Cedars-Sinai Newsroom (Employees)

2019
October
14,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following a comprehensive national search, Cedars-Sinai President and CEO Thomas M. Priselac announced that Richard V. Riggs, MD, has been selected to be Cedars-Sinai's senior vice president of Medical Affairs and chief medical officer. "Dr. Riggs...
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July
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
The Rev. Peggy Kelley, MDiv, didn't set out to become the lead Christian chaplain of Spiritual Care Services at Cedars-Sinai, nor did she intend on creating a popular reiki program within the medical center. But divine intervention and a sad 6-year-o...
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June
20,
2019
| 10:45 PM America/Los_Angeles
As a doctor practicing medicine in the war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, James Kaliri, MD, has seen almost unimaginable horrors. His hospital is known for being on the front lines of treating women subjected to sexual violence and a s...
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June
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Lots of parents and children go into related lines of work. But not many do it with as much heart–literally–as one father-and-son duo at Cedars-Sinai. Fardad Esmailian, MD, transplants hearts. His 23-year-old son, Gabby Esmailian, is part of the c...
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March
06,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Zab Mosenifar, MD, professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine, is a man of routines. He has spent his entire career at Cedars-Sinai, lived in the same house for 39 years and runs every day—rain or shine, without fail or exceptio...
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2018
November
06,
2018
| 07:02 PM America/Los_Angeles
When Cholene Espinoza, MD, looks back on her childhood, she remembers imperfections and failure. “I was always kind of a screw-up as a kid,” said Espinoza, chief resident in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “I started first ...
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August
17,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Raymond Schaerf, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon, likes to joke that most people pack their cellphones with photos of their smiling children. His cellphone, however, is stocked with pictures of the human heart. The photos are not Valentines and displ...
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August
08,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Enter the parking structure beneath 8484 Wilshire Boulevard at dawn. As you pass through the forest of concrete pillars on the lower level, you might see the dull cab light of a solitary Mercedes-Benz. The engine will be off. The body inside will app...
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July
09,
2018
| 03:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Following a comprehensive national search, Cedars-Sinai has appointed Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM, as executive vice president of Hospital Operations and chief operating officer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Smith, who will assume his new positio...
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