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With a broad range of specialties and backgrounds, our handpicked team of specialists are internationally recognized leaders in cancer diagnosis and treatment. We work together to provide the highest level of care. Our clinic offers a healing and supportive environment, where you will find a balanced and thorough scope of cancer diagnostics and treatment. The Beverly Hills Cancer Center in Los Angeles is proud to provide you with a team of among the best cancer doctors available worldwide.

Oncologist and Hematologis

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Eli Gabayan, MD(Afshin Eli Gabayan)

  • Hematology and Oncology
  • Medical Director, Beverly Hills Cancer Center 
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Dedicated to providing the most effective therapies to his patients, Los Angeles oncologist Dr. A. Eli Gabayan (Afshin Eli Gabayan) continues to be engaged in multiple cancer research studies and clinical trials. His dedication to seeking newer, better treatments for cancer has continued throughout a career that began at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.

Linnea I. Chap, MD,Director of Breast Cancerand Women’s Oncology

  • Hematology, Oncology, Women’s Oncology
  • Clinical Associate Professor, UCLA School of Medicine

Linnea Chap, MD, is a highly respected specialist in breast cancer and gynecologic malignancies and is annually listed as one of “America’s Top Doctors for Cancer.” She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois and graduated Summa Cum Laude with High Honors. She subsequently received her medical degree from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Chap completed a residency in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and fellowships in both hematology and oncology at the UCLA Medical Center. After her fellowship, she joined the UCLA faculty, where she was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine and was the co-director of the UCLA/Revlon Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic.

David Berz, MD, PhD, MPH

  • Oncology and Hematology
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Therapeutics

David Berz, MD, PhD, MPH, is triple board-certified, with specialties in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Oncology. His areas of specialization include lung malignancies, melanoma, cancer immune-therapy, and personalized oncology therapeutics, and he is a national thought leader in these areas.

Reasearcher and Author

Dr. Berz has key oncology publications in major journals across the United States and Europe and continues to lead many of the latest research and investigational trials. He also previously served as Assistant Professor and scientist at the City of Hope, where he ran a thriving oncology research laboratory.

Dr. Michael Castro, MD

  • Neuro-oncologist
  • Medical hematology
  • Internal medicine

Dr. Castro is a neuro-oncologist and medical oncologist specializing in molecular oncology, precision medicine, and immunotherapy of cancer.

Clinical research and molecular profiling

He has extensive experience in direct patient care, clinical research, program development, and is an industry resource for molecular profiling expertise. His key focus is to develop a comprehensive molecular diagnosis to determine mechanism-based insights that lead to deactivating the malignant phenotype and overcoming treatment resistance. The goal is to develop an engineering-level understanding of individual patients’ cancer pathogenesis to inform what pathways are operative and must be taken down to achieve treatment success.

Elliot Epner, MD, PhD

  • Hematology and Oncology

Dr. Epner has many years of experience as a Medical Oncologist with a primary focus in Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Multiple Myeloma.

Education and Background

Dr. Epner graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors in Biology from Wesleyan University. He received both his MD and PhD in Genetics from Columbia University in New York. After completing his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine, he spent 11 years in Seattle where he completed his fellowship at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer, University of Washington and continued his research on epigenetics when he joined the faculty. He has published in prestigious journals such as Science, Molecular Cell, PNAS, Blood, Nature Genetics, JCO, and has authored multiple abstracts at national meetings, and lectured worldwide. Dr. Epner founded his own epigenetics company and has developed his own version of epigenetic therapy used for the treatment of hematologic and other malignancies.

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Radiation Oncologists

Dr. Ari Gabayan, MD (Arash “Ari” Gabayan)

  • Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Instructor, UCLA School of Medicine

An advocate for compassionate care who passionately pursues cutting edge research, Dr. Ari Gabayan offers his patients extensive medical knowledge. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as a Neuroscience major. After receiving several prestigious awards and academic scholarships as an undergraduate, including the University of California Regents Scholarship, Dr. Gabayan graduated Summa Cum Laude and College Honors, with a B.S. in Neuroscience. He is a board-certified Los Angeles radiation oncologist.

Education and Background

Dr. Gabayan went on to pursue his medical degree from the UCLA renowned David Geffen School of Medicine. He continued his medical training with a medical internship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a residency at the University of Arizona Department of Radiation Oncology, where he held the esteemed position of Chief Resident.

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