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

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - May 2015 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April

The Circle of Friends program honored 215 people in April.

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.

  • Mona Akhlaghi, BSN, RN
  • Joselito B. Alba
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Gary R. Appel, RN, PCCN
  • Francisco A. Arabia, MD
  • Caden Austin, RN
  • Pamela Priscilla Babila, BSN, RN
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Stephanie Beaton
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Page A. Bertolotti, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Michael J. Blumenkrantz, MD
  • Vivien S. Bonert, MD
  • Arletta R. Boone
  • Maria Belinda Brant, BSN, RN-BC, CCTC
  • Sonia Castillo
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Angelica R. Cuellar, LVN
  • Josephine Cunanan
  • M. Alicia Curiel
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Maria L. Delioukina, MD
  • Jose A. Diaz
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Deanna L. Dilibero, PharmD
  • Jack Ditlove, MD
  • Christy J. Dobbie, RN
  • Ma. Charisma Joy Dondonay
  • Robert J. Dowhy
  • Naomi Drucker, RN
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Joseph E. Ebinger, MD
  • Marianne S. Ebrahim, MD
  • Robert W. Eitches, MD
  • Shervin Eshaghian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • James S. Fishkin, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Rodney A. Gabriel, MD
  • Ryan P. Galang, RN-BC
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Francine J. Gates
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Sarah C. Greene, MD
  • Kapil Gupta, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Timothy D. Henry, MD
  • Ryan M. Hodges, RN
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Mackenzie S. Hoffmann, BSN, RN
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Neel R. Joshi, MD
  • Stephanie M. Kagimoto
  • Joseph Kahwaji, MD
  • Gena Julia Kangleon, RN
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Stephanie Khouw, MSN, AGNP-BC
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Howard H. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Charles F. Kivowitz, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Kevin Koomalsingh, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD
  • Marie Kristine A. Lacar, RN
  • Michael L. Langberg, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Mario R. Leal
  • Betty P. Lee, MD
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Jamie Libo, RN
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Hooman Madyoon, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Josephine T. Maleon
  • Glenn A. Marshak, MD
  • Lucy Mathew, NP
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • Paula McAllister, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Janet McCready, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Leslie Memsic, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Sarah Miller, BSN, RN
  • Eric S. Millstein, MD
  • Margo Minissian, MSN, RN, NP, ACNP-BC, CLS-BC, CNS
  • Mike Mirahmadi, MD
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Florence G. Moreno, CNA
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Youram Nassir, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Rajan M. Patel, MD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Stephen C. Rabin, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Shahram F. Ravan, MD
  • Bella Reznik
  • R. L. Patrick Rhoten, MD
  • Robert Richter, MD
  • Charlotte Roberts, RD, CDE
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Jeanne M. Safford, RN
  • Allen I. Salick, MD
  • Ashley M. Samaniego, RN
  • Anna L. Sanchez, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD
  • Laurence Seigler, MD
  • Cigal T. Shaham, MD
  • Melanie Sheeter
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Larisa B. Shekhtman, RN
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • David Q. Shih, MD
  • Takahiro Shiota, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • David S. Silver, MD
  • Stuart L. Silverman, MD
  • Charles F. Simmons, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Lynette Smith
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Eric R. Sue, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • Mihaela D. Te Winkel, ACNP-BC, MSN
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Shirin Towfigh, MD
  • Katie D. Tran, BSN, RN, PCCN
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Dimitrios Tzachanis, MD, PhD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Lloyd Villacorta
  • Gloria Villasenor
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Janet Y. White, MD
  • Nicole Williams, RN
  • Veronica T. Wootton
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • Roxanne Yongvanich, RN
  • Run Yu, MD
  • Jason Zimmerman, RN
  • Nancy A. Zimmerman