Meet Our Team

Shar Alikhani, M.D.

Medical Director and Pediatric Anesthesiologist

A passionate advocate for the well-being of children, Dr. Alikhani has devoted his career to pediatric safety in all surgical settings.  Dr. Alikhani grew up in Orange County and attended the University of California, Irvine, where he earned a degree in biological sciences.  Dr. Alikhani completed his medical education at The University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, consistently rated as one of the top medical schools in the country. Dr. Alikhani completed his anesthesia residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he also served as Chief Resident and as a clinical faculty member.  His post graduate training includes a fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Hospital in Boston, the top-rated pediatric teaching facility of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Alikhani has served as the chief of pediatric anesthesia at Children’s Hospital of Orange County at Mission, the primary pediatric trauma hospital in southern Orange County.  He has performed more than 20,000 pediatric anesthetics and is comfortable taking care of infants, children and adults. Dr. Alikhani speaks on the topic of safety and emergencies in the ambulatory setting and has research interests in ambulatory surgery safety and outcomes.

Dr. Alikhani is devoted to his family and enjoys spending time with his wife and children.  An early riser, he can often be found on weekend mornings rowing in the Back Bay.

Dr. Alikhani is affiliated with CHOC Children’s.

Jeff Cashin, M.D.

Pediatric Anesthesiologist

Dr. Cashin is devoted to the care of pediatric patients. He grew up in Orange County and attended the University of California, Irvine, earning a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with a minor in Biochemistry.  Dr. Cashin also attended the University of California, Irvine for his medical education, graduating with honors.  He completed his anesthesiology residency at UCLA and Harbor UCLA Medical Center, one of the main trauma hospitals serving Los Angeles County.  After his medical anesthesiology residency, Dr. Cashin continued with a Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, the main pediatric hospital serving the University of California, Los Angeles campus.  Dr. Cashin has served as an attending pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and he has also served as an expert consultant in pediatric and trauma anesthesiology for the County of Los Angeles.  Dr. Cashin has performed thousands of pediatric anesthetics and has provided care for Southern California’s most medically complex patients. 

In his academic career, Dr. Cashin has performed extensive research on improving the ability of anti-cancer medications to specifically attack their target cells.  At the University of California, he has also studied the effects of non-pharmacological treatments of ADHD in children. His present research interests focus on safety improvement and noninvasive monitoring during pediatric anesthesia.  Dr. Cashin is passionate about providing the safest level of anesthesia to his pediatric patients.

When not devoting his time to his patients, Dr. Cashin enjoys spending time with his wife and their two young children.

Greg Spillers

Director of Nursing

Greg is MobiSurg’s Director of Nursing. In addition to his role on the MobiSurg team since its inception, Greg also has an extensive career as a nurse in an acute care hospital working with surgical and trauma patients. Greg is fully trained in patient resuscitation and is responsible for the many clinical components of the MobiSurg surgery center accreditation and management.

Greg is active as a baseball and softball coach for his children’s teams.

 

Joy Cinco

Patient Treatment Coordinator

Joy Cinco is the MobiSurg patient treatment coordinator and scheduling expert.  She guides our patients and offices through the process of planning for surgical procedures. Active in the day to day operations of our center, Joy keeps things running smoothly at MobiSurg. She is a graduate of Irvine Valley College and is knowledgeable in all aspects of scheduling and patient administration.  Joy is the welcoming voice and smile of MobiSurg and brings her calming demeanor to our surgery center days.

In her spare time, Joy enjoys hanging out with her high school-aged daughter and extended family, and she will take any opportunity to travel. She is an expert in local cuisine and can be found hiking on area trails when she is not at work.

 

Samantha Assad

Clinical Nurse

Samantha is a nurse at MobiSurg.  Her warm smile and kindness are such an asset as she cares for our surgical patients in pre-op and post-op. She also provides important patient education for surgical discharge. Sam’s amazing attention to detail assists our management team in surgery center oversight. Originally from Ohio, Samantha comes to us from Texas where she worked in a pediatric gastroenterology clinic. Sam is trained in the advanced cardiac life support of both adults and children. 

On weekends, Samantha can be found adventuring about California with her husband (ask her about her hot air balloon ride!).

 

Timothy Recinto

Clinical Nurse

Tim is a nurse at MobiSurg and provides skilled care to our patients throughout the surgical experience. He is the comforting face in our recovery room, and often the voice behind phone calls to answer questions or provide additional information. Tim is trained in the advanced cardiac resuscitation and care of both adults and children. Tim’s quick smile and willingness to help contributes to the amazing surgical experience for MobiSurg patients. Tim also brings a wealth of experience in the care and management of chronically ill patients to our practice.

Tim is passionate about fitness and exercise (you can pick his brain in the recovery room!) and enjoys music and spending time with his wife and family when he is not at work.

 

Cynthia Bahena

Clinical Supervisor – Registered Dental Assistant

Cynthia manages the day to day running of our schedule and team. Ask her for anything – she has your back!

Cynthia is also a registered dental assistant and brings an extensive background in the surgical care of dental patients to MobiSurg. The mother of two daughters, Cynthia’s love of children shines through in her care of our patients. She is certified in advanced cardiac patient resuscitation and is knowledgeable in assisting in all components of dental surgery from the anesthesia to dental x-rays to emergency care. Cynthia is tasked with the important job of maintaining sterility and safety in the dental equipment at MobiSurg.

When not at work, Cynthia is busy with her young family and enjoys exercise and trying new and interesting cuisines.

 

Aide Rodriguez

Dental Assistant – Surgery Scheduler

Aide is a dental assistant and anesthesia technician at MobiSurg. She has a  background in dental front office and helps in scheduling our cases and managing patient records. Aide is the friendly voice behind many of our post-op phone calls and patient communication. She also serves a dual role helping in our operating room with the dental equipment and managing sterility. Aide is certified in advanced cardiac patient resuscitation and is knowledgeable in assisting in all components of dental surgery.

When not at work, Aide is kept busy playing with her young son and enjoying time with her family.

 

 

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