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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF June 8, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

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Upcoming CME conferences

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CME Newsletter - June 2012 (PDF)


In memoriam

The following medical staff members recently passed away:

  • Irving H. Berkovitz, MD (1924-2012)
  • Stephen H. Greenberg, MD (1944-2012)
  • Sivam Ramanathan, MD (1943-2012)
  • David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD (1936-2012)

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In memoriam

The following medical staff members recently passed away:

Irving H. Berkovitz, MD (1924-2012)

Dr. Berkovitz, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, was an active member of the medical staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from 1959 until 2003 when he became emeritus. He also served as the senior psychiatric consultant for schools at the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, supervising and training teachers, counselors and school administrators.

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Stephen H. Greenberg, MD (1944-2012)

Dr. Greenberg was an active member of the medical staff in Radiation Oncology from 1975 until he suffered a stroke in 1998. He was the associate director of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Center for 23 years.

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Sivam Ramanathan, MD (1943-2012)

Dr. Ramanathan served as associate program director and obstetric research director in the Department of Anesthesiology. He authored more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, dozens of textbook chapters, as well as solely authored the textbook “Obstetric Anesthesia” in 1988. Dr. Ramanathan also won several teaching awards, including the national Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology Teacher of the Year, and the prestigious Nils Lofgren Award for Outstanding Service to Obstetric Anesthesia.

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David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD (1936-2012)

Dr. Rimoin was director of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Genetics Institute, the Steven Spielberg Family Chair in Pediatrics and a pioneer in research in skeletal disorders and abnormalities who played a pivotal role in developing mass screenings for Tay-Sachs and other heritable disorders. He died May 27 after a diagnosis of Stage 4 pancreatic cancer earlier that month.

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