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Surgery Department News

Kira Chaiboonma, BS, Donald C. Dafoe, MD, Seth Felder, MD, Heidi A. Hotz, RN, Silvia Kurtovic, MD, Douglas Liou, MD, Scott Short, MD, Ryan Spurrier, MD, and Dodanim Talavera, MD, MS, PhD are highlighted.

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Surgical Fellows Announced

Eighteen doctors have been chosen as the 2013-14 incoming surgical fellows at Cedars-Sinai. Listed under their Cedars-Sinai programs, they are:

Advanced Laparoscopic, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery — Miguel Burch, MD, program director

  • Allison Barrett, general surgery resident, New York University of Medicine
  • Michel Dias, general surgery resident, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Breast Oncology — Armando Giuliano, MD, program director

  • Maria Nelson, general surgery resident, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Sharon Noori, general surgery resident, Orlando Regional Medical Center

Colon/Rectal Surgery — Phillip Fleshner, MD, program director

  • Karen Zaghiyan, general surgery resident, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Surgical Critical Care — Eric Ley, MD, program director

  • Galinos Barmparas, general surgery resident, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Taryne Imai, fellow, cardiothoracic surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; general surgery resident, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
  • Jonathan Lu, general surgery resident, Loma Linda University

Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery — Robert McKenna, MD, program director

  • Raphael Lui, attending, Guangdong Provincial Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Province, China
  • Kelly Nagasawa, fellow, cardiothoracic surgery, University of Utah; general surgery resident, University of Hawaii

Minimally Invasive Urology — Gerhard Fuchs, MD, program director

  • Donald Hannoun, urology resident, University of Southern California
  • Vikrant Uberoi, urology resident, Boston Medical Center

Orthopedic Trauma — Donald Wiss, MD, program director

  • Carol Lin, orthopedic surgery resident, University of California, San Francisco

Spinal Disorders — Theodore Goldstein, MD, program director

  • Antonio Romero, orthopedic surgery resident, University of Southern California
  • Ashley Simela, orthopedic surgery resident, University Hospitals

Cardio-Thoracic Surgery — Wen Cheng, MD, program director

  • Joshua Chung, general surgery resident, Riverside Methodist Hospitals (Ohio Health)
  • Mohiuddin Cheema, attending, Hartford Hospital Non-Invasive Vascular Lab, Hartford, Conn.; fellow, vascular surgery, Albany Medical Center

Abdominal Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery — Steven Colquhoun, MD, program director

  • Vladimir Donchev, general surgery resident, Harlem Hospital Center