Specialty Vertically Integrated Transplant
and Cancer Professionals

Innovative and compassionate care, designed for you


Average time from consultation to surgery 7.7 days

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Created 1st new liver transplant program in California in 20 years


>30% of patients enrolled in clinical trial


Experts with rich experience as Physicians and Surgeons

Our care model is designed to provide superior patient care by having all of your expert team together in one house.  The House is Los Angeles’s most timely and efficient team dedicated for your healthcare needs.

Our team has a comprehensive understanding of organ failure to support your transplant needs. As the first team to develop California’s newest transplant program in over 20 years, we have the expertise to provide the highest level of care designed for you.

Meet Team House

Our outstanding team of medical professionals work together to customize a treatment plan specific to each patient’s needs. We strive to provide the best possible patient outcomes by utilizing state of the art techniques and clinical trials.

Anand Annamalai


Director of Liver, Biliary, Pancreas Surgical Oncology
Director of Organ Transplant

Hi, I am the Director of Organ Transplant and Cancer Surgery with House Medicine. Both organ transplant and cancer are very complex diseases that have significant impacts on patients and their families. I am very committed and focused on tailoring and personalizing patient care as each person’s journey is unique to them, treating each patient individually. An important part of your care often requires support from your family and friends and I encourage their involvement in the process.

I have performed thousands of extremely complex transplants and cancer surgeries in the last decade, many which have been second opinions. I have been the author of over 100 peer reviewed articles/abstracts, an invited guest speaker numerous times, and expert panelist. In addition, I have been awarded multimillion dollar National Research Grants and been the Principle Investigator of the most cutting-edge cancer and transplant trials.

I am passionate about providing the highest quality with the most advanced technology to all patients. I have led and participated in over 30 national and international humanitarian outreach medical missions over the last 10 years and am eager to continue providing service to those in need and lack access.

Elise Diner

Director of Operations

I am the Director of Operations at House Medicine. Alongside our Physicians and nursing staff I support our patients care coordinations between the hospital and office setting. I oversee the functioning of House Medicine’s operations to manage complex cancer surgeries and organ transplants. Having extensive experience in building and operating transplant & cancer programs I having spoken at multiple conferences a both locally and nationally. I also sit the boards of many national healthcare organizations.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and attended graduate school at Midwestern University in Arizona where I received a Master’s in Medical Science. At House Medicine, we are an experienced team of providers who specialize in diseases of the liver, biliary system, pancreas and kidneys. We are passionate about providing comprehensive, compassionate care to you and your loved ones.

Jamie Taylor

Anesthesia/Critical care

Director, Anesthesiology
Director, Critical Care Medicine

Hi, I am the director of anesthesiology and critical care medicine for House Medicine. Here at House Medicine we know that all aspects of medical care surrounding you or your loved one’s diagnosis is important. We believe in a true multi-specialty approach, starting at the beginning of your journey through this often complicated and intimidating process. Our team has worked together through many complex cases, prioritizing communication amongst ourselves and, especially, our patients.

I will be involved in many aspects of our patients’ care, both before and after the surgical procedure. My expertise is in cardiac and surgical critical care as well as complex abdominal, neurosurgical and thoracic anesthesia. I have been the director of multiple intensive care units, including those that specialize in heart and liver transplantation.

Raised in southern Louisiana, I have lived in many cities. I completed my anesthesia training at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance, CA and my critical care fellowship at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. In the last decade I have had the privilege of practicing at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University, NJ, Lenox Hill Hospital, NY, and St Vincent Medical Center.

Understanding that spirituality and medicine go hand in hand, I have the utmost respect for our patients and families and strive to bring warmth and compassion to our practice.

Brendan Boland


Liver, Biliary, Pancreas Surgical Oncology
Organ Transplant

Hi, I’m a transplant and surgical oncologist partnering with House Medicine. Organ failure and cancer are very complex conditions that patients and their families face. I am committed to providing the highest level of care in the most compassionate way.

I completed my medical training in New Jersey and my surgical residency training in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. I then pursued my specialty training in transplant and surgical oncology of the liver, pancreas, and biliary system at Cedars-Sinai. I have had the opportunity to be on faculty at Cedars-Sinai, University of Florida, and City of Hope.

With my vast experiences surgically, academically, and scientifically I am confident I can provide the highest quality of care in the most technologically advanced and personalized manner.

Sameh Fayek


Sameh Fayek, MD, FACS

Multi-Organ Transplant &
Liver, Biliary, and Pancreas Surgeon

It is exciting to be part of the multi-disciplinary team at House Medicine. My vision is to inspire hope and be a step to unburden patients and families through the challenges of cancer, liver, and/or kidney failure. “Patients first” has been my perpetual mission. It is thrilling to have all expert here, under one roof to formulate a treatment plan centered on each patient-specific needs.

Along my career path, I have been selected to lead and develop transplants programs including creating a team to build a liver transplant program from scratch. This was certified by CMS from the first site visit and in less than a year from initially being approved. Following this, I have been chosen as the director of kidney and pancreas transplant program. Implementing innovative protocols to maximize organ utilization, offered patients a timely transplant, and simultaneously steered the program volume to its highest reported.

Dedicated to the art and science of surgery, I am passionate about medical education and research exploring new horizons to address organ shortage, allocation, and outcome optimization. The result of which has been presented in scientific meetings and published in peer-review journals. Accordingly, I have been nominated to the curriculum and scientific studies committees of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS). Currently, within the regulatory and legislative committee, we are working on updating the outmoded regulations in support of July 2019 US President executive order to increase access to kidney transplants.

Dr. Fayek is certified by the American Board of Surgery. He completed general surgery training at Cleveland Clinic Health System, Cleveland, OH, and transplant surgery fellowship at the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Tariq Shah


Hi, I am very excited to be a partner of House Medicine. I have been a Kidney and Pancreas Transplant specialist for over 15 years. The journey through the transplant process is very difficult as patients suffer for years needing dialysis, surgeries, high blood pressure, and some with the complications of diabetes and insulin. The day finally comes when they wake up one morning not needing dialysis after a kidney transplant or not needing insulin after their pancreas transplant. These are my most exciting mornings as well.

I have participated as an expert in many national and international conferences, published over a 100 peer reviewed articles, and been the principle investigator of many research studies. With my experiences and the partnership with House Medicine I believe we are the best at helping tailor patients care.

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