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

Announcement - John Jenrette, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Network

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of John Jenrette, MD, as executive vice president, Medical Network. Dr. Jenrette will be joining Cedars-Sinai on March 14, 2016.

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Nurok, Gewertz Back Team-Directed Care

In a recent issue of JAMA Surgery, Michael Nurok, MD, PhD, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, advocate for a more team-based model of medical care in modern hospitals. The two present their viewpoint that the decades-old "captain of the ship" doctrine — which says that the supervising physician is solely responsible for patient care — is inconsistent with today's multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care.

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Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery. This month's installment features Douglas Liou, MD, and Allan Tulloch, MD.


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SCORE Marks Three Years of Changing Culture

SCORE

For three years, teams across Cedars-Sinai have been engaging caregivers around the concept of SCORE, or "Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime." SCORE's unit-based interdisciplinary teams are committed to emphasizing the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process. SCORE celebrated its third anniversary this month.

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Ferozali Appointed Director of Medical Education

Ferozali Fozia

Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD, has been promoted to director of Medical Education effective Jan. 25. Ferozali is a healthcare leader with 15 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator and researcher.



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Klapper to Lecture, Sign Book on Hip Health

Heal Your Hips

Robert Klapper, MD, will give a lecture and will sign his third book, Heal Your Hips, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library.



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How's Your Latin?

Ubi Coivimus

Are you able to translate this sign and explain its meaning? It's posted over the doorway to OR7.


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Heart Patient Thanks Doctor Who Saved Him 21 Years Ago

Congenital Heart 1

Raul Figueroa flew from Guatemala City to Los Angeles with one simple mission: to thank the physician who gave him a second chance at life. Figueroa was only 3 months old when he first came to California to meet Alfredo Trento, MD, who was able to repair the hole in his heart more than two decades ago.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

COF Logo

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.

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Announcement - John Jenrette, MD, Executive Vice President, Medical Network

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of John Jenrette, MD, as executive vice president, Medical Network. Dr. Jenrette will be joining Cedars-Sinai on March 14, 2016.

Dr. Jenrette is currently the senior vice president of Sharp HealthCare and chief executive officer of Sharp Community Medical Group in San Diego. In that role, he has served as a highly regarded member of the Sharp HealthCare System executive team, helping to shape the system's overall strategy and responsible for the leadership, growth and operations of the Sharp Community Medical Group Management Services Organization serving over 1,000 physicians in foundation, group practice and IPA models with over $300 million in revenue.

Over much of the past 30 years, Dr. Jenrette has served in various management and leadership roles, all of which have focused on meeting the needs of the patient first and foremost. He has developed a mix of exceptional executive leadership skills; a deep and broad understanding of the healthcare industry, physician practice and the physician perspective; and strong communication and relationship-building skills. Utilizing these strengths, he has demonstrated the ability to align the interests of diverse stakeholders. He is also a recognized leader in the healthcare industry. Among other California and national entities with which he has been active, he currently serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Physician Groups, which he chaired from 2012-2014.

Dr. Jenrette is a summa cum laude graduate of the Ohio State University School of Medicine. Following residency, he completed a family medicine geriatric fellowship at the East Carolina University School of Medicine. He began his management career as program director of the Family Practice Residency for the Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine.

The continued growth and expansion of the Medical Network is vital to the realization of Cedars-Sinai's mission and strategic vision as we expand our services to provide patients with convenient access to our physicians and a healthcare team committed to provide high value, compassionate care. Dr. Jenrette's experience, leadership, vision and passion for his profession and the patients we serve will optimize our ability to live that mission and vision.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Jenrette and welcoming him to the Cedars-Sinai family.

Nurok, Gewertz Back Team-Directed Care

Michael Nurok, MD, PhD

Bruce Gewertz, MD

In a recent issue of JAMA Surgery, Michael Nurok, MD, PhD, and Bruce L. Gewertz, MD, advocate for a more team-based model of medical care in modern hospitals.

The two present their viewpoint that the decades-old "captain of the ship" doctrine — which says that the supervising physician is solely responsible for patient care — is inconsistent with today's multidisciplinary, team-based approach to care. They conclude that having a single doctor in command of all elements of care may actually impede good patient management.

Nurok, medical director of the Cedars-Sinai Cardiac-Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Gewertz, surgeon-in-chief and vice president of Cedars-Sinai Interventional Services, take note of the changing nature of medical care to underscore their point of view. It is evident that procedures have become more complex and that the patients undergoing them often are sicker than in previous eras, they write; as a consequence, a greater number of specialist physicians and ancillary providers are involved in major elements of care. This combination necessitates an approach to care management that favors teamwork, communication and consensus-building.

Nurok and Gewertz also write about other advantages of a collegial, nonhierarchical approach to patient management and steps hospital leadership should take to make team-based, coordinated care the norm. Recommendations include facilitating and incentivizing effective teamwork as well as designing administrative and physical structures that support outstanding, team-driven outcomes.

Nicholas Sadovnikoff, MD, co-director of Brigham and Women's Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit, also contributed to the JAMA Surgery "Viewpoint" article.

Two Minutes With …

This question-and-answer feature will help you get to know some of the physicians in the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery.

Douglas Liou, MD, Department of Surgery resident

Why did you decide to specialize in surgery?

I wanted to be specially trained in taking care of the sickest patients. But I also wanted to have a broad background in general medical knowledge, and be capable of diagnosing and managing common medical problems. General surgery is the perfect specialty for that.

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?

When patients and their family thank you as they leave the hospital.

What is the funniest thing a patient has ever said to you?

I can't repeat that here ...

What did your parent(s) always tell you that you now have to admit was correct?

They are always right and know more than I do.

Allan Tulloch, MD, vascular surgeon

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in several places as a Navy brat, including Washington, District of Columbia; London; and Pebble Beach, California, which was home.

Why did you decide to specialize in vascular surgery?

Vascular surgery patients typically need follow-up and maintenance of their vascular disease. In this way you have a chance to develop relationships with your patients that most surgical specialists do not get to enjoy. From a technical standpoint, the field is technically precise and challenging, which I love.

What is the most rewarding aspect about your job?

When my patients are so happy and grateful for my work, it is especially rewarding.

If you could spend the day doing one thing, what would it be?

I love to spend the day outside with my family, which includes my wife, Alison, and two high-energy kids, Ella and Jack.

What is at the top of your bucket list?

One day I would love to go on a family trip to the Galapagos Islands to see one of the great nature preserves on our planet.

 

SCORE Marks Three Years of Changing Culture

SCORE team members discuss a project during rounds with Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO (right). Team members (from left) are Curtis Woodworth, RN, Andrew Kim, RN, and Julian Gold, MD.

For three years, teams across Cedars-Sinai have been engaging caregivers around the concept of SCORE, or "Safe Care in the O.R. Everytime." SCORE's unit-based interdisciplinary teams, led by surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and technicians in partnership with administrative leadership, are committed to emphasizing the importance of culture in relation to surgical quality and improvements in the patient safety process.

SCORE celebrated its third anniversary Jan. 13. At the main event, SCORE teams showcased their projects. An open house took place the same day.

Julian Gold, MD, co-chair of the Department of Anesthesia and a member of the SCORE leadership team, said SCORE is changing more than processes in the operating room.

"The underlying driver for this project is the fact that we want to change the O.R. culture," Gold said. "We really want the culture to be one where people feel comfortable speaking up about things they think are issues and getting constructive feedback from colleagues. Everyone in the O.R. should have a voice if they believe there are things that are not safe and should be done better."

Thomas D. Gordon, who recently retired as executive vice president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network, said he is seeing a change in culture thanks to the SCORE program.

"I actually believe it is starting to become a part of the everyday culture," Gordon said. "I think the program has been so successful — we've gotten to know the staff members, staff members have felt comfortable, docs have felt comfortable and I think that it has brought everyone closer together."

Juan Cobos, RN, 6OR's SCORE team lead, has been with Cedars-Sinai since 2009 and was part of SCORE when it began. The 6OR team has worked to develop more in-depth timeouts and has developed the OR Sweep, which removes all previous patient identifiers from the operating room, helping avoid a mislabeled specimen that could affect a patient's diagnosis.Surgical teams are not allowed to start opening for the next case until it is verified that nothing has been left behind.

In implementing projects like this, Cobos said, teams have to be aware of the barrier of complacency.

"You have to be motivated to try and overcome the attitude of 'This is how we've always done it,'" Cobos said. "That is one of the things that we encountered in the beginning. It's a big barrier, but we have to look at the greater good, and if it costs us a couple seconds to try something new, it's worth it for the patients."

Manisha Ati, RN, of the 8OR SCORE team said that working with the Performance Improvement Department's Lean Six Sigma management tools has helped 8OR succeed with projects such as the noise control effort Help Us Support Healing, and the team's current project, in which it is working to improve the use of intraoperative ultrasound.

"What I think is great about SCORE, especially with the Lean tools, is that it actually gives you a way to solve problems," Ati said. "We get so overwhelmed by this whole system we're caught up in, but it forces you to break it down on a micro level and say OK, we can't control what's above us, but we can control what's in front of us, so let's pinpoint certain issues, figure out how we can tackle it and actually fix it.

"That's what is wonderful about SCORE — it's tangible change, things you can have an impact on. I think that's wonderful, especially in the O.R. Now you have the tools and the means and the ways and the support to actually change something."

In its three years, the program has grown to affect many areas. Gordon, who has been involved with the SCORE team in the 310 Building, said there are many benefits to being part of the program.

"Staff members have the chance to meet senior management and develop a relationship with them," Gordon said. "I think senior management benefits by getting to know what the staff's needs and wants are; I think it breaks down all silos. Every one of my colleagues that I speak to is grateful that we get the chance to be involved and help. I look forward to the fact that senior management, staff and physicians get to work more closely together, and I think that is a privilege."

Gold hopes that as this program attracts new members and continues to grow, the idea of collaborative process improvement will become part of the everyday working environment.

"As Mr. Priselac says, 'Healthcare is a team sport,'" Gold said, referring to Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO. "At the end of the day, it really is all about the patient. The patient isn't focused on the quality of the work of a single individual, but it's really about how they feel at the end of it all, which is a reflection of the quality of the work of everybody who touches the patient."

Ferozali Appointed Director of Medical Education

Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD

Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD, has been promoted to director of Medical Education effective Jan. 25.

Ferozali is a healthcare leader with 15 years of experience as a clinician, administrator, educator and researcher. She started her career at Cedars-Sinai five years ago as a nurse manager and has served as a nurse consultant, quality assurance director, manager and professor. She has worked extensively alongside physicians on an operational level and as part of process improvement, quality initiatives and medical education.

Ferozali's work on interdisciplinary teams that included physicians and residents is a key strength in this new role. As a nursing educator, she has held faculty appointments at various universities, including area chair of Nursing for the University of Phoenix. She participates in the Association of California Nurse Leaders and is past treasurer. Additionally, she is a certified nurse leader manager. She is a three-time recipient of an Excellence in Leadership Award from the state of California.

As an educator, Ferozali has worked innovatively to develop curriculum and educational activities in accordance with American Medical Association principles focused on healthcare delivery and on high-impact results. Key efforts include working to increase the usage of technology in medical education and to automate lesson plans that align with CME guidelines. She has several publications — regional, national and international — on quality management systems.

Klapper to Lecture, Sign Book on Hip Health

Robert Klapper, MD, will give a lecture and will sign his third book, Heal Your Hips, on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 4-5 p.m. at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Library.

The Medical Library is in the South Tower, Plaza Level, room 2815. The book will be available for purchase at the Jan. 20 event.

Heal Your Hips: How to Prevent Hip Surgery – and What to Do If You Need It is billed as "the first comprehensive guide to hip health." Once considered a natural consequence of aging, hip disorders can be reduced or eliminated by innovative exercise regimens. Heal Your Hips explores a range of preventive options to avoid hip injury and improve hip health.

Klapper is director of the Joint Replacement Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center.

How's Your Latin?

Are you able to translate this sign and explain its meaning? It's posted over the doorway to OR7.

If you think you have the answer, send it to sutures@cshs.org. We may print your response in next month's issue of Sutures, where we'll also explain the sign.

Heart Patient Thanks Doctor Who Saved Him 21 Years Ago

Alfredo Trento, MD, listened to Raul Figueroa's heartbeat. Trento performed open-heart surgery on Figueroa more than 20 years ago.

Raul Figueroa flew from Guatemala City to Los Angeles with one simple mission: to thank the physician who gave him a second chance at life.

Figueroa was only 3 months old when he first came to California more than two decades ago. With help from nonprofit Healing the Children and a volunteer family in Santa Clarita, Figueroa came to Los Angeles for open-heart surgery. He landed at Cedars-Sinai, where Alfredo Trento, MD, was able to repair the hole in his heart.


Figueroa's story was featured in a Los Angeles newspaper article on Christmas Day 1994.

Earlier this month, Figueroa returned to the U.S. for the first time since his surgery. Accompanied by his mother, father, brother and cousin, Figueroa arrived at Cedars-Sinai.

"I am nervous but I feel happiness too," Figueroa said about meeting Trento. "I am so happy for the opportunity to meet my doctor and say thank you."

After waiting quietly, the Figueroa family was introduced to Trento. Figueroa's parents, who speak little English, stood, smiled and with tears in their eyes, handed Trento a gift.

Touched by the gesture, Trento immediately asked to see Figueroa's scar. Then Trento listened to Figueroa's heartbeat and inquired about his health to make sure that Raul was having regular check-ups with a cardiologist back home.

"It's moments like these that really put into perspective the important work we do," said Trento. "At this organization, we see so many patients, save so many lives, touch so many hearts. It's nice to be able to circle back sometimes and truly see the impact."

At the end of the visit, Figueroa said he received the best gift of all: the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream.

"I feel so good because I completed one of my dreams with my family, to say thank you for my miracle," said Figueroa, who said he began learning English just a few months ago specifically so he could say "thank you" to Trento. "He says that I am OK. I think it was the perfect moment."

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