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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2018 | Archived Issues

Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 346 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.

See more information about the program and a list of past honorees.

  • Sadeea Q. Abbasi
  • David E. Aftergood, MD
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS
  • Alison A. Almario, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Gloria M. Alvarado
  • Maria C. Alvarado
  • Michelle E. Amarillas, RN, CEN, MICN
  • Farin Amersi
  • Adeline R Amiana
  • Neel Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Shirin Bagheri, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Kiumars Bakshandeh, MD
  • Peyman Banooni, MD
  • Gladis A. Barravecchio
  • Donnabel Bartolo Wilson, CHAA
  • Benjamin Basseri, MD
  • Gary S. Bellack, MD, FACO
  • Brandon R. Benavidez
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Daniel S. Berman, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia
  • Keith L. Black
  • Noemy J. Boghossian
  • Kathryn H. Bornhurst, RN, BC, BSN, BA, CCTC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Angela K. Brown, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD, FACC
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • Jonathan A. Cabin, MD
  • Merla O. Caermare, CP
  • Amanda R. Casanova
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • David H. Chang
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Piyaporn Chantravat, RN
  • Timothy Charlton
  • Connie Chein
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Wen Cheng, MD
  • Shara Chess
  • William W. Chow, MD
  • Andrew Chuang, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD, FACS
  • Geemee Chung, MD
  • Rex Chung, MD
  • Arnold C. Cinman, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Lawrence J. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Ramprasad C. Dandillaya
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS
  • Timothy Daskivich, MD
  • Alan Dauer, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson
  • Teresa M. Dean, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD, FACP
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD, FRCPC, FACC
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Yaron Elad, MD
  • Mary El-Masry, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD, FACS
  • Amy J. Eutsler
  • Francis Y. Fah, RN
  • Edward J. Feldman, MD
  • Jack F. Felmann
  • David E. Fermelia
  • Robert A. Figlin
  • David M. Filsoof, MD
  • Jeremy S. Fine, MD
  • Carrie E. Fishman, RN, MN
  • Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • John D. Friedman, MD
  • Stuart Friedman
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Clark B. Fuller, MD
  • Michelle L. Gabbai
  • Ramin Gabbai
  • Srinivas Gaddam, MD
  • Larisa Gallo
  • Christine Mae Gamatero
  • Soniya Gandhi, MD
  • Dael Geft, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Bruce L. Gewertz
  • Benjamin N. Gilmore, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Michael A. Gonzalez
  • Nestor Gonzalez, MD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Vesna Grubic, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, MPH, CCTC
  • Emily Gustafson
  • Desiree Y. Guzman
  • Christina Y. Ha, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Jennifer Hajj, RN
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD, FACR
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD
  • Michele A. Hamilton
  • Julius P. Har, CP
  • John G. Harold
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Bryna J. Harwood
  • Jeffrey S. Helfenstein, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD, MPH
  • Gail K. Higa, RN, OCN
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman
  • Maaike Holman
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD, FACR
  • Carole H. Hurvitz, MD
  • Violeta B. Husain
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Marney Jakubowicz, LVN
  • Laith H. Jamil
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson
  • Neel R. Joshi, MD
  • Elaine S. Kamil, MD
  • Saibal Kar
  • Sheila M. Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan
  • Scott R. Karlan
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Sanjay Kaul, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • David Kayne
  • Ilan Kedan
  • Tami Kendra-Romito
  • Cynthia A. Kenner
  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD
  • Raj M. Khandwalla, MD
  • Chae Y. Kim, MD
  • Christine H. Kim, MD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim
  • Irene Kim, MD, FACS
  • Terrence T. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Robert Koblin
  • Peter Koh, OD
  • Carrie F. Kohler
  • Gal Kotlov, RN
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Evan P. Kransdorf, MD, PhD
  • Thomas J. Kremen, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • David A. Kulber, MD, FACS
  • Anna Belle R. Labrador, RN
  • Raymond Lackman
  • William G. Lang, MD
  • Nadia U. Lansing Paguio, RT (R) (M)
  • Zsofia Laszlo, NP
  • Letitia Lau, MD
  • Gary Leach
  • Madeline S. Lerman, RN, BSN
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Michael S. Levine
  • Eric J. Ley, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD, MB, BS, FRACP, FRCPA
  • Suwicha Limvorasak
  • Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD, FAAN, FAHA
  • Cheryle C. Maano Requejo, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Hooman Madyoon, MD
  • Shalini Mahajan, MD
  • Bartolome S. Mailom, RN
  • Fataneh Majlessipour, MD
  • Nyenti T. Makia
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS
  • Kalinda S. Marshall, CNII
  • Ana S. Martinez, CP
  • Guy S. Mayeda, MD
  • Peggy Mays
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Racheal M. McCabe
  • Jennifer McCay
  • Mary McCray
  • Portia D. McDuffie
  • Sharron L. Mee
  • Shahab Mehdizadeh, MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Nicolas Melo, MD
  • Kimberly C. Mercado
  • Wynter P. Merideth
  • Tamar Meszaros, MD
  • Eric S. Millstein, MD
  • Margo Minissian
  • Amin J. Mirhadi, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Cyrus K. Mody, MD
  • Avinash M. Mondkar, MD
  • Pakavadee Mongkolsiri
  • Melvin T. Monsher, MD
  • Beth A. Moore, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD, FACC
  • Esther Morrison, RN
  • Audrey M. Moruzzi, MD
  • Kyle K. Mosqueda
  • Zuri Murrell, MD
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Anita N. Newman, MD, FACS
  • Christopher S. Ng
  • Tu Nguyen
  • Nicholas N. Nissen
  • Paul W. Noble, MD
  • Arshia M. Noori, MD
  • Arthur J. Ochoa, JD
  • Raena S. Olsen, DO
  • Joanne B. Ordono
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Stephen J. Pandol, MD
  • Ronald L. Paquette, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Grace Pathomrit
  • Rema D. Pendon, RN
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Alice Peng, MD
  • Tiffany G. Perry, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer
  • Edward H. Phillips
  • Samuel J. Porter, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas
  • Ana E. Prince
  • Dale Prokupek, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACC
  • Michelle M. Ranheim, RN
  • Jon Rasak
  • Alexandre Rasouli
  • Luisita F. Ravanera, RN
  • Chrystal M. Reed, MD, PhD
  • Ali Rezaie
  • Bobbie J. Rimel
  • Grace A. Romulo
  • Sonja L. Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Soraya A. Ross, MD
  • Steven M. Rudd, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick
  • Susan L. Rusnack, MD
  • Virginia Russell, MD
  • Colleen Ryan, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Farzin Samadi, MD
  • Cherry R. Sanchez, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler
  • Jay N. Schapira
  • Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA
  • Wouter I. Schievink
  • C. Andrew Schroeder, MD, FCCP
  • Scott Serden, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah
  • Fay P. Shapiro
  • Melani P. Shaum
  • Omid A. Shaye, MD
  • Michael M. Shehata, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Daniel Shouhed, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, FAAN
  • Robert J. Siegel
  • Allan W. Silberman
  • Charles F. Simmons, MD, FAAP
  • Americo A. Simonini
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Andrew I. Spitzer, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Ronald Sue
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Steven N. Sykes, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Lillian Szydlo, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Siamak Tabib, MD
  • Charles B. Tano-an
  • Stephan R. Targan
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Analisa Traba, RN
  • Alfredo Trento
  • Cheng M. Tsao
  • Conrad J. Tseng, MD
  • Amy Tu
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • David M. Ulick, MD
  • Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Angela W. Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC
  • Supatanee Veradittakit
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Mark W. Vogel, MD
  • Olga Voroshilovsky
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD, FCCP
  • Evan S. Walgama, MD
  • Daniel J. Wallace
  • Christine S. Walsh
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Alan Waxman, MD
  • Amy S. Weinberg, MD
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Jason L. Weiner
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD, FCCP
  • Philip A. Yalowitz
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD, FACC
  • Bonnie Yoo
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD
  • Vida Z. Zhang, MD
  • Raymond Zimmer, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser
  • Zachary Zumsteg, MD