Meet our clinicians

Noah S. Marco, M.D.

Jewish Home Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
Dr. Marco is the son of two Holocaust survivors and is a Los Angeles native. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA in 1980, and received his M.D. from UC Davis School of Medical in 1985. His Internal Medicine internship and residency were performed at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco (now called California Pacific Hospital). He is board certified in Internal Medicine. After completing his residency, he worked in a six-person Internal Medicine group in Sherman Oaks. Dr. Marco left private practice and went to work at Kaiser Permanente in Woodland Hills in 1994. At Kaiser, he held numerous leadership positions including co-chair of the Bioethics and Quality Committees, and president of the medical staff. In addition, he was Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, at USC School of Medicine. He was selected to be "Internist of the Year" for the Woodland Hills Medical Center in 1999, and "Teacher of the Year" for 2004. He left Kaiser in 2006 to become the Vice President of Medical Affairs of Northridge Hospital Medical Center (NHMC). At NHMC he had numerous leadership responsibilities and served on a wide range of committees, which included Clinical Operations Improvement, Physician Communication, Palliative Care, and the noted Dignity Health Physician Leadership Development Program. While at NHMC, Dr. Marco collaborated with the Jewish Home on "Care Transitions," an award-winning program created by the Jewish Home to reduce unnecessary hospital re-admissions of seniors. A prolific writer and sought-after speaker, Dr. Marco has presented numerous papers and led workshops on a range of medical issues and topics, which include elder care, doctor-patient communication, and physician training. Dr. Marco is married to the daughter of two Holocaust survivors, and has two daughters and a step-daughter. He and his wife volunteer at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and he is a life-long fan of the L.A Dodgers.

Rick L. Smith, M.D.

Jewish Home Medical Director
A San Fernando Valley native, Dr. Smith earned his medical degree at Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel (1986). He did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the State University of New York at Syracuse (1989). He completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at UCLA (1992). Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine. He has been a Staff Geriatrician at the Jewish Home since 1992 and the Home’s Medical Director since 1994.

Hangnga Vu, M.D.

Jewish Home Staff Geriatrician
A native of Vietnam, Dr. Hangnga Vu earned her M.D. degree with honors at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2003). She did her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California (2003-2006). Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Vu joined the Jewish Home in 2006. She plays music and writes poetry in her leisure time.

Michael Wasserman, M.D.

Michael Wasserman, M.D.Medical Director, Eisenberg Village
Dr. Wasserman has devoted his career to serving the needs of older adults. He is currently the Medical Director of Eisenberg Village and is the President of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM). He is Editor-in-Chief of Springer's upcoming textbook Geriatric Medicine: A Person Centered Evidence Based Approach. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer for the largest nursing home chain in California. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director, Care Continuum, for the Quality Improvement Organization in California. In 2001, he co-founded Senior Care of Colorado, which became the largest privately owned primary care geriatric practice in the country. In the 1990’s he was President and Chief Medical Officer for GeriMed of America, where he helped to develop GeriMed’s Clinical Glidepaths with Drs. Flaherty and Morley from SLU. In 1989, in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Dr. Wasserman published "Fever, White Blood Cells and Differential Count in Diagnosing Bacterial Infection in the Elderly," the findings of which are now part of the McGeer Criteria, used widely in nursing homes to evaluate residents for infections.

Dr. Mairead Torsney-Weir

Dr. Mairead Torsney-WeirJewish Home Staff Geriatrician
Originally from Philadelphia, Dr. Torsney-Weir earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She completed her family medicine residency in 2012 and her geriatrics fellowship in 2013, both at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. Dual board-certified in family medicine and geriatrics, she was thrilled to join the staff at the Jewish Home in 2019. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, cooking and reading.

Darla Rae Oak, D.N.P., G.N.P. - B.C.

Jewish Home Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Oak earned her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The George Washington University. She is licensed in California as a Board Certified Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse. Dr. Oak received her Master of Science from UCLA and her Bachelor’s Degree from Loma Linda University. Prior to the Jewish Home, she spent more than six years at Glendale Adventist Medical Center caring for patients in the surgical intensive care unit. Originally from Duluth, Minnesota, Dr. Oak has a wonderful family and son.

Doreen Delgado, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Jewish Home Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Delgado received her under graduate degree at California Lutheran University and her graduate degree at CSU, Long Beach. Doreen originally joined the Jewish Home as the first nurse practitioner in the 1980’s and returned in 2012 as the Clinic Administrator and clinical nurse practitioner. During her absence, she worked 20 years at Motion Picture and TV Fund, where she developed and ran their geriatric assessment program. Doreen has been teaching at CSU, Dominquez Hills for 30 years and continues to educate the next generation of nurses. When not working she enjoys time at home with her husband, 3 cats, dog and 13 koi fish.



Eti NodelJewish Home Nurse Practitioner
Eti Nodel graduated from Tel Aviv University in nursing with honors in 1996 and completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing as an Adult/ Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from UCLA in 2013. She also has board certifications in Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Progressive Care Certified Nurse Certification. She currently works with the LAJH IPA and provides direct care to residential and long term care residents. When not working she enjoys time with her husband and 3 children.

Elizabeth Yung, ANP, APRN-BC

Elizabeth YungJewish Home Nurse Practitioner
Elizabeth Yung graduated from Simmons College in Boston for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees. She was an Oncology Nurse Practitioner for 15 years, working at Massachusetts General Hospital and a private Oncology practice. In 2012, she began a new career as a Palliative Care NP at Skirball Hospice/Palliative Care. She joined LAJH IPA medical group in 2017, providing care to residential and long term residents on the Eisenberg campus. Elizabeth is a busy mother of three children, one cat and her dog Hazel.

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