Dr. Jacobs selects his staff with an eye toward their compassion, personal ethics and efficiency. Each team member shares the vision of blending internal and integrative medicine and every member of the Unison staff demonstrates our core values of caring, healing and listening; you will always feel taken care of because, at Unison Medicine, that’s our primary goal.
Dr. Shahram Jacobs
Raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Jacobs graduated with honors from UCLA and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, receiving Board Certification in Internal Medicine. While traveling in Israel after graduation, he began to explore the spiritual nature of healing and came to both the ancient and modern conclusion that healing is an integrative art; that a patient’s mind and intentions can truly affect their health. Since that time, he has received Board Certification in Integrative Medicine and pursued expertise in alternative medical techniques from Asia, India and around the world. Now both forms of care define his life and his practice. Opting for treatments that, when possible, are non-invasive, a patient of Dr. Jacobs will benefit from an approach to medicine that treats the whole person, rather than just a collection of symptoms.
Barbara Physician Assistant
Barbara Weisman MS, PA-C has been a practicing Physician Assistant for over a decade since graduating with a Masters Degree from UMDNJ-Rutgers Physician Assistant Program in Piscataway, NJ. She has experience in several fields including Internal Medicine & Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics as well as Geriatrics. An avid runner, marathoner, and gym enthusiast, she is passionate about being a healthy role model for her patients. She enjoys living in Los Angeles with her husband and three children.
Christina Physician Assistant
Christina Tossoun is a nationally certified Physician Assistant born and raised in California. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and then earned her Master of Physician Assistant Practice from the University of Southern California. Prior to her training to become a Physician Assistant, she worked with Dr. Jacobs as a clinical research coordinator and now serves as a sub-investigator on various clinical trials. Christina’s professional interests include adult medicine, chronic diseases, and dermatology. Her goal is to provide the highest quality and compassionate care for all her patients. In her leisure time, Christina enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Shiva Daniali Clinical Research Coordinator
Shiva Daniali received her Dental Assistant certification in 2002. In 2002, she worked as a dental assistant at Beverly Hills Dental Care before becoming an office manager at California Stress Control Clinic in 2004. Shiva Daniali is very experienced in customer service, billing and office management.
Cindy Clinical Research Coordinator
Born in Los Angeles, Cindy graduated from American Career College in 2011 with a medical assistant certificate has been working in medical research since then. Having worked in a variety of studies such as, Diabetes, Hep C, Anemia, Gynecology, and Chronic Kidney Disease, Cindy enjoys the hands on aspect of research. Cindy has been passionate about the medical field for a long time and hopes to become a registered nurse some day.
"I appreciate Dr Jacobs for giving me this opportunity to be part of his research team."
Joanna Clinical Research Coordinator
Joanna graduated from American Career College in 2007 with a Medical Assistant certificate. In 2008, Joanna began her career in clinical research. During her first year in research she had a personal experience that made her a firm believer and advocate for her patients in clinical research. She has over a decade of experience in clinical research involving various therapeutic areas. “It brings me joy to know that our hard work helps patients in real time, and that it will also benefit patients in the future.” Joanna enjoys spending time with her family and reading in her spare time.
Linda Clinical Research Coordinator
Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Linda began her career in Research in 2005, working for a Central Laboratory monitoring for critical lab events and ensuring the safety and well-being of Clinical Research subjects, while simultaneously studying to become a Medical Assistant. It was at that time, that Linda realized her affinity was for patient safety and satisfaction while playing a role in introducing the world to groundbreaking treatments for multiple conditions. Linda has experience in multiple fields of research and has worked directly with local hospitals to recruit patients for clinical research studies, including but not limited to, Vaccines, Endocrinology, Osteoporosis, Women's Health, Infectious Diseases & Dermatology. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her children and exploring the outdoors.
Bianca Phlebotomist & Back Office
Bianca graduated from C & S Continuing Education Service as a Phlebotomist in 2015. Fluent in English and Spanish has been tremendously useful in ensuring proper communication between clinicians, research coordinators, patients and their families. At Unison Internal & Integrative Medicine, she is privileged to serve not only as a Phlebotomist and Medical Assistant, but also to coordinate with the clinical research team and lab processing personnel for our varied Clinical Research studies that require detailed attention. “I enjoy working with the patients, and ensuring safe transport of critical labs. I get to learn more each day and get satisfaction helping others.”
Claudia Phlebotomist & Medical Assistant
Graduating in 2015 from C&S Continuing Education Service as a National Certified Phlebotomist, Claudia decided to continue to pursue her passion in the medical field and graduated in 2018 from the American Career College with a Medical Assistant Certificate. At Unison Internal & Integrative Medicine, Claudia is known for her welcoming smile and friendly personality once you step foot in our door. She is responsible for a wide array of duties ranging from booking your next appointment, to ensuring all your blood samples are collected, sent, and processed accordingly, and ensuring your safety and well-being. Claudia ensures your experience is pleasant from the time of your arrival until your departure from our office.