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Circle of Friends Honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 329 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 acknowledgment.

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

Natasha Adamski

David E. Aftergood, MD

Ohara Aivaz, MD

Arash Akhavein Mohammadi, MD

Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS

Ziba Alieva

Daniel C. Allison, MD, MBA, FACS

Farin Amersi, MD

Kapil K. Anand, MD

Neel Anand, MD

Paula J. Anastasia, RN, MN, AOCN

Ronald M. Andiman, MD

Valerie Araya, RN

Arash Asher, MD

Walid S. Ayoub, MD

Babak Azarbal, MD

Goar Babakhanyan, CP

Hyun W. Bae, MD

Shirin Bagheri, MD

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

Anita Z. Barberena

Reva K. Basho, MD

Peiman Berdjis, MD

Rochelle L. Berkowitz, RN, BSN, RNC, IBCLC

Daniel S. Berman, MD

Keith L. Black, MD

Derek Boardman, RN

Vivien S. Bonert, MD

Scott A. Braunstein, MD

Amanda M. Breaux

Earl W. Brien, MD

Neil A. Buchbinder, MD, FACC

Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD

Miguel A. Burch, MD

C. Michele J. Burnison, MD

Candice H. Caillouette

Amy Callister, RN

David S. Cannom, MD

Charis Ann Caparas

Jeffrey F. Caren, MD, FACC

Dawn M. Carter

Gretchen A. Case

Ilana Cass, MD

Jessica L. Chan, MD

David H. Chang, MD

Kirk Y. Chang, MD

Timothy Charlton, MD

George Chaux, MD, FCCP

Connie Chein, MD

Jae Chon, MD

Irina Chpount

Ray M. Chu, MD

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD

Alice P. Chung, MD, FACS

Stephen R. Corday, MD

Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS

Hazel Mary L. Danggoec

Laura O. Daniels, RN, BC, BSN

Robert M. Davidson, MD, FACP, FACC, FAHA

Janina M. de Pala

Robert W. Decker, MD

Michele C. Dee, MD

Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD

Premal J. Desai, MD

Alice R. Dick, MD

Suhail Dohad, MD

Enrique P. Dondonay, BSN, RN, CMSRN

Noam Z. Drazin, MD

J. Kevin Drury*, MD, FRCPC, FACC

Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD

Christina H. Economides, MD

Ashkan Ehdaie, MD

Laura E. Eisman

Yaron Elad, MD

Mary El-Masry, MD

Pedram Enayati, MD

Eva Erdan

Fardad Esmailian, MD

Triza Louise C. Espanola

Richard Essner, MD, FACS

Edward J. Feldman, MD

Omar D. Ferreira

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP

Christopher R. Fitzgerald, MD

Charles A. Forscher, MD

Tessa P. Franke

John D. Friedman, MD

Stuart Friedman, MD

Larry Froch, MD

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Ramin Gabbai, MD

Eli S. Gang, MD

Alexandra Gangi, MD

Elayne K. Garber, MD

Anita B. Gattenuo

Ivor L. Geft, MD

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Neil J. Goldberg, MD

Nancy S. Goldman, MD

Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP

Michael A. Gonzalez

Nestor Gonzalez, MD

Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC

Richard E. Gould, MD

Stephen L. Graham, MD

Violette G. Gray, MD

Vesna Grubic, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, MPH, CCTC

Almar Guevarra, RN, BSN MPH

Pavani S. Guntur, MD

Amit Gupta, MD

Navyash Gupta, MD

Sabina Hadziabdulahovic

Antoine Hage, MD

Behrooz Hakimian, MD

Solomon I. Hamburg, MD, PhD

Omid Hamid, MD

Michele A. Hamilton, MD

John G. Harold, MD, MACC, MACP, FCCP, FAHA

Michael D. Harris, MD

Izabela Harutyunyan

Mallory A. Harwick

Lilit Hayrapetyan

Arman Hekmati, MD

Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH

Theresa C. Henderson, MD

Corina Hernandez, NP

Wendy M. Hill

Allen S. Ho, MD

Ivan Ho, MD, FHRS

David M. Hoffman, MD

Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH

Jethro L. Hu, MD

Tamara D. Hunt

Joseph Isaacson, MD

Mariko L. Ishimori, MD

Marney Jakubowicz, LVN

J. Patrick Johnson, MD

Kendra S. Jones

Jay L. Jordan, MD

Stanley C. Jordan, MD

David Y. Josephson, MD

Steven E. Kamara, MD

Tina Kao, RN

Saibal Kar, MD

Sousan Karimi, MD

Beth Y. Karlan, MD

Scott R. Karlan, MD

David Kattan, MD

Robert F. Katz, MD

David Kawashiri, MD

Sonia Kazangian, RNC

Payman Kazerouni

Brenda L. Kearney, RN

Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE

Walter F. Kerwin, MD

David P. Kessler

Raj M. Khandwalla, MD

Dong U. Kim, MD

Elizabeth M. Kim, MD

Hyung L. Kim, MD

Terrence T. Kim, MD

Cord Kirshner, RN

Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

H. Phillip Koeffler, MD

Katheryn Kozakowski

Michael A. Kropf, MD

Nataliya Kuliyeva

Stuart H. Kuschner, MD

Hilary B. Lachoff, RN

Hazel Lagman

Gary Leach, MD

Ella L. Leggett

Norman E. Lepor, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI

Richard A. Lewis, MD

Andrew J. Li, MD

Daniel Lieber, MD

Carol A. Lin, MD

Marcela Linares

Yuliya Linhares, MD

Milton T. Little, MD

Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP

Joseph Loewy, MD

Vanessa M. Lopez

Cheryle C. Maano Requejo, RN, BSN, OCN

Fataneh Majlessipour, MD

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS

Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN

Ted Marbury

Cynthia M. Martin, LVN, CCRC

Behnam D. Massaband, DPM

David N. Matsumura, MD

Guy S. Mayeda, MD

Philomena McAndrew, MD

Dermot McGovern, MD, PhD, MRCP

Mercedes Mendez

Noah Merin, MD, PhD

Tamar Meszaros, MD

Richard J. Metz, MD, FACP

Kiarash Michel, MD

Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc

Joel D. Mittleman, MD

Beth A. Moore, MD

Doris S. Moradzadeh, MD

Zuri Murrell, MD

Susan R. Nachimson

Alan C. Newman, DDS

Anita N. Newman, MD, FACS

David G. Ng, MD

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Paul W. Noble, MD

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Hien Q. On

Bozena Owens, RN

Guy D. Paiement, MD, MBA, FRCSC

Ronald L. Paquette, MD

Dorothy J. Park, MD

Shirley C. Paski, MD

Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD

Chirag G. Patil, MD

Chona B. Pedraja, NP

Kathryn A. Pendergast

Alice F. Peng, MD

Tiffany G. Perry, MD

Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS

Margareta D. Pisarska, MD

Robin E. Polansky, MD

Edwin M. Posadas, MD

Dale Prokupek, MD

Levon Qasabian, MD

Susan M. Rabizadeh, MD

Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACC

Michelle M. Ranheim, RN

Jeffrey Rapp, MD

Alexandre Rasouli, MD

Shahram F. Ravan, MD

Naomi R. Reale

Kristofer Regan

Cyndle A. Reid

Cecilia A. Rios

Sepehr Rokhsar, MD

Sonja L. Rosen, MD

Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD

Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD

Howard L. Rosner, MD

Karen A. Ross, RN, BSN, CPON

Soraya A. Ross, MD

Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD

Susan L. Rusnack, MD

Virginia Russell, MD

Stephen A. Sacks, MD

Wendy L. Sacks, MD

Michael Sanchez, MD

Pedro A. Sanchez, MD

Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS

Bintu Sanwon

Gregory P. Sarna, MD

Yoshinao Sasase, PT

Jay N. Schapira, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC

Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA

Wouter I. Schievink, MD

Arthur B. Schlachtman, DDS

Ernst R. Schwarz, MD, PhD

Maria A. Scremin, MD

Scott Serden, MD

Prediman K. Shah, MD

Omid A. Shaye, MD

Michael M. Shehata, MD

Larisa B. Shekhtman, RN

Stephen L. Shiao, MD, PhD

Vivian N. Shirvani, MD

Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, FAAN

Khawar M. Siddique, MD

Miriam Siegel

Robert J. Siegel, MD

Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS

Americo A. Simonini, MD

Richard Sokolov, MD

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD

Renee Stanfield, RN

Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN

Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, FACS

Colin W. Stokol, MD

Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA

Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP

Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSC

Steven N. Sykes, MD

Nicholas R. Szumski, MD

Lillian Szydlo, MD

Steven W. Tabak, MD

Lauryn M. Taj

Balaji Tamarappoo, MD

Olivia C. Tan

Victor F. Tapson, MD, FCCP, FRCP

Stephan R. Targan, MD

John Tiberi, MD

Sam S. Torbati, MD

Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS

Tatevik Tsaturyan, RN

Timothy Tsui, MD

Amy Tu

Alfiya Tuaeva, RN

Hannah T. Tualla, RN, MSN, NP-C

Allan W. Tulloch, MD

Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA

Suketu B. Vaishnav, MD

Maria Valles

Eric A. Vasiliauskas, MD

Marina Vaysburd, MD

Jocelyn Velicaria, RN

R. Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, FACR

Robert A. Vescio, MD

Zandy Villareal

Irina Vinogradova, RN, BSN, PHN

Andrew S. Wachtel, MD, FCCP

Ayanna M. Walden, MD, FACOG

Erica T. Wang, MD

Xunzhang Wang, MD

Jonathan M. Weiner, MD

Donald A. Wiss, MD

Robert N. Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Veronica T. Wootton, RN, BSN

Clement C. Yang, MD

Evan M. Zahn, MD, FACC

Hong Zhou, NP

Raymond Zimmer, MD

Zachary Zumsteg, MD