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Anais Cunha, MSN, AONP

Masters of Science in Nursing

Advanced Oncology Nurse Practioner

Anais Cunha is a compassionate and attentive Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She then returned to Southern California and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She started her nursing career at Barlow Respiratory Hospital. After working as a Registered Nurse for 4 years she received her Master of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University, Family Nurse Practitioner Program. She is dedicated to providing excellent quality patient care. She strives to make patients and families feel as comfortable as possible.

Professional Memberships:

  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners

Lauren R. Gillan, MPAP, PA-C

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Physician Assistant Practice

Lauren Gillan is a NCCPA board-certified physician assistant (PA-C). She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California and graduated cum laude. She developed a passion for medicine through medical missions to Central America and also worked as a medical assistant before completing the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the University of Southern California. At USC she earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice and was inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society. Mrs. Gillan also has experience working in family medicine and is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate patient care. 

Mrs. Gillan is fluent in Spanish.

Professional Memberships:

  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Phi Alpha Honor Society

Son H. Nguyen, MS, PA-C

Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Mr. Nguyen is a certified Physician Assistant. He received his Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Western University of Health Sciences. He decided to pursue a career in medicine after the passing of his little sister due to cancer. His experiences with his sister’s battle with cancer inspired him to work in the field of Oncology. He has lived through the emotions that a love one may have during the management of cancer and is highly motivated to provide strong emotional support and ensure physical well-being in his patients and their family members. He is committed to treating his patients with love, dignity and respect while maintaining a high standard level of care.

Mr. Nguyen is fluent in Vietnamese.

Professional Memberships:

  • California Academy of Physician Assistant
  • National Commission of Certification of Physicians Assistant

Genevieve Taguinod, MSN, AOCNP

Masters of Science in Nursing

Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner

Mrs. Taguinod is dedicated to the comfort, support and well-being of each and every patient who comes to the Oncology Institute. A Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse with additional certification in chemotherapy and biotherapy, she specializes in the care of Hematology/Oncology patients. She has clinical experience in a variety of treatment methods including chemotherapy administration, bone marrow biopsy, aspiration, the management of acute and chronic Oncology patients, and hemodialysis and anemia management for patients with chronic renal failure. She gets to know every patient and his or her family personally, striving to provide a compassionate ear as well as professional care.

Mrs. Taguinod received her Masters of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) summa cum laude from California State University at Fullerton and the University of California at Irvine, where she ranked in the top 10% of graduating nurse practitioners and received the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Education Excellence Scholarship for three years. Previously, she earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Cypress College and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) magna cum laude from CSU-Fullerton.

Mrs. Taguinod is fluent in Spanish and Tagalog.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Upsilon Beta Chapter
  • California Association of Nurse Practitioners
  • Oncology Nursing Society

Tania Tatoyan, MS, PA-C

Masters of Science in Physicians Assistant Studies

Mrs. Tatoyan is a certified Physician Assistant. She earned a Bachelors of Science in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Prior to continuing her education, Tania worked in the Los Angeles area as an Emergency Medical Technician responding to 911 calls.  Soon after, Tania earned a Masters of Science in Physician Assistant studies  from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. Mrs. Tatoyan is a dedicated Physician Assistant with experience in urgent care, family and occupational medicine.

Mrs. Tatoyan is fluent in Armenian, and Spanish.

Professional Memberships:

  • California Academy of Physician Assistants
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Armenian American Medical Society of California

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