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Faces of Cedars-Sinai: Internist Cheryl Dunnett

Dr. Cheryl Dunnett, applies the vigilance she's learned in the garden to tending her patients at Cedars-Sinai.

Every summer, Cedars-Sinai internist Dr. Cheryl Dunnett transforms her Larchmont Village backyard into a tomato-vine jungle. All it takes is 30 pots, 90 cubic feet of soil, and a trip to Tomatomania.

Tomatomania



Planting seeds

Dr. Dunnett took up vegetable gardening in the mid-1990s when she was working hard as medical director of the growing Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Communing with her tomato vines brought instant tranquility.

"I just loved going out there at the end of a busy day and tinkering," Dr. Dunnett says. She's especially vigilant in detect­ing bugs and caterpillars, the organic grower's nemeses.

Dr. Dunnett is the kind of doctor who watches over her patients like the constant gardener she is.

A physician with Cedars-Sinai for 28 years, Dr. Dunnett's passion for tomatoes is legendary at her practice; she harvests more than 25 varieties of tomatoes each season.