Meet the Staff
Dr. Gabriel Hunt's Staff
Gohar Abrahamyan, MS, PA-C
Gohar Abrahamyan, MS, PA-C is a Physician Assistant in practice since 2003. She graduated from California State University of Northridge in 2000 with a Bachelors degree in Biology.
Gohar began working in a microbiology lab in 2001 but quickly learned the she was more interested in taking care of patients rather than their specimens. She went back to school and earned a Masters of Science degree in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies from Western University of Health Sciences in 2003.
Initially, Gohar ran a busy internal medicine practice, but always had her eye out for a more challenging and hands-on field. In 2004 she began working as a P.A. in pediatric neurosurgery, where she regularly performed demanding feats, working with children and their families fighting for their lives. To expand her knowledge of neurosurgery, Gohar began working with adults and children both. She is now in a busy neurosurgical practice with Dr. Gabriel E. Hunt Jr. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she is involved in every aspect of patient care alongside Dr. Gabriel Hunt.
Gohar keeps her medical knowledge up to date by frequently attending nationwide and worldwide neurosurgical conferences. She also traveled to Africa in the fall of 2010 with Dr Gabriel Hunt and his team for a medical mission. She is a big advocate for serving the underserved and is planning to do several medical missions throughout the world.
Kristine Aquino is the clinic coordinator for Dr. Gabriel Hunt. She assists in management and coordination of clinic activities, such as scheduling appointments, preparing patient charts, and submitting authorizations/procedure requests. She has a B.S. in Health Administration from California State University, Northridge and has 2.5 years of experience in the medical field. Kristine is passionate about helping others, understands the urgency of patients’ needs, and strongly believes in delivering quality healthcare services. She is proud to be a part of Hunt Spine and is inspired by the work that Dr. Gabriel and Leonel Hunt do for the Hunt Foundation.
Esther Lee is the surgical coordinator and administrative assistant for Dr. Gabriel Hunt. With a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Occidental College, she has 6 years of experience in research and patient care in the medical field. Esther coordinates surgery scheduling, obtaining authorizations, patient care coordination, and administrative duties as needed. She strives to provide the best service with compassion, empathy and efficiency for quality healthcare befitting the positive and passionate atmosphere of the Hunt Spine clinic. She is inspired by the work Drs. Gabriel and Leonel Hunt do towards achieving the mission of the Hunt Foundation and is proud to be a part of the team.
Schedule a Consultation
Schedule your personalized consultation with our top spine specialists to learn which surgery or treatment is best for you.Learn more
Dr. Leonel Hunt's Staff
Jamie Galarraga has been with Dr. Leonel Hunt’s office for seven years. She has over a decade of experience in the medical field, as a medical office services specialist and as a surgical coordinator. She is currently assisting with Dr. Hunt’s clinic, special projects, orders, and scheduling. Jamie enjoys the positive atmosphere of Dr. Hunt’s office. She especially admires Dr. Hunt’s innovative ideas and his vision for The Hunt Foundation. She is inspired by how much Dr. Hunt cares for his patients beyond his practice and is grateful for the opportunity to work with him and his staff.
Jennifer has been with Dr. Leonel Hunt’s office for three years. She is the clinic coordinator and assists in scheduling appointments, preparing clinic, processing referrals and submitting authorizations. She has also recently taken on the role as surgical coordinator for Dr. Hunt. Jennifer enjoys working with the office staff and loves that everyone knows how to do everyone else's job, so they can all work together. She is passionate about helping others and appreciates the positive working atmosphere and that Dr. Hunt truly cares about his patients.
Raquel D. Peña
I have been working for Dr. Leonel Hunt since September 2019, I am the Clinic and Surgical Coordinator. I assist in answering phones, scheduling appointments, preparing charts, surgery scheduling, obtaining authorizations, and ETC. I consider myself to be a positive, kind, and hardworking individual. I love working in the Medical Field assisting patients with their healthcare needs I am honored to be a part of Dr. Leonel Hunts Team.