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Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 182 people in October. 

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.

Ryan Abdul-Haqq, MD

Anthony Alamillo, RN

Farin F. Amersi, MD

Babak Azarbal, MD

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA

Jose J. Barajas

Anca M. Barbu, MD

Eli M. Baron, MD

Maya S. Benitez, MD

Yuri S. Benneth

Anat Ben-Shlomo, MD

Nicole C. Berndsen, NP

Behnoud Beroukhim, MD

Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

Rosenda L. Biares, CP

Weave H. Bishop, CNII

Keith L. Black, MD

Marion Black

Todd V. Brennan, MD

Earl W. Brien, MD

Rumailah E. Buenavente, CP

Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD

Michele Burnison, MD

Stephanie Canola, RN

David H. Chang, MD

Johnny K. Chang, MD

Piyaporn Chantravat, RN

George E. Chaux, MD, FCCP

Aaron Chiang, MD

Regina N. Chung, RN

J. Louis Cohen, MD

Stephen T. Copen, MD

Rizza V. Cortes, CP

Bryan Croft

Rachelle B. Cruz, NP

Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS

Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS

Mark M. Davidson, MD

Teresa M. Dean, MD

Robert W. Decker, MD

Stephen C. Deutsch, MD, FACP

Alice R. Dick, MD

Kathryn Distante, RN

Suhail Dohad, MD

Danielle S. Dondanville

Noam Z. Drazin, MD

Ashkan Ehdaie, MD

Karyn S. Eilber, MD

Mary El-Masry, MD

Fardad Esmailian, MD

Francis Y. Fah, RN

Edward J. Feldman, MD

David E. Fermelia, MD

Robert A. Figlin, MD, FACP

Charles A. Forscher, MD

Stephen J. Freedland, MD

Michelle L. Friedman, NP

Ryan G. Frost

Joni C. Fu, RN, BSN

Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD

Clark B. Fuller, MD

Srinivas Gaddam, MD

Diane Gean Gomez, CN

Dael Geft, MD

Sara Ghandehari, MD

Suzanne Gilberg Lenz, MD

Elie M. Gindi, MD, FACP

Richard N. Gold, MD

Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP

Jun Gong, MD

Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC

Mark E. Granoff, MD

Abe Green, MD

Dayana Guillen

Brandy Habbary

Antoine Hage, MD

Michele A. Hamilton, MD

Michael D. Harris, MD

Arman Hekmati, MD

Earnestine C. Henderson

Jodi T. Hirata

Lalima A. Hoq, MD, MPH

Eva Huerta

Mariko L. Ishimori, MD

Gregg C. Itzko, RN, BSN

Stanley C. Jordan, MD

Mitchell Kamrava, MD

Sheila M. Kar, MD

Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD

David Y. Kawashiri, MD

Andrea D. Kepner

David M. Keys

Irene K. Kim, MD, FACS

Jason B. Kirk, MD

Keith L. Klein, MD

Michael A. Kropf, MD

Martyna O. Kulawiuk

Michael D. Lagrimas

Melissa R. Leaverton, RN

Caroline Lee, MD

Michael I. Lewis, MD

Andrew J. Li, MD

Milton T. Little, MD

Howard L. Liu, MD

Joanne Lutman, RN, OCN

Marc D. Makhani, MD

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS

Ana S. Martinez, CP

David N. Matsumura, MD

Philomena F. McAndrew, MD

Sonia Medina, CNA

Sharron L. Mee, MD, FACS

Richard J. Metz, MD, FACP

Alain C. Mita, MD

JoMarie E. Monzon-Duller, NP

Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD, FACC

Zuri Murrell, MD

Reiad Y. Najjar, MD

Yosef Y. Nasseri, MD

Ronald B. Natale, MD

Christopher S. Ng, MD

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Raena S. Olsen, DO

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD

Asha Pathak, MD

Brad L. Penenberg, MD

Alice F. Peng, MD

Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Sareth Phal

Elinor Pullen, PA-C

Susan M. Rabizadeh, MD

Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACC

Alexandre Rasouli, MD

James W. Rhee, MD

Aprillia L. Richards, RN

Bobbie J. Rimel, MD

Sonja L. Rosen, MD

Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD

Soraya A. Ross, MD

Stephen A. Sacks, MD

Wendy L. Sacks, MD

Bruce A. Samuels, MD, FACC

Myra A. San Andres, RN

Seema Satourian, MSW

Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA

Wouter I. Schievink, MD

Bahman Shamloo, MD

Michael M. Shehata, MD

Randolph Sherman, MD

Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS

Siddharth Singh, MD

Alvin Siu, MD

Tara D. Smith

Karyn M. Solky, MD

Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA

Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP

Nicholas R. Szumski, MD

Lillian Szydlo, MD

Steven W. Tabak, MD

Julleth M. Tejada, RN

Janessa Tiu, CN

Tsuyoshi Todo, MD

Stephanie A. Tran, MD

Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS

Alexander Tuchman, MD

Leticia O. Uy, RN, OCN

Teresa K. Vencill, NP, MSN

Nisha R. Verma, MD

Robert A. Vescio, MD

Andrei Vlad, BSc, RTT

Andrew S. Wachtel, MD, FCCP

Janet Wei, MD, FACC

Amy S. Weinberg, MD

Jason L. Weiner

Vidaflor A. Westlake, CP

Valerie Wong

Lewis Wyatt, Jr., MD

Evan M. Zahn, MD, FACC

Phillip C. Zakowski, MD

Christopher J. Zarembinski, MD