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Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
Keck School of Medicine of USC School of Pharmacy

Green Tea Blocks Benefits of Cancer Drugs
Toxicity and Herbal Medicine
Dietary Supplements and Liver Damage

Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Keck School of Medicine of USC
Chief Medical Officer, DiaTech Oncology
Author, ÒSurviving American MedicineÓ
City of Hope National Medical Center

Patient Portals
Medical Oncology Homes
Patient Resilience: How Patients Adjust to Cancer
Disaster Planning: How to Protect Oncology Patient Care
The Role of Predictive Assays in Improving Oncology Patient Care
A Navigational Guide for Patients

Dr. Presant has been a practicing hematologist and medical oncologist in Southern California since 1979. He has always been involved in laboratory and clinical investigations, and was the director of cancer programs at Washington University School of Medicine, the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, Citrus Valley Health Partners and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles. Follwing a post as Director of Medical Oncology at City of Hope, he started a private practice in West Covina in 1982 and later became president of California Cancer Medical Center, a freestanding comprehensive cancer center. In 2004, he merged his Center with Wilshire Oncology Medical Group, Inc. Currently he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Presant has authored over 400 scientific articles. His writing has included book chapters and individual articles on cancer treatment, chemotherapy sensitivity testing to predict best therapy for patients, cancer detection, chemotherapy, experimental tumor biology, pharmacology, liposomes for cancer diagnosis and therapy, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and measurement of quality of life in cancer patients. His leadership has extended to other cancer physicians and organizations throughout the country. Dr. Presant is the Past President of the California Division of the American Cancer Society, and Past President and current Chairman of the Board of the Medical Oncology Association of Southern California. On a national level, Dr. Presant was a past Director of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the worlds largest association of cancer physicians. He served for five years as ASCOs representative to the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, where he was also secretary of the Cancer Caucus and an expert advisor to the Diagnosis and Therapy Technology Assessment Program. The American Medical Association named Dr. Presant to represent them to the United States Commission on Cancer. Dr. Presant is also the Past President of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Dr. Presants current research is focused on developing a new laboratory test for chemotherapy sensitivity to determine the best chemotherapy for individual patients (ÒpersonalizedÓ treatnments), antiangiogenesis therapy of cancer, improvement of chemotherapy effectiveness by magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and the development of new therapeutic programs for cancer. He has received many grants for his research from the National Cancer Institute, and pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Presant also lectures on improving cancer care and new research advances throughout the country. As an oncologist, Dr. Presant is especially interested in giving his patients the best personalized therapy and the most satisfying quality of life. His personal hobbies and interests include being physically active, snow skiing, playing tennis and golfing. Photography and performing magic are his special interests. He love spending time and traveling with his wife and family. He states, “I believe in finding out whats most important to my patients, then tailoring treatments to help them control their disease and enjoy their lives. My patients are like family, so I use the latest advances to cure their illnesses and improve their quality of life in our warm and caring centers.
Very good speaker – Citrus Valley Medical Center

Speaker. Author. Wellness Coach

Physician Burnout: Not Just Surviving – Thriving and Creating Solutions
A New Look at Physician Burnout and Resilience: A Positive Prescription Mindset
Find Your Inner Coach and Finally Lose Weight!
In Celebration: A Recipe for Healthy Living
Healthy, Happy, Hundred – Strategies for Living Well
Super Heroes and Trampolines: Change How You Respond to Stress
More than Positive: Find Power with Purpose
Give Me the Cookie and No One Gets Hurt!


Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Family and Preventive Medicine

The Resilient Physician
e-Boundaries: What Every Doctor Needs to Know About Social Media and Digital Communication

Transgender Clinic

Update on Healthcare for the Transgender Patient
Sensitivity in Transgender Medicine
You Dont Have to Feel That Way- How Hormone Replacement Can Help You Feel Great
Medical Care of Transgendered Persons
Transgender Identity
Hormone Balance and Health Wellness

Well received, very good speaker! – Orange County Global Medical Center

President, Agape
Comedy Health and Wellness for Women

Making Cancer Funny
Just for Women
Women and Wellness
Visits to the OB GYN: Sounds Like a Character from Star Wars!
How to Talk to Your Doctor
Early Detection: “One Lump or Two is Not Just about SugarÓ
Menopausal Women Gone Wild
Smoking: A Way to Stop- What Can Work for You?
Prescription Drug Costs
Pain Management
Money and Stress: “Goodness, Gracious, Im Overdrawn!”
The Power of a Happy Heart!
Cancer Survivor, The Healing Power of Laughter
Bedside Manor- Check-In for a Spa-Hour of Inspirational Comedy for Nursing Professionals
How to Use Your Common Comedy Sense of Humor in the Workplace
Female and Fabulous!


Medical Director, Integrated Life Care Planning
Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
City of Hope National Medical Center

Palliative Care:

What Does Supportive Medicine (Palliative Care) Do?
Palliative Medicine Programs
Non-Pain Symptom Management
Communicating Bad NewsCare Coordination/Systems:

The Patient and Family Meeting Program: Effective Collaboration in Interdisciplinary Teams (complimentary resources shared)
How Can Palliative Care Assist with Transitions?
Surgery and Supportive Care: The Cystectomy Care Coordination Model
Making the EMR Work for Us: A Supportive Care Perspective
End of Life Care:
Transition to Hospice: Aligning Patient Preferences with Care Delivery
Not Ready Yet: How Do We Care for Patients Who Don’t Want Hospice?
High-Quality Care for the Actively Dying Patient and their Family: The CARES Program (complimentary resources shared)
Physician-Assisted Suicide (Aid in Dying/Death with Dignity)
Life Care Planning:
The Nuts and Bolts of Advance Directives & POLST Forms
Can I Afford not to Discuss Advance Directives?
Scalable Advance Care Planning Programs
Moving Beyond Advance Directives: Enhanced Patient-Provider Partnerships
Pain Management:
Overview of Pain Management
Inpatient Pain Management
Understanding Opioids
Opioid Guidelines and Monitoring
Non-Opioid Pain Management: What else can I do?

Finly Zachariah, M.D., is Assistant Clinical Professor of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Supportive Care Medicine. He completed his fellowship at Kaiser Permanente-Los Angeles Medical Center in hospice and palliative medicine while concurrently on staff with the Intercommunity Emergency Medical Group specializing in urgent care. Dr. Zachariah received his undergraduate degree in cell, molecular and developmental biology from the University of California, Riverside, and earned his medical doctorate from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science/Chicago Medical School in Chicago, IL. He went on to complete a residency in family/tropical medicine at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital.Board-certified in family medicine, Dr. Zachariah is a member in good standing with several professional organizations including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has volunteered much of his time assisting those less fortunate, living abroad. He has spent time lecturing and caring for patients in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he also met with national advisors on enhancing palliative medicine efforts in the country. Trained in both family medicine and palliative care, Dr. Zachariah will be able to help both pediatric and adult patients with their supportive care needs, including pain control, while also helping patients, families and our physicians with issues surrounding hospice and end-of-life care.
He was awesome as usual! Dr. Zachariah was an outstanding speaker.  The attendees really liked him—very engaging!  – Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center My doctors rated him very good to excellent – Citrus Valley Medical Center

Chairman and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Albany Medical College

Falls in the Elderly
Spinal Injury
Pain Management


President, Psychologically Speaking

Developing and Maintaining the Mindset of a Champion Medical Professional: How to Perform Your Best When It Matters the Most
Powerful, Proactive Prescriptions to Prevent Hardening of the ATTITUDES in the Busy Medical Workplace
The Three Spectacular Secrets for Adding Life to Your Years and Years to Your Life
Remarkable Resiliency Skills for Changing Times in the Medical Professions
RX for Stress Survival in the Medical Profession
Seven Surefire Skills for Success Over Any Stress
Patient Focused Care: Prescriptions for Maximizing Patient Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Outcomes
Developing the Mindset of a Champion for the Medical Education Professional
Remarkable Resiliency Skills During Challenging Times
Mastering the Three Key Habits of Emotionally Resilient Healthcare Professionals

“A great way to start the day!!” Tracy Chidsey, Yale Sch.of Nursing “A dynamic speaker presenting refreshing content in an honest style!! Maria Padilla, Aurora Med “I’m taking so much valuable information with me back to my program to help my resident physicians.” Liz Hernandez, Kem Medical “This was absolutely excellent!! Very useful information. Would’ve loved an all day workshop.” Brandie Miracle, Univ. of Tenn. Med. Center “Eye-opening presentation from a very engaging speaker!” Jenna LaVoie, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med “One of the most effective and best workshops I have ever attended!! Sienna Wheeler, Cal. NorthState Univ. Coll. Of Pharmacy “I felt like you were speaking directly to me. Very inspiring!!” Kathryn Lake, Ross University School of Vet Med “Dr. Jack was hilarious and it was far from the routine boring sessions I sometimes have to sit through! He kept my attention throughout, which is this day and age is not easy!” Tonya Bennett, UPenn Dental Medicine “Priceless!! Kathleen Meyer, SUNY Upstate Medical University “I found Dr. Singer to be engaging and incredibly helpful. Thank you so much.” Aimee Brough, Indiana Uni. School of Medicine “I loved the humor and the tips he offered in how to stay positive and centered” Susan Carbonneau, Pres. College of Pharmacy “One of the best personal development presentations I ever heard!” Jamin Patel, Temple University “Dr. Jack’s presentation was life changing! Awesome presentation. Thank you!” Chester Lee, Cal. Pacific Medical Center “Jack is amazing! So engaging & relatable. I could listen all day.” Holly Bonfiz, University of Iowa Radiology “WOW! Truly eye opening and deeply insightful information. Thank you.” Carlie Kennedy, Oregon Health & Science University “I left with nuggets of life changing information.” Monique Frazier, Howard University College of Medicine “A great talk and a fantastic way to begin the conference. It was refreshing and a positive way to start the day. Way to Go!” Michele Friesinger, Med. Univ. of S. Carolina “Fabulous! I could sit here much longer to learn and hear more from Dr. Jack.”Tracy Uhlir, Univ. of N.D. School of Medicine “So entertaining and engaging!” Shannon Papazian, Valley Children’s Healthcare

Professor of Restorative, Geriatric and Evidence-Based Dentistry
Center for Dental Research
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Evidence Based Medicine