Melani Pertcheck Shaum , MD

Hematology ,Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

(310) 582-7900

The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
2001 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 560W
Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Melani Shaum is the director of the Gastrointestinal Tumor Program at The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute. Through this role, Dr. Shaum is instrumental in broadening access to clinical trial and research programs in gastrointestinal cancer for our patients. On a daily basis, she takes her commitment to gastrointestinal cancer research one step further by examining how research results translate into meaningful improvements in our patients’ lives. Dr. Shaum received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Shaum completed a fellowship in Hematology / Oncology at UCLA, where she was named Chief Resident in medicine. During her distinguished career, Dr. Shaum has served as the director of clinical hematology and oncology at Cedars-Sinai and as clinical faculty at the City of Hope Cancer Center. Dr. Shaum is entirely devoted to patient care. Her warmth, compassion, and commitment are features that have made her beloved by her patients. Dr. Shaum has been an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCLA Medical School since 1987. She has had the honor of being listed in The Best Doctors in America from 1996 to the present and was listed in The Essential Guide to L.A.'s Best Doctors. It was this devotion that led to the dedication of the new Medical Oncology and Surgical Oncology Units at Saint John's Health Center in her honor. She manages a wide variety of cases with special interests in breast and women’s cancers and has become one of the most important local consultants in this field. This expertise has led to important focus on women’s issues in colorectal cancer therapy. By joining The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, she has fulfilled her core desire to bring this expertise to the greater Los Angeles community.

Gender: Female

Years in Practice: 40 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Northwestern University Feinberg School Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1980

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St John's Regional Medical Center
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  • Providence Saint John's Health Center

Specialties: Hematology ,Internal Medicine , Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem BC Pathway X EPO Network
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Vivity
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO

Shaum's Office Information

Fax: (310) 058-2791
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: No

Office Hours:

Mon8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tue8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Wed8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Thu8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fri8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Shaum's Other Office Information

Nuclear Oncology
11818 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-9292

Fax:(310) 094-3314
Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted:Yes
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


Cedars Sinai The Angeles Clinic And Research Institute
1919 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 582-7900

Fax:(310) 023-1217
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

Office Hours:


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