Nursing Staff

Nurses at USC Fertility are truly a patient’s lifeline to everything the practice has to offer.

_MG_2845 copyWhether providing medical support or a smile and hug at a moment of need, the compassion and skill of our nursing team is unsurpassed.

Highly trained and experienced, our nursing staff will assist each patient through the steps of their personalized treatment program, while providing emotional support at every turn.



Meet Our Nursing Staff


  • Agnes Cotangco, RN -Nurse Manager, Surgical Center
    Agnes has been with USC Fertility since 1992 and is our Nurse Manager. In addition to overseeing all aspects of our nursing care, she also manages our surgery center. Agnes completed her nursing degree at San Diego City College.

  • Leslie Oldham, CRNP -Nurse Practitioner
    Leslie joined the USC Fertility team in 2015. Leslie works directly with Dr. Paulson and his patients assisting them with all aspects of their fertility care. Leslie completed her BSN at The Ohio State University and her Master’s degree at the University of California, Irvine.

  • Theresa Attanasio, RN -Nurse Coordinator
    Teri began working at USC Fertility in 2008. Teri works directly with Dr. Chung and her patients in the coordination of all aspects of their fertility care. She completed a BBA at Loyola Marymount and her nursing degree at Pasadena City College.

  • Victoria Paddock, RN -Nurse Coordinator
    Victoria joined the USC Fertility team in 2012. Victoria has been a nurse for 5 years in the fields of critical care and cardiology. Victoria works directly with Dr. Bendikson and her patients in the coordination of their treatment. Victoria completed her BSN at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

  • Elena Bessarabsky, BSN, RN -Nurse Coordinator
    Elena became part of the USC Fertility team in 2015. She works primarily with USC Fertility's Kaiser physicians Dr. Jabara, Dr. Baker and Dr. Ketefian. She manages all facets of their patients fertility care. Elena completed her BSN at West Coast University.

  • Sarah Prather, BSN, RN -Nurse Coordinator
    Sarah joined the USC Fertility team in 2015. She works primarily with the USC Fertility Kaiser physicians Dr. Jabara, Dr. Baker, Dr. Ketefian and their patients in the coordination of all aspects of fertility care. She earned her undergraduate degrees in Health Innovation and Sociology at Arizona State University. She then completed her BSN in the accelerated program at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

  • Claudia Obispo, MA -Clinical & Surgical Assistant
    Claudia joined our team in 2012 as a Clinical and Surgical Assistant after completing Licensed Vocational Nurse School. She is an expert phlebotomist and has 2 years experience as a clinical and surgical medical assistant.