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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 19, 2019 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds


Upcoming CME Conferences


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March

The Circle of Friends program honored 373 people in March. 

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 acknowledgment.

See more information about the program and a list of past honorees.

Rachel Abuav, MD

Anne L. Ackerman, MD, PhD

Christina L. Adberg, MD

David E. Aftergood, MD

Keith L. Agre, MD

Sonu S. Ahluwalia, MD

Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS

Daniel C. Allison, MD, MBA, FACS

Farin Amersi, MD

Arash Asher, MD

David A. Austin, MD

Yalda Azarmehr, MD

Michel Babajanian, MD, FACS

Goar Babakhanyan, CP

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

Babak R. Bamshad, MD

Siamak Barkhordarian, MD, FACS

Eli M. Baron, MD

Reva K. Basho, MD

Anat Ben-Shlomo, MD

Brian M. Benway, MD

Peiman Berdjis, MD

Arash Bereliani, MD, FACC

Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

Brooke Bianco, RN, MSN

Rosenda L. Biares, CP

Keith L. Black, MD

David W. Bliss, MD

Earl W. Brien, MD

Eileen G. Brown, RN, OCN

Neil A. Buchbinder, MD, FACC

Miguel A. Burch, MD

Michael A. Bush, MD

James L. Caplan, MD, FACP, FCCP

Jeffrey F. Caren, MD, FACC

Brendan J. Carroll, MD

Paula Carruthers, MD

Ilana Cass, MD

Shawn N. Chaikin, DO

Tarun Chakravarty, MD

David H. Chang, MD

Dorrie Chang, MD

Johnny K. Chang, MD

Kirk Y. Chang, MD

Patricia J. Chang, MD

George Chaux, MD, FCCP

Henry H. Chen, MD

Peter Chen, MD

William W. Chow, MD

Andrew Chuang, MD

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Alice P. Chung, MD, FACS

Joshua S. Chung, MD

Paul Cohart, MD

Hart C. Cohen, MD

J. Louis Cohen, MD

Jason S. Cohen, MD

Martin Cooper, MD

Stephen T. Copen, MD

Stephen R. Corday, MD

David Cossman, MD

Valerie Coukoulis, MSW

Amanda J. Crick

Bryan Croft

Alice C. Cruz, MD

Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

Mark M. Davidson, MD

Robert M. Davidson, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

Thomas J. Dechant

Robert W. Decker, MD

Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD

Premal J. Desai, MD

Stephen C. Deutsch, MD, FACP

Alice R. Dick, MD

Robert J. Dowhy, BM, MS, CCC-SLP

Noam Z. Drazin, MD

Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD

Guy Efron, MD

Karyn S. Eilber, MD

Mary El-Masry, MD

Sandra R. Elyassian, RN

Fardad Esmailian, MD

Cholene D. Espinoza, MD

Richard Essner, MD, FACS

Shawn P. Estebo

Jeremy A. Falk, MD

Shahida Farooqi, MD

Sharmayne Farrior, BSN, RN, CPN

Joel D. Feinstein, MD

Edward J. Feldman, MD

David E. Fermelia, MD

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP

Louis S. Fishman, MD

Brian L. Flyer, MD

Charles A. Forscher, MD

Joyce N. Fox, MD

Oren Friedman, MD

Stuart Friedman, MD

Larry Froch, MD

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Angel M. Fuentes, CP

Clark B. Fuller, MD

Srinivas Gaddam, MD

Eli S. Gang, MD

Alexandra Gangi, MD

Elayne K. Garber, MD

Ivor L. Geft, MD

Andrea Gersh

Benjamin N. Gilmore, MD

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Richard N. Gold, MD

Neil J. Goldberg, MD

Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP

Jun Gong, MD

Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD

Leo A. Gordon, MD, FACS

Martin N. Gordon, MD

Richard E. Gould, MD

Abe Green, MD

Leland M. Green, MD

Lloyd B. Greig, MD

Jonathan D. Grein, MD

Amit Gupta, MD

Patricia B. Hain, RN, MSN

David S. Hallegua, MD, FACR

Michele A. Hamilton, MD

John G. Harold, MD, MACC, MACP, FCCP, FAHA

Michael D. Harris, MD

Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH

Theresa C. Henderson, MD

Jeremy R. Herman, MD

Allen S. Ho, MD

Caren T. Hoffman, MD

David M. Hoffman, MD

Elliott J. Hogg, MD

Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH

Newman Huie, RN

Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C

Eduvijes Ibarra

Taryne A. Imai, MD

Scott Irwin, MD

Abraham Ishaaya, MD

Leslie Jeffery

J. Patrick Johnson, MD

Bronwen M. Jones

Stanley C. Jordan, MD

David Y. Josephson, MD

Kamran Kalpari, MD

Tina Kao, RN

Saibal Kar, MD

Sheila M. Kar, MD

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD

Mohammad Kashif, MD

David Kawashiri, MD

David Kayne, MD

Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE

Walter F. Kerwin, MD

Raj M. Khandwalla, MD

Melvin Khaw, MD

Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD, FACP, FACC

Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD

Chae Y. Kim, MD

Elizabeth M. Kim, MD

Howard H. Kim, MD

Hyung L. Kim, MD

Terrence T. Kim, MD

Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD

Robert C. Klapper, MD

Samuel J. Klempner, MD

Dennette L. Klute, RN

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

Stephanie Koven, MD

Evan P. Kransdorf, MD, PhD

Michael A. Kropf, MD

Martyna O. Kulawiuk

Lyle D. Kurtz, MD

Artak Labadzhyan, MD

Todd H. Lanman, MD, FACS

Jacqueline Lapsley

Caroline Lee, MD

Susie K. Lee, RN, MSN, FNP

Hannah M. Leitch, MD

Keren Lerner, MD

Ronald S. Leuchter, MD

Ashley M. Lewis

Jeffrey R. Lewis, MD

Richard A. Lewis, MD

Andrew J. Li, MD

Daniel Lieber, MD

Burton A. Liebross, MD

Carol A. Lin, MD

Katrina J. Lin, MD

Yuliya Linhares, MD

Arthur E. Lipper, MD

Milton T. Little, MD

Chelsey E. Littleton, RN

Quin Liu, MD

Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP

Diego A. Lopez

Hayden M. Lowenstein, MD

Hsuan Lu

Patrick D. Lyden, MD, FAAN, FAHA

Cheryle C. Maano Requejo, RN, BSN, OCN

David P. Magner, MD, FACS

Barak Maguen, MD

Ezra Maguen, MD

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Leila F. Mallare, RN

Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS

Jon J. Mastronardi

Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)

Kamran Matin, MD

David N. Matsumura, MD

Allison M. Mays, MD

Michel J. Mazouz, MD

Philomena McAndrew, MD

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

James L. Meltzer, MD

Tamar Meszaros, MD

Kiarash Michel, MD

Stewart Middler, MD, PhD

Becky J. Miller, MD

Kay A. Miranda

Amin J. Mirhadi, MD

Alain C. Mita, MD

Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc

Joel D. Mittleman, MD

Nancy Moldawer, RN, MSN

Avinash M. Mondkar, MD

Beth A. Moore, MD

Zuri Murrell, MD

Reiad Najjar, MD

Mamoo Nakamura, MD

Ashkan L. Naraghi, MD

Youram Nassir, MD

Ronald B. Natale, MD

Christopher S. Ng, MD

Charles E. Niesen, MD

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Edward K. Nomoto, MD

Donald F. Nortman, MD, FACP

Mazen Noureddin, MD

Arthur J. Ochoa, JD

Raena S. Olsen, DO

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Jay S. Orringer, MD

Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD

Susie Pae, MD

Joseph A. Palatinus

Ronald L. Paquette, MD

Shirley C. Paski, MD

Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD

Kurlen E. Payton, MD

Isabel F. Pedraza, MD

Susan Pekarovics, MD

Brad Penenberg, MD

Alice F. Peng, MD

Tiffany G. Perry, MD

Anne L. Peters, MD

Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Cheri Phillips, PA

Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS

Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C)

Lawrence D. Piro, MD

Howard E. Pitchon, MD

Arvinnette F. Plata

Edwin M. Posadas, MD

Shervin Rabizadeh, MD, MBA

Daisy Ramos

Jon Rasak, MD

Alexandre Rasouli, MD

Edward C. Ray, MD

Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc, FRCPC

Richard V. Riggs, MD

Bobbie J. Rimel, MD

Oragun K. Rojanapairat, MD

Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD

Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD

Howard L. Rosner, MD

Soraya A. Ross, MD

Virginia Russell, MD

Amy S. Rutman, MD

Stephen A. Sacks, MD

Bruce A. Samuels, MD, FACC

Kamalesh K. Sankhala, MD

Gregory P. Sarna, MD

Jay N. Schapira, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC

Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA

Wouter I. Schievink, MD

Maria A. Scremin, MD

Prediman K. Shah, MD

Cigal T. Shaham, MD, MSc, FAAP

Omid A. Shaye, MD

Michael M. Shehata, MD

Dale S. Sherman, PhD

John L. Sherman, MD

Daniel Shouhed, MD

Wendy L. Shuster, RN

Rimma Shvarts, RN, BSN, CN

Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, FAAN

Khawar M. Siddique, MD

Matthew T. Siedhoff, MD

Robert J. Siegel, MD

John W. Sigler

Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS

Steven M. Simons, MD, FACP, FCCP

Siddharth Singh, MD

R. Kendrick Slate, MD

Gena T. Smith, RN

Karyn Solky, MD

Igor Spanic, CEP, MS

Mitchell J. Spirt, MD

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD

Jon Mallen St. Clair, MD, PhD

Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN

Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA

Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP

Eric R. Sue, MD

Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSC

Naomi O. Suriel, MD

Steven N. Sykes, MD

Nicholas R. Szumski, MD

Lillian Szydlo, MD

Steven W. Tabak, MD

Michele Tagliati, MD, FAAN

Michael M. Tahery, MD

Echo E. Tan, MD

Julleth M. Tejada, RN

John Tiberi, MD

William C. To, MD

Nickolas A. Tomasic, MD

Shirin Towfigh, MD

Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS

Annie Truong

Eugene Y. Tsai, MD

Gregory Tsushima, MD, FACS

Joseph C. Tu, MD

Hannah T. Tualla, RN, MSN, NP-C

Kirk M. Uomoto, MD

Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA

Mike A. Uyeki, MD

Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD

Raquel A. Vasquez, MS, PA-C

Marina Vaysburd, MD

R. Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, FACR

Robert A. Vescio, MD

Sarah R. Vexelman

Andrew S. Wachtel, MD, FCCP

Xunzhang Wang, MD

Richard L. Watson, MD

Janet Wei, MD, FACC

Jonathan M. Weiner, MD

Mark A. Weissman, DPM

Jeffrey C. Wertheimer, PhD

Christopher W. Wheat, RN

Daniel R. White

Marc D. Wishingrad, MD

Robert N. Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Elsa Wondimu

Paola Wong

Arthur Wu, MD

Richard L. Wulfsberg, MD

Lewis Wyatt, Jr., MD

Keith Yabumoto, MD

Clement C. Yang, MD

Michael C. Yang, MD

Payam R. Yashar, MD, FACC

Tamer B. Younan, DPM

Amir Zadaka, DNP, FNP-BC

Raymond Zimmer, MD

Zachary Zumsteg, MD