Long Beach Elm

City of Hope Long Beach Elm provides Long Beach, California, and nearby communities unparalleled cancer care and innovative treatments close to home.

33.7797376, -118.1883915

1043 Elm Avenue
Suite 104
Long Beach, CA 90813
All Patients
Hope Infusions

Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on federal holidays

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City of Hope cares for patients from prevention through survivorship by pairing our expertise in numerous cancers and conditions with world-renowned technologies and services.

City of Hope’s renowned physicians and researchers utilize the latest in technology and innovation to treat cancer, coupled with our enduring belief in providing unparalleled compassionate care.

Is My Insurance Accepted?

View a list of insurance companies that City of Hope currently contracts with for its locations and physicians. Even if your plan is included, check with your insurance company to make sure you are covered. Your insurance company/medical group will tell you if you need any authorizations.

If you wish to receive treatment at City of Hope, but we're not currently contracted with your insurance plan, contact your insurance company and ask about obtaining authorization to receive treatment here.

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Provider based billing

No Surprise Billing

When you're treated by an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility, you are protected from balance billing. In these cases, you shouldn't be charged more than your plan's copayments, coinsurance and/or deductible. Learn about your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Hope Infusions

City of Hope’s expertise in infusion therapy extends beyond cancer-related drugs. We are uniquely equipped to offer non-oncology infusion options safely and effectively, supported by our patient-centered approach to care. Contact our Hope Infusions patient concierge team to learn how we verify insurance coverage before your first appointment: 949-671-4146.

Explore City of Hope Long Beach Elm

CITY OF HOPE LONG BEACH ELM provides the community with unparalleled care and innovative treatments closer to home. As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, we are committed to transforming the future of cancer care at each of our clinical network sites throughout Southern California, working with you to successfully navigate and manage the process of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Our facility offers an array of services and treatment rooms for patient comfort and convenience, expanding access to City of Hope’s world-renowned care.

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Our Physicians

Sassan Farjami, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Sassan Farjami, M.D., is a hematologist and medical oncologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Long Beach Worsham locations. Dr. Farjami is also an associate clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Christian C. Lu, M.D., M.H.S.
Christian C. Lu, M.D., M.H.S.
Assistant Clinical Professor

Christian Co Lu, M.D., M.H.S., is a patient-centric physician with 15+ years of experience in medical care. 

Karla-Olmedo
Karla Olmedo, M.D.
Hematologist-Oncologist

Karla Olmedo, M.D., is a rising star in hematology/oncology. Dr. Olmedo is driven by the pursuit of advances in immunology and the promise of cell therapy in effectively fighting cancer. 

Krushangi Patel, M.D., medical oncologist
Krushangi Patel, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Dr. Patel is a medical oncologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Long Beach Worsham locations.

Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., FACP
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Nerses Simon Tchekmedyian, M.D., FACP, is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Huntington Beach, Irvine Sand Canyon, Long Beach Elm locations. Dr. Tchekmedyian is also a clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.

Lihong Wu, M.D.
Medical Oncologist and Hematologist

Lihong Wu, M.D., is a medical oncologist and hematologist at City of Hope's Long Beach Elm and Worsham locations. Dr. Wu has made it her mission to help others triumph over cancer. She prides herself on being there for her patients and finding the best possible treatments for them.

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