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

FDA Warns About Extended-Release Opioid Products

Pharmacy Focus

The federal Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to long-acting extended-release opioid products, noting an increased risk of opioid addiction, abuse and misuse, potentially leading to overdose and death. Serious, life-threatening or fatal respiratory depression may occur.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Educational Schedule

Click a PDF link below to see the Department of Surgery's educational schedule.

Educational Schedule - October 2014 (PDF)

Educational Schedule - November 2014 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Sinus, Skull-Base Tumors

An 8-year-old boy presented to the Cedars-Sinai otolaryngology, head and neck surgery clinic for a history of right-sided cheek fullness and bulging of his right eye, which had developed over the course of a few months. Examination revealed a sinonasal mass. An urgent MRI was performed and demonstrated a massive tumor filling the right-side nasal cavity and the majority of the sinuses. The mass was pushing his eye outward and directly abutted his intracranial cavity.

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Pursuing Continued Excellence as a Level I Trauma Center

By Daniel R. Margulies, MD, Section Chief, Trauma and Acute Care Services

As trauma continues to be the leading cause of death among children and adults under the age of 45, the Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program provides the necessary infrastructure to resuscitate, stabilize, support, recover and rehabilitate the most critically injured patients in our community.

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Pilot Project Will Let Some Patients View Progress Notes

OpenNotes is a national initiative designed to improve patient engagement by giving patients access to the progress notes written by their physicians. Beginning in November, Cedars-Sinai will pilot OpenNotes, and patients who receive care from any of the surgeons and other physicians who have volunteered to be in the pilot will be able to see their ambulatory progress notes via the secure patient portal My CS-Link™. OpenNotes is set to go live Nov. 11.

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Spine Surgeons Get Updated Postop Order Sets

Spine surgeons at Cedars-Sinai now have access to more user-friendly and standardized postoperative order sets. The updated order sets will be accessible in CS-Link™ and are primarily for physicians performing lumbar or cervical fusion postoperative procedures.

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Prominent Orthopedic Groups Officially Join Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Health System has finalized an agreement with the Institute for Sports Sciences for two of the nation's most prominent orthopedic and sports medicine physician groups — Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group — to become formally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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New Award Named for Adashek

A cash award of $25,000 in honor of Kenneth Adashek, MD, (right) will be given annually to a surgeon on the staff of Cedars-Sinai. The award will provide recognition of Adashek's significant accomplishments, while highlighting Cedars-Sinai's emphasis on compassionate care for each patient.

 

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Recognition for Alban, Gewertz, Gordon, Spurrier

Physician News

Rodrigo Alban, MD, spoke at the regional Trauma Grand Rounds, Bruce Gewertz, MD, earned the Women's Guild Medical Visionary Award, Leo Gordon, MD, addressed the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library, and Ryan Spurrier, MD, is first author of a new study on tissue-engineered esophagus.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 178 people in September. 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.

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for Sinus, Skull-Base Tumors

An 8-year-old boy presented to the Cedars-Sinai otolaryngology, head and neck surgery clinic for a history of right-sided cheek fullness and bulging of his right eye, which had developed over the course of a few months. Examination revealed a sinonasal mass.

An urgent MRI was performed and demonstrated a massive tumor filling the right-side nasal cavity and the majority of the sinuses (figures A and B below). The mass was pushing his eye outward and directly abutted his intracranial cavity. A biopsy demonstrated schwannoma, a type of benign neural tumor.

Traditional surgery would entail large, disfiguring facial incisions to remove a tumor of this size and location. However, Arthur Wu, MD, a fellowship-trained endoscopic sinus and skull-base surgeon, and Moise Danielpour, MD, the Vera and Paul Guerin Family Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery, worked together to remove the entire tumor using minimally invasive endoscopic techniques through the nose and sinuses.

This spared the young patient from any facial incisions whatsoever. The patient also avoided a lengthy and complicated postoperative stay and went home after one night in the hospital. The patient has been followed and has been disease free for more than a year (figures C and D).

Gene Liu, MD, Arthur Wu, MD, Henry Chen, MD, and Allen Ho, MD, make up the pediatric ear, nose and throat surgery program. Together they provide compassionate and specialized care to the pediatric population.

Pursuing Continued Excellence as a Level I Trauma Center

By Daniel R. Margulies, MD
Section Chief, Trauma and Acute Care Services

As trauma continues to be the leading cause of death among children and adults under the age of 45, the Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program provides the necessary infrastructure to resuscitate, stabilize, support, recover and rehabilitate the most critically injured patients in our community.

As one of only four Level I trauma centers in Los Angeles County (covering a population of nearly 10 million residents), our program recently was reverified by the American College of Surgeons. Cedars-Sinai was first verified as a Level I trauma center in 1984 and has continued to be verified on each visit of a three-year cycle.

Field criteria for transport to a trauma center are determined by physiology and by the mechanism of injury, such as a gunshot wound, a stabbing, a high-speed motor vehicle collision or a fall of greater than 15 feet. L.A. County has strict predetermined areas designated for each trauma center. Cedars-Sinai's area is north of the 10 Freeway, west of Western Avenue, south of Victory Boulevard and east of Coldwater Canyon Drive. (Click the PDF link below for a map.)

In addition to caring for some of the sickest patients at Cedars-Sinai, the Trauma Program provides leadership in injury-prevention programs, research, education, community outreach and trauma system planning.

This past year, we welcomed back Rodrigo Alban, MD, to join our nationally recognized trauma faculty: Daniel Margulies, MD, Eric Ley, MD, Rex Chung, MD, Nicolas Melo and Matthew Bloom, MD. Alban, many may recall, completed his surgical residency here and obtained additional surgical critical-care fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, then spent four years in trauma and acute-care surgery in Orlando, Fla., before returning to L.A. We are pleased to have him rejoin our group.

Education and research continue to be priorities of our program. In the past three years, our trauma surgeons have had more than 42 trauma-related peer-reviewed publications. This research is presented in many trauma professional forums nationally.

Our research has focused on trauma outcomes, disease management, organ donation and traumatic brain injury. Besides this clinical research, Ley has a productive basic science lab focusing on the mechanism behind the beneficial effects of certain therapeutics such as beta blockers on severe traumatic brain injury.

Our trauma surgeons continue to represent Cedars-Sinai nationally and internationally as invited guest lecturers at many trauma conferences. We offer continuing medical education through forums such as trauma surgery grand rounds, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN), weekly case conferences and journal clubs.

ATLS was established here in 2000, and this year marks our 28th course. We have taken a leading role in promoting this course, training instructors, incorporating ATCN and helping establish the program at other local trauma centers.

The success of our trauma program is dependent on the outstanding administrative support led by our trauma nurse manager, Heidi Hotz, RN, and her exceptional team. Their tireless effort, commitment and hard work ensure we have the necessary resources to maintain our prestigious Level I trauma center status.

Aside from our trauma surgeons, the Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program is guided by the following team:

  • Heidi Hotz, RN, trauma program manager
  • Mario Trizzino, trauma registrar
  • Debbie Flores, RN, trauma registrar
  • Brandy Staniszeski, RN, trauma performance improvement coordinator
  • Donovan Stewart, BSN, RN, CN IV, trauma educator, injury prevention and outreach coordinator
  • Janice Polk, trauma management assistant

Cedars-Sinai Trauma Program Catchment Area (PDF)

Pilot Project Will Let Some Patients View Progress Notes

OpenNotes is a national initiative designed to improve patient engagement by giving patients access to the progress notes written by their physicians. Beginning in November, Cedars-Sinai will pilot OpenNotes, and patients who receive care from any of the surgeons and other physicians who have volunteered to be in the pilot will be able to see their ambulatory progress notes via the secure patient portal My CS-Link™.

OpenNotes is set to go live Nov. 11. Approximately 30 Cedars-Sinai Medical Group, faculty and private practice physicians have volunteered to participate in the pilot.

Health systems that have implemented OpenNotes have reported positive effects for patient engagement. A study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and conducted by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Geisinger Health System and Harborview Medical Center showed that 87 percent of patients read at least one of their notes, and more than 76 percent reported improvements in remembering their plan of care. Importantly, more than 60 percent reported better medication adherence.

"Patients want to have an open, honest dialogue with their physician, and that includes having real-time access to their medical records," said Sharon Isonaka, MD, vice president of Clinical Transformation at Cedars-Sinai.

"This level of positive patient response is consistent with national studies that demonstrate that improved patient engagement leads to better outcomes," Isonaka said. "Physician feedback has also been very favorable, and virtually every physician who participated in the initial OpenNotes study chose to continue offering it to their patients."

The OpenNotes pilot will allow Cedars-Sinai patients of pilot physicians to log onto My CS-Link to review each ambulatory progress note after it is completed and signed by the physician. Only completed notes written after the go-live date will be available, and physicians will be able to hide specific notes if they wish. Following the conclusion of the pilot, patients and physicians will be surveyed to assess their perceptions of OpenNotes.

In addition to Cedars-Sinai, OpenNotes has been implemented at a number of health systems, including the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Kaiser Permanente Northwest. Locally, UCLA Health System, Kaiser Permanente and Providence Health System are preparing to offer OpenNotes to their patients.

For more information, please contact Isonaka at sharon.isonaka@cshs.org or visit www.myopennotes.org for videos and links to articles on OpenNotes.

Spine Surgeons Get Updated Postop Order Sets

Spine surgeons at Cedars-Sinai now have access to more user-friendly and standardized postoperative order sets.

The updated order sets, which took effect Oct. 1, will be accessible in CS-Link™ and are primarily for physicians performing lumbar or cervical fusion postoperative procedures.

In January 2012, a committee was formed to streamline spine postoperative order sets. The committee established guidelines for the new order sets in July 2013, followed by approval from several performance improvement committees and the leadership of the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center.

Since a pilot project began, the length of stay of patients whose physicians used the new postoperative order sets dropped from 1.35 days to 1.08 days.

One of the main goals of the new order sets is to reduce variations in practice and to reduce length of stay after spine surgery, namely postoperative procedures for lumbar or cervical fusion, said orthopedic spine surgeon Leonel Hunt, MD, who helped lead the team that developed the order sets.

"Although these order sets aren't entirely new, they are designed in a way that works better in CS-Link and makes it easier for spine surgeons to simply check a box for our most routine orders," Hunt said. "We aim to create uniformity among our spine surgeons, which these new postoperative order sets accomplish."

The new order sets also are easier for the nursing staff to follow, Hunt said.

A multidisciplinary team of nurses, administrators and physicians, headed by Hunt and spine surgeon Alexandre Rasouli, MD, developed the spine postoperative order sets.

Prominent Orthopedic Groups Officially Join Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Health System has finalized an agreement with the Institute for Sports Sciences for two of the nation's most prominent orthopedic and sports medicine physician groups — Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group — to become formally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

The agreement is the final step in a process that was announced in late 2013 when Cedars-Sinai and the Institute for Sports Sciences entered into a letter of intent to jointly pursue strategies for leadership in orthopedics and sports medicine regionally, nationally and internationally.

The collaboration between the two prominent orthopedic groups, which have an unequaled role in the care of professional sports teams and individual elite athletes, and the nationally renowned orthopedic physicians and staff at Cedars-Sinai, creates the framework for a new model of patient-centered, high-quality care, integrating the latest research and treatment options.

The affiliation also expands the geographic footprint of each of the partners, enhancing the community's access to high-quality orthopedics and sports medicine. Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group facilities include medical offices and other clinical services in Santa Monica, Pasadena, Anaheim and West Los Angeles. The affiliation includes the two groups' clinics and imaging centers, as well as their surgery centers, research programs and fellowship training programs.

The Institute for Sports Sciences was formed last year by Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group to bring those two entities together for innovative clinical, research and training programs in sports medicine and orthopedics. In late 2013, the Institute for Sports Sciences announced it had selected Cedars-Sinai as a partner in these efforts. Under the agreement with Cedars-Sinai, announced Oct. 8, the Institute for Sports Sciences will continue to manage Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group.

The Institute for Sports Sciences also is planning for growth within both orthopedic groups, as well as for other leading orthopedic groups and surgery centers to join the Institute.

The affiliation with Cedars-Sinai will enhance patient care by facilitating a wide variety of collaborations among the three entities, including expanded clinical trials and research, access for patients to Cedars-Sinai when needed, and collaborative consultations on complex cases.

Although now affiliated with Cedars-Sinai under the Institute for Sports Sciences, Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group will each continue to see patients under each of their respective brands.

Kerlan-Jobe, Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, and Cedars-Sinai Orthopedic Center also plan to collaborate on a wide variety of research and clinical trials, including the advanced use of orthobiologics (including stem cells and other molecular and cellular-based experimental treatments for sports injuries), and new approaches to orthopedic treatments that minimize surgery whenever possible. Other areas of focus include pediatric sports medicine, sports neurology and concussion, a movement performance center, and a return-to-work program coordinated with employers.

While each of the three groups offers sought-after advanced training programs for physicians, they also will look for opportunities to collaborate and expand their education and training programs.

"Cedars-Sinai's orthopedic program is already ranked as the best in the west and is in the top 10 nationally, so when we partner with such outstanding orthopedic groups as Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, the possibilities for taking orthopedics and sports medicine to an unprecedented new level for patients are extraordinary," said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai.

"As a pioneer in the field of sports medicine and orthopedics, Kerlan-Jobe is very excited to be part of this unprecedented partnership that brings together three of the world's best orthopedics groups," said Neal ElAttrache, MD, chair of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Foundation and head of its Fellowship Program.

"We now have the unique opportunity to create a global center for all aspects of sports medicine and orthopedics, encompassing clinical care, professional sports team physician activities, translational research and education," said Bert Mandelbaum, MD, chair of the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group Foundation, and head of its Fellowship Program.

"The Institute for Sports Sciences represents a new model for how physician specialists in different groups can come together and help shape the healthcare landscape in some very impactful ways," said Jeremy Hogue, CEO of the Institute for Sports Sciences.

New Award Named for Adashek

Kenneth Adashek, MD

A cash award of $25,000 in honor of Kenneth Adashek, MD, will be given annually to a surgeon on the staff of Cedars-Sinai.

The Dr. Kenneth Adashek Surgical Excellence Award is made possible by the generosity of Toni and Emmet Stephenson. It is intended to provide vital resources to surgeons, within 10 years of fellowship completion, who exemplify and promulgate the outstanding personal and professional qualities of Adashek, including surgical excellence, dedication to the field of surgery, exceptional interpersonal skills and complete integrity. The award will provide recognition of Adashek's significant accomplishments, while highlighting Cedars-Sinai's emphasis on compassionate care for each patient.

A committee of three, co-chaired by Bruce Gewertz, MD, surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery, and Adashek, will select a finalist from a group of nominees. Adashek and Gewertz will name a third committee member to help select a finalist.

Nominees for this award will be selected from those excellent surgeons who best exhibit professionalism and compassionate, patient-centered care. The prize funds may be applied to educational or academic activity.

Nominations may be sent to johnny.thomas@cshs.org.

The recipient of the first Adashek award will be announced Dec. 1 and presented at the annual departmental holiday party.

Recognition for Alban, Gewertz, Gordon, Spurrier

Physician News

Alban Represents Department of Surgery at Regional Trauma Grand Rounds

Rodrigo Alban, MD, a trauma and acute care surgeon at Cedars-Sinai, provided a lecture at the Southwest Regional Trauma Coordinating Committee's annual Trauma Grand Rounds on Oct. 17 in Oxnard.

The event was attended by trauma system leaders and trauma care providers from the five counties that make up the Southwest Region of California's trauma system — Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo.

Participating in professional outreach and in trauma system activities is a requirement for Level I trauma centers such as Cedars-Sinai.

Gewertz Earns Women's Guild Medical Visionary Award

Bruce Gewertz, MD, Cedars-Sinai surgeon-in-chief, the H and S Nichols Distinguished Chair in Surgery and chair of the Department of Surgery, was presented with the Women's Guild Medical Visionary Award. The presentation was made at the Women's Guild gala dinner Oct. 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Gewertz also is vice president of Interventional Services and vice dean of Academic Affairs.

In announcing the award, the organization noted Gewertz's leadership in the new Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills.

Gordon Addresses the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library

Leo Gordon, MD, of the Department of Surgery delivered remarks at the annual fundraising dinner for the Friends of the Texas Medical Center Library on Sept. 26.

The Texas Medical Center Library is the main library resource for the Texas Medical Center in Houston.

His remarks — "Hail to the Chief Complaint!" — outlined the health problems of seven former presidents. Gordon covered the medicine of these illnesses as well as the evolving relationship between the chief executive and the physicians who serve the White House. Gordon's analysis of these maladies also examined the evolving relationship between the press and presidential health.

Gordon discussed George Washington's peritonsillar abscess, Andrew Jackson's osteomyelitis, William Henry Harrison's pneumonic death shortly after his inauguration, James Garfield's septic course after a gunshot wound to the flank, Grover Cleveland's palatal lesion and William Howard Taft's sleep apnea. His presentation ended with an analysis of Dwight D. Eisenhower's heart disease and inflammatory bowel disease and the effect of these illnesses on the election of 1956.

Throughout his presentation, Gordon stressed the changing yet essential role of the medical library in all phases of medical education and medical research.

The presentation ended with a legendary quote from Albert Einstein: "The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library."

Spurrier Is First Author of Study on Tissue-Engineered Esophagus

Ryan Spurrier, MD, a surgical resident, is first author of a study showing that esophageal tissue can be grown in vivo from human and mouse cells. The study was done at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and was published online by the journal Tissue Engineering Part A. The story was picked up by media outlets including CNBC and Yahoo Finance.

Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 178 people in September.

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.

  • Shirley B. Abatay, RN
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Ehsan Ali, MD
  • Thelma Alvarez-Sajor
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Natividad C. Armstrong
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Walid S. Ayoub, MD
  • Charito A. Bernal, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • David W. Bliss, MD
  • Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD
  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Jeffrey P. Brown, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • Kristi R. Butenschoen
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Paula Carruthers, MD
  • Carolina P. Caso, BSN, RN, CPON
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Henry H. Chen, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Donald S. Cohen, MD
  • Hailey S. Comin, RN
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Maria S. Corral
  • Rita R. Cotton
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Monette O. De Leon, RN
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Sasha Denker, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Jose A. Diaz
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Heidi Eichelbaum, RN
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Tatyana T. Erzaman
  • Noliza V. Escarza
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • David E. Fermelia, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Irvin Raquel Fuentes
  • Rodney A. Gabriel, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Juliet C. Garvida
  • Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Theresa C. Henderson, MD
  • Heather Henry, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Shaynan Hill, PharmD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Nancy L. Horgan, MS, RD
  • Richard S. Horowitz, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • Nenita D. Iglesia
  • Katherin "Katie" A. Johnson, RN
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Joseph Kahwaji, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Stephen P. Kay, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Dee Dee L. Klute-Evans, MSN, RN, CIC
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Shaun Kurtz
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Neel K. Mann, MD
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Jack M. Matloff, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Sondra L. Neal-Hill
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Thasana Nivatpumin, MD
  • Edward K. Nomoto, MD
  • Donald F. Nortman, MD
  • Vlad Nusinovich, MD
  • Resa Oshiro, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Maria A. Ramirez
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Carmelita Runyan, RN
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Olga Shichko, RN
  • Karen S. Sibert, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Ravinder Singh, MD
  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD
  • Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Tu Tran
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Amy E. Trinidad, RN
  • Stephanie Urias
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Gregoria Vicente
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • George Weinberger, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Lauren N. Wood, MD
  • Graham M. Woolf, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD