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

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Recognition for Klein, Singer

Physician News

Klein Honored for Work in Liver Disease, Transplantation

Andrew S. Klein MD, MBA, director of the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center, is being honored for a lifetime of achievement in the field of liver transplantation by the Los Angeles chapter of the American Liver Foundation.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to bring attention to someone who has had such a profound impact on patients and their families in our community," said Taly Fantini, executive director of the Greater Los Angeles Division of the American Liver Foundation. "We want to honor Dr. Klein with our Healthcare Visionary award for his pioneering work in the field of liver transplantation and hepotobiliary surgery and for tirelessly promoting awareness and education about liver disease."

As a surgeon and medical researcher, Klein, the Esther and Mark Schulman Chair in Surgery and Transplantation Medicine, has written extensively about liver disease, transplantation and immunobiology and has helped establish rules and guidelines for the nation's transplant system.

"The remarkable thing about Andrew Klein is that his wonderful achievements are not confined to the clinic or the operating room or the laboratory," said Shlomo Melmed, MD, senior vice president and dean at Cedars-Sinai and the Helene A. and Philip E. Hixon Chair in Investigative Medicine. "He has also played a key leadership role in the national transplant arena by spearheading development of national policies for equitable allocation of the precious supply of available donor organs."

Klein is a former chair of the United Network of Organ Sharing Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Committee, as well as a member of the governing board of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

The American Liver Foundation is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of liver disease and to education and advocacy for patients. Klein was honored May 4 at the foundation's eighth annual gala in Santa Monica.


Singer Wins Award From Geffen Medical Students

Matthew Singer, MD, a resident in the Department of Surgery, has been named a winner of the Excellence in Teaching with Humanism Residents and Fellows Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

This award, created and presented by the Geffen School's medical student body, recognizes residents and fellows who exhibit exemplary behavior toward medical students and other members of the healthcare team. Winners of the award serve as exceptional mentors and are recognized for their ongoing contributions to the clinical training of the school's medical students.

"Dr. Singer is a fantastic role model for how residents should treat and mentor medical students," one student said. "He provided us with every possible opportunity for hands-on experiences."

The 11 winners of the 2014 award were chosen from among more than 150 nominations.

Singer received the award May 28.