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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 21, 2014 | Archived Issues

Recognition for Berci, Hadian, Shah, Siegel

Physician News

George Berci, MD, has been named a "Hero in Surgery," Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MS, has received a law school scholarship, and Prediman K. Shah, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, have won the Elliot Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year award.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - November 2014 (PDF)


Milestones

David S. Gans, MD, has died.

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Share Your News

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

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 171 people in October.

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
  • Felicitas M. Acosta
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Bergit Arctander, BSN, RN, CN
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Jacqueline A. Avilez
  • Andrew R. Barquera
  • Jose E. Becerra-Flores
  • Valerie Betley
  • Donna M. Bias, BSN, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Jovie O. Brown, RN
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Sant P. Chawla, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Geemee Chung, MD
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ruben C. Dadag
  • Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Itai Danovitch, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Jez A. Davidson Guito
  • Marietta A. De Jesus, RN
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Thomas J. Diprima
  • Erika H. Douglass, RN
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Pedram Enayati, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeannifer W. Estrada, RN
  • Irina R. Eyfer
  • Mary Annalee C. Famas, BSN, RN
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Eleni Fotiadis, RN
  • Joyce N. Fox, MD
  • Kathleen M. Freund, RN
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Ryan P. Galang, RN-BC
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Maria M. Gozip, RN
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Faina Gurfinkel
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Gail K. Higa, RN, OCN
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Antoinette Hubenette, MD
  • Joseph Isaacson, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Erika E. Kurian, RN
  • Sandra M. Labat
  • Brenda N. Leano, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Susie K. Lee, NP
  • Ella L. Leggett
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Julie Lim, RN
  • H. Gabriel Lipshutz, MD
  • Soledad Lopez-Ramirez
  • Mari A. Madsen, MD
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Ana R. Martinez
  • Edmund J. Martinez
  • Robert Maxwell, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Andrea Meneses
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Rosina Mitchell-Lloyd, RN
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Raena S. Olsen, DO
  • Rosalou Onate, RN
  • Sharon D. Ozorio
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Rhonda M. Parish
  • Monica R. Peterson, RN
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Tyler Pierson, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Mary M. Pittman, RN
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Kristina C. Pulliam, BSN, RN
  • Joseph L. Robinson, MD
  • Warren L. Roston, MD
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Aamir S. Shah, MD
  • Takahiro Shiota, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Sarah J. Stepien, MSN, RN, MPH, CMSRN
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Alyssa Tennenbaum, RD, CDE, MBA
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Gregory Tsushima, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Franca Uchemefuna, RN
  • Ruby M. Unabia-Carino
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Rafael Villicana, MD
  • Olga Voroshilovsky, MD
  • Katherine D. Waite, RN
  • Abraham U. Waks, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Jeffrey C. Wertheimer, PhD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Curtis D. Woodworth, RN
  • Veronica T. Wootton
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Joey M. Yap, RN
  • Amara Yob, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Phillip C. Zakowski, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD