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

Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 265 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.

  • Krystianne Nigel Abrenica, RN
  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, MN, RN, AOCN
  • John B. Andrews, MD
  • David Austin, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Lorelei W. Bangate, CHAA
  • Anca Maria Barbu, MD
  • Gladis A. Barravecchio
  • Anat Ben-Shlomo, MD
  • Daniel S. Berman, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • John F. Bray, MD
  • Darina Brezhnev, PharmD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Tara A. Brooke, RN
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Kerri M. Brown, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Blessie M. Bulaon
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Allison H. Canavan, MD
  • James L. Caplan, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Timothy Charlton, MD
  • Yzhar Charuzi, MD
  • Morgan Check, NP
  • Connie Chein, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Xiaojiang Cui, PhD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Laura O. Daniels, RN-BC, BSN
  • Exekiel J. David
  • Sara Dayanim, MD
  • Teresa M. Dean, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Anuj B. Desai, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Jean A. Dolaway, PT
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Martha L. Dzioba
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Carmen I. Escobar
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Amanda T. Ewing, MD
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Phillip R. Fleshner, MD
  • Alexander P. Ford, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Joyce N. Fox, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Amy Marie Gann, RN
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Joel M. Geiderman, MD
  • Leena C. Gibson, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Violette G. Gray, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Olga Grigorian, RN
  • Vesna Grubic RN, MPH
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Nebil S. Hassen
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Timothy D. Henry, MD
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Jacqueline Jones, RN
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Neel R. Joshi, MD
  • Joanna Juntila, RN
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Raj Khandwalla, MD
  • Yasaman Kiarad
  • Howard H. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Sang D. Kim, MD
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Keith L. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Spencer K. Koerner, MD
  • Thomas J. Kremen, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Anna Belle R. Labrador, RN
  • Magda Leavitt, MSN, RN
  • Ricardo Ledesma
  • Paul C. Lee, MD
  • Ella Louise Leggett
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael S. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Howard L. Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joseph Loewy, MD
  • Jacqueline Longino
  • Karla Lopez, RN
  • Peter G. Lopez
  • Aubrina C. Lyons
  • Cheryle C. Maano-Requejo
  • Jonathan I. Macy, MD
  • Laila C. Madi, RN
  • Hooman Madyoon, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Cindy Margolis, RN
  • Kalinda S. Marshall
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Peggy Mays
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Bridget D. McLoughlin, MSN, RN-BC, CCTC
  • Mercedes Mendez
  • Erin Meschter, MD
  • Raquel V. Michel
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Vladana Milisavljevic, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Avinash Mondkar, MD
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Hattie M. Munn
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Annie Neal, NCT
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • Anita N. Newman, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Roy D. Nini, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Raena S. Olsen, DO
  • Dapheny Opoku Alexander
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Ronald L. Paquette, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Raquel E. Pena
  • Rema D. Pendon, RN
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Howard E. Pitchon, MD
  • Robert B. Pompa, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Debra L. Potyk, RN
  • Barry D. Pressman, MD
  • Dechu P. Puliyanda, MD
  • Soroush A. Ramin, MD
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Jon Rasak, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Victor C. Reyes
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Eva Rozycki, BSN, RN
  • Paula Rubin, BS
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Enrique Sanchez
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Maria C. Sarmiento, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Kevin Scher, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Stephen E. Schwartz, DPM
  • Amar J. Shah, MD
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Americo Simonini, MD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Tracey L. Solitare, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Monica Sondhi, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Andrea L. Stailey, NP
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven Sykes, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Siamak Tabib, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Mark Tajon
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Sam S. Torbati, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Diane M. Tryciecky, RN
  • Gregory Tsushima, MD
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Taz E. Varkey, MD
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Carl Violano, MD
  • Olga Voroshilovsky, MD
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Cristi R. Ware
  • Jason L. Weiner, Rabbi
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • America White, RN
  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • Amara Yob, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Arthur M. Zapata, RN
  • Nancy A. Zimmerman