Your Integrative Oncology Team
Suzie Kline,Ph.D., N.P., L.Ac., C.H.
Manager, Integrative Oncology at Huntington Cancer Center
Dr. Kline is an integrative nurse practitioner and researcher, trained
in both Western and Eastern medicine. She earned her Bachelor’s
and Master’s degree in Nursing from UCLA and received her Ph.D in
Chinese herbal Medicine and Acupuncture from American Liberty University.
She has been practicing nursing and acupuncture over 18 years.
In addition, she has completed a two-year fellowship training in Evidence-based
Integrative Medicine at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. She is a certified
holistic health counselor, graduated from the Institute for Integrative
Nutrition, who has extensive knowledge in various diet theories and supplements.
She is a also homeopathic practitioner, trained by the Center for Education
and Development for Homeopathy (CEDH). Her clinical emphasis is on holistic
approaches to cancer by incorporating the best elements of both Western
and Eastern medicine. She is a certified lymphedema therapist and educator
who offers integrative lymphedema treatment to those who not only suffer
from lymphedema but also would like to prevent lymphedema.
Dr. Kline is a principal investigator who has been conducting studies on
Lymphedema Prevention and Post Traumatic Growth after Cancer.
A key element of her clinical practice is to promote lifestyle changes,
which are personalized based on one’s unique body, culture, belief,
preferences and personal goals. She specializes in managing various pain
conditions, lymphedema after surgery/radiation therapy, complications
from chemotherapy and radiation therapy, menopausal symptoms from hormone
therapy, digestive issues, insomnia, opiate/post-surgical ileus, peripheral
neuropathy and mood disorders, e.g., depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
Pierre-Etienne Vannier, MSc., CHt.
Pierre-Etienne Vannier, MSc., CHt., is a Mind-Body Practitioner specialized
in trauma recovery and resilience building through nervous system regulation.
He is an Independent Contractor for the Huntington Memorial Hospital where
he facilitates group programs for cancer patients and cancer center staff,
and is currently co-investigator in a clinical research focusing on fostering
post-traumatic growth among cancer survivors. He taught pain management
using mind-body practices to HMH nurses, and facilitated group sessions
for staff and various support groups at HMH, Arcadia Methodist Hospital,
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine, USC Oncology, USC Fertility, etc.
Pierre is in private practice at the Healing Arts Center of Altadena. He
is a Community Resilience Model (CRM) Trainer and a Trauma Resilience
Model (TRM) Facilitator with the Trauma Resource Institute (TRI). He completed
training as a Resilience Toolkit Facilitator for Lumos Transforms, and
certified as a Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE*) Practitioner.
He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute,
has a MS in International Management from the University of Sherbrooke,
Canada, and completed studies in the Graduate School of Business Administration
and Management, Tours, France.
Marina Hsiao is a certificated Massage Therapist in CA, USA. She has being
a massage therapist since 2006. She was trained in both USA and Taiwan.
She also received her Oncology Massage Certificate and Aromatherapy in
Cancer Care and in the Oncology Setting certificate from the Institute
Of Integrative Oncology.
She was a registered nurse and worked in the Oncology/Post-Surgery department
for four years in Taiwan. After four years of nursing experience she went
back to school and earned her bachelor of science in Agriculture from
National Taiwan University.
She is very passionate about helping people on their healing journey and
creating a healthy balance lives by providing individual/unique massage
as well as educating her clients on self-care. Her specialties include
Oncology Massage, Lymph Drainage techniques, Acupressure, Lomi Lomi, Chakra
opening, Yoga Stretching, Face Meridian/ Lymph Massage and Aromatherapy.
Her knowledge and experiences will tailor appropriate massage techniques
to each individual.
Sandi Chiu, LAc
Facilitator, Beat Cancer Thru Drumming
Sandi Chiu, L.Ac., is the lead facilitator for Beat Cancer Thru Drumming
Workshops. She obtained a Socio-Emotional Arts (SEA) certificate, including
the Beat the Odds® drum facilitation through UCLArts and Healing to
help develop and facilitate programs maximizing socio-emotional benefits
of art experiences. Sandi played the piano for over 10 years and taught
children music through rhythm, sounds, and movements on the weekends.
She practiced as an acupuncturist at UCLA and taught stress management
classes at the Venice Family Free Clinic and traditional Chinese Medicine-inspired
self-care workshops to the community. She maintains a part-time Chinese
medicine practice in Arcadia and West Los Angeles and pursues a Ph.D.
investigating how Chinese medicine and self-care can restore health for
breast cancer survivors.