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About Us

Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine is a new center that offers state-of-the-art cancer care. We have a dedicated team of experienced medical professionals who are committed to providing personalized care.

At the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine, (CSSIFM), we appreciate the differences between each individual and how treatment affects everyone differently. We care about the things that make you unique. This outlook informs every element of your experience with us, from the compassionate care of our staff to the treatment options we design for you. Our experienced medical oncologists obtain the most comprehensive molecular diagnostics available, so that, together, we can make the best treatment decision for you. In some cases, this means enrolling in a clinical trial, or creating a unique treatment regimen, or administering standard of care.

Our dedicated medical staff consisting of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse educators, social worker and dietician will support you along your treatment journey.

Our Guiding Principles

Our greatest satisfaction comes from taking care of our patients. Our goal is to provide patients with the highest level of expertise, as well as continuity of care. Our years of experience provide us with unique skills so that we deliver care in a compassionate, comfortable, clean, and safe environment.

We imagine the impossible. We learn from the past to lead the way into the future. We work collectively to achieve our vision.

We are committed to delivering medical breakthroughs that defeat cancer and improve the health and wellness that every man, woman, and child deserve.

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CSSIFM
El Segundo
2040 East Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245
Phone: 213 266 5600
Fax: 562 548 2304

Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd. Suite 370
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949 288 5701
Fax: 949 629 3806

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Costa Mesa

El Segundo

Meet the Team


Chaitali Nangia, MDChaitali Nangia, MD

Chaitali Nangia, MD is the Director of Head and Neck Oncology for the Verity Health System.

Dr. Nangia is a nationally renowned medical oncologist who provides leadership and active involvement in clinical trials focusing on immune oncology, precision care, biologics, targeted drugs and hormonal agents. With her expertise in the breast, head, and neck cancers she treats, she focuses on survivorship, quality of life, patient reported outcome and symptom management. Her goal is for each patient to have a high quality of life during and after treatment.

Dr. Nangia is published in many areas, including head and neck cancers, breast cancers, thyroid cancers, salivary gland tumors, rare tumors and skin cancers. Most recently, she practiced at UC Irvine where she was the HS Associate Clinical professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and the Associate Program Director for the hematology oncology fellowship program. Dr. Nangia has received many awards, including Teacher of the Year for UC Irvine’s Hematology Oncology Division for an impressive three times in a row, NCI Clinician Award and Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award.

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Chaitali Nangia, MD is the Director of Head and Neck Oncology for the Verity Health System.

Dr. Nangia is a nationally renowned medical oncologist who provides leadership and active involvement in clinical trials focusing on immune oncology, precision care, biologics, targeted drugs and hormonal agents. With her expertise in the breast, head, and neck cancers she treats, she focuses on survivorship, quality of life, patient reported outcome and symptom management. Her goal is for each patient to have a high quality of life during and after treatment.

Dr. Nangia is published in many areas, including head and neck cancers, breast cancers, thyroid cancers, salivary gland tumors, rare tumors and skin cancers. Most recently, she practiced at UC Irvine where she was the HS Associate Clinical professor in the Division of Hematology Oncology and the Associate Program Director for the hematology oncology fellowship program. Dr. Nangia has received many awards, including Teacher of the Year for UC Irvine’s Hematology Oncology Division for an impressive three times in a row, NCI Clinician Award and Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award.


Dr. Tara E. SeeryTara E. Seery, MD

Dr. Tara E. Seery is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, colon, rectum, anus, and liver. She has extensive experience in pancreatic cancer, including multiple publications, and is one of the highest enrollers in an early phase pancreatic cancer trial.

Dr. Seery received her M.D. from University College Dublin School of Medicine after receiving her B.S. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Seery did her residency and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston and completed her fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Most recently, Dr. Seery was an Associate Professor at UC Irvine in the Division of Hematology Oncology where she received the prestigious C. Ronal Koons, M.D. Humanitarian Award for service and compassion to patients.

Compassion and hope have driven Dr. Seery toward specializing in gastro-intestinal cancers. Although no one in her family is in medicine, she has been passionate about becoming a physician since she was five years old. Dr. Seery states that “joining CSSIFM is exciting because we are offering patients more hope, a better quality of life, and our future is to cure cancer.” Her plan is to help lead the pancreatic cancer studies for CSSIFM.

She enjoys teaching and was recently featured at the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Annual Lecture Series. Her research experience includes neoadjuvant chemotherapy and intraoperative chemotherapy for resectable pancreatic cancer and Corydalis Yanhusuo for prevention of chemotherapy induced neuropathy. She has been the primary investigator for 20 oncology trials. Dr. Seery has been published numerous times, has many abstracts, and is an invited speaker around the world.

Dr. Seery has lived in Southern California since 2010, enjoys running and spending time with her husband and young daughter.

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Dr. Tara E. Seery is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the pancreas, esophagus, colon, rectum, anus, and liver. She has extensive experience in pancreatic cancer, including multiple publications, and is one of the highest enrollers in an early phase pancreatic cancer trial.

Dr. Seery received her M.D. from University College Dublin School of Medicine after receiving her B.S. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Seery did her residency and fellowship training in hematology/oncology at Caritas St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston and completed her fellowship training at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Most recently, Dr. Seery was an Associate Professor at UC Irvine in the Division of Hematology Oncology where she received the prestigious C. Ronal Koons, M.D. Humanitarian Award for service and compassion to patients.

Compassion and hope have driven Dr. Seery toward specializing in gastro-intestinal cancers. Although no one in her family is in medicine, she has been passionate about becoming a physician since she was five years old. Dr. Seery states that “joining CSSIFM is exciting because we are offering patients more hope, a better quality of life, and our future is to cure cancer.” Her plan is to help lead the pancreatic cancer studies for CSSIFM.

She enjoys teaching and was recently featured at the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Annual Lecture Series. Her research experience includes neoadjuvant chemotherapy and intraoperative chemotherapy for resectable pancreatic cancer and Corydalis Yanhusuo for prevention of chemotherapy induced neuropathy. She has been the primary investigator for 20 oncology trials. Dr. Seery has been published numerous times, has many abstracts, and is an invited speaker around the world.

Dr. Seery has lived in Southern California since 2010, enjoys running and spending time with her husband and young daughter.


Esther LambEsther Lamb, MPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Esther Lamb is a certified Physician Assistant with over 13 years of Oncology/Hematology experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.

She pursued her graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions. While at Loma Linda University she participated in multiple community service projects providing healthcare to underserved communities.

Esther is an active staff member at Memorial Care Saddleback Medical Center and a Fellow member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology. She enjoys teaching opportunities for both her patients and colleagues. Her bilingual skills (English/ Spanish) are valued by her patients. Esther served as an instructor at the Marshall B. Ketchum University, PA program teaching their Introduction to Oncology module. She has also served on Speaker’s bureau for both Teva Pharmaceuticals and Celgene Pharmaceuticals.

Throughout her Oncology PA career, Esther has participated in a variety of research clinical trials, primarily in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Esther remains dedicated to her patients and committed to advancing the field of cancer research as part of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine healthcare team.

Additionally, Esther enjoys leading an active lifestyle, spending time with family, bicycling and horseback riding.

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Esther Lamb is a certified Physician Assistant with over 13 years of Oncology/Hematology experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. She pursued her graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Loma Linda University’s School of Allied Health Professions. While at Loma Linda University she participated in multiple community service projects providing healthcare to underserved communities.

Esther is an active staff member at Memorial Care Saddleback Medical Center and a Fellow member of the California Academy of Physician Assistants and the Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology. She enjoys teaching opportunities for both her patients and colleagues. Her bilingual skills (English/ Spanish) are valued by her patients. Esther served as an instructor at the Marshall B. Ketchum University, PA program teaching their Introduction to Oncology module. She has also served on Speaker’s bureau for both Teva Pharmaceuticals and Celgene Pharmaceuticals.

Throughout her Oncology PA career, Esther has participated in a variety of research clinical trials, primarily in solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. Esther remains dedicated to her patients and committed to advancing the field of cancer research as part of the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine healthcare team.

Additionally, Esther enjoys leading an active lifestyle, spending time with family, bicycling and horseback riding.


Katayoun Moini Katayoun Moini,
MHS, PA-C, RD, CNSC
Physician Assistant

Professor Moini is a PA at CSSIFM with over 15 years of experience in hematology and oncology. She is certified through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed as a PA by the State of California and Connecticut. Moini holds a Master of Health Science Physician Assistant degree, Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). In addition to medically managing patients, she creates and incorporates individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy into patient care, including oncology specific nutrition support guidelines and educational resources.

Moini is the founder and owner of 2MPOWER. Which was created to improve medical care through holistic medical education of both future and current medical providers. The mission of 2MPOWER! is to develop medical providers who practice the ART of medicine with COURAGE and EMPOWER patients to be knowledgeable, healthy and educated!

Prof. Moini is the founding former PA Program Director for the Master of Health Science PA Program at Charles R. Drew University (CDU). At CDU she built a PA Program centered around social justice, holistic patient care and holistic medical education. She incorporated social determinants of disease and medical nutrition therapy throughout the curriculum and successfully obtained Accreditation Provisional status for the program in April 2016. She graduated the program’s inaugural class in 2018 with a resounding overall board pass rate of 100% and lead the students to a 3rd place (out of 104 teams) victory at the National Challenge Bowl competition.

Additional experience includes teaching for Yale’s online PA Program where she created a clinical nutrition course and CME program; teaching for Touro University’s PA Program; Educational Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor Quinnipiac University (QU) PA Program; Assistant Professor QU Department of Medical Sciences, and extensive experience as a PA in a number of clinical settings, with an area of specialty in hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplantation.

Moini was a member of the U.S. Inline Hockey Team and competed at several World Inline Hockey tournaments. She also has a nationally registered therapy dog named Luci that is an ambassador for her breed. Luci, an American Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier, specializes in working with children with learning disabilities and makes a fantastic skating companion along the boardwalk in Hermosa Beach!

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Professor Moini is a PA at CSSIFM with over 15 years of experience in hematology and oncology. She is certified through the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed as a PA by the State of California and Connecticut. Moini holds a Master of Health Science Physician Assistant degree, Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nutrition and is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC). In addition to medically managing patients, she creates and incorporates individualized Medical Nutrition Therapy into patient care, including oncology specific nutrition support guidelines and educational resources.

Moini is the founder and owner of 2MPOWER. Which was created to improve medical care through holistic medical education of both future and current medical providers. The mission of 2MPOWER! is to develop medical providers who practice the ART of medicine with COURAGE and EMPOWER patients to be knowledgeable, healthy and educated!

Prof. Moini is the founding former PA Program Director for the Master of Health Science PA Program at Charles R. Drew University (CDU). At CDU she built a PA Program centered around social justice, holistic patient care and holistic medical education. She incorporated social determinants of disease and medical nutrition therapy throughout the curriculum and successfully obtained Accreditation Provisional status for the program in April 2016. She graduated the program’s inaugural class in 2018 with a resounding overall board pass rate of 100% and lead the students to a 3rd place (out of 104 teams) victory at the National Challenge Bowl competition.

Additional experience includes teaching for Yale’s online PA Program where she created a clinical nutrition course and CME program; teaching for Touro University’s PA Program; Educational Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor Quinnipiac University (QU) PA Program; Assistant Professor QU Department of Medical Sciences, and extensive experience as a PA in a number of clinical settings, with an area of specialty in hematology/oncology and blood and marrow transplantation.

Moini was a member of the U.S. Inline Hockey Team and competed at several World Inline Hockey tournaments. She also has a nationally registered therapy dog named Luci that is an ambassador for her breed. Luci, an American Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier, specializes in working with children with learning disabilities and makes a fantastic skating companion along the boardwalk in Hermosa Beach!

Clinic Leadership


Paula Bradshaw RN, MSN, MBA Clinic AdministratorPaula Bradshaw
RN, MSN, MBA

Vice President, Clinic Operations

Paula Bradshaw has 28 years’ experience in the healthcare arena. She trained and worked as a critical care nurse in the United Kingdom for 11 years. Paula joined the Nant family in 2016, and is currently the Vice President, Clinic Operations for CSSIFM.

In 2001, Paula came to the United States and joined Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica as an advanced practice nurse, where she established an end of life, and pain management nursing program. In 2003, Paula was promoted to Director, Risk Management.

By 2006, Paula completed her MSN and MBA, and her responsibilities at Saint John’s expanded, she had responsibility for risk, case management, healthcare quality, regulatory compliance, and John Wayne Cancer Centers. In 2010, she transitioned from the hospital to become Chief Nursing Officer at a software company, where she was responsible for software design, data analysis, and all client facing activity.

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Paula Bradshaw has 28 years’ experience in the healthcare arena. She trained and worked as a critical care nurse in the United Kingdom for 11 years. Paula joined the Nant family in 2016, and is currently the Vice President, Clinic Operations for CSSIFM.

In 2001, Paula came to the United States and joined Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica as an advanced practice nurse, where she established an end of life, and pain management nursing program. In 2003, Paula was promoted to Director, Risk Management.

By 2006, Paula completed her MSN and MBA, and her responsibilities at Saint John’s expanded, she had responsibility for risk, case management, healthcare quality, regulatory compliance, and John Wayne Cancer Centers. In 2010, she transitioned from the hospital to become Chief Nursing Officer at a software company, where she was responsible for software design, data analysis, and all client facing activity.

Nursing


vallorieAnnette Geddes-Washington
LVN, Infusion

Kathleen AdlardKathleen Adlard
RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist

Edmund AceptionEdmund Aception
RN, Infusion Nurse

Karen FayssouxKaren Fayssoux
RN, Infusion Nurse

Pharmacy


Sharon-DenisonSharon Denison
Research Pharmacist

Sharon received her undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego, and her Pharm.D. degree from University of California, San Francisco.

She is responsible for providing oversight of the pharmacy and investigational drugs. Sharon brings more than 25 years of experience as an investigational drug pharmacist to the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine. Prior to joining CSSIFM in 2017, Sharon was an investigational drug pharmacist at the City of Hope.

When not at work, Sharon is an active volunteer with the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. She also visits at assisted living facilities with her two certified therapy dogs. She enjoys paper crafting and teaching classes at an assisted living facility.

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Sharon received her undergraduate degree from University of California, San Diego, and her Pharm.D. degree from University of California, San Francisco.

She is responsible for providing oversight of the pharmacy and investigational drugs. Sharon brings more than 25 years of experience as an investigational drug pharmacist to the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine. Prior to joining CSSIFM in 2017, Sharon was an investigational drug pharmacist at the City of Hope.

When not at work, Sharon is an active volunteer with the Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue. She also visits at assisted living facilities with her two certified therapy dogs. She enjoys paper crafting and teaching classes at an assisted living facility.

Apheresis


Alicia ChaulklinAlicia Chaulklin
RN, Director Apheresis

Regulatory Affairs


Jacqueline ParninJacqueline Parnin
Research Coordinator

Wendy MataWendy Mata
Data Coordinator

Finance /Administration


Sandy BradySandy Brady
Administration/ Reception


Conflict of Interest Policy

The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Medicine (CSSIFM) acknowledges the importance of conflict of interest management which is why the Institute has proactively taken the appropriate steps and adopted a Conflict of Interest Policy (COI Policy) that requires comprehensive disclosure of the financial interests of Investigators conducting clinical research at the CSSIFM. See Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy which has been implemented in full prior to opening of the Institute.

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CSSIFM
El Segundo
2040 East Mariposa Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245
Phone: 213 266 5600
Fax: 562 548 2304

Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd. Suite 370
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949 288 5701
Fax: 949 629 3806

We are not currently accepting walk-ins. Please call to schedule an appointment.