Lien Hua-Feng, Nurse Practitioner
To speak with Nurse Lien, call (310) 818-1304 or email Lien@phlbi.org.
Lien Hua-Feng joined the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in February 2015. She serves as a resource to not only the PMC, but also to UCLA and the West LA Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as other members of the Southern California Mesothelioma Consortium.
Lien was trained at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. While living in Canada, she worked as a research assistant, teaching assistant, registered nurse and nurse case manager at Queen’s University, Kingston General Hospital and a community care access center.
In 2007, instead of accepting a scholarship for a Ph.D. program in Nursing Science from the University of British Columbia, Lien relocated to Los Angeles where she was quickly hired as a Thoracic Nurse Coordinator at Saint John’s Health Center, in Santa Monica. At Saint John’s, she was a Thoracic Clinical Nurse Specialist with the PMC’s Scientific Advisor, Dr. Robert B. Cameron. She simultaneously held the position of Thoracic Staff Nurse at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, where she took care of mesothelioma patients, including patients who had just undergone surgery.
In 2013, while working multiple positions, Lien earned her Nurse Practitioner Certificate from the Western University of Health Sciences, in Pomona, CA. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Lien’s extensive background in research, clinical nursing, thoracic surgery, case management and nursing coordination make her uniquely suited for helping mesothelioma patients with needs ranging from general information about mesothelioma to specific treatments of individual therapies.