Leadership & Administration

The Office of the Dean operates under the expert guidance of a knowledgeable team that anticipates and responds to the needs of the Cedars-Sinai research and education community.

Executive Leadership

Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH
Chair, Biomedical Sciences, Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Research Education
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery, Vice President, Interventional Services, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Nicole Anderson Leonard, JD, MBA
Vice President, Research, Associate Dean, Research
Mark Noah, MD
Associate Dean, Medical Education, Medical Director, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education Institutional Designated Official
Gerardo Ramirez
Assistant Dean, Academic Operations, Executive Director, Academic Affairs and Research Institute
Administration Team

  • Daralyn Aburdene, Executive Director, Academic Affairs & Academic Finance
  • Shira Berman, Research Project Advisor, Academic Affairs
  • Amber Bowdry, Program Administrator, Academic Affairs Finance Services
  • Thom Cagle, Executive Assistant to VP Research, Academic Affairs
  • Karen Geiser, Executive Assistant to Dean of the Faculty, Academic Affairs
  • Grace Labrado, Sr. Administrative Services Associate, Academic Affairs
  • Bari Laner, Administrative Services Associate, Academic Affairs
  • Karim Moufidi, Associate Director, Academic Strategy and Reporting
  • Kory Pringle, Program Administrator, Academic Affairs Finance Services
  • Nicole Tovar, Management Asst. II, Academic Affairs
  • LaToya Hearns, Research Operations Associate, Academic Affairs
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