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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Feb. 15, 2013 | Archived Issues

Physician news

Paul Song, MD, named state insurance agency's first visiting fellow

Debraj "Raj" Mukherjee, MD, MPH, wins Leadership Award from AMA Foundation

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Meetings and events


Grand rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

Medical Staff CME Newsletter - January 2013 (PDF)

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming grand rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - February 2013 (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

Circle of Friends honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 307 people in December.

Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  • Cheryl L. Abrazado, RN
  • Frank L. Acosta, MD
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Kimberly Alva
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Carlos Anaya, MD
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Renette Grace D. Antonio, RN
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Joel A. Aronowitz, MD
  • Jennifer B. Arussi, MS, RD
  • Jamie Asada
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Goar Babakhanyan
  • Traci V. Babcock, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Wilfredo P. Bajao
  • Paula Baker
  • Lorelei W. Bangate, CHAA
  • Irene K. Barnett, MD
  • Menedra “Mimi” Bates
  • Jana Baumgarten, MD
  • Manuel X. Belderol, BSN-RN
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Adriene Bergman
  • Catherine A. Berndt, RT
  • Valerie Betley
  • Sushma Bhadauria, MD
  • Kurtis Birch, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Theresa Boateng
  • Alexandria Borys, RN
  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD
  • Wade J. Brennom, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Michael Brousseau, MD
  • Barbara Brown
  • Chris G. Brown
  • Mathew H. Bui, MD
  • Patricia Calle
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Breta Carroll, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD  
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Jennifer Chartraw, RN
  • Mark Chmielewski, RN
  • Kyung K. Cho, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Bernice L. Coleman, PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA
  • Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Maria S. Corral
  • David Cossman, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Nicola P. D’Attellis, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Timothy T. Davis, MD
  • Bridgitte De Jesus, RN, BSN
  • Michele “Mick” A. De Robertis, RN
  • Rick B. Delamarter, MD
  • Jane Cristie "Cris" Denton, RN, CBCN
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Doniel Drazin, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
  • Kimberly S. Emerson, RN
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Azita Far, MD
  • Margaret R. Farrell, RN, BSN
  • Randy Feldman, MD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Nadia Firdaus
  • Harris R. Fisk, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Brian L. Flyer, MD
  • Charles Forscher, MD
  • Joyce N. Fox, MD
  • Alex Foxman, MD
  • Steven D. Frankel, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Albert Fuchs, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Donna Gallik, MD
  • Maria Judee D. Garalde, RN
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Avner G. Gereboff, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Nikki A. Gonzalvo, RN, BSN
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Lorette Gross
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Paul J. Grodan, MD
  • Kapil Gupta, MD, MPH
  • Victor Gura, MD
  • Kathryn A. Gurvitz, MHA
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD, MACC, MACP
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • William M. Hohl, MD
  • Stuart Holden, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Robin R. Hudson, RN, CPAN
  • Gabriel E. Hunt, Jr., MD
  • Leonel Hunt, MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Gina M. Jamero, MSN, ACNP-BC
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Marshall L. Kadner, MD
  • Sheila Kahwaty PA-C, MPAS
  • Steven Kamara, MD
  • Marshal B. Kaplan, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Adam D. Karns, MD
  • Albert M. Katz, MD
  • Manreet Kaur, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Stephen G. Kefalas, MD
  • Kathleen Kelley-Smith, RN
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Ooana A. Khan, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Angela Khurdajian
  • Gana Kim, RN, BSN
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Eleanor King Stringfellow, PA-C
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Kivowitz, MD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Spencer K. Koerner, MD
  • Stuart H. Kuschner, MD
  • Megan Laib
  • Babak Larian, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Barbara R. Leanse, BSW
  • Irving Lebovics, DDS
  • Mykel V. LeCheminant, RN, BSN
  • Lily L. Lee, MD
  • Madeline S. Lerman, RN, BSN
  • Jennifer Lett, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Sheryl Lewin, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Genesirman “Gene” Liang, PT, DPT
  • John C. Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Charles Louy, PhD, MD, MBA
  • BA MacCormac, OTR/L
  • Krislte Anne Magtoto, RN
  • Dharshini Mahadevan
  • Moody M. Makar, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Dwight L. Makoff, MD
  • Gilda G. Manalo
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Amy N. Matsuo, RN
  • Lori Max
  • Bryan E. Mayes
  • Julia McCaffrey
  • Maureen McCarthy, RN  
  • Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD
  • Nathan J. McNeil, MD
  • Diane B. McWhorter, MSN, FNP, CDE
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • James L. Meltzer, MD
  • Dorothy T. Melvin
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Margo Minissian, RN, MSN, NP, ACNP-BC, CLS-BC, CNS
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Asma Moheet, MD
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Florence G. Moreno, CNA
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Charisse A. Murakami, RN, MSN
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Anita N. Newman, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Robert P. Nisenbaum, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Yuriko A. Ogawa, RN, MSN, PHN
  • Ryan F. Osborne, MD
  • David Palestrant, MD
  • John Pappas, LCSW
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Cheri Phillips, MPA-C
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Jenna Renella
  • Lisa M. Rhodes
  • Lawrence “Larry” Richman, MD
  • Richard V. Riggs, MD
  • Jeremiah Robert, RN
  • Charlotte Roberts, RD, CDE
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Lawrence T. Roxas, RN
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Paul A. Rudnick, MD
  • Bernard Salick, MD
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Simmons, MD
  • Americo Simonini, MD
  • Lisa A. Sitzman
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Liliana Sloninsky, MD
  • Gena Smith, RN
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD
  • Ella Solita, RN
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Martin Stern, PhD, MPH
  • Shelley C. Sterrett, RNC, BSN
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Paul L. Strauss, MD
  • Siamak Tabib, MD
  • Cindy Tamae, RN
  • Jamie L. Taylor, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Jeffrey B. Tirengel, PsyD
  • Lidia Toledo, RN, MSN
  • Kamran Toluie, MD
  • Shirin Towfigh, MD
  • Huy Tran, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Amy E. Trinidad, RN
  • Bradley Trivax, MD  
  • Hannah T. Tualla, RN, MSN, NP-C
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Mark Urata, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Lynette Ursini, RN
  • Jennifer D. Valdez, RN, BSN
  • Sara C. Van Leeuwen, PA-C
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Rafael Villicana, MD
  • Mark W. Vogel, MD
  • Abraham U. Waks, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Hope Warschaw
  • Jason L. Weiner, Rabbi
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Matthew D. Williams, RN, BSN, CCRN
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Howard Wynne, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Jamie K. Youn
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD