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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY October 2017 | Archived Issues

Circle of Friends Honorees for September

The Circle of Friends program honored 256 people in September.

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 acknowledgement.

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

  • Shadi Abdelnour, MD
  • Mecca Adams, RN
  • Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, FACS
  • Keith L. Agre, MD
  • Ohara Aivaz, MD
  • Ria Aldanese, BSN, RN
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD, MBA, FACS
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia, MN, RN, AOCN
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Yalda Azarmehr, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD, FACC, FAHA
  • Anca M. Barbu, MD
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Peiman Berdjis, MD
  • Valerie Betley
  • Sushma Bhadauria, MD, FACOG
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Mary G. Brandon, RN, ACNP-BC
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Wendy Briggs
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, RN, OCN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD, FACC
  • Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD
  • C. Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Stephanie Bustos
  • Brendan J. Carroll, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Timothy Charlton, MD
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Joshua S. Chung, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Hart C. Cohen, MD
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Susan L. Colar
  • Steven D. Colquhoun, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Arlen Y. Cuadra, LVN
  • Scott A. Cunneen, MD
  • Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD, FACC
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD, FACS
  • Brittney A. Daniels, RN
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD, FACS
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Candace M. DeSarro
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD, FACP
  • Victor M. Donado
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD, FRCPC, FACC
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Ashkan Ehdaie, MD
  • Karyn S. Eilber, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Ali John Enayati, MD, MPH
  • Alan D. Engelberg, MD
  • Eva Erdan
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD, FACS
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Steven D. Frankel, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Alexandra Gangi, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Diane Gean Gomez, CN
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Joel M. Geiderman, MD, FACEP
  • Leena C. Gibson, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Gloria A. Gomez
  • Nestor Gonzalez, MD
  • Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD
  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FACP, FACC
  • Martin N. Gordon, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Paul B. Hackmeyer, MD
  • David S. Hallegua, MD, FACR
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Nirmeen Hannis Youssef, PA-C
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD, MPH
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Emmanuel E. Hernandez
  • Daniel A. Hoffman, DO
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD, FACR
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Kamran Kalpari, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sheila M. Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE
  • Elena M. Kerdmanee
  • Chae Y. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Jason B. Kirk, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Martyna O. Kulawiuk
  • Todd H. Lanman, MD, FACS
  • Zsofia Laszlo, NP
  • Gary Leach, MD
  • Norman E. Lepor, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Meldon C. Levy, MD, FACC
  • Jeffrey R. Lewis, MD
  • Burton A. Liebross, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD, MB, BS, FRACP, FRCPA
  • Debora Lindsay
  • Milton T. Little, MD
  • Cynthia A. Litwer Schwieger, MD
  • Gene Liu, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP
  • Sylvia G. Lopez
  • Cheryle C. Maano Requejo, BSN, RN, OCN
  • David P. Magner, MD, FACS
  • Ezra Maguen, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Jolene Martinez
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD, FRCP(C)
  • Guy S. Mayeda, MD
  • Peggy Mays
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Brianna McCarthy
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Bin Mclaurin
  • Sharron L. Mee, MD, FACS
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Richard J. Metz, MD, FACP
  • Anne Meyer, MD
  • Becky J. Miller, MD
  • Anna Milstein, MD
  • Amin J. Mirhadi, MD
  • Monali Misra, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Mary Alice Modders
  • Charles N. Moon, MD
  • Hattie M. Munn
  • Stephanie Munoz, RN
  • Reiad Najjar, MD
  • Mamoo Nakamura, MD
  • Ashkan L. Naraghi, MD
  • Shawn S. Nasseri, MD
  • Youram Nassir, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Norman J. Nemoy, MD
  • Anita N. Newman, MD, FACS
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Julia K. Nicholls
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Mazen Noureddin, MD
  • Geri O'Neill, BSN, RN, PHN
  • Adrian G. Ostrzega, MD
  • Randy Palacios
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Rachel C. Pearl, MD
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Tiffany G. Perry, MD
  • Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Dechu P. Puliyanda, MD
  • Shervin Rabizadeh, MD, MBA
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Vicki H. Rapaport, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Chrystal M. Reed, MD, PhD
  • Ali Rezaie, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Avery Robinson
  • Sonja L. Rosen, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Christian Rozo
  • Paula J. Rubin
  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD
  • Nancy J. Salinas, RN
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Tracy Salseth, ACNP-BC
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • David Savar, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD, FACP, FAHA, FCCP, FACC
  • Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Jessica L. Schneider, MD
  • Laurence Seigler, MD
  • Aamir S. Shah, MD, FACS
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Edward J. Share, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD, FAAN
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS
  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD, FASCRS
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Mitchell J. Spirt, MD
  • Andrew I. Spitzer, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD, FACS
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Joseph Sugerman, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD, MSC
  • Steven N. Sykes, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Nattapaun Thepyasuwan, DO
  • Sasha S. Tissot
  • Tommy H. Tomizawa, MD, MPH
  • Sam S. Torbati, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS
  • Richard Tuli, MD, PhD
  • Justin Ugaldo
  • Mark K. Urman, MD, FACC, FASE, FAHA
  • Bryant Uy, PA
  • Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
  • Angela W. Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD, FACR
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD, FACP, FACR
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Mark A. Weissman, DPM
  • Denyele Wheat, RN
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Yu-Tung Wong, MD
  • Glen M. Wool, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD, FACC
  • Laura S. Young, MJS, BCC
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Phillip C. Zakowski, MD
  • Raymond Zimmer, MD
  • Millard H. Zisser, MD