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Dr. David Masiello

Hematology and Oncology
Los Angeles, CA
19 years experience male

Locations

Hematology Oncology Specialists

Los Angeles, CA

Address

1700 Ceaser E chavez Ave, Suite 3600, Los Angeles, CA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Hematology Oncology Specialist

Pasadena, CA

About

Bio

I am a practicing physician in Southern California. I specialize in blood disorders, cancer care and internal medicine.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hematology and Oncology

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

262 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Perforation: A perforation of the typanic membrane could lead to blood in the ear, as could an infection in the outer ear. Trauma from q-tips etc... is also often... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Dengue Fever: Dengue fever may cause the platets to drop. Your father probably also takes medicaiton to thin his blood due to his heart disease. The combiantion o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: Yes, this could be consistent with a miscarriage.
A male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes she could be pregnanat. Condoms are not 100% effectvie at preventing pregnancy. They break, have small tears etc a small percentage of the time.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Nothing: The MPV is a meaningless indicie in the CBC that only has marginal utility in dealing with patients with thrombocytopenia.
A female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes there is a chance of pregnancy. Sperm can be viable for 5-7 days.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: A general rule of tumb for weight loss is 1lb per week. It is possible to lose more per week although other things could explain your weight discrepe... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Easier to Measure It: You would have to make some assumptions about the scope being used. Assuming that the scope being utilized gives you 2200 HPF/ml this would transplat... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Whatever she wants: She should supplement with folic acid and B comlex vitamins. She should avoid iron supplementation. In the US food stuffs are often fortified with i... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Ask your doctor: Yes Valerin root can be safely taken. The question of if it is safe for you should be determined with your doctor who can look over your medicaitons ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Anything: These are signs that you should take your baby to see his/her pediatrician as soon as posisble. Congential digestive problems can cuase this as can c... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
It Is Possible: Yes, you could get pregnant form this. Any unpotected sex can result in pregnancy and there are semen present in "pre ejaculate".
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible. The difference between 5 weeks 4 days and 6 weeks is only three dyas. Your dates could be miscaculated by this easily.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: It is no likely that this represents damage to a kidney. The more probable explination is a fracture to the tailbone or pelvic bones. You should see... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No difference: There is no difference in efficacy betweein oral and IV iron. However, there is 1005 absorption of IV iron and it bypasses all the GI issues of oral ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Probably not: They only difference between the two drugs is the tylenol (acetaminophen) content. So if you feel no difference between one otc (over the counter) ty... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
RF Factor: RF is a blood test that can be used to evalauted for multiple conditions. In patients with rhumatological conditions there is no evidnece that a drop... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: 5 days following a missed period any of the commercially available over the counter pregnancy tests would confirm pregnancy. The most common cause of... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Pain and inability to bear weight might indicate a fracture and imagining should be obtained
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: These complaints could arise from a multitude of processes. Ovarian cancer would be an exremly unlikley event in a woman under 30. Other possibilite... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes Get a Mamo: While this is unlikely to be breast cancer, new onset breast asymmetry should be evaluated by a physician and a mammogram would typically be part of t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Lactation: This could represent lactation. In a non pregnant women disorders of the pituitary tract should be evaluated for as this can be a sign of pituitary d... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Anemia: No anemia dose not lead to puff bags under the eyes. The more important question is what has lead to anemia.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
None: There are no screening tests for ovarian cancer that have proven to be benifical. Ca-125 marker testing, pelvic us, pelvic exams have not been conclu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Over time recurrent heavy periods can lead to iron deficiency which will lead to anemia.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Not directyl: Some cancers can be caused by cells having a lack of apoptosis or cell death. Treatment of cancer can lead to apopotosis.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Ask your doctor: The best person to ask is your doctor who can refer you to specialists who treat this disease.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: Unless you really have an impaired immune system such as hiv, cvid, hypogamaglobulinemia, catching colds dose not translate to an increased risk of ca... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Time: Canker sores will resolve over time while a mouth cancer will not.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Even if the mole has been present for many years, if it is changing it could have turned malignant. You should see a dermatologist and have it evalua... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: There is no known association between colonic infections and cancer. Colon cancer is associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
A few: Non healing sores, pain, or new lesions are some of the symptoms.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No one: Gastric cancer appears to be enviormentally linked. Hispanics and asians appear to have the highest risk, but upon imigrating to the us there risk as... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Immpossible to know: There is no way to tell what will happen in the future. All we can asses is the risk of these things happeneing. But, a person can take every concie... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: Contrary to what the media says, the best treatment for hodgins disease is combined chemotherapy with radiation, depending upon the stage. This can r... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: There are no effective home remedies for mouth cancer. This requires surgery, chemotherapy and radiation for the best outcomes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Check nccn.Org, they have guidlines for multiple cancer types including all types of leukemia.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: It depends upon the type of anemia. Without knowing the exact type of anemia it is not possible to say. For diseases such as sickle cell anemia, tha... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: This would depend upon your brothers age, and his risk factors. For instance if he is elderly, and has significant chemical exposure, than no. If he... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: No, but a GI doctor can do an endoscopy to evalaute for a problem.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Good: The median (50%) survival for a lung transplant is approximalty 5 1/2 years accoridng to the registry, apteitns who undergo double lung transplant hav... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
YEs: Yes, it is posible to have vaginal bleeding after pregnancy has been established. An old adged I was taught was if a cycle is too little to early to... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
No: You have thalasemia. A high RBC count with small cells cofnrims the diagnosis. You need to be very careful with iron intake as patietns with thalase... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Knee Pain: A locking of the knee would suggest a mechanical problem. Even though MRI testing is sensitive for evaluating the soft tissue of the knee, it can hav... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Yes the Alere Rapid test is accurate; however it is established that seroconversion to HIV may not occur for up to six months after infection. Helath... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Rare: There are two peaks to the incidence of malignant brain utmors. The first such peak is in children under the age of 15 and then there is a later peak... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Possibly: If I am understaning this right you have a monoclonal protien band? The most important next steps here would be to identify the band (immunofixatio... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Yes: Elevated hemoglobin is not always reflective of bone marrow disorders. Secondary causes of erythrocytosis can include: Poly cystic liver/kidney dise... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Post operative Pain: Postoperative pain syndromes can last for many years following surgery. However, before you assume that this ain due to prior surgery it would best t... Read More

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Jun 22, 2014
Dr. Masiello is a very caring and compassionate physician with expert knowledge in his field.
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Sep 7, 2014
Dr Masiello is very knowledgeable. I kinda threw a lot at him as I have several conditions. However, he was able to keep me from worrying and gave some info I could continue trying. I was comforte...Read More
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Dec 26, 2015
You have been great. Is there anyway I can see you and have some peripheral tests to rule out blood cancers. That seems to be all that has not been pretty well checked. It would be cash
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Thanks, I have high hemoglobin in blood,trace blood in urine, and liver cysts, my doc says it's fine. I don't agree
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This checklist made me feel good! Thanks :) Thanks so very much for giving up a part of your Sunday. Appreciative!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you for your time. have stayed on bedrest all weekend.call dr to

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER CORPORATION
Completed 2003

Awards

Top Oncologist and Hematologist , First Place, California - Summer
2014
Top Oncologist and Hematologist , Second Place, California - Fall
2014
Master Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

ABIM
ASCO
American Society of Hematology (ASH)
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