The Luxe Story
Dr.Kiiyonna L. Jones | PHD, RN | Co - Owner / Founder
Dr. Kiiyonna Jones is a Registered Nurse who has been an entrepreneur, educator, and nurse administrator for more than 5 years. Kiiyonna received her Bachelors of Science in Health Promotion Disease Prevention (2006) from the University of Southern California, and graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Masters of Science in Nursing (2008), completed the PhD program at the University of San Diego and will graduate in May of 2019, and her Nurse Practitioner license in 2021. She specializes in medical weight loss, IV Hydration, aesthetics, and permanent makeup.
In addition to her professional career, Kiiyonna is a wife, mother of five, and is passionate about being an advocate for teen mothers and nurse entrepreneurship.
Dr. Sarat J. Varghese, MD | Medical Director of Hospital Medicine - Owner
As medical director of hospital medicine, Dr. Sarat Varghese is responsible for overseeing a team of over 30 board-certified physicians. He coordinates care and compliance between disciplines, facilitates care for rounding among nursing leaders, and is responsible for quality metrics. Prior to this position, Dr. Varghese was the Associate Director of Hospital Medicine at MLKCH and still serves as our Physician Informaticist. He serves as the liaison between MLKCH medical staff and electronic health record integration. He currently works closely with the informatics teams and clinical teams to unify workflow with technology.
Before joining the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital team, Dr. Varghese was a critical care hospitalist at CarePoint Health, Bayonne Medical Center in New Jersey and an instructor of medicine, hospitalist at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York. Dr. Varghese earned his medical degree at the Medical University of Lublin in Lublin, Poland. He was a resident physician in family and community medicine at New York Medical College at St Joseph’s Medical Center.
Dr. Varghese is licensed in California as a physician and is board-certified in family medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Society of Hospitalist Medicine.
Recently moved to Torrance, Dr. Varghese enjoys spending time with his 3-year-old son and wife. He still travels back to his home roots in New York often but has finally started settling down in Los Angeles and is looking to make permanent roots here and grow along with the hospital.