Christopher Duma, MD FACS
Board-certified neurosurgeon specialist Christopher Duma, M.D., FACS, serves
as Medical Director of Brain and Spine Surgeons of OC and Medical Director of
the Brain Tumor Program at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport
Beach, Calif. He also serves as assistant clinical professor of neurosurgery at
the University of California, Irvine’s School of Medicine as well as director of
radiosurgery for UCI Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery residency
training program. His affiliations include Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach,
UCI Medical Center in Orange, and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
in Fountain Valley.
Dr. Duma received his general neurosurgical training at Georgetown University
Hospital in Washington, D.C., followed by a fellowship at the University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian in Gamma Knife radiosurgery and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He has been involved in medical research since his undergraduate education, beginning at the Cornell University School of Medicine’s Department of Neuropharmacology and continuing on through his graduate years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Department of Neurology Pain Service. In 2002, Dr. Duma founded The Foundation for Neurosciences, Stroke and Recovery to provide outreach and assistance to patients with movement disorders. He continues to serve as Chair of the Foundation for Neurosciences, Stroke and Recovery, and remains active in Orange County’s medical community.
His general neurosurgery is performed using state-of-the art neuronavigational computers and he prides himself in being a master of minimally invasive neurosurgery accomplishing better results, by being less invasive and using more powerful, modern tools.Dr. Christopher Duma is one of the most experienced in his field. In addition, he has been at the forefront of research in immunotherapy for primary brain gliomas such as glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, and astrocytomas and is involved with futuristic research in the use of immunotherapy to fight malignant brain tumors. Dr Duma is also interested in combination of his “leading edge Gamma knife techniques” with other modalities of antineoplastic therapies including epigenetic therapy( MTET).
We have welcomed 12 experts in different areas of medicine, research, academia, law and business with diverse backgrounds in the community to join our board. Some of these members have committed their life to our common mission and provided tremendous support to our patients and our practice.
Steven Hager, D.O.
Practicing Oncologist Dr. Steven Hager is a strong advocate of cancer research and is a guiding force
behind cCARE's research program. He promotes patient participation in clinical
trials whenever clinically appropriate. Board certified in internal medicine,
medical oncology and hematology.
Dr. Hager completed his residency training in internal medicine at National Naval
Medical Center in Maryland and his fellowship in hematology and medical oncology
at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Hager and his wife Nancy have two sons.
He enjoys travel, running, hiking and photography.
Leanna J. Standish, PhD.
Leanna J Standish, PhD, ND, LaC, FABNO is a Clinical Research Professor
at Bastyr University, and an affiliate Research Professor at the University of
Washington Medical Center.
She is a practicing naturopathic physician, specializing in the treatment of
cancer, and has treated hundreds of oncology patients in the Seattle area
and beyond. Dr.Standish's research studies encompass breast, brain and
prostate cancer, neurology, medicinal mushrooms, qi gong, and other areas
She has been a member of both the NIH and the Department of Defense
study sections for scientific review of CAM research in cancer. She currently
resides in Seattle, WA.
Paul S. Anderson, ND.
Dr. Anderson is medical director of Anderson Medical Specialty
Associates, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer
and chronic diseases. Former positions include professor of
Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and
Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center.
He is a graduate of NCNM and began instructing classes at
naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s. He continues
to hold board review classes and CME courses for most of the
US and Canadian ND programs including BU, NCNM, Boucher
Institute, UB, SCNM and CCNM. He also is a founding board
member of the Academy of Parenteral Therapies specialty group
and an instructor and author for the IIVNTP IV Therapy training group.
Ronald J. Maciel
Ronald J. Maciel is a retired Judge of the California Superior Court. He has
a diverse background, both on and off the bench. In addition to law, he holds
a CPA license, and has held general contractors and real estate broker
licenses. As a judge he participated in the Judicial Science Symposium at the
Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.
As a patient, he has observed firsthand the excellent standards of treatment
of Dr.Nezami. Mr.Maciel's youngest brother died of cancer. Had Dr.Nezami's
treatment protocol been available at that time, the outcome would most
assuredly have been different.
Mr. Maciel considers it an honor and privilege to be a part of the Advisory Board.
Charles Magill has defended, fought and protected the rights of the
accused while establishing himself as one of the central San Juaquin
Valley's esteemed law voices for the last quarter of a century. As a
result, Magill is positioned to become the next Fresno County Superior
Magill, known for his tenaciousness in and out of the courtroom and
well-rounded legal mind, has spent his entire legal career representing
clients in the Fresno area. He co-founded Magill & Guzman Magill with
his wife, Laura Guzman Magill, in 2002. Together the couple
represented clients with outside-the-box strategies that earned the
firm a highly respected reputation before Laura's passing in late 2013
after a long battle with breast cancer.
Magill's relentless and creative style of legal service has resulted in
more than 150 jury and court trial victories. Because of his uncanny
ability to explain complex legal cases with unmistakable clarity, many news organizations, including FOX, ABC, CBS, NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Fresno Bee, have sought his concise legal insight in interviews.
Magill has also become a staunch advocate in the fight against breast cancer, a disease wife Laura once survived only to have it reappear a year later. Spurred by his personal experience with the disease, Magill has become a patient advocate for the Pacific Medical Center of Hope. Magill has also become well versed in patient rights, once again assuring civil liberties are upheld.
Jeff Cullman is President of the Hydraulics Group of Parker Hannifin
Corporation, a 13 Billion fortune 500 company that produces
products and systems for motion control application.
Mr. Cullman is an officer and Corporate Vice President. Mr. Cullman
has been serving in this capacity for seven years and has been
employed by Parker Hannifin for 35 years.
Prior to his current position, Jeff rose from a position in the sales
force through Product Management, Business Unit Management,
General Management, Vice President of Sales and Marketing and
Vice President of Operations. Mr. Cullman holds a BS Degree from
Indiana State University and has a MBA from Baldwin Wallace
Pacific Medical center of hope is honored to have Mr. Cullman actively involved in the research and development projects related to Dr Nezami's method of treating cancer as a team member and adviser.
Sherri J. Tenpenny. DO, AOBNMM, ABIHM
Dr. Sherri J. Tenpenny is an osteopathic medical doctor, board
certified in three medical specialties. From 1986 to 1998, she was
a full time Emergency Medicine physician and the director of the
Emergency Department in Findlay, Ohio.
In 1996, her passion for holistic health, led hr to open a center for
Integrative Medicine in Middleburg Heights, where patients from over
42 states and 14 countries have improved their health using a
combination of conventional and holistic therapies.
Widely regarded as the most knowledgeable and outspoken
physician on the impact vaccines can have on health, she is also a
recognized expert on a wide range topics within the field of Integrative
Medicine including breast health, breast thermography, women's hormones, and medical uses of iodine.
In addition to offering her expert advice on hundreds of radio and national television programs, Dr. Tenpenny has been interviewed for national print media and has published numerous magazine articles in six languages. She has lectured at Cleveland State University and Case Reserve Medical School and has been a speaker at conventions, both nationally and internationally on topics related to alternative health and vaccines. She is a contributor for the Huffington Post, The Women's Journal, and several other print publications. Additionally, she has written two books and contributed to several others, "Textbook of Food and Nutrients in Disease Management." (Johns Hopkins Univ. Press).
She Currently serves as a Chief Medical Consultant for Parker Hannifin, a Fortune 250 company with 60,000 employees in 48 countries where she is helping to develop health-conscious and holistic programs for the company's locations in the U.S. and around the world.
Timothy M. Stearns, PhD.
Timothy M. Stearns is the holder of the Coleman Foundation Chair in
Entrepreneurial Studies and Executive Director/Founder of the Lyles Center
for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno.
Professor Stearns, received his doctorate in management/sociology from
Indiana University. He previously was a member of the management facility
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Marquette University. Professor
Stearns has co-authored a textbook on management and is the author of
more than 100 research articles and presentations. For over 20 years he
has taught and lectured on entrepreneurship and innovation to students and
executives in Thailand, Poland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Macau, India, Singapore,
Germany, Malaysia, France, Belgium, Sri Lanka, and the Peoples Republic
of China. He is on the board of the Central Valley Business Incubator, a
co-founder of Kids Invent and a co-founder of the National Network for
Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization. In 2007, Professor
Stearns won the prestigious Wang Family Excellence Award given each year to 4 faculty members selected from the 23 campus wide California State System. In January 2009, He also received the university's 2009 President's Award of Excellence which annually
recognizes a faculty member at Fresno State.
Mr. Latimer has extensive senior healthcare management experience. Along
with leadership positions in three startup companies and one turn around
company, Mr. Latimer also held Senior Vice President positions responsible
for operations, sales growth and acquisitions in the clinical laboratory
industry for over 35 years. He has lead an international healthcare
consulting group sponsored by Warburg Pincus International to formulate
privatization projects in socialized healthcare systems in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Latimer has served in Senior Management Positions with Hospital
Corporation of America's Clinical Laboratory Division for several years.
He was a founder of Laboratory Corporation of America. He served as
COO of Meridian Corporate Healthcare which provided primary, pharmacy
and occupational medicine clinics for large self-insured employers.
Mr. Latimer is presently CEO of DiaTech Oncology.
Mr. Latimer has been married to Wendy for 39 year. They have 3 grown children and 3 grandchildren. He has actively been involved in his church activities and has taught Children's Sunday school for the past 5 years. He is also President of the DUI Court Foundation of Williamson County.
George A. Loeb Ph.D
Dr. Loeb is a retired research pharmacologist who earned his Ph.D. from the Medical
College of Pennsylvania. His research was in the area of the anti oxidant defense
mechanism and toxicology in the central nervous system (MCP) and the lungs
(USC & CHLA). Prior to his scientific training, he was in hospital and medical
administration in Philadelphia, and later in Three Rivers.
He has been a patient of Dr. Nezami’s since his diagnosis of chronic kidney disease,
in 2010. He has witnessed first hand the successes Dr. Nezami has had not only
with his cancer patients, but his family as well. Dr. Loeb lives in Three Rivers, CA
where he is on the board of the Three Rivers Performing Arts Institute, the
Enchanted Playhouse Theater Company of Visalia, and an advisor to the Visalia
He and his wife Caroline have three adult children, a chef, a linguist who develops
curricula and tests for ESL students and their teachers, and a classical vocalist.