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Annual reception held in memory of Arthur I. Johnson, M.D.

About 100 medical students attended the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception on Tuesday evening.

The students took a tour of the medical center and learned about the array of training opportunities available at Cedars-Sinai.

About 25 members of the medical staff attended the event in Harvey Morse Auditorium, including members of the departments of Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, Imaging, Medical Genetics, Pathology and Neurosurgery.

The event was planned by Mark Noah, M.D., medical director of Graduate and Continuing Medical Education and director of both the Office of Student Affairs and the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, and Sheila Kar, M.D., clinical chief of the Division of Cardiology and member of the Board of Directors of Cedars-Sinai. Mark S. Siegel, chair of the Board of Directors, welcomed the audience and spoke about the mission of the hospital. Keith L. Black, M.D., director of the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and also the Neurosurgery Residency Training Program and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, was among those who spoke to the students.

A panel of physicians answered questions about medical training and included Leon Fine, M.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and director of Graduate Research Education; Peter J. Julien, M.D., chief of Thoracic Imaging and director of the Radiofrequency Ablation Program; Dotun A. Ogunyemi, M.D., director of the Residency Program for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and Ali Salim, M.D., director of the General Surgery Residency Educational Program.

The annual reception was named after Dr. Johnson, a member of the medical staff for more than three decades who passed away in 2007. Dr. Johnson was the first physician in the history of Cedars-Sinai to hold all elected offices of the medical staff during his career, including two terms as Chief of Staff in 1998 and 1999. A board-certified specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, he served as Clinical Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1995 to 1996.


(Above, l-r) Drs. Dotun A. Ogunyemi, Ali Salim, Peter J. Julien and Leon Fine answer medical students' questions.


(At left) Dr. Sheila Kar speaks at the annual reception.


(Above) Dr. Mark Noah talks to a student at the annual Arthur I. Johnson, M.D., Memorial Medical Student Reception.