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
Location
Melrose Health Center
Beverly Health Center
Hollywood Health Center
Language
English
Spanish
Vietnamese
Armenian
Russian
Cantonese
Farsi
Romanian
Arabic
French
Italian

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
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
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

Dolores Kent

OBGYN
Dolores Kent

OBGYN

Location:Melrose
Language:English

Victoria Chiu

Dentist
Victoria Chiu

Dentist

Location:Berverly, Melrose
Language:English, Cantonese

Yu-Ming Ni

Physician
Yu-Ming Ni

Physician

Location:Beverly
Language:English

Derek Leong

Physician
Derek Leong

Physician

Location:Beverly
Language:English

Yoseline Bogna

LCSW
Yoseline Bogna

LCSW

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English

Manisha Ati

Family Nurse Practitioner
Manisha Ati

Family Nurse Practitioner

Location:Melrose
Language:English
Dr. Yamina Queen

Yanina Queen

Pediatrician
Dr. Yamina Queen
Yanina Queen

Pediatrician

Dr. Queen was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1971 and came alone to America at the age of 19. She was the recipient of a full tuition, room & board scholarship to attend college at Westminster College in Missouri and subsequently received a full tuition scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City. Dr. Queen is committed to serving the underserved for her entire professional career, including in her residency training in Pediatrics. She resides in Venice Beach. She loves gardening, hiking, camping and making costumes for her daughter's ballet school.

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English, Russian, Spanish
Dr Tinh Vuong

Tinh Vuong

Physician
Dr Tinh Vuong
Tinh Vuong

Physician

Knowledgeable in alternative medicine.

Location:Beverly Health Center
Language:English, Vietnamese
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 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
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
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
Emily Parsons

Emily Parsons

Dentist
Emily Parsons
Emily Parsons

Dentist

I love working with patients to improve their oral health and self-esteem. I'm originally from Kansas and went to dental school at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. I love hiking around the LA metro!

Location:Berverly, Melrose
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

Behavioral Health Manager
Julissa Miro Quesada
Julissa Miro Quesada

Behavioral Health Manager

I was born in Lima-Peru and moved to Caracas-Venezuela when I was 10. I have lived in 6 different countries since and have made Los Angeles my home. My interest in psychology originated when I was only six years old and my best friend's mother whom I admired, shared with me that she was a psychotherapist. I began to ask the adults in my life about the profession and learned that my father's sister was also going to school to become a child psychologist. Both women were role models to me so I quickly became fascinated by the idea of a career in mental health and helping others. Personal reasons brought me to Los Angeles in 2003 where I completed my undergraduate and Master's Program in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University.

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
Albert Jose

Jose Albert

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Albert Jose
Jose Albert

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

I was born in Valencia, Spain. At age 16 immigrated with my family to Venezuela. I had relatives living in Los Angeles and I started to visit in the late 70's. I decided to immigrate to California in 1983. After a career in the Financial world that took me to work for a fortune 500 in the health field. Inspired by my volunteering as an emotional support aid, I decided to go back to school and I received a BA in Psychology in 2006 from UCLA. I completed my masters in counseling at California State University, Northridge where I received my MS in Counseling. Later on in 2009 I came to the Saban Community Clinic to complete my internship. I never left. I was fortunate to be offered a part-time position that turned in a full-time position. SCC mission statement to tend to the underserved minorities captivated my heart and soul. Specializing in treatment of trauma and Women's health is at the core of my work at SCC. Working with the Latino community and undocumented immigrants is another great motivator.
I enjoy nature, a walk in the park by the Ocean, cooking and reading.

Location:Hollywood
Language:English, Spanish

Michelle Kuranishi

Wellness Promoter/Post-doctoral wavered psychologist
Michelle Kuranishi

Wellness Promoter/Post-doctoral wavered psychologist

Originally from northern New York state, Michelle spent 12 years in the Marine Corps, completing two tours of duty in Iraq as a bomb disposal technician, then left to pursue higher education. Michelle received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Los Angeles campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she majored in neuropsychology. She is additionally a certified hypnotherapist and trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). In her free time Michelle enjoys running, traveling, writing, and silk acrobatics.

Location:Hollywood
Language:English
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
Roni Blau

Roni Blau

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Roni Blau
Roni Blau

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a native of Los Angeles. I majored in English Literature at Smith College, and received my MSW from University of Southern California. Ever since my first internship in graduate school, I knew that I had found my calling. I feel like I get paid to connect with people. In my spare time, I love to be outdoors, hiking or walking my dog. I also love seeing movies (indies, not blockbusters).

Location:Beverly
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
Carrie Belin

Carrie Belin

Family Nurse Practitioner
Carrie Belin
Carrie Belin

Family Nurse Practitioner

Carrie Belin is a board certified family nurse practitioner who works at Saban Community Clinic at the Beverly and Taper locations. Carrie is actively engaged in causes focused on health care needs of vulnerable populations including harm reduction and Medication Assisted Treatment. Carrie is a recipient of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Conway Merit Scholarship, and is a member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, California Association for Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Location:Beverly Health CEnter
Language:English
Jennifer Nguyen

Jennifer Nguyen

Nurse Practitioner
Jennifer Nguyen
Jennifer Nguyen

Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Nguyen is a Family Nurse Practitioner committed to providing primary care to patients of all ages. She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Nursing from Cal State LA. She is originally from the Bay Area, loves exploring all the food around LA and enjoys spending time with her three cats.

Location:Melrose Clinic
Language:English
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
Ndika Fomukong

Ndika Fomukong

Nurse Practitioner
Ndika Fomukong
Ndika Fomukong

Nurse Practitioner

Ndika has over 24 years experience working in Healthcare Services. He has also worked as a Psychiatric nurse & Medical Surgical Nurse.

Location:Melrose
Language:English
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
Sharon Quesada

Sharon Quesada

Physician Assistant
Sharon Quesada
Sharon Quesada

Physician Assistant

Sharon has 4 years of experience in Family Medicine and Pediatrics. She is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. In addition, she is a current member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Location:Melrose
Language:English
Anne Gelber

Anne Gelber

Nurse Practitioner
Anne Gelber
Anne Gelber

Nurse Practitioner

Anne Gelber is a native of Los Angeles. She started her career in the Health Care field because she enjoys helping the community. She received her degree from UCLA. In her spare time, she enjoys reading.

Location:Melrose Health Center
Language:English
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