Expert Endocrine Team

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Meet Our Expert Endocrine Team

At the UCLA Health Endocrine Center, physicians with diverse areas of expertise come together to provide world-class care to each patient. 

Medical Director, Endocrine Center

Michael W. Yeh, MD

Michael W. Yeh, MD

Medical Director, Endocrine Center

Practice Location: Westwood

Dr. Michael W. Yeh established the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Program in 2006. Under his leadership, the Program has gained national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases.

Endocrine Surgeons

Avital Harari, MD

Avital Harari, MD

Endocrine Surgeon

Practice Location: WestwoodTorrance

Dr. Harari has received many academic honors at all levels of her education and has a growing bibliography. Dr. Harari’s clinical and research interests include the multidisciplinary management of benign and malignant tumors of the adrenal, thyroid, and parathyroid glands as well as the neuroendocrine pancreas.

Masha Livhits, MD

Masha Livhits, MD

Endocrine Surgeon

Practice Location: Westwood, Westlake VillagePorter Ranch

Dr. Livhits completed her general surgery training and endocrine surgery fellowship at UCLA. She is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a member of the American College of Surgeons. Her clinical and research interests include parathyroid disease, benign and malignant thyroid tumors, adrenal masses, and familial endocrine disorders.

James Wu, MD

James Wu, MD

Endocrine Surgeon

Practice Location: WestwoodEncinoToluca Lake

Dr. James Wu is a board-certified Endocrine Surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at UCLA. After completing general surgery residency at UCLA, he pursued advanced training in Complex Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Wu is devoted to caring for patients with thyroid cancer, from active surveillance of low-risk tumors to aggressive surgery.

Michael W. Yeh, MD

Michael W. Yeh, MD

Endocrine Surgeon, Medical Director

Practice Location: Westwood

Dr. Michael W. Yeh established the UCLA Endocrine Surgery Program in 2006. Under his leadership, the Program has gained national and international recognition for clinical excellence in the management of complex endocrine diseases.

Kyle A. Zanocco, MD

Kyle A. Zanocco, MD

Endocrine Surgeon

Practice Location: WestwoodSanta Monica

Dr. Kyle Zanocco is a board-certified, fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon. An accomplished surgical outcomes researcher, Dr. Zanocco has published and lectured extensively on developing optimal strategies for the treatment of thyroid cancer and hyperparathyroidism.

Endocrinologists, Adult

Aarthi Arasu, MD

Aarthi Arasu, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Torrance

Dr. Arasu earned her medical degree and completed her Internal Medicine residency at UCLA. She went on to do her endocrinology fellowship at UCSF. During that time, she spent extensive time doing research in osteoporosis with world-renowned experts in the field.

Dianne S. Cheung, MD, MPH

Dianne S. Cheung, MD, MPH

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Torrance

Dr. Cheung practices general endocrinology, including diabetes and thyroid disease. Her primary area of interest is thyroid cancer, and she performs ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspirations of thyroid nodules in the clinic on a daily basis to evaluate thyroid nodules for malignancy.

Amy Y. Chow, MD

Amy Y. Chow, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Thousand Oaks

Dr. Amy Chow earned her medical degree and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She remained at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology. Dr. Chow is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and is board certified in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition.

Pouyan Famini, MD

Pouyan Famini, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: WestwoodEncino

Dr. Pouyan Famini grew up in the San Fernando Valley and earned his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then went on to the Albany Medical College in New York for his Medical Degree and returned to Los Angeles to complete residency training in Internal Medicine and specialty training in Endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

Yaroslav A. Gofnung, MD

Yaroslav A. Gofnung, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westlake Village

Dr. Gofnung is well versed in the many aspects of hormone-related problems, such as Diabetes and Thyroid conditions. To help address the rapid rise in the incidence of Diabetes, Dr. Gofnung has particular expertise in the complex care that is required by optimizing tailored treatment methods for each individual patient. Dr. Gofnung has kept abreast of the latest strategies for Thyroid disorders, with particular interest in Thyroid cancer treatment.

Deepashree Gupta, MD

Deepashree Gupta, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westlake Village

Dr. Gupta is an Endocrinologist who practices in Westlake Village. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She has a special interest in providing multi-disciplinary care for thyroid cancer, diabetes, metabolic bone disease and obesity and is a strong advocate for coordinating care and educating patients dealing with complicated Endocrine disorders.

Jennifer Y. Han, MD

Jennifer Y. Han, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Torrance

In addition to treating general endocrinology, Dr. Han has a special interest in diabetes, prediabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders during pregnancy.

Jerome M. Hershman, MD

Jerome M. Hershman, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westwood

Dr. Hershman has authored over 350 research papers in endocrine literature and written 140 authoritative book chapters and reviews about thyroid function and disease. His current research focuses on the pathogenesis and management of thyroid cancer.

Melissa G. Lechner, MD, PhD

Melissa G. Lechner, MD, PhD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: WestwoodSanta Monica

Dr. Lechner has clinical and research interests in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases and thyroid cancer and endocrine disease resulting from cancer therapy (onco-endocrinology). Dr. Lechner leads multiple prospective clinical trials at UCLA studying thyroid disease and cancer immunotherapy and publishes widely. She has received funding from the American Thyroid Association and Endocrine Fellows Foundation for her research.

Angela M. Leung, MD, MSC

Angela M. Leung, MD, MSC

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westwood

Dr. Leung has particular clinical and research interests in thyroid disorders, and she also sees patients regarding parathyroid and adrenal disorders.  She has published widely and lectures frequently on thyroid disease, including hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and thyroid disease during pregnancy.

Dorothy S. Martinez, MD

Dorothy S. Martinez, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westwood

Na Shen, MD

Na Shen, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Thousand Oaks

Dr. Shen grew up in Columbus, Ohio and earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She then spent a year as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland before attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Shen eventually made her way to California and completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Stephanie Smooke Praw, MD

Stephanie Smooke Praw, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westwood

Dr. Smooke Praw has clinical and research interests in thyroid disorders (including over and underactive thyroid conditions and thyroid nodules) and thyroid cancer. She also sees patients with parathyroid disease and PCOS, among other endocrine disorders. She lectures frequently on thyroid disease and has published in the field of thyroid cancer.

Endocrinologists, Pediatric

Harvey K. Chiu, MD

Harvey K. Chiu, MD

Endocrinologist

Practice Location: Westwood

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology Director, UCLA Pediatric Thyroid Program, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

Radiologists (Imaging, Biopsy, Ablation)

Michael L. Douek, MD

Michael L. Douek, MD

Professor of Radiology

Practice Location: Westwood

Chief of Oncology Imaging, Professor of Radiology, Associate Medical Director, Radiology Director of Santa Monica Hospital, Head of Oncology Service.

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David S. Lu, MD

Professor of Radiology

Practice Location: Westwood

Professor of Radiology, Chief of Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology, Director of CT, High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Program and UCLA Liver Tumor Ablation Program.

Clinical Support Staff

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Jennifer P. Isorena, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Practice Location: Westwood

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Susana Camarillo

Practice manager

Practice Location: Westwood

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