sub-specialty fellowship training in addiction psychiatry at Cedars Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). Dr. Domb is double board-certified in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.

Location:Melrose Health Center, Hollywood Health Center, Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Spanish
Julissa Miro Quesada

Julissa Miro-Quesada

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Julissa Miro Quesada
Julissa Miro-Quesada

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Julissa Miro-Quesada, Director of Behavioral Health, began her clinical experience in 2012 working with adults, adolescents, and children in English and Spanish.  She specializes in mindfulness meditation and believes in an approach that emphasizes an integrative, dynamic, and holistic methodology to mental health.

Julissa holds a Masters in Psychology from Antioch University.  She is a native of Peru and enjoys fostering cultural sensitivity in both her personal and professional settings.

 

 

Location:Hollywood
Language:English, Spanish, Italian
Jennifer Matthes

Jennifer Matthes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Jennifer Matthes
Jennifer Matthes

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jennifer Matthes received her Bachelor's degree in Social Welfare from the University of Washington before beginning her career in the mental health field. She holds a Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University. She is passionate about mental health and well-being and enjoys working with both children and adults in individual therapy.

Location:Melrose
Language:English, Spanish
Brigid Donahue

Brigid Donahue

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Brigid Donahue
Brigid Donahue

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Brigid is originally from Lowell, Massachusetts. She received her Masters in Social work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston. She came to California after school because she was drawn to the beauty of the coast and better weather.

Location:Hollywood
Language:English
Joel Khalil

Joelle Khalil

Waivered Psychologist
Joel Khalil
Joelle Khalil

Waivered Psychologist

Dr. Khalil grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She attended the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles where she received a doctor of psychology (PsyD) degree. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include treating trauma and somatization. During her free time, Dr. Khalil enjoys hiking and attending live concerts.

Location:Hollywood Health Center
Language:English, Arabic, French

Violetta Fernandez

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Violetta Fernandez

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Location:Hollywood Health Center
Language:English

Nicholas Figueroa

Psychiatrist
Nicholas Figueroa

Psychiatrist

Maya Inigo-Anderson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Maya Inigo-Anderson

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melina Pinto

Therapist
Melina Pinto

Therapist

Jennifer Nguyen

Jennifer Nguyen

Family Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Nguyen
Jennifer Nguyen

Family Nurse Practitioner

Undergraduate Education: Cal State Los Angeles, Bachelor of Science Nursing
Graduate School: Cal State Los Angeles, Master of Science Nursing

Jennifer Nguyen is a Family Nurse Practitioner committed to providing primary care to patients of all ages. She chose to work at Saban because she can help to provide inclusive care for underserved populations in her community. Originally from the Bay Area, she loves exploring all the food around LA and enjoys spending time with her cats.

Location:Hollywood, Melrose, & Virgil Health Centers
Language:English, Spanish
Edgar Sedrakyan

Edgar Sedrakyan

Nurse Practitioner
Edgar Sedrakyan
Edgar Sedrakyan

Nurse Practitioner

I am from L.A. Why healthcare? Why not!!! What better way to serve your community and feel good about it.
I rarely have spare time as my children keep me busy at home; but whenever I do, I watch European Soccer League (mostly Spanish, Italian, and English Leagues).

Location:Melrose
Language:English, Spanish, Armenian
Ellen Olaivar

Ellen Olaivar

Nurse Practicioner
Ellen Olaivar
Ellen Olaivar

Nurse Practicioner

Ellen is originally from the Hawaiian Islands and attended the Alumni University of Hawaii, CSULB.

Location:Beverly
Language:English
Stacy Nadler

Stacey Nadler

Nurse Practitioner
Stacy Nadler
Stacey Nadler

Nurse Practitioner

Stacey was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is married and has two children and two dogs. She went undergrad and graduate school at UCLA where she earned her Master's degree and Nurse Practitioner certificate. She has been a NP for over 25 years and feel blessed and humbled to still love what she does all these years later. She feels very lucky to be apart of the Saban Clinical Team.

Location:Beverly
Language:English, Spanish

Danny Kwang Lee

Dentist
Danny Kwang Lee

Dentist

Negeen Farmand

Negeen Farmand

Physician Assistant
Negeen Farmand
Negeen Farmand

Physician Assistant

When I started undergraduate school at UCI under the Biological Sciences department, I knew I wanted to be in the medical field, especially treating the impoverished and most sick and vulnerable populations. When I discovered PA school, I knew that was the perfect career for me as it was a balance of everything I dreamed of.

Graduating PA school in 2006. My first international medical mission July of 2016 in a village in northern Vietnam. Starting Homeless/Street medicine and outreach March 2018.

Location:Melrose
Language:English, Farsi