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 PA-C


Director of Operations, House Medicine

I am a board certified Physician Assistant and the Director of Operations at House Medicine. Alongside our Physicians, I provide care to patients in both the hospital and office setting. I assist in complex cancer surgeries and organ transplants. I am actively involved in the field of hepatopancreatobiliary disease and transplantation, having spoken at multiple conferences and am a participant in HPB and transplant organizations and committees both locally and nationally.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and attended PA 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.

Julio Gutierrez



Hi - I am a Hepatology who excited to partner with House Medicine to treat patients with a variety of liver disease. I have extensive experience treating patients with fatty liver disease, hepatitis C, end-stage liver disease (cirrhosis) and its associated complications. I actively participate in research surrounding liver disease and am frequently asked to speak to both the medical and patient communities about liver disease and its effects.

I completed my internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of California San Diego and my Transplant Hepatology Fellowship at the University of Miami.

I am fluent in Spanish. I am passionate about studying liver disease and evolving the treatment options for patients who suffer from liver issues. I believe in a patient-centred approach, with a multi-disciplinary team caring for patients and their families for these complex diseases.

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.

Arvind Shinde


Director of Hematology and Oncology
Co-Director of Research

“I am an oncologist who specializes in the treatment of patients with complex gastrointestinal malignancies. Treatment of these cancers can be challenging and have an impact on both the patient and their family. I understand that providing comprehensive care to patients and families struggling with these complex cancers requires a personalized and wholistic approach. I am therefore committed to delivering whole-person care, that provides hope, integrates personalized medicine, and offers access to innovative treatments through clinical trials, all while remembering the importance of a person’s quality of life. These are guiding principles for our cancer team at House Medicine.”

Dr. Shinde is the Director of Hematology and Oncology at House Medicine. He earned his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience, with honors, from UCLA and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Southern California. While he was in medical school, his interest in understanding the economics behind healthcare and strategies for addressing health disparities led to his completion of a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern California and a Master in Public Health from Harvard University, with a focus on health administration and policy. Afterward, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Shinde went on to complete a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine, and a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at City of Hope/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine, and provides clinical care with privileges at multiple hospitals in Los Angeles. Dr. Shinde’s clinical focus is twofold: along with colleagues in surgery, gastroenterology, radiation oncology and radiology, he participates in a multidisciplinary team to provide oncologic care to patients with gastrointestinal malignancies; he also provide supportive and palliative care services to patients and families receiving care for complex and advanced illnesses, including those undergoing curative therapies. Dr. Shinde’s current research interests include evaluating novel therapies for the treatment of liver, bile duct, and pancreatic cancers, identifying novel therapeutic targets through tissue genomics/proteomics, improving patient quality of life through optimization of supportive care, and utilizing wearable and other novel technologies to improve patient outcomes. He has presented his research on all of these topics at international symposia and published in peer review journals.

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