Meet The Team
Women’s Health Advocate
Dr. Shabaik is a family medicine physician by profession with clinical interests in women’s health and community medicine. She completed her medical school training at the University of California, San Diego and residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach, CA. After graduating from residency, Dr. Shabaik has worked at a number of practices, but finds the most fulfilling and gratifying patient-provider relationships serving patients at community clinics. She plans to build on her commitment to the underserved by teaching and mentoring the next generation of healthcare leaders committed to social justice and wellness promotion. Outside of clinical work you can find Dr. Shabaik running after her toddler son, baking, reading, and exploring Los Angeles (via metro and bike when time permits).
Dr. Shabaik is the Medical Director and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the PA Program and will be involved with teaching multiple medicine courses in the curriculum. We are beyond excited to have her join our team!
Associate Medical Director
Dr. Anthony is a board certified Internist, board certified Nephrologist, a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension, a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, a Certified Physician Executive and a Certified Health Care Quality Manager who currently practices Clinical Nephrology in Los Angeles, CA; also, he is continuing coursework toward a Master of Business Administration degree from Bellevue University. Dr. Anthony serves the Associate Medical Director for the PA Program and will be teaching nephrology and hypertension for the CDU PA Program.
Dr. Anthony received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University College of Arts and Sciences where he majored in Biology. He then went on to complete a Master of Public Health degree at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical medicine, where he studied the impact of disease in various populations, with an interest in hypertension and cardiovascular disease outcomes. Subsequently, he attended Thomas Jefferson Medical College. While there, he served as president of the Jefferson Chapter of the Student National Medical Association as well as president of the Jefferson Internal Medicine Society. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he conducted research on Diabetic Kidney Disease. He completed his subspecialty training in nephrology and hypertension at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, NY.
Dr. Anthony has co-written a textbook chapter regarding toxicologic kidney disease and has authored or co-authored several articles relating to diabetic kidney disease, hypertension, chronic kidney disease and the business of Nephrology practice. He is currently working on a health textbook for school-aged children and has completed several handbooks of diseases for the lay public, which are currently in press.
Dr. Anthony founded Kidney Care Institute, Inc. in 2005 to treat kidney disease and educate the public about the epidemic problem. He created the service model used in Kidney Care Institute’s product offerings to focus on driving healthcare quality and international company growth. Kidney Care Institute has a subsidiary company, Kidney Health Mediaworks, which serves to educate the masses about health topics related to kidney disease through television and radio media. He also founded a non-profit company, Kidney Care Institute Centers for Wellness and Research, whose mission is to engage in kidney disease research, public speaking, educational workshops and health screenings in order to be the premier resource of kidney disease knowledge throughout the world.
Dr. Anthony and Kidney Care Institute are affiliated with the following professional organizations: National Kidney Foundation, American Society of Hypertension, National Medical Association, Renal Physicians Association, American Society of Nephrology, the American College of Physicians, Healthcare Finance Management Association, the Association of Financial Professionals, NextGen Network (now Calibr), the American College of Physician Executives and the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians.
During his spare time Dr. Anthony enjoys competing in Spartan Races and flag football leagues!