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 patient outcomes by utilizing state of the art technology, advanced surgical techniques, evidence based treatment regimens and access to clinical trials.

Surgery

Anand Annamalai

MD, FACS
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.

Director of Operations

Elise Diner

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.

Anesthesia/Critical care

Jamie Taylor

MD
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. e I have had the privilege of working with some of the finest medical experts through House Medicine. Our team is composed of various specialists who were trained at the best institutions both locally and abroad. We are thrilled to be able to bring this expertise to the community. It is a privilege to care for our patients and their families during difficult and vulnerable times. I strive to bring warmth and compassion to my practice and hope that our patients have another place to call home.

Surgery

Brendan Boland

MD, FACS
Liver, Biliary, Pancreas Surgical Oncology
Organ Transplant

Hi, I am a surgeon who specializes in cancer and transplant surgery. 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.

Surgery

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.

Breast & Melanoma Surgery

Tom Lin

MD

I earned my Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health and then completed my surgical residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Washington Hospital Center, along with the opportunity to be a visiting Professor in Research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. I earned the Ernest Alva Gould MD Award for Excellence from the Washington Hospital Center Surgical Residency Program.

My paramount focus is on delivering a compassionate, caring experience to my patients during an otherwise very stressful situation. During our clinic visits, I will make sure we take all of the time necessary to discuss your diagnosis and treatment options while working together with your primary physician, our mulitspecialty medical team, and other breast health physician team members to develop a comprehensive plan for your care.

Surgical Oncologist

Christina Lien

MD

I am a native to Southern California, which drew me to work in the area. My journey in medicine began when I developed an interest in science while attending the University of California, Irvine. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences and soon after worked as an EMT for over one year. To further my medicine career, I pursued medical school at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona. Then, I completed general surgery residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Fontana in Southern California. During my time as a resident, I discovered my passion for breast cancer surgery, which gave me purpose and gratitude. Sacrificing a year away from my family, I completed a Fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Illinois. I returned home to Southern California and have since practiced as a Breast Surgical Oncologist and as a General Surgeon. Surgery has allowed me to combine my drive for continuous learning and service to the community. As a Breast Surgical Oncologist, I understand the impact breast cancer has on all aspects of the patient’s life and how important it is to treat each patient individually throughout her treatment. I am committed to my patients by ensuring that they receive the best surgical care and comprehensive support.

Surgery

Nadia Crouch

As the oncology and transplant clinical pharmacy specialist at House Medicine, I collaborate with our physicians, nurses, and medical staff to optimize our patients’ medication therapies while minimizing adverse effects. With the intricate nuances of chemotherapy regimens, immunosuppressive therapies, and supportive care medications, our goal is to tailor treatment plans to meet each patient's specific needs.

I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California and completed my clinical residency training at the University of North Carolina Medical Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In addition, I have had the privilege of developing my clinical experience at several distinguished institutions, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and City of Hope National Medical Center.

At House Medicine, we approach our work with compassion and empathy, recognizing the profound impact that cancer and transplant journeys can have on individuals and their loved ones. By advocating for the holistic well-being of our patients and supporting them every step of the way, I am deeply honored to be a part of their healthcare journeys.