Current Fellows 2021-22

Jaskaran Shah, MD

Jaskaran Singh, MD, grew up in Fresno, California. He studied neuroscience at UCLA and attended medical school at Tufts, where an early exposure to hospice and palliative medicine set his standard for the quality of care patients with life-limiting illnesses should receive. After finishing a residency in emergency medicine from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, he has been working as an ER doctor at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He enjoys spending time with people close to him and being outdoors.

Raina Shah, DO

Raina Shah, DO, is originally from Cerritos, California. She studied anthropology and biology at UC Irvine. She went to Touro University, Nevada, for medical school and returned to UC Irvine for family medicine residency. She was drawn to the empathetic and collaborative efforts of palliative and hospice care. She hopes to expand her knowledge and communication skills in fellowship. She enjoys painting, wine, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Michael Staines, MD

Michael Staines, MD, was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. He completed a bachelor's degree in economics at Tulane University, and obtained his medical degree in 2017 from St. George's University in Grenada. He did his medical internship at New York Medical College Westchester Medical Center and subsequently went on to complete his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at SUNY Upstate. Over the course of his training, he developed a passion for palliative care and looks forward to contributing to the specialty.


  • Noam Broder, MD
  • Julianne Lee, MD
  • Sikandra Tank, MD
  • Alison Clarke, DO
  • Vidhya Balasubramanian, MD
  • Sarah Keating, MD
  • Jessica Kaltman, MD
  • Paul Lindenfeld, MD 
  • Daniel Dichter, MD
  • Sandra Sacks, MD
  • Richard Lam, MD, MBA

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at Cedars-Sinai, please call or send us a message.

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8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Azadeh Dashti, MD, Medical Director, Supportive Care Medicine

Neha Darrah, MD, Associate Program Director

Christina Bussell, Administrative Assistant, Supportive Care Medicine