Physician News

David L. Rimoin, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Rimoin, director of the Medical Genetics Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, recently received a proclamation from the City of Los Angeles for his work in developing a genetic screening program for members of the Persian Jewish community. He received the honor at the home of Katherine and Herbert Kahen in Beverly Hills.

Jennifer Badger from Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office praised Dr. Rimoin and members of Cedars-Sinai's Department of Pathology for their significant and pioneering work.

One thousand free confidential tests were administered to members of the Persian Jewish community to screen for four common inherited disorders within the population.

"Among the 1,000 people tested, we found seven affected individuals and 10 couples where both were carriers of the same disease and thus at a 25 percent risk of having an affected child with each pregnancy. If we screen the entire Persian Jewish population, we can eliminate, prevent or treat these diseases in this community, as we did with Tay Sachs disease in Ashkenazi Jews," said Dr. Rimoin.

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Hyung Lae Kim, M.D.

Dr. Kim's research on "Prospective clinical trial of preoperative sunitinib in patients with renal cell carcinoma" won first place in the 2010 American Urological Association/Olympus Prize Essay Contest in the clinical research category. This national competition is part of the annual meeting of the American Urological Association. Prizes are awarded to first, second and third place winners in both Clinical and Laboratory Research categories.

Dr. Kim is associate director for Surgical Research at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and director of Academic Programs at the Cedars-Sinai Urology Division. His clinical practice focuses on treating cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testis.




Dudley Danoff, M.D.

Dr. Danoff recently published "Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health." This is his second book on male sexuality.

"It is a seriously humorous work answering all the questions most people are too embarrassed to ask," said Dr. Danoff.

Dr. Danoff is an attending urologic surgeon at the Cedars-Sinai Urology Center. His primary clinical interests include the surgical treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer as well as erectile dysfunction.