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.
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. After graduation, Dr. Cashin stayed local and attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, 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, R.N.
Katherine Marshall, R.N.
Cynthia Bahena, R.D.A.
Patient Treatment Coordinator
Joy Cinco is the MobiSurg patient treatment coordinator and scheduling expert. 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 fine dining, spending time with her high school-aged daughter, and taking hikes in area parks.