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Recognition for Honjo, Reich, Slattery, Azizzadeh, Steiner

Physician News

Tomoyuki Honjo, MD, PhD, has received honors for his work on a vaccine to treat aortic aneurysms; Heidi Reich, MD, has won a Sports Spectacular Endowed Fellowship; William H. Slattery, MD, and Babak Azizzadeh, MD, have completed a book on the facial nerve; and Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, has been honored by the Tower Cancer Research Foundation.

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Cedars-Sinai Enters Sports Medicine, Orthopedics Partnership

Cedars-Sinai has entered into a Letter of Intent with two prominent orthopedic and sports medicine physician groups — the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic and the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group — to join them in the recently established Institute for Sports Sciences. The Institute for Sports Sciences will pursue strategies for leadership in orthopedics and sports medicine regionally, nationally and internationally.

The collaboration between the renowned orthopedic physicians and staff here at Cedars-Sinai and the two other groups, which are best known for their role in the care of professional sports teams and individual elite athletes, provides the framework for clinical and research initiatives to benefit patients, and expands the geographic footprint of each of the partners, enhancing the community's access to high-quality orthopedics and sports medicine.

While the Institute for Sports Sciences is the vehicle for collaboration among the three entities, each will continue to see patients in their current locations under each of their respective brands. Plans for the Institute for Sports Sciences also include coordination of orthopedic-related research and clinical trials with Cedars-Sinai, including the advanced use of orthobiologics (including stem cells and other molecular and cellular-based experimental treatments for sports injuries), and activities related to development of new approaches to orthopedic treatments that minimize surgery whenever possible.

In addition, the Institute for Sports Sciences will have programs in pediatric sports medicine, sports neurology and concussion, a movement performance center, and a return-to-work program coordinated with employers.

"With the rapidly changing landscape in healthcare, Cedars-Sinai's high quality and reputation for innovation make us a sought-after participant in partnerships such as the Institute for Sports Sciences," said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai. "As we have through the years, we will continue to engage in discussions with other organizations about different types of partnerships and other relationships that further enhance our abilities to serve the community and meet the various aspects of our mission."

The orthopedic surgeons at Cedars-Sinai are internationally known for the depth and breadth of their research and their skills in treating the full spectrum of complex orthopedic injuries, from hand surgery to trauma to joint replacement to bone tumors, and everything in between. The Institute for Sports Sciences provides an opportunity to expand Cedars-Sinai's work in sports medicine, in collaboration with the two other orthopedic groups, whose work with professional sports teams and elite athletes is well known.

The Institute for Sports Sciences was initially formed by the Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedics groups and Sovereign Healthcare, a private healthcare management company based in Southern California. In the new partnership, Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedics physicians will become part of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation. Sovereign Healthcare, under a contract from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, will manage the Kerlan-Jobe and Santa Monica Orthopaedics groups and their surgery centers.