Meet Our Patient & Family Support Expert Team

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Director, Patient and Family Support Program
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
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Director, Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship
Associate Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehab
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Hospice & Palliative Medicine
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Assistant Medical Director, Supportive Care Medicine / Oncology
Associate Professor, Medicine
Hospice & Palliative Medicine


  • Shaojung Angel Hu, MSN, RN-BC, OCN
  • Robert Diaz, CCA

Clinical Dietitians

  • Arlene Provisor, MHA, RD, CSO, CNSC, Supervisor
  • Svetlana Akoyeva, MS, RD, CSO
  • L.J. Amaral, MS, RD, CSO
  • Meghan Laszlo, MS, RD, CSO
  • Diana Torres, MPH, RD, CSO

Clinical Social Workers

  • Jan-Kees Van Der Gaag, MSW, LCSW, Supervisor
  • Angie Callejas, MSW
  • Jennifer Christensen, MSSW, LCSW
  • Nina Decker, MSW, LCSW
  • Jennifer Drew, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
  • Jessica Ernest, MSW, LCSW
  • Nicole Kagy, MSW, LCSW
  • Rachel Price, MSSW, LCSW
  • Elaine Wittert, MSW, LCSW
  • Bonnie Yoo, MSW, LCSW

Case Coordination

  • Ayaka Nakaji, MSW, LCSW

Cancer Wellness, Resilience and Survivorship Program

  • Alix Sleight, PhD, OTD, MPH, OTR/L

Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Melinda Sobel, LMFT

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine his or her status and billing practices.

The Patient and Family Support Program is a comprehensive resource. Our team is available to patients every step of the way. Patients can always reach out if they have questions or concerns.

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