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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2016 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar


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 - January 2016 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 336 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.

  • Kristine Acorda (Baker), MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CCTC
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Elham Afghani, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Kevin M. Aguila, RN
  • Karen M. Alexander
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Gloria M. Alvarado
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Mahul B. Amin, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Carol D. Anderson
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Alagappan Annamalai, MD
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Mark J. Ault, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • Valentina Ayvazova, RN
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Charlotte A. Bailey
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Guita Balakhane, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Brenda M. Booker
  • Vanessa Booker
  • Mary Grace Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Kenneth Brooks, RN
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Yolanda F. Brown, MD
  • Miguel A. Burch, MD
  • Celeste Campbell, RN
  • David S. Cannom, MD
  • Neyra Cannon, CNA
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Christine M. Carigma
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Connie Chein, MD
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Donald S. Cohen, MD
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Terence T. Cook Jr.
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Novalyn Cruz
  • Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Kimberlyn M. Dang, PharmD
  • Iraj Dardashti, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Sharice E. Davis Deans
  • Sara Dayanim, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Joanna G. Dickson, RN
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Hala M. Eid
  • Ali John Enayati, MD, MPH
  • Alan Engelberg, MD
  • Shervin Eshaghian, MD
  • Sari Eshman
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Margaret R. Farrell, BSN, RN
  • Yvette B. Federizo, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Morton H. Field, MD
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Charles Fong
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Rebecca Freeman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Martin J. Ganley, RN
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Mitch Gheorghiu, MD
  • Leena C. Gibson, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Jay Goldberg, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Mark O. Goodarzi, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Mark E. Granoff, MD
  • Abe Green, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Vesna Grubic RN, MPH
  • Peter A. Guariglia
  • Matthew Hakimi, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Theresa C. Henderson, MD
  • Georgina V. Hernandez
  • Gail K. Higa, RN, OCN
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Shirley E. Houston
  • Robin R. Hudson, RN, CPAN
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • John Iyere
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Stephanie M. Kagimoto
  • Omid Kajbaf PT, DPT
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Sang D. Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Robert Koblin, MD
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Lyle D. Kurtz, MD
  • Marcella D. Kurtzman, RN, OCN
  • Leo Lagasse, MD
  • Claude Jean Langevin, MD, DMD
  • Babak Larian, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Barbara R. Leanse, BSW
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Jennifer Lett, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Andrea S. Lever, RN
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Issac D. Lindley
  • Yuliya Linhares, MD
  • Gene C. Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Dorothy L. Lowery
  • Joanne Lutman, RN, OCN
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • James F. MacDonald, BSN, RN, MPH
  • Hooman Madyoon, MD
  • Ian H. Mahorn
  • Fataneh Majlessipour, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Ruslan Marder
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Willie A. McConnell
  • Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Dorothy T. Melvin
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Vladana Milisavljevic, MD
  • Mike Mirahmadi, MD
  • Alain Mita, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Robin Munsey
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Ashkan L. Naraghi, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Philip K. Ng, MD
  • Julia K. Nicholls
  • Leslie Nieva
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Edward K. Nomoto, MD
  • Walter I. Ochoa
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Nathaniel Parker, MD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • Kurlen E. Payton, MD
  • Daniel. Pechstedt, RN
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Tuan Pham
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • David B. Pregerson, MD
  • Barry D. Pressman, MD
  • Dale Prokupek, MD
  • Asha R. Puri, MD
  • Robyn D. Putman
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Nicole N. Ransbottom, RN
  • Jon Rasak, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Ali Rezaie, MD
  • Madison F. Richardson, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Mary Roberts, ACNP-BC, MSN, RN, CCRN
  • Sonja Louisa Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Gary G. Rosengarten, PhD
  • Soraya A. Ross, MD
  • Nita K. Rubin, BSN, RN
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Bernard Salick, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Ashley M. Samaniego, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Margaret C. Sanford, MD
  • Bintu Sanwon
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jennifer Scanlan, BN, RN, OCN
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Payam Shadi, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
  • Arvind M. Shinde, MD
  • Vivian N. Shirvani, MD
  • Toshie I. Shono
  • Chrisandra L. Shufelt, MD, MS
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Simmons, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Julia Sladek, MD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Liliana Sloninsky, MD
  • Gena T. Smith, RN
  • Laura Snoussi, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD
  • Monica Sondhi, MD
  • Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Shelley C. Sterrett, RN-C, BSN
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Pauline A. Taylor
  • Kamran Toluie, MD
  • Stephen P. Townsend, BSN, RN
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Diane M. Tryciecky, RN
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Stefan A. Unterhalter, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Katherine M. Veling, MS, PT, OCS
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Ronald G. Victor, MD
  • Andrei Vlad
  • Mark W. Vogel, MD
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Alan Waxman, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Rabbi Jason L. Weiner
  • Alexandra M. Wierzbicki, BSN, RN
  • Matthew T. Wilson, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Veronica T. Wootton
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Alan S. Zaentz, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser, MD