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Mark Your Calendar

81‐Year‐Old Man With Weakness and Edema (Case of the Quarter)
March 3

Into the Abyss: From Obamacare to Trumpcare (Ethics Noon Conference)
March 15

Harnessing Stress Management and Emotional Intelligence to Enhance Performance and Fulfillment: A Skills Lab for Healthcare Professionals
March 18

Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

Click here to view a schedule of all upcoming grand rounds.

Education Schedule

Click the PDF links below to see the Department of Surgery's education schedule.

Education Schedule - February 2017 (PDF)

Education Schedule - March 2017 (PDF)

Surgery Scheduling

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Surgery Scheduling

Hours of operation:

  • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed on observed legal holidays

Please contact Jojo Bernido for a copy of the complete Scheduling Guidelines document.

Contact information:

  • Central Scheduling staff: Irwin Alexander, Lilian De Los Angeles, Alexandra Halaby, Renee Gladstone, Stella Kvryan, Demetrius Dennis, Gabriel Arcega, Karen Ford, Esmenia Rivera-Jimenez, Jeric Zablan, Lara Swartz, Christian Salva Cruz, Evelim Molina

Schedulers can be reached via the general office contact information below:

  • Phone: 310-423-3786
  • Email:
  • For immediate attention — scheduling supervisor: Ferdinand "Jojo" Bernido
    • You can reach Jojo for any issues related to scheduling that require immediate attention.
      You can contact Jojo for questions regarding the scheduling processes.
    • Phone: 310-423-1629
    • Cell: 310-272-6979
    • Email:
  • To learn how to search, request and book procedures — clinical liaison: Mary-Carmen Adams, RN
    • Assists clinical and admin staff as well as MD office schedulers on how to correctly request and book procedures in ORSched and CS-Link™. Responsible for training new MD office staff with ORSCHED requests, troubleshooting issues with scheduling, running daily audits to ensure accuracy of cases scheduled.
    • Phone: 310-423-3796
    • Cell: 310-721-0194
    • Email:
  • For communication involving your Block Time and Utilization: Brian Gutierrez
  • Health systems manager: Magnolia "Coco" Dea
  • Administrative director: Shab Nicks
  • Service line vice president: Bryan Croft