Meet Our Team
Dr. Atif Iqbal is the medical director of the MemorialCare Digestive Care Center at Orange Coast Memorial. He is a board-certified and fellowship trained surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive bariatric procedures and digestive disorder surgery. Dr. Iqbal completed his surgery residency and graduated as Chief Resident from Oakland Medical Center at Wayne State University in Michigan and completed his fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His areas of expertise include Gastro esophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s disease, benign and malignant disease of the esophagus and stomach, as well as motility disorders. He also specializes in minimally invasive and robotic weight loss surgery.
Melissa has worked in the healthcare field for over 10 years, and truly enjoys the wellness approach to healthcare. She enjoys reading and keeping up with the ever changing healthcare Industry, as well as implementing those changes in our office. In addition to managing the office, Melissa also handles the insurance and billing needs for the office. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her 2 young children and husband. She also enjoys hiking, weight lifting and cooking clean healthy recipes for her family.
Thanh Nguyen, FNP-C, RNFA
Thanh has joined Dr. Iqbal’s New Life Surgery since 2017. She is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse First Assist. Thanh received her Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the California State University, Long Beach. In addition to being a nurse practitioner, Thanh gained extensive training as a surgical first assist with emphasis in general and bariatric surgery. Her training also included obstetric/gynecologic surgery, women’s health, gastroenterology, and primary care.
Thanh is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Nurses Association. She is fluent in Vietnamese. When she is not working, Thanh enjoys a good book and good music.
Jennifer, Melissa, Thanh, Dr. Iqbal, Maricruz and Hashim
New Life Surgery Team works hard to provide Quality Care to our Patients