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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2014 | Archived Issues

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 303 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.

  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Mary Jane L. Ahorro
  • Hasanian A. Al-Jilaihawi
  • Kaelian L. Aldrich
  • Ehsan Ali, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Leonard B. Asin, DPM
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Lilia G. Ayap
  • Esther Baik, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Dwight L. Baldoman
  • Tina G. Ban, RN
  • Dulce T. Baranda
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Lisa F. Bell, RN
  • Latesha Marie Benjamin
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Charito A. Bernal, RN
  • Robert M. Bernstein, MD
  • Page A. Bertolotti, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Brendan Boland, MD
  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Mathew H. Bui, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • Neyra Cannon, CNA
  • Carla Carrillo, RN
  • Breta Carroll, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Claudia Castellanos, LVN
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Piyaporn Chantravat, RN
  • Yzhar Charuzi, MD
  • Connie Chein, MD
  • Wen Cheng, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Janet M. Clarke-Platt, RN
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Amber L. Cole
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Smada U. Couch
  • Charlotte Rae S. Creencia, RN
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Amy Cruz
  • Scott A. Cunneen, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Timothy T. Davis, MD
  • Dorshey M. Dean
  • Rick B. Delamarter, MD
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Harrison H. Dinh
  • Tiana Dowty, RN
  • Ricardo Duarte
  • Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Joshua D. Ellenhorn, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Shervin Eshaghian, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeannifer W. Estrada, RN
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Margaret R. Farrell, RN, BSN
  • Sharmayne Farrior, RN
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Jeremy S. Fine, MD
  • Harris R. Fisk, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Eleni Fotiadis, RN
  • Nichole R. Freeman
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Joel M. Geiderman, MD
  • Roshawn Y. Gilmore
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Stacia L. Godboldt, RN
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Ted Goldstein, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard F. Gordon
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Ana V. Guardado
  • Mary Ann F. Guarin
  • Kapil Gupta, MD, MPH
  • Victor Gura, MD
  • Jovanna S. Habeebullah
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Jenifer Braga Harris
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • Rafael M. Hernandez
  • Gail K. Higa
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Stuart Holden, MD
  • Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH
  • Antoinette Hubenette, MD
  • Eva Huerta
  • Edward Hunt, RN
  • Carole H. Hurvitz, MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Debra R. Judelson, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • Dmitry Karayev, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Elizabeth B. Kelly, RN
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Jason A. Kirk, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Ellen B. Klapper, MD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Alan H. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Sara R. Kossuth, DO
  • Honore G. Kotler, NP
  • Ryan H. Kotton, MD
  • Evan B. Koursh, MD
  • Alla Kucher, RN
  • Lesley Kugler
  • Anand Kumar
  • Salvador B. Lara, RN
  • Barbara R. Leanse, BSW
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Julie Lim, RN
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Shirley R. Macaraeg, RN
  • James F. MacDonald, RN, BSN, MPH
  • David F. MacFarland
  • Ezra Maguen, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Dwight L. Makoff, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Cynthia M. Martin
  • Lisa Massey, RN
  • Bryan M. May, RN
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Brian P. Mekelburg, MD
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Rita Mendoza
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Patricia A. Moore
  • Lawrence A. Mora, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Anna E. Motley
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Arpine Nahabedian, RN
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Donald F. Nortman, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Phyllis E. Peterson
  • Edward H. Phillips Jr., MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Rosario Pulido
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Sheldon Reiss, MD
  • Richard M. Ress, MD
  • Mary Roberts
  • Amina S. Rodriguez
  • Neil E. Romanoff, MD
  • Digna E. Romero
  • Hyacinth P. Rosales, RN
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Karen A. Ross, RN
  • Steven M. Rudd, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Paul A. Rudnick, MD
  • Paula Ruiz, PA-C
  • Susan Sackey
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Mina Sadeghi   
  • Gloria D. Salapare, RN
  • Bernard Salick, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Jason Sanicola  
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Larry Schwartz, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Amanuel Sima, MD
  • Julia Sladek, MD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Liliana Sloninsky, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Teresa Tanka
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • Nattapaun Thepyasuwan, DO
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Diane M. Tryciecky, RN
  • Mark P. Tuazon, RN
  • Stefan A. Unterhalter, MD, MB
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Jacqueline Valenzuela, RN
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Aleksandra Vartapetova
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Ronald G. Victor, MD
  • Mark W. Vogel, MD
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Arthur I. Waltuch, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Brenda M. Webb, RN
  • Ariel E. Weber, RN, BSN, CCRN
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jason L. Weiner, Rabbi
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Sara S. Well
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Teresita L. Wong-Vasquez, RN
  • Paige Woodward, NP
  • Veronica T. Wootton
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Sauchuen Yu
  • Jason Zimmerman