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

Mark Your Calendar


Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Educational Schedule

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

Educational Calendar - January 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 316 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.

  • Nara Abouchian, LVN
  • Rachel Abuav, MD
  • Felicitas M. Acosta
  • Caleb Adams
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Ria Aldanese, RN
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • John P. Andreas
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Mane Arabyan
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Mark J. Ault, MD
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Yalda Azarmehr, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Shrinath Barathan, MD
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Daniel S. Berman, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Donna M. Bias, BSN, RN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Mary Grace Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Priscilla Campbell, RN
  • Lori Canaday, RN
  • David S. Cannom, MD
  • Neyra Cannon, CNA
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Rhona M. Castillo, RN
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • Christopher Chang, MD, PhD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Connie Chein, MD
  • Irene E. Chen, MD
  • Wen Cheng, MD
  • Tony B. Chiang, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Lily Y. Chun, RN
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Janet M. Clarke-Platt, RN
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Robert T. Coles, MD
  • Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Antonio Hernandez Conte, MD
  • Terence T. Cook Jr.
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Smada U. Couch
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Ryan Michael S. De La Merced, BSN, RN
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Jeannie M. Decuir
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Ma Charisma Joy Dondonay
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Ricardo Duarte
  • Brian Dubow, MD
  • Sadokat D. Dusbekova, RN
  • Alan Engelberg, MD
  • Sari Eshman
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • David Esquith, LCSW, MPA, ACM
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeannifer W. Estrada, RN
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Leon G. Fine, MD
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Katherine J. Fogg
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Marielle H. Garalza, RN
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Cyril Gaultier, MD
  • Dael Geft, MD
  • Alexander Gershman, MD
  • Mitch Gheorghiu, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Eskedar F. Gobeze, RN, BSN
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • David B. Golden, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Mark O. Goodarzi, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Robert A. Gross, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Jaryd James Hochberger
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Carole H. Hurvitz, MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • May Isbell, OD
  • Steven J. Jacobs, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Colleen C. Juban, RN
  • Peter Julien, MD
  • Steven Kamara, MD
  • David J. Kanani, MD
  • Ashley Kaplan, RN
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sheila Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Dan Katz, MD
  • Sanjay Kaul, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Patricia Emmett Kittell
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Ellen B. Klapper, MD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Keith L. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Robert Koblin, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Brenda E. Laabs, RN
  • Babak Larian, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Barbara R. Leanse, BSW
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Fredene L. Legayada, RN
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Phillip L. Levine, MD
  • Meldon C. Levy, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • James F. MacDonald, BSN, RN, MPH
  • Fataneh Majlessipour, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Neel K. Mann, MD
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD
  • Kathleen McKenna
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Alain Mita, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Rocio Molina
  • Avinash Mondkar, MD
  • Melvin T. Monsher, MD
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Marichele Ivy Morales, RN
  • Amelia F. Morallos
  • Guinevere D. Moran, BSN, RN-C
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Arby Nahapetian, MD, MPH
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Paul W. Noble, MD
  • Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Katayoun Omrani, DDS
  • Amy Oppenheim
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Shi-Hui Pan, PharmD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Barry J. Pearlman, MD
  • Jacob B. Pelta, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Steven Piantadosi, MD, PhD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Howard E. Pitchon, MD
  • Maria C. Ponferrada-Encarnado, RN
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Dechu P. Puliyanda, MD
  • Graciela Y. Quan
  • Stephen C. Rabin, MD
  • Shervin Rabizadeh, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Jessica Redin, NP
  • Richard M. Ress, MD
  • R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD
  • Jennifer Lynn Roquet, RN
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Karen A. Ross, RN
  • Jay S. Rudin, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Justin D. Saliman, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Margaret C. Sanford, MD
  • Aaron M. Savar, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Irwin Segal
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Khawar M. Siddique, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Stuart L. Silverman, MD
  • Amanuel Sima, MD
  • Charles F. Simmons, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Liliana Sloninsky, MD
  • Aretha P. Smith
  • Christine C. Snell, BS
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Shlee S. Song, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Carey B. Strom, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Ping "Alison" S. Tan, RN
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • Desiree F. Thomas, RN
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Shirin Towfigh, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Diane M. Tryciecky, RN
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Brian Tyler, LVN
  • Dimitrios Tzachanis, MD, PhD
  • Stefan A. Unterhalter, MD, MB
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Suketu B. Vaishnav, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Anna Volkov, RN
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • George Watts, MS, CCP
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Vidaflor A. Westlake
  • Kenyetta Wilson
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser, MD