Melani P.  Shaum, M.D.

Melani P. Shaum, M.D.

Dr. Melani P. Shaum is a board-certified internist and oncologist who is currently affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital. She earned her medical degree from Northwestern University's McGaw Medical Center and has been in practice for over 20 years. The physician completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at UCLA, where she was named Chief Resident in medicine. During her outstanding career, Dr. Melani P. Shaum has been the director of clinical hematology and oncology at Cedars-Sinai and a member of the clinical faculty at the City of Hope Cancer Center.

Dr. Shaum has been one of the Assistant Clinical Professors of Medicine at UCLA Medical School since 1987. She has had the honor of being listed in The Best Doctors in America from 1996 to the present and was also listed in The Essential Guide to L.A.'s Best Doctors. The physician attends to a wide range of cases with special interests in breast and female reproductive cancers and has become one of the most important local consultants in this field. Her expertise has led to important focus on women's issues in colorectal cancer therapy. Dr. Melani P. Shaum is the recipient of the awards Super Doc, Checkbook Top Doc, Top Doctors: L.A. Area, and Top Doctors: Southern California.

Conditions Dr. Melani P. Shaum Treats at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Myeloma
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Cancers of different forms

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Health Net CA Blue & Gold HMO
  • Blue Cross of California

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Education & Training

Medical Degree

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University


UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center


UCLA Medical Center

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology American Society of Clinical Oncology