Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Team

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At UCLA Health, you receive world-class care from a team of experts in pulmonary vascular disease. Call 310-825-0527 to connect with a specialist.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Specialists

At the UCLA Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program, we specialize in advanced treatments that aren’t available elsewhere. These treatments require a high level of skill from an experienced team.

Our team includes pulmonologists, interventional radiologists, cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. We work closely with experts across UCLA Health to deliver effective, comprehensive care.

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Rajan Saggar, MD

Lung Transplant Surgery| Pulmonology

Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
Health Sciences Clinical Professor

Richard N. Channick, MD

Richard N. Channick, MD

Pulmonology| Critical Care Medicine

Co-Director, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program
Director, Acute and Chronic Thromboembolic Disease Program
Saul Brandman Endowed Chair in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Professor of Clinical Medicine

Ariss Der Hovanessian, MD

Ariss Der Hovanessian, MD

Lung Transplant Surgery| Pulmonology

Associate Medical Director, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Program
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

Jason Hong, MD, PhD

Jason Hong, MD, PhD

Pulmonology

Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor

Brandon R. Jakubowski, MD

Brandon R. Jakubowski, MD

Pulmonology

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Sonia Jasuja, MD

Sonia Jasuja, MD

Pulmonology

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

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Shelley M. Shapiro, MD

Pulmonology

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Alexander E. Sherman, MD

Alexander E. Sherman, MD

Pulmonology

Health Sciences Clinical Instructor

Pulmonary Vascular Disease Fellows

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Hana Bakalli, MD
Adam Brownstein, MD
Adam Brownstein, MD

Nurse Practitioners

Shannon Salveson RN
Shannon Salveson, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Ai Jin Lee, RN, MSN, AGCNS-BC
Ai Jin Lee, RN, MSN, AGCNS-BC

Pharmacy Team

Valentina Alvadzhyan, PharmD, BCPS
Valentina Alvadzhyan, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist
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Tiffaney Bell, CPhT
Pharmacy Technician

Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Marinella Manimbo, LVN

Research Team

Lloyd Liang
Lloyd Liang
Clinical Research Project Manager
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Harold Te
Clinical Research Coordinator
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Lynne Yoder, RN
Clinical Research Nurse

Administrative Team

Lloyd Liang
Lloyd Liang
Program Manager
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Estela Hernandez
Patient Service Representative
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Liliana Ruvalcaba
Patient Service Representative
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Chahla Cheraitia
Patient Service Representative