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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY February 2017 | Archived Issues

Mark Your Calendar

81‐Year‐Old Man With Weakness and Edema (Case of the Quarter)
March 3

Into the Abyss: From Obamacare to Trumpcare (Ethics Noon Conference)
March 15

Harnessing Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Performance and Fulfillment: A Skills Lab for Healthcare Professionals
March 18


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 - February 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - March 2017 (PDF)


Surgery Scheduling

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Circle of Friends Honorees for January

The Circle of Friends program honored 194 people in January.

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.

  • Gabrielle L. Adem, BSN, RN
  • Nelli A. Akopyan, RN
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, MN, RN, AOCN
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • Lilia G. Ayap
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Guita Balakhane, MD
  • Ilana Banafsheian
  • Garen Barani
  • Paula A. Barondess
  • Joanne Belgarde, MD
  • Robert M. Bernstein, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Kerri M. Brown, RN
  • Miguel A. Burch, MD
  • Kathleen A. Cantos
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Rhona M. Castillo, RN
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Donald S. Cohen, MD
  • Jason S. Cohen, MD
  • Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Kenneth A. Corre, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Azadeh Dashti, MD
  • Lloyd W. Davis Jr.
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Josef A. Degendorfer
  • Kelly A. Delarosa Vardanian
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Joy S. Feld, MD
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Carrie E. Fishman, CN
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Katherine J. Fogg
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Rebecca Freeman, MD
  • Maria Rowena Garcia
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Mitch Gheorghiu, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Gelsey Lauren Goodstein, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Robin Gryczman Rosen
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Jennifer Hajj, RN
  • David S. Hallegua, MD
  • Omid Hamid, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Timothy D. Henry, MD
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Shao-Jung A. Hu (Angel), CNIII
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Christine M. Johnson, RN
  • Amy M. Jones, RN
  • Nicole E. Jones, LVN
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • Peter Julien, MD
  • Daniella Kamara
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Jane Y. Kauffman, MD
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Chae Young Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Asher Kimchi, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Molly Koehler, DO
  • Vicky L. Lees-Kim
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Michael S. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Milton Little, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Raul A. Maclang
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Malcolm L. Margolin, MD
  • Cynthia M. Martin
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Richard J. Metz, MD
  • Margo Minissian, MSN, RN, NP, ACNP-BC, CLS-BC, CNS
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Cyrus Mody, MD
  • Avinash Mondkar, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Tsegie Negussie
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Arshia M. Noori, MD
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Katayoun Omrani, DDS
  • Shi-Hui Pan, PharmD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Deborah J. Payne, RN
  • Rachel C. Pearl, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Brian Perri, DO
  • Andrea Perry
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Charles Pollick, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Maricar L. Posadas, RN
  • Dale Prokupek, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Tania K. Ranasinghe, RN
  • Jon Rasak, MD
  • Ali Rezaie, MD
  • Tracie L. Richardson
  • Renee Z. Rinaldi-Ballard, MD
  • Dawn K. Robertson, LCSW
  • Sonja Louisa Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Marikit Villafranca Santiago, BSN, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Kathryn L. Shameklis, MSN, RN
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Vivian N. Shirvani, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Ann E. Smith
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Gayane Stepanyan, RN
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Stephan R. Targan, MD
  • Danielle M. Tate, CN I
  • Jeffrey B. Tirengel, PsyD
  • Analisa Traba, RN
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Anabel Vazquez
  • Yvette Velazquez
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Maria Fe M. White, MSN, RN, NP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC
  • Ravyn Williams, NP
  • Matthew T. Wilson, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Jennifer S. Won, RN
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD
  • Raymond Zimmer, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser, MD