At Tan Head and Neck Center, all of our professionals are fully trained and experienced to provide you with the best healthcare related to your ear, nose and throat issues. We want you to trust that you are getting the highest quality care each time you come to see us. But we're also people just like you – we have families and pets, we're parents and grandparents, we participate in sports activities and try to stay current with the news. We combine our expertise and professionalism with a personal, responsive and caring attitude to make you as comfortable as possible with our practice – whether you're sick or well.
Jesse W. Tan, MD, FACS
Ear, Nose and Throat Doctor in Long Beach, CA
Dr. Jesse W. Tan is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in head and
neck surgery/otolaryngology. He is the medical director of the Tan Head &
Neck Center in Long Beach. He is also the Chief of Staff at MemorialCare
Long Beach Medical Center, where he serves as the officer-in-charge of all
hospital physicians and medical departments.
Dr. Tan grew up in Cypress, CA and attended Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. He completed a degree in Psychology at the University of California , Los Angeles (UCLA), where he graduated with honors (Cum Laude). Dr. Tan then proceeded to obtain his medical degree at the Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. There he graduated with honors (Cum Laude) and finished in the top 5% of his class. During medical school, he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society for his scholastic excellence.
After medical school, Dr. Tan returned to Los Angeles to complete a 6-year head and neck surgery/otolaryngology residency program at the UCLA Medical Center. At UCLA, Dr. Tan received training to operate on the most difficult and complex head and neck tumors that were referred to UCLA from other institutions. In addition, he received comprehensive training in all aspects of head and neck surgery/otolaryngology, including facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and treatment of diseases of the ears, nose, and throat. During residency, he also performed one year of basic science and clinical research in the management of locally advanced thyroid cancer. Dr. Tan served as chief resident in head and neck surgery/otolaryngology at UCLA in 2003. Currently, he is an assistant clinical professor in head and neck surgery at the UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. Tan currently practices in Long Beach. In his duties as an attending head and neck surgeon at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Tan instructs the surgery residents from the UC Irvine-Long Beach Memorial surgery program on the proper surgical management of head and neck tumors and related surgeries. He has given multiple lectures for the Long Beach medical community, including several talks for the Medicine Grand Rounds series at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. He is active in medical student and resident education and continues to write scientific papers with the affiliated UCLA and UC Irvine university programs.
Dr. Tan was voted as one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2008 by the Consumer Research Council of America. He is a member of the American Academy of Otolarygology-Head and Neck Surgery and is board-certified in the specialty. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons . He served as Chairman of the Division of Head and Neck Surgery at Long Beach Memorial from 2008-2013. He was then elected Chairman of the Department of Surgery from 2014-2017 and oversaw all surgical divisions at the medical center during that time. He was a member of the Medical Executive Committee at the hospital from 2018-2019. Currently, he is the Chief of Staff at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. In this role, he serves as the officer-in-charge of all hospital physicians and medical departments, and he provides leadership and guidance to the hospital administration and the Board of Trustees.
Jesus K. Tan, MD, FACS
Dr. Jesus Tan completed his surgical residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina . He has been in private practice in Long Beach, CA since 1981. He is board-certified in his specialty of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and has comprehensive expertise in all aspects of the specialty. He served as Chairman of the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Long Beach Memorial from 2000-2002. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Rose J. Eapen, MD, FACS
Dr. Rose Eapen is an experienced, compassionate, and family-centered pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Eapen completed medical school at Duke University , and she went on to complete residency and fellowship training at the University of North Carolina. She then went on to be an attending pediatric otolaryngologist at the Duke Medical Center in North Carolina for 5 years. During her academic tenure, she performed extensive research in allergy and hearing loss. She has presented her research at national ENT meetings, and she has also published in many prominent otolaryngology journals. She has inspired numerous medical students and residents to pursue careers in Otolaryngology. She recently relocated with her family to Southern California and now practices at the Tan Head & Neck Center. She is an expert in the diagnosis and management of pediatric otolaryngology disorders.
Larry Le, PA-C
Larry Le, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant with an extensive background in otolaryngology. He was born and raised in Southern California. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California, Riverside and graduated with honors. Through medical volunteering, he discovered he had a passion for helping others which led him to pursue medicine as a lifelong career.
After college, he continued his career at the Loma Linda University, Head & Neck Surgery/ENT clinic where he worked closely with several subspecialized physicians for several years. He then went on to complete the MSPAS program at California Baptist University in Riverside, California during which he continued to receive multiple merits from training physicians and preceptors for his work ethic, kindness, and dedication. His future aspirations include inspiring and educating future medical professionals.
Larry now practices at the Tan Head & Neck Center where he has received additional specialized ENT training with Dr. Tan. He can evaluate, treat, and manage disorders of the ears, nose and throat with expertise.
Jennie Patel, PA-C
Jennie Patel, certified Physician Assistant, is a Southern California native who discovered her passion for medicine while pursuing her bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Riverside. Her journey into healthcare was shaped by hands-on experiences as an emergency medical technician and volunteering at various medical facilities.
Following her undergraduate studies, Jennie ventured to Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts to earn her MSPAS. Her time there was marked by not only academic excellence but also the merits she received for her outstanding performance during her clinic rotations.
Returning to her roots in Southern California, she found her place working at the Tan Head & Neck Center alongside with Dr. Tan. She has received specialized training with Dr. Tan can diagnose and manage conditions related to the ears, nose, and throat with expertise.
Outside of medicine, Jennie enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family, and trying out new coffee shops.
Michelle Bernal, Director of Audiology
Michelle Bernal is a Licensed Hearing Aid Dispenser in the state of California. She obtained her undergraduate degree from California State University, Long Beach. She has expertise in performing hearing evaluations and recommending the best hearing aid options for patients with hearing loss and tinnitus. Michelle is dedicated to treating hearing and communication needs to preserve a high quality of life for every patient. She has been helping members of her community with their hearing health care needs since 2016.
Kensuke Oishi, Speech and Language Pathologist
Kensuke Oishi, SLP is an experienced speech and language pathologist. He supervises and performs in-office swallow studies and laryngeal video examinations at the Tan Head & Neck Center. He has extensive experience working with patients with dysphagia and voice disorders, and he also helps patients who have side effects from radiation for head and neck cancer. He is a faculty member at the USC School of Medicine in the department of speech and language pathology. He previously worked at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center for several years.
Ken’s areas of expertise including endoscopic examination of swallowing and laryngeal video examinations, and he has extensive knowledge about the interpretation of these detailed studies.
He is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association, and he has been a board-certified clinical specialist for swallowing disorders since 2011. He is fluent in Japanese, and he enjoys participating in fitness programs and outdoor activities during his free time.