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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2015 | Archived Issues

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

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Education Schedule - April 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March

The Circle of Friends program honored 404 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 acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  • Kristine Acorda (Baker), MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CCTC
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • David E. Aftergood, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Sonu S. Ahluwalia, MD
  • Thomas G. Ahn, MD
  • Jeffrey I. Alcala, LVN
  • Karen M. Alexander
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Thais Aliabadi, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Michelle Amarillas, RN, CEN, MICN
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Alagappan Annamalai, MD
  • Dalila Arteaga
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • David Austin, MD
  • Esperanza H. Avenente, BSN, RN
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Hyun W. Bae, MD
  • Esther Baik, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Ravneet Bajwa, MD
  • Guita Balakhane, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Peyman Banooni, MD
  • Beverly A. Barlongo, BSN, RN-C
  • Adam H. Bauer, MD
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Arash Bereliani, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Anton J. Bilchik, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Selvyn B. Bleifer, MD
  • Vanessa Booker
  • Swaraj Bose, MD
  • Mary Grace Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Maria Belinda Brant, BSN, RN-BC, CCTC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Michael Broukhim, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD
  • Froilan L. Buot
  • Miguel A. Burch, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Robert M. Casson
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Sheikh T. Cheragee
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Scott W. Cohen, MD
  • Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Rita R. Cotton
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Angelica R. Cuellar, LVN
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • David Defren, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Jack Ditlove, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Michael T. Duffy, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Brian G. Durie, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Ashraf M. Elsayegh, MD
  • Ali John Enayati, MD, MPH
  • Shervin Eshaghian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Erika Faralan, RN
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • David E. Fermelia, MD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Svetlana Finkelshteyn, RN
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Julie A. Flores, RN
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Yelena Fridman, RN
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Clark B. Fuller, MD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Donna Gallik, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Anita B. Gattenuo
  • Diane Gean Gomez, RN
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Jordan L. Geller, MD
  • Elie M. Gindi, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Howard S. Goldberg, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Gloria A. Gomez
  • Crystal F. Gonzalez, RN
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Gary M. Gorlick, MD
  • Michael S. Gottlieb, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Mark E. Granoff, MD
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Abe Green, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Vesna Grubic RN, MPH
  • Kapil Gupta, MD
  • Gary Gutkin, MD
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Randy S. Harris, MD
  • Arman Hekmati, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • Michael "Chris" Herron, RN
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Gwen Inouye, BSN, RN, CN
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Joseph Isaacson, MD
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Bojana Jankovic, MD
  • Leslie M. Jimenez
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Debra R. Judelson, MD
  • Kamran Kalpari, MD
  • David J. Kanani, MD
  • Dmitry Karayev, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Rosa B. Kassaseya
  • Joe L. Kavosick, RN
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Tami Kendra-Romito
  • Kristine Khachatryan, RN
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Dennis H. Kim, MD
  • Doran A. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Irene Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Jason A. Kirk, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Andrew S. Klein, MD, MBA
  • Keith L. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Sheri Koplik, MD
  • Benjamin Kretzmann, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Doris B. Ladiong, RN
  • Megan S. Laib
  • Maricela Lamas
  • Lakendra Lang, RN
  • Ronald P. Lang, MD
  • Todd H. Lanman, MD
  • Lennoux Laryea
  • Duy M. Le, MD
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Paul C. Lee, MD
  • Frances Lee Aguilar, RN
  • Wesley Leichty
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Phillip L. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Daniel Lieber, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Stephen W. Lim, MD
  • Edy Liong
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joan E. Lutz, RN
  • Moody M. Makar, MD
  • Marc Makhani, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Howard C. Mandel, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Behnam David Massaband, DPM
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Bryan E. Mayes
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Mary Katherine McLoughlin
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD
  • Sapna A. Mehta, DO
  • Erin Meschter, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Steven A. Miles, MD
  • Melanie A. Miller, RN, CSPDM
  • Margo Minissian, MSN, RN, NP, ACNP-BC, CLS-BC, CNS
  • Avinash Mondkar, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Dan I. Naim, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Flora E. Nava
  • Ricardo Navas, MD
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • Ryan E. Nestler
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Victoria K. Nigro, RN-BC
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Donald F. Nortman, MD
  • Jamila J. O'Neal
  • Philipp T. Orbe, RN
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Rosa M. Perlman
  • Brian Perri, DO
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Teresa Pina-Jimenez, RN
  • Howard E. Pitchon, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Charles Pollick, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Jerry J. Pryde, MD, MPH
  • Lina Quintanilla
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Dilini T. Ranaweera, RN
  • Rajeev K. Rao, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Rhea Mae Reynado, RN
  • R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD
  • Robert Richter, MD
  • Richard V. Riggs, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Joseph L. Robinson, MD
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Romina N. Ross
  • Soraya A. Ross, MD
  • Jay S. Rudin, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Amy S. Rutman, MD
  • Mary Annabelle N. Sabijon, RN
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Gloria D. Salapare, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Farzin Samadi, MD
  • Nadiv Samimi, MD
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD
  • Ernst R. Schwarz, MD, PhD
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Payam Shadi, MD
  • Bansari Shah, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Shamim Shakibai, MD
  • Alan E. Shapiro, MD
  • Samy M. Sharobeem, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Vivian N. Shirvani, MD
  • Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD, MS
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • David S. Silver, MD
  • Alan G. Silverman, MD
  • Amanuel Sima, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Lenore M. Skydell (Strum), RN-C
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Liliana Sloninsky, MD
  • Samuel J. Smith, MD
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Meir Jonathon Solnik, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Eric R. Sue, MD
  • Joseph Sugerman, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • Gary M. Tearston, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Janessa Tiu, RN
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Timothy Tsui, MD
  • Gregory Tsushima, MD
  • Stefan A. Unterhalter, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Suketu B. Vaishnav, MD
  • Jamie K. Valdez, RN
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Diosdada Deng Ventura Walker
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Ronald G. Victor, MD
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Talya Waldman, MSN, WHNP-BC, NCMP
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Arthur I. Waltuch, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Jeffrey M. Warner, RN
  • Janet Wei, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jason L. Weiner, Rabbi
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Judith G. Weiner, MD
  • Janet Y. White, MD
  • Kevin Wilbur
  • Matthew T. Wilson, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • John S. Yu, MD