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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY April 2017 | 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 - April 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - May 2017 (PDF)  


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for March

The Circle of Friends program honored 378 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.

  • Rachel Abuav, MD
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • David E. Aftergood, MD
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • David B. Agus, MD
  • Thomas G. Ahn, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Sandra E. Anderson
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • Renette Grace D. Antonio, RN
  • Thomas Apostle, DO
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • George Baghdassarian
  • Shirin Bagheri, MD
  • Parvaneh Bahmani, MD
  • Esther Baik, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Siamak Barkhordarian, MD
  • Beverly A. Barlongo, BSN, RN-C
  • Tranell V. Barron, RN
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Arash Bereliani, MD
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Kurtis Birch, MD
  • Kade T. Birkeland, PharmD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Swaraj Bose, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Tara A. Brooke, RN
  • Michael Brousseau, MD
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Miguel A. Burch, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • David S. Cannom, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Jeffrey F. Caren, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Piyaporn Chantravat, RN
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Timothy Charlton, MD
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Sant P. Chawla, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Wendy W. Cheng, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • J. Louis Cohen, MD
  • Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • William B. Cohen, MD
  • Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • David Cossman, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Donald C. Dafoe, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD
  • Hal C. Danzer, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Zenaida DeJesus, RN
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Nicholas Di Domenico, MD
  • Vanessa C. Diaz, RN
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Jack Ditlove, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Ashkan Ehdaie, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Joshua D. Ellenhorn, MD
  • Shahrooz Eshaghian, MD
  • Shervin Eshaghian, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Dennis W. Evangelatos, MD
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • David E. Fermelia, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Sarah E. Figueroa, RN
  • David M. Filsoof, MD
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Brian L. Flyer, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Arnold S. Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Clark B. Fuller, MD
  • Kristi M. Funk, MD
  • Viliam Furdik, MD
  • Steven S. Galen, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Leena C. Gibson, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Pearl Joy B. Gonzales
  • Nestor Gonzalez, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Jon B. Greenfield, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • James Ha, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Melinda A. Hakim, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Sabrina Hameed, RN
  • Omid Hamid, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Stephanie J. Handler, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Julia M. Harrison, RN
  • Jeffrey S. Helfenstein, MD
  • Theresa C. Henderson, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Heather Henry, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • Ivan Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Martin L. Hopp, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Asma Hussaini, MS, PA-C
  • Joseph Isaacson, MD
  • Kristin Jacobs, MS, CEP
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Bojana Jankovic, MD
  • Jay L. Jordan, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Peter Julien, MD
  • Steven Kamara, MD
  • David J. Kanani, MD
  • Christopher Kang, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Stephen P. Kay, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Irene Kim, MD
  • Lucy Kim, LCSW, ACM
  • Sang D. Kim, MD
  • Jeanlee King-Baettig, RN
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Karen Kornreich, MD
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Lyle D. Kurtz, MD
  • Stuart H. Kuschner, MD
  • Marie Kristine A. Lacar, RN
  • Noel B. Lara, RN
  • Letitia Lau, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Thomas J. Learch, MD
  • Ella Louise Leggett
  • Walter Lemankiewicz, RN
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael Levesque, MD
  • Meldon C. Levy, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Charlene T. Lichtash, MD
  • Daniel Lieber, MD
  • Arthur E. Lipper, MD
  • Milton Little, MD
  • Howard L. Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Maryanne Loyola
  • Lorraine N. Lubin, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Fataneh Majlessipour, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Alberto J. Mallari
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Laila Massie, RN
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Bryan M. May, RN
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD
  • Hovik S. Mekhjian, PharmD
  • Farhad Melamed, MD
  • Leslie Memsic, MD
  • Maria C. Mendoza
  • Noah Merin, MD
  • Erin Meschter, MD
  • Kiarash Michel, MD
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Alain Mita, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Cyrus Mody, MD
  • Avinash Mondkar, MD
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Beth A. Moore, MD
  • Wendy M. Morell, RN
  • Manual N. Moreno Perez
  • Nena Musto, RN
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Ashkan L. Naraghi, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Sofia Nava, RN
  • Ricardo Navas, MD
  • Ronen Nazarian, MD
  • Kristin Nesburn, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Paul W. Noble, MD
  • Edward Kazuhisa Nomoto, MD
  • Sun Jung Oh, MD
  • Farah Omidbakhsh
  • Rosa Orellana
  • Jay S. Orringer, MD
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Megan L. Palermo, RN
  • Shi-Hui Pan, PharmD
  • Stephen J. Pandol, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Chirag G. Patil, MD
  • A. Randolph Pearlstein, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Deena Perotti, MD
  • Brian Perri, DO
  • Tiffany Perry, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Alistair Phillips, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Julie I. Pinero, RN
  • Alicia Porter, RN
  • Samuel J. Porter, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Irving Posalski, MD
  • Anna Claire Puhky, RN
  • Susan M. Rabizadeh, MD
  • Shervin Rabizadeh, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Rajeev K. Rao, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Ali Rezaie, MD
  • Madison F. Richardson, MD
  • Harvey S. Richmond, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Grace A. Romulo
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Sonja Louisa Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Amy S. Rutman, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Gloria D. Salapare, RN
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Daniela Schiesaro, RN
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Deborah Schmidt
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Cigal T. Shaham, MD
  • Alan E. Shapiro, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Arvind M. Shinde, MD
  • Vivian N. Shirvani, MD
  • Daniel Shouhed, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • John W. Sigler
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Alan G. Silverman, MD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Jason Snibbe, MD
  • Tourage Soleimani, MD
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Mitchell J. Spirt, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Joseph Sugerman, MD
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Victor F. Tapson, MD
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Janessa Tiu, RN
  • Hitoshi "Tommy" Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Sam S. Torbati, MD
  • Dietra Torres
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Leo Treyzon, MD, MS
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Irina A. Urusova, MD
  • Leticia O. Uy, RN, OCN
  • Akira Uyeki, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Ronald G. Victor, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • John Williams III, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • Karen Zaghiyan, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD
  • Phillip C. Zakowski, MD
  • Raymond Zimmer, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser, MD