Hollywood's Top Doctors Revealed: Exclusive Survey

Morgan Freeman, left, and Dr. Soram Khalsa
Smallz & Raskind

From the OB/GYN who delivered Kim Kardashian and her baby to the medical guru who treats Morgan Freeman to the man who removed Dr. Oz's colon polyp, the 484 most beloved M.D.s from stars and executives as vetted by leading medical-database authority Castle Connolly

A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 19 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Hollywood is a town obsessed with its health — and its vanity. So it’s no surprise that everyone has an opinion on who the best doctors in Los Angeles are, from who can keep aging at bay for those all-important close-ups to whom to count on to cure life-threatening illnesses.

To identify the 484 elite physicians who qualified for The Hollywood Reporter’s inaugural list of the top docs in L.A., THR’s editors went two routes. First, THR partnered with the physician-led research team of Castle Connolly, the U.S.' preeminent medical-database authority, to identify the highest-rated practitioners in their specialties, all of whom are nominated by their peers in an extensive survey process of thousands of U.S. doctors each year. Castle Connolly screens these doctors’ medical educations, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories and much more. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be included.

THR then went further and surveyed 800 professionals in the film, television, movie and media fields to find out who among these doctors are the most beloved, trusted and go-to physicians in L.A. These 43 industry favorites include Morgan Freeman's holistic internist Dr. Soram Khalsa, Dr. Mehmet Oz's gastroenterologist Dr. Jonathan LaPook, Naomi Watts' NYC dermatologist David Colbert, KISS' Paul Stanley's ear, nose and throat doctor Joe Sugerman, Steve Tisch's favorite neurosurgeon and Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the orthopedist who healed Charlize Theron's herniated disc and Dr. Robert Kay, the surgeon who fixed Starz CEO Chris Albrecht's daughter Tess after a car accident.

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Allergy & Immunology

Sheldon Laurence Spector
California Allergy & Asthma Medical Group
11645 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-966-9022
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Cancer/Oncology

David B. Agus
Keck Medicine of USC
9033 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-272-7640

M. William Audeh
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1188

Linnea I. Chap
Beverly Hills Cancer Center
8900 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-432-8900
Also: Saint John's

Warren A. Chow
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Marwan G. Fakih
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Robert A. Figlin
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1331

Charles A. Forscher
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-8045
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Patricia A. Ganz
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1404

John A. Glaspy
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4955

Stephen B. Gruber
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-0816

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Beth Y. Karlan
Gynecologic oncology
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-3302

When breast cancer claimed the life of Dr. Karlan's grandmother, it set her on a path that would make her a director of gynecologic oncology. And though she is too discreet to discuss celebrity patients, grateful accolades slip out. During a recent hospital fundraising gala, Anne Hathaway choked back tears while describing how Karlan "helped a beloved friend of mine battle cancer … together you kicked that cancer's ass." The physician's pioneering research into the BRCA gene began when she met Gilda Radner, whose name was lent to the Gilda Radner Hereditary Cancer Program after the actress-comedian died. Karlan also treated Angelina Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and discovered that both of them had BRCA mutations. She tells THR, "Angelina Jolie's courage has really shown women that they don't need to be afraid."

Marianna Koczywas
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Lucille Ann Leong
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Dean W. Lim
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Philomena F. McAndrew
Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group
9090 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-888-8680
Also: Cedars-Sinai

The key to treating Hollywood's most powerful women is to be honest with them, even when the recommended therapies are uncomfortable. "Physicians are so starstruck sometimes that those patients don't get the best care," says the breast cancer specialist. Dr. McAndrew worked with Audrey Hepburn in 1992 after she was diagnosed with late-stage appendiceal cancer, and with Christina Applegate, who (pre-Angelina) survived breast cancer with a double mastectomy in 2008. Her realistic and compassionate approach made a deep impression on Dick Lippin. The chairman and CEO of PR firm The Lippin Group approached her for help when he set up the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Outreach Program, established in honor of his late wife, the famed music publicist. "Philomena is not only a brilliant doctor," says Lippin. "She also has amazing sensitivity."

Ronald T. Mitsuyasu
UCLA Health System
1399 S. Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles 90035
310-557-2273

Robert J. Morgan
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Joanne Mortimer
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Ronald B. Natale
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1101

Lawrence D. Piro
The Angeles Clinic & Research Institute
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-582-7900
Also: Saint John's

David I. Quinn
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-865-3105

Karen Reckamp
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Steven T. Rosen
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
800-826-4673

Michael H. Rosove
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4955

Christy A. Russell
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-865-3371

George Somlo
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Cy A. Stein
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Marilou Terpenning
Santa Monica Hematology-Oncology Consultants
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-453-5654
Also: Saint John's

Przemyslaw W. Twardowski
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Robert A. Vescio
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1825

Yun Yen
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-9200

Cardiology

Cathleen N. Bairey-Merz
Cardiovascular disease
Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center in the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9680

David S. Cannom
Cardiac electrophysiology
Los Angeles Cardiology Associates
1245 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90017
213-977-0419
Also: Good Samaritan

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Jeffrey Caren and Mark Urman
8635 West Third Street, Suite 890W
Los Angeles 90048
310-659-0714
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Urman and Dr. Caren have practiced together for 20 years (“I’ve been with Dr. Caren almost as long as with my wife,” Urman jokes) and they focus on preventative medicine for heart health, from electrocardiograms and ultrasounds to diet and stress advice. The diet most patients opt for is a fish- and legume-based Mediterranean diet that’s “easy to enjoy” thanks to the city’s farmers’ markets, Urman says. He insists that their Hollywood patients are no higher-strung than average — “You’ve got your high-stress, high-anxiety people, and you’ve got your people who are balanced,” he says — and there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to decompressing. “It could be reading a book or taking a romantic walk with your spouse or partner,” says Urman. “It could be learning to turn your cell phone off.”

Uri Elkayam
Cardiovascular disease
LAC & USC Medical Center
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-226-7541

Gregg C. Fonarow
Cardiovascular disease
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-8816

Eli S. Gang
Cardiac electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-278-3400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Debra R. Judelson
Cardiovascular disease
Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-278-3400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Jon A. Kobashigawa
Cardiovascular disease
California Heart Center
8536 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-248-8300
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Leslie A. Saxon
Cardiovascular disease
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5100

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Prediman K. Shah
Cardiovascular disease
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-3884

After Saturday Night Live veteran Dana Carvey's shocking heart attack at age 42 and his botched bypass surgery (for which he sued for malpractice), Dr. Shah performed Carvey's fourth angioplasty, which was a success. They've "worked together" as doctor-patient and friends ever since. "I don't like being scolded," says Carvey. "I found P.K.'s scientific approach very pragmatic, very logical and calming." Adds Shah: "You want to be a partner in their care, not an adversary." He does have one stern parting word, though lithe Hollywood actors might not need this advice: "Exercise! Exercise!"

Charles D. Swerdlow
Cardiac electrophysiology
Cardiovascular Medical Group of Southern California
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-278-3400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Jonathan Marvin Tobis
Cardiovascular disease
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-9011

Colon & Rectal Surgery

Robert W. Beart
Colorectal Surgery Institute
222 W. Eulalia St.
Glendale 91204
818-244-8161
Also: Glendale Memorial

Phillip R. Fleshner
Cedars-Sinai
8737 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-289-9224

Thomas P. Sokol
California Colorectal Surgeons
8737 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-854-3580
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Dermatology

Richard G. Bennett
1301 20th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-315-0171
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Peter Michael Goldman
Goldman Dubow Dermatology & Laser
8631 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-855-1160

Pearl E. Grimes
5670 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
323-467-4389
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Patrice M. Healey
Dermatology Associates
465 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-9954
Also: Cedars-Sinai

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Derek H. Jones
Skin Care and Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills
9201 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90069
310-246-0495
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Jones faces a daily paradox when he treats his patients: How can he make it look like he didn't perform any work at all? As one of the leading L.A. doctors for wrinkle smoothing, lip plumping and spot removing, he says his motto is: "Everyone will notice, but no one will know." Jones, who is commonly referred to as the go-to dermatologist for CAA, says he treats a number of television and film stars who rely on him to keep them looking young year after year. "Patients will often say that I've saved them from any sort of surgery," he says. Jones has become a big name in dermatology thanks to his research on cutting-edge injectable facial fillers such as Juvederm, which softens folds to help reduce signs of aging. But it's not all scientific work. "Facial aesthetics is an art," he says. "You really have to have skill and some formal aesthetic training."

Peter L. Kopelson
Kopelson Clinic
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-271-7400

Gary P. Lask
16260 Ventura Blvd.
Encino 91436
818-788-4022
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Marvin J. Rapaport
Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-4401
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Vicki H. Rapaport
Rapaport Dermatology of Beverly Hills
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-4401
Also: Brotman Medical Center

Ilya Reyter
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
818-907-9506
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Alan Rosenbach
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-556-5454

Mark G. Rubin
Lasky Skin Center
153 S. Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills 90212
310-556-0119

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Harry W. Saperstein
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-854-3003

A witty fast-talker who seems more stand-up comedian than USC Medical School graduate when examining patients, Dr. Saperstein admits, "Dermatology is not the most fascinating subject and can be extraordinarily complicated to understand. You want to use humor to communicate." Another characteristic of a Saperstein visit is a substantial wait in the reception area: "It's not a factory here," he acknowledges. "Humans are messy and have complicated problems -- both with their skin and interpersonally." But the wait is perhaps the best indication of Hollywood's confidence in this top derm. "Harry's taken care of my face for the last 30 years," says The Godfather producer Al Ruddy. "But the fact that I'm constantly mistaken for George Clooney has nothing to do with that."

David T. Woodley
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6200

Jessica Phinna Wu
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-473-5878

Ear, Nose & Throat

Gerald S. Berke
UCLA Health System
924 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024
310-794-8634

Keith Edward Blackwell
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6688

Derald E. Brackmann
House Ear Clinic
2100 E. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90057
213-483-9930
Also: St. Vincent's

Jason Diamond
Diamond Institute
9400 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-859-9816

Andrew Samuel Frankel
Lasky Clinic
201 S. Lasky Drive
Beverly Hills 90212
310-552-2173
Also: LAC & USC Medical Center

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Rick A. Friedman
Otology, neurotology, skull base surgery
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5790

He grew up in show business -- his brother, Rob, is co-chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group -- but decided to become an ear specialist while attending medical school at UC San Diego, where he witnessed an elderly man whose hearing was restored. "I remember the guy sat up in bed and started crying. That you could fix somebody's hearing so fast got me interested in ear surgery," says Dr. Friedman, who since has treated more than 1,000 cases of acoustic neuroma -- a benign brain tumor that can cause deafness, vertigo and facial paralysis -- including on Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins of TLC. "We took a tumor out and saved her hearing and her beautiful face." Friedman has treated some of his heroes, including a pop legend who suddenly lost hearing in one ear. "This is a lady I've adored my whole life. I remember telling her I had to poke a hole in her eardrum and fill it with a steroid, and we were laughing that this was not the way I'd anticipated meeting her for the first time." Friedman remains in awe of the human ear -- "It's an incredible structure, and it gives you all this joy" -- and laments that people expose their hearing to dangerous sound levels, including the vogue for chest-shaking volume in movie theaters. "I've talked to my brother about it," says Friedman, to no avail. "It sells."

Shawn Nasseri
435 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-289-8200
Also: Cedars-Sinai

John K. Niparko
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5790

Dale H. Rice
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5790

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Randy Schnitman
435 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-275-5432
Also: Cedars-Sinai

The walls of Dr. Schnitman's office are crowded with 8x10s -- and a platinum album or two. His grateful patients include Sheryl Crow, Jack Black, Ozzy Osbourne, members of Sugar Ray, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys and others whose ravaged vocal cords he has restored. (He also has ministered to Jane Fonda on the set of Veep and David O. Russell during the fractious I Heart Huckabees shoot. ) "Dr.Schnitman has saved my ass many a time," recalls Black. "I had lost my voice at the end of a grueling tour with one concert left to perform at the Wiltern Theatre. Rather than cancel the show, I went to Randy's office, and he had me singing like an angel that very same night." Black was given injections of antibiotics and steroids to reduce the inflammation due to a chest cold, though Schnitman stresses he administers steroids infrequently and cautiously: "In Jack's particular case, it was reasonably safe to proceed with the performance."

Uttam K. Sinha
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5790

Joseph H. Sugerman
435 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-6005
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

David Heber
UCLA Health System
900 Veteran Ave.
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1987

Vikram V. Kamdar
UCLA Health System
2020 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-828-1050

Fouad Kandeel
City of Hope Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Shlomo Melmed
Cedars-Sinai, Pituitary Center
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2830

Anne L. Peters
Keck Medicine of USC
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-3030

Peter A. Singer
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5100

Gastroenterology

Jonathan C. Ellis
Tower Digestive Health Medical Group
9090 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-550-0400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Eric Esrailian
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-0517

Edward Jon Feldman
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-652-8031

Charles Joseph Frankel
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-453-1871
Also: Saint John's

Steven-Huy Han
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7788

Bennett E. Roth
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-1597

Carey B. Strom
Tower Digestive Health Medical Group
9090 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-550-0400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Stephan R. Targan
Cedars-Sinai, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center
8730 Alden Drive
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-4100

Hand Surgery

Cathleen A. Godzik
1245 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90017
213-482-6100
Also: Good Samaritan

Roy A. Meals
1033 Gayley Ave.
Los Angeles 90024
310-824-1262
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Hematology

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Stephen J. Forman
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Dr. Forman is impressed with how his A-list star and director patients receive diagnoses of the blood, bone marrow and immune system cancers he treats. "They don't come in with an attitude that says, 'I'm different than everyone else,' " says the City of Hope hematology chair, a nearly-40-year veteran of the hospital east of Pasadena (he joined in 1978). "They're frightened, and we try to address that. They're courageous and we applaud that." Forman, "on the quieter side" by his own description, rarely goes to the parties his Hollywood patients invite him to and doesn't watch TV medical dramas, but he does keep an eye on popular medical journalists. His pick? Dr. Drew Pinsky. "He does his homework better than most, he makes the story about someone other than himself -- I'd say he's among the best," says Forman.

Michael Lill
Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1160

Auayporn P. Nademanee
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Margaret R. O'Donnell
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Gary J. Schiller
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6909

David S. Snyder
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Neurology

Andrew C. Charles
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-1195

Helena C. Chui
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5710
Also: Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

Timothy F. Cloughesy
UCLA Health System200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-9113

Christopher M. DeGiorgio
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-1195

Christianne N. Heck
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5710

Mark F. Lew
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5817

Richard A. Lewis
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-6472

Surasak Phuphanich
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-4413

Jeffrey L. Saver
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-1195

Nancy L. Sicotte
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-6472

Neurosurgery

Arun P. Amar
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-7512

Michael L.J. Apuzzo
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5720

Behnam Badie
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-7100

Keith L. Black
Cedars-Sinai, Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-7900

Robert S. Bray
DISC Sports & Spine Center
13160 Mindanao Way
Marina del Rey 90292
310-574-0400

Thomas C. Chen
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5720

Moise Danielpour
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-7900

Steven L. Giannotta
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5720
Also: LAC & USC Medical Center

Todd H. Lanman
450 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-385-7766
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Linda M. Liau
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-267-2621

Charles Y. Liu
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5720

Adam N. Mamelak
Cedars-Sinai, Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-7900

Neil A. Martin
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5482

John S. Yu
Cedars-Sinai, Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-7900

OB/GYN

Margaret E. Bates
Spectrum Women's Healthcare
637 S. Lucas Ave.
Los Angeles 90017
213-977-4190
Also: Good Samaritan

Oleg Bess
Women Center LA
5901 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
323-934-8877
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Pamela J. Boyer
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-208-4492

Rebecca Sidney Brown
Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
421 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-432-6640
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Connie S. Chein
9242 W. Olympic Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-8310
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Ruth R. Cousineau
Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-1600
Also: Cedars-Sinai

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Paul H. Crane
415 N. Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-659-5810
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Since 1969, Dr. Crane has delivered more than 5,000 babies in Beverly Hills, including all of Kris Jenner's children and the next generation of Kardashian babies -- as any reality-show viewer could tell you. But what has earned him loyalty among the rich and famous is his empathy for his patients, especially the nervous ones. If an expectant mother calls on a Sunday morning concerned that her baby has stopped moving, Crane will open his Crescent Drive office to do an ultrasound: "You can't deny people's neuroses," he says. "That's their prerogative." He also is unaffected by the celebrity status of his clients. "You have to accept the notion that you're really just a high-priced servant," jokes Crane. "In fact, you're not even that high-priced. You're in the same ballpark as the person's hairdresser." However, Norman Lear has a far loftier view of Crane, who delivered Lear's son Ben, now 26, and his twin daughters, 19. Says Lear, "He's the man who delivered these glorious human beings."

Steven Freedman
23101 Sherman Place
West Hills 91307
818-887-5000
Also: West Hills Hospital

Richard Frieder
Saint John's
2121 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-8000

Michael Frields
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
1505 Wilson Terrace
Glendale 91206
818-247-5845

Nancy S. Goldman
Rabin, Kornreich, Goldman, Banooni
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-9347
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Glenn Grossman
11600 Indian Hills Road
Mission Hills 91345
818-838-4535
Also: Northridge Hospital

William Growdon
UCLA Health System
1245 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-899-7500

Michele M. Hakakha
9735 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-2005
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Ronald B. Johnson
White Memorial Medical Center
1701 Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-225-4300

Michael Thomas Johnson
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Robert F. Katz
Women's Care of Beverly Hills Medical Group
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-1600
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Seth Kivnick
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center
6041 Cadillac Ave.
Los Angeles 90034
323-857-2000

Jon S. Matsunaga
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878
Also: Saint John's

Valerie P. Myers
10 Congress St.
Pasadena 91105
626-449-6223Also: Huntington Memorial Hospital

Lisa A. Nicholas
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

William H. Parker
UCLA Health System
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-451-8144
Also: Saint John's

Albert Phillips
Santa Monica Gynecology & Obstetrics
1301 20th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-828-8585
Also: Saint John's

Stephen C. Rabin
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-9347
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Andrea J. Rapkin
UCLA Health System
220 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Uzzi Reiss
414 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-247-1300

Laurie B. Reynard
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-453-1266
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Amy E. Rosenman
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-451-8144
Also: Saint John's

Sheryl A. Ross
Santa Monica Women's Health Center
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7878
Also: Saint John's

Scott P. Serden
Heldfond Medical Group
8631 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-278-1490
Also: Cedars-Sinai

James R. Shields
7301 Medical Center Drive
West Hills 91307
818-312-9790
Also: Los Robles Hospital

Meir Jonathon Solnik
Cedars-Sinai
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9268

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Mark W. Surrey
Southern California Reproductive Center
450 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-277-2393
Also: Cedars-Sinai

In the 20 years since Dr. Surrey co-founded his practice, he has seen some patients happily go public with their fertility struggles, while others continue to treat reproductive woes as a sensitive and private topic. "There are some celebrities who come into the waiting room and walk around shaking hands," says Surrey. "There are others who have the elevator shut down for them." Surrey's delicacy was displayed on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, where he counseled Khloe Kardashian about her efforts to conceive. But the fertility pioneer is not in this for the screen time. "I looked at medicine in terms of where I could make a difference in our society," says Surrey. "I chose this because it's the beginning of life as we know it."

Jonathan Nei-Kim Tam
105 N. Hill Ave.
Pasadena 91106
626-449-2800
Also: Huntington Memorial Hospital

Christopher Tarnay
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

Sherry L. Thomas
29525 Canwood St.
Agoura Hills 91301
818-991-0988
Also: Los Robles Hospital

Peter D. Weiss
Rodeo Drive Women's Health Center
421 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-432-6640
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Ophthalmology

Anthony C. Arnold
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-4344

Mark S. Borchert
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-4510

Brian S. Boxer Wachler
Boxer Wachler Vision Institute
465 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-594-5209
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Cynthia Ann Boxrud
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-9060
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Joseph Caprioli
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-9442

Andrew I. Caster
Caster Eye Center
9100 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90212
310-274-1221
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Joseph L. Demer
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5931

Michael B. Gorin
UCLA Health System
100 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-5400

Michael J. Groth
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-2525
Also: Saint John's

Mark S. Humayun
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

John A. Irvine
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

Sherwin J. Isenberg
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-8840

Jonathan W. Kim
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2347

Howard R. Krauss
Pacific Eye & Ear Specialists
11645 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-477-5558
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Robert K. Maloney
Maloney Vision Institute
10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024
310-208-3937
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Samuel Masket
Advanced Vision Care
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-229-1220
Also: Good Samaritan

Kevin M. Miller
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-9951

Bartly J. Mondino
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5053

A. Linn Murphree
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2347
Also: USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carmen A. Puliafito
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

Narsing A. Rao
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6335

SriniVas R. Sadda
Keck Medicine of USC
1450 San Pablo St.
Beverly Hills 90033
323-442-6335

James J. Salz
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-444-1134
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Steven D. Schwartz
UCLA Health System
200 Stein Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-7474

Barry S. Seibel
11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-444-1134
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Neda Shamie
Keck Medicine of USC
9033 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-601-3366

Kenneth W. Wright
Wright Eye Center
520 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-652-6420
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Orthopedic Surgery

Sonu S. Ahluwalia
2080 Century Park East Suite 1204
Los Angeles 90067
310-430-1310
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Robert M. Bernstein
Cedars-Sinai
444 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-5224

Earl Warren Brien
Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9887

Susan Bukata
UCLA Health System
1250 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-1234

Lawrence D. Dorr
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5762

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Neal S. ElAttrache
Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic
6801 Park Terrace Drive
Los Angeles 90045
310-665-7200
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Seeing Ringo Starr throw up a peace sign is something everyone but the drummer himself has always taken for granted. "He couldn't get his arms over [his] head," says the orthopedic surgeon. "After I had taken care of him, he was able to perform again and do that magical sign that he does." Maybe it comes with the territory for a man whose brother-in-law is action star Sylvester Stallone, but Dr.ElAttrache has seen his fair share of torn shoulders, tendons and knees. Some patients, like Charlize Theron, are repeat customers: "When I had a terrible accident on a movie in Germany, herniating a disc in my neck," the actress tells THR, "I got right on a plane to see him. I have since taken many stumbles, and the time and care he has given my crazy, sporty family always moves me. It is truly special when something is broken in your body in a way that makes you feel like you will never be the same again, and someone comes along who not only fixes you up completely -- if not better than before -- but does it in a way that takes away all the fear and makes you feel like you are one of his own. That's when you know how priceless that relationship is."

Thomas J. Grogan
Pacific Coast Sports Medicine
11710 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-873-4414
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Eric E. Johnson
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1169

Robert M. Kay
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2142

Jay R. Lieberman
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5860

James V. Luck
403 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles 90007
213-749-8255
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Bert R. Mandelbaum
Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
2020 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica 90404
310-829-2663
Also: Saint John's

Lawrence R. Menendez
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5830

M. Ramin Modabber
Santa Monica Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group
2020 Santa Monica Blvd.Santa Monica 90404
310-829-2663
Also: Saint John's

Daniel A. Oakes
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5860

William L. Oppenheim
UCLA Health System
1225 15th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-1234

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Scott E. Powell
Stetson Powell
191 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505
818-848-3030
Also: Providence Saint Joseph; Keck Medical Center of USC

It was Caddyshack that spurred the transition from Sha Na Na singer to orthopedic surgeon for Dr. Powell. On set with Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield was veteran actor Henry Wilcoxon, who "stood up at lunch and announced, 'My God, this is the most fun I've ever had on a movie set in my life,' " recalls Powell. "I thought, 'Well, I may as well figure out something else to do' " since he had apparently already achieved a career apex. Powell eventually ended up with an M.D. from Columbia University, but his background in show business helps, as the Keck clinical professor of orthopedic surgery sees a lot of production crew who work below the line. "I see how hardworking people are in Hollywood when they've done 16-hour days and worked on a show that's for four months, and they hurt their shoulder at the beginning of it. So they wind up working through a lot of pain," he notes. But the past doesn't always stay tucked away. After The Office's David Koechner had a successful surgery on his shoulder, he mentioned Powell during an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Cued: a Sha Na Na clip.

Thomas P. Schmalzried
The Joint Replacement Institute
2200 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90057
213-484-7600
Also: St. Vincent's

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

William B. Stetson
Stetson Powell
191 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505
818-848-3030
Also: Glendale Adventist

Olympic athletes spend their lives fearing the moment a knee pops or shoulder cracks. When that happens, they go to Dr. Stetson, who treats the U.S. men's and women's volleyball teams as well as musicians and stuntmen. During the women's gold medal match at the 2012 Olympics, Stetson saw his work in action. "I felt, 'Wow, this is really something,' " he says. "How many millions of people are seeing this? I am so lucky to be here." His patients feel lucky, too. "What's great about Stetson is that he's an ex-volleyball player and athlete," says Clay Stanley, who competed in his third Olympics in 2012 after a knee surgery performed by Stetson. "I just got married, and he was in my wedding. He brings such positive energy."

Bert J. Thomas
UCLA Health System
1250 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
424-259-9882

David B. Thordarson
Cedars-Sinai, Orthopaedic
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
800-233-2771

Jeffrey C. Wang
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5565

Robert G. Watkins
Watkins Spine
4640 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey 90292
310-448-7890
Also: Marina Del Rey Hospital

Pain Medicine

Laura G. Audell
Cedars-Sinai
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9600

F. Michael Ferrante
UCLA Health System
1245 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-794-1841

Nicholas S. Fuller
8929 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-883-3388
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Joshua P. Prager
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7246

Howard L. Rosner
Cedars-Sinai
444 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9600

Pediatrics

Robert Adler
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-660-2450
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Clarke Anderson
Pediatric hematology/oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center
Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Dean M. Anselmo
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322
Also: Miller Children's Hospital

Nasser Aziz-Zadeh
Memorial Hospital Gardena
1141 W. Redondo Beach Blvd.
Gardena 90247
310-527-5554

Eyal Ben-Isaac
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-669-2534

David W. Bliss
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Yvonne J. Bryson
Pediatric infectious disease
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-0867

Timothy W. Casarez
Pediatric cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Medical Associates
5400 Balboa Blvd.
Encino 91316
818-784-6269
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Joseph A. Church
Pediatric allergy and immunology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2501

Thomas J. Connolly
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
27924 Seco Canyon Road
Saugus 91350
661-513-2130

Roger Defilippo
Pediatric urology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2247

Hector Nahun De La Rocha
Beverly Hospital
417 W. Beverly Blvd.
Montebello 90640
323-728-3270

Kimberly Diamond
LaPeer Pediatrics
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-5004
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Larry D. Eisenberg
Pediatric gastroenterology
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
18372 Clark St.
Tarzana 91356
818-705-8559
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Robert W. Eitches
Pediatric allergy and immunology
Tower Allergy
8631 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-657-4600
Also: Cedars-Sinai

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

David A. Ferry
Pediatric cardiology
Pediatric Cardiology Medical Associates
5400 Balboa Blvd.
Encino 91316
818-784-6269
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

► "I've known her since she was born," says Dr. Ferry of treating Sylvester Stallone's daughter's congenital heart condition through her second open heart surgery at age 16. "It makes you very proud to know someone as strong as that," Ferry says. And the Stallone family couldn't be more grateful. "Not only is Dr. David Ferry a compassionate, devoted doctor, he is also a humanitarian who has been a part of our family for 18 years," says the Stallone family in a statement to THR. When he's not treating the children of stars, he's helping those with far fewer resources as part of Mending Kids, an organization that sends doctors to developing countries, including Ecuador and Ethiopia. "These babies are born with heart problems, and it's just bad luck," he says. "We're all one family. We can help."

Richard H. Feuille
Glendale Pediatrics
1500 E. Chevy Chase Blvd.
Glendale 91206
818-246-7260
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Marianne C. Finerman
Providence Saint Joseph
10620 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood 91602
818-980-0011
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Henri R. Ford
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322
Also: Long Beach Memorial

Philip K. Frykman
Pediatric surgery
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2331

Mitchell E. Geffner
Pediatric endocrinology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Division of Endocrinology
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-4606

David H. Geller
Pediatric endocrinology
1301 20th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-820-8608
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Christopher C. Giza
Child neurology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-6196

Sonya Gohill
Brentwood Pediatrics
11633 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90049
310-207-8200

Brian K. Greenberg
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
18370 Burbank Blvd.
Tarzana 91356
818-996-6000

Tracy C. Grikscheit
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322

Carl Mayer Grushkin
Pediatric nephrology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2102

William B. Gurfield
10th Street Pediatric Medical Group
1450 10th St.Santa Monica 9040
310-458-1714
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Nancy J. Halnon
Pediatric cardiology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5296

Robert C. Hamilton
Pacific Ocean Pediatrics
2216 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-264-2100
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Paul S. Horowitz
Discovery Pediatrics
27420 Tourney Road
Valencia 91355
661-259-8999
Also: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital

Frank Ing
Pediatric cardiology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2461

Suparna B. Jain
10th Street Pediatric Medical Group
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-458-1714
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Stanley C. Jordan
Pediatric nephrology
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2641

Neena Kapoor
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2546

Thomas G. Keens
Pediatric pulmonology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2287

Nanda Kerkar
Pediatric gastroenterology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-5454

Sheldon Kishineff
10620 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood 91602
818-980-0011
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Jeffrey Koempel
Pediatric ear, nose & throat
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2145

Lorna Kong-Thein
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
207 S. Santa Anita St.
San Gabriel 91776
626-458-1888

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Mark Krieger
Pediatric neurosurgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
1300 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2169

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are probably the best equipped to describe Dr. Krieger. When their son was in fifth grade, he was diagnosed with three brain tumors. It was an emergency, and they had "no choice but to trust him," says Jaffa. But as Silver notes,Krieger shepherded them through "an unbelievably hard time with skill, kindness and graciousness. He was like an angel." Their son is now 23, has graduated from college and is working. As for the tumors -- all were benign: One was removed right away, another a few years later and the third remains monitored.Krieger has even more industry bona fides: The graduate of Harvard and Columbia and the Billy and Audrey Wilder Endowed Chair in Neurosurgery is married to Kristie Macosko, a DreamWorks producer and former Steven Spielberg assistant.

Robert M. Landaw
Cedars-Sinai
11633 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90049
310-826-5513

John E. Legault
Huntington Medical Foundation Pediatric Group
55 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena 91105
626-449-7350

Steven Lerman
Pediatric urology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-7911

Gary Robert Lerner
Pediatric nephrology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2102

Richard F. Levy
Kiddox Medical Group
1245 16th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-453-9010
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Fataneh Majlessipour
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Cedars-Sinai8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-4423

Suzanne V. McDiarmid
Pediatric gastroenterology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6136

Marie T. Medawar
Valley Pediatric Medical Group
5353 Balboa Blvd.
Encino 91316
818-789-7181
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Wendy G. Mitchell
Child neurology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2471

Ronald A. Nagel
Pediatric endocrinology
LaPeer Pediatrics
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-5004
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Nam Xuan Nguyen
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-7662

Gregory S. Perens
Pediatric cardiology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5296

Katherine Wesseling Perry
Pediatric nephrology
UCLA Health System
2000 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6987

Sheila S. Phillips
Saint John's Health Center
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-4403
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Mark Z. Powell
Rose City Pediatrics
800 S. Fairmount St.
Pasadena 91105
626-449-8440
Also: Huntington Memorial

Bess K. Raker
Beverly Hills Pediatrics
8530 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-854-0770
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Sankar Raman
Child neurology
UCLA Health System
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-6196

Andreas Reiff
Pediatric rheumatology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2119

Howard J. Reinstein
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
5400 Balboa Blvd.
Encino 91316
818-784-5437

Mayra Rosado
HealthCare Partners Medical Group
3144 Santa Anita Ave.
El Monte 91733
626-444-0333
Also: White Memorial

Joseph Rosenthal
Pediatric hematology/oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-301-8442

Tena L. Rosser
Child neurology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2471

Marshall H. Sachs
Saint John's Health Center
2825 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-9935
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Pejman Salimpour
Encino Hospital
15477 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks 91403
818-907-0322
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Isidro B. Salusky
Pediatric nephrology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6987

Judith K. Sato
Pediatric hematology/oncology
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673

Pamela B. Schaff
USC Health Care Center 2
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5900
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Nina L. Shapiro
Pediatric ear, nose & throat
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6688

Neil J. Sherman
Pediatric surgery
1135 S. Sunset Ave.
West Covina 91790
626-338-5563
Also: Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Stuart E. Siegel
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2205
Also: Ventura County Medical Center

Liliana Sloninsky
Cedars-Sinai
8631 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-854-3043

Wendelin M. Slusser
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-0867

Kenneth F. Spaulding
Agoura West-Valley Pediatrics
7230 Medical Center Drive
West Hills 91307
818-340-3822
Also: West Hills Hospital

James E. Stein
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322

Dan W. Thomas
Pediatric gastroenterology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Division of Gastroenterology
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2181

Eileen Tsai
Pediatric nephrology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6987

Jeffrey Upperman
Pediatric surgery
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2322

Douglas Vanderbilt
Children's Hospital Los Angeles/UCEDD
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-6102

James R. Varga
10th Street Pediatric Medical Group
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-458-1714
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Robert S. Venick
Pediatric gastroenterology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-0867

Jeffrey L. Wasson
10th Street Pediatric Medical Group
1450 10th St.
Santa Monica 90401
310-458-1714
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Alan S. Wayne
Pediatric hematology/oncology
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2121

James A. Weidman
West Hills Hospital
7325 Medical Center Blvd.
West Hills 91307
818-713-9377

Jana R. Wells
Heart to Heart Pediatrics
7947 Painter Ave.
Whittier 90602
562-698-6089
Also: PIH Health Hospital

Patricia Liu Weng
Pediatric nephrology
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6987

Lillie M. Williams
Talbert Medical Group
818 W. Alondra Blvd.
Compton 90220
310-537-1337
Also: Miller Children's Hospital

Dennis B. Woo
UCLA Health System
2825 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-9935
Also: Saint John's

Evan M. Zahn
Pediatric cardiology
Cedars-Sinai Congenital Heart Program
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-1153

Lonnie K. Zeltzer
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-0731

Nancy R. Zimble
Providence Tarzana
5400 Balboa Blvd.
Encino 91316
818-784-5437

Plastic Surgery

Gary J. Alter
416 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-275-5566
Also: Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Medical Center

James S. Andersen
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte 91010
626-471-7100

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Kevin A. Brenner
465 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-777-5400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Excellence and promptness are essential for WME's unofficial plastic surgeon on call. "They all have a very high standard and are very restricted on their time," says Dr. Brenner of his Hollywood clientele, which includes partners at CAA and ICM. "If something happens on set, you want to have Dr. Brenner in the ER with you," adds stuntman Wally Crowder (Dexter). Brenner also performs reconstructive surgery as an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai, where he made a believer of producer Aaron Kaplan upon reattaching his daughter's toe after a backyard accident: "Now that I have children, I believe everyone should have a great plastic surgeon on speed dial."

Andrew L. Da Lio
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-7521

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Jason Diamond
Diamond Institute
9400 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-859-9816

It was a Monday night several weeks ago, and Dr. Diamond went to Craig's for a quiet meal. But it was Emmy night, and the West Hollywood eatery was full of celebrities -- "three of the people were patients," he says. But he couldn't go near them because of confidentiality agreements. "In the office, it's hugs. At the restaurant, I have the plague," he jokes. The face specialist's patients don't all want wrinkles removed -- he treated a TV actress whose face was (temporarily) paralyzed in a choking scene gone wrong. He reshaped her symmetry with a technique he calls facial sculpting, in which material is injected down to the bone without surgery. Of course, there are still patients who go to him to remain forever young. Says Rebecca Gayheart: "He is loved because of his honesty and conservative recommendations -- that's what sets him apart from the other plastic surgeons in L.A. When the time comes, Jason is who I will have help me age gracefully."

Garth Fisher
120 S. Spalding Drive
Beverly Hills 90212
310-273-5995
Also: Saint John's

Peter B. Fodor
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-203-9818
Also: Olympia Medical Center

Warren L. Garner
Keck Medicine of USC
1510 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-7920
Also: USC Medical Center

John E. Gross
625 Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena 91105
626-792-1222
Also: Verdugo Hills Hospital

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Peter Grossman
Grossman Medical Group
7325 Medical Center Drive
West Hills 91307
818-981-2050
Also: West Hills Hospital

Dr. Grossman, who joined his father's practice, the Grossman Medical Group, in 1995, splits his time between cosmetic surgery and burn and reconstructive surgery, making him one of the most in-demand medical experts in his field (the two specialties complement each other). "Whether it's burn or cosmetic, the bottom line is, can I make the individual who comes to see me feel better about themselves, both physically and emotionally?" says the board-certified plastic surgeon, whose clientele includes on-camera stars plus many producers and executives who live in the area surrounding his San Fernando Valley offices. Among his industry clients is actress Frances Fisher, who came to see Grossman after she badly burned her face and hands in a fire that had started with her Christmas tree. "The results have been miraculous," says Fisher. "To this day, nobody can tell that I had third-degree burns on my face and hands, and this is because of the top-rate care I had."

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Randal D. Haworth
The Haworth Institute
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-273-3000

When industry clients arrive at his busy office, they enter what Dr. Haworth describes as "the bat cave," a clandestine garage parking entrance through an alleyway, providing the utmost privacy for those who might not want to be photographed pre- or postsurgery. But with so many Hollywood patients, sometimes an in-office run-in can't be avoided. "Two very famous people were in rooms next to each other, and they both knew each other," says the plastic surgeon, laughing. "They opened the doors at the same time and were so embarrassed." Haworth, who appeared on Fox's The Swan, also is an artist, working in graphite and acrylic, and those skills heighten his work on sculpting skin. "With painting, you have to have a keen eye and the ability to ascertain microscopic detail and understand the power of a shadow versus a light reflection," says Haworth. "I'm able to imbue that into what I do with plastic surgery." While he performs a wide variety of cosmetic surgeries, including facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and breast enhancement,Haworth also serves actresses and models with nonsurgical treatments such as carbon dioxide laser treatments and Botox. "He's a rock star," says former America's Next Top Model contestant CariDee English.

Lawrence M. Koplin
465 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-277-3223
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Norman Leaf
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-8001
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Malcolm A. Lesavoy
16311 Ventura Blvd.
Encino 91436
818-986-8270
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Marc E. Mani
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-203-0511
Also: Olympia Medical Center

Bernard L. Markowitz
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-205-5557
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Timothy A. Miller
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5644

Gary Daniel Motykie
9201 W. Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood 90069
310-246-2355

Jay S. Orringer
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-273-1663
Also: Saint John's

John F. Reinisch
250 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-385-6090
Also: Cedars-Sinai

George H. Sanders
16633 Ventura Blvd.
Encino 91436
818-981-3333

Randolph Sherman
310-423-2129
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
Also: Cedars-Sinai

W. Grant Stevens
Marina Plastic Surgery Associates
4644 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina del Rey 90292
310-827-2653
Also: Saint John's

Mark M. Urata
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
4650 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-2154
Also: Keck Medical Center of USC

Prenatal

Ramen H. Chmait
Maternal and fetal medicine
Institute for Maternal Fetal Health
Doctors Tower, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
1300 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-6074

Brian J. Koos
Maternal and fetal medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7852

Lawrence D. Platt
Maternal and fetal medicine
Center for Fetal Medicine & Women's Ultrasound
6310 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
323-857-1952
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Charles F. Simmons
Neonatal-perinatal medicine
Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-4416

Khalil M.A. Tabsh
Maternal and fetal medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-208-4492

Primary Care

Martin M. Anderson
Adolescent medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-0867

Benjamin J. Ansell
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4881

Mark G. Bamberger
Internal medicine
8920 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-652-3870
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Donald W. Barber
Internal medicine
Verdugo Internal Medicine
1809 Verdugo Blvd.
Glendale 91208
818-790-4730
Also: Verdugo Hills Hospital

Scott Bateman
Family medicine
23815 Stuart Ranch Road
Malibu 90265
310-456-1668
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Ron H. Benbassat
Internal medicine
435 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-888-2400
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Michael R. Block
Internal medicine
970 Monument St.
Pacific Palisades 90272
310-459-4321
Also: UCLA Medical Center

John L. Brodhead
Internal medicine
Keck Medicine of USC
333 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles 90071
213-437-1000

Stephanie K. Bui
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
11980 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90049
310-208-7777

Karen Cheng
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4881

Jae-Sung Chu
Internal medicine
12610 S. Western Ave.
Los Angeles 90047
323-757-1853
Also: Memorial Hospital of Gardena

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Gary Cohan
Internal medicine
150 N. Robertson Blvd.Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-6900
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Dr. Cohan and his partners "take care of the bulk of the front row of the Oscars," says Fifteen Minutes PR chair Howard Bragman. But, says the internist, "I never courted a celeb practice." The former anesthesiology student switched specialties in 1984, inspired to fight AIDS by the documentary The Times of Harvey Milk. After seeing actor Anthony Perkins, his patient, outed on the cover of the National Enquirer in the checkout line at Ralph's, Cohan raced to protect him from the tabloids: "I called Berry [Berenson, Perkins' wife] and said, 'It's out.' I then treated him at his house." Now Cohan advises on films like The Normal Heart, and he treats everything from substance abuse to male aging in a one-stop clinic. "A very, very famous star had anaphylaxis [critical allergic reaction] and called from her car, fearing tabloid fallout at an ER. Minutes from calling 911, we got her stabilized." Noted for a "Jewish mother style," Cohan is close with patients. At Perkins' star-studded funeral (Sophia Loren and Sidney Poitier attended, Mike Nichols and Marianne Williamson officiated), Cohan was seated with the family. "In the cobblestone driveway, an elegant woman was wobbling on high heels, so I took her arm. It was Janet Leigh, Tony's Psycho co-star."

Paul Cohart
Internal medicine
9001 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90210
310-285-9670
Also: Cedars-Sinai

David M. Cutler
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-315-7900
Also: Saint John's

Chancelor Daniel
Family medicine
Morningside Primary Care
617 W. Manchester Ave.
Los Angeles 90044
323-750-0505

Lawrence D. Dardick
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-586-9001

John P. DiFiori
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-1234

Patrick T. Dowling
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
1920 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-4700

Steven A. Drell
Internal medicine
13320 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks 91423
818-784-9905
Also: Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Jeffrey M. Egler
Family medicine
Keck Medicine of USC
1400 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles 90015
213-744-0801

Michelle S. Eslami
Geriatric medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-8272

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Dennis Evangelatos
Internal medicine
150 N. Robertson Blvd. Beverly Hills 90211
310-855-0303

► "He handles a huge amount of top, and I mean top, celebs," says one Evangelatos patient. "His wife is Kim Hodgert, a big agent at CAA." Says Dr. Evangelatos, "Having my wife be in the entertainment business actually improves my practice, especially when patients find out -- not from me -- whom I am married to. I think patients feel I have more of an understanding of what their lives are like." He's seen it all in Hollywood: "The actor who overtreats himself with Valtrex trying to avoid a cold-sore outbreak on camera. The writer with insomnia because he does his best writing at 3 a.m. The OCD director who doesn't want his lunch chicken touching the vegetables but gets a lot of positive reinforcement for being OCD on set. The very creative types who seem to pick up symptoms from friends and even TV shows. The overall anxiety that comes from not having a steady job." Besides understanding the biz, the internist says he knows the foundation of a strong doctor-patient relationship: "I have no script ideas." His role models? "Marcus Welby for a TV doctor, Patch Adams for movies."

Robert Feher
Family medicine
23101 Sherman Place
West Hills 91307
818-883-0313
Also: West Hills Hospital

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Andrea Tizes Feinberg
Internal medicine
9201 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90069
310-855-2558
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Dr. Feinberg vividly recalls the day when, as a pulmonary disease critical care fellow at Cedars-Sinai, she had to tell a patient he had cancer while a nurse knocked on the door to hurry her along to her next patient. "I remember thinking, 'Something's really wrong here,' " says Feinberg. Shortly afterward, she changed her practice to a model "that people know as concierge medicine but I call good old-fashioned medicine, where you know your patients, their history, how they approach their health care," she says. Under the concierge model, patients pay a monthly or yearly retainer and receive unlimited, personalized care, including house calls -- an attractive option for her heavyweight Hollywood patients, which have included entertainment moguls and one of L.A.'s biggest billionaires. (Feinberg wouldn't discuss her fees, but VIP concierge care can start at $25,000 annually.) Feinberg, who is married to UCLA hospitals CEO Dr. David Feinberg, says that when treating performers, she is "always struck by the indignity of being afflicted with a condition that affects the core being of who they are. I was taking care of a great singer, internationally known, with respiratory failure -- he ultimately had to have a tracheotomy and lost his voice. It was sad, but getting that person back toward health and being able to speak was really a beautiful thing, too."

Betsy Felser
Internal medicine
Huntington Medical Foundation
10 Congress St.
Pasadena 91105
626-844-9111
Also: Huntington Memorial

Joan K. Feltman
Internal medicine
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-315-0131
Also: Saint John's

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Jeremy Fine
Internal medicine
2080 Century Park East Los Angeles 90067
310-556-8898
Also: Cedars-Sinai

► "Nothing ever surprises me," says Dr. Fine -- not giving a flu shot in the middle of a crowded restaurant, not flying on patients' private planes, not sitting with a patient while her dog is at the vet, not treating stars for exhaustion after long shoots. The former Cedars-Sinai chief resident's concierge service charges an annual retainer for services from surgeries to diet planning and even pets' veterinary care. His patients include Relativity president Tucker Tooley, who says he's "attentive, available 24/7" and "a great doctor," and insiders say he treats many at UTA, CAA and WME. "These are really busy people who have better things to do than go to the doctor," says Fine. "You never know who's going to call or what they're going to want."

Jodi L. Friedman
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6232

Peter C. Galier
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
2020 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-582-6200

Lillian Gelberg
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
1920 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-4700

Mark Alexander Gerard
Internal medicine
201 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505
818-562-3200
Also: Providence Saint Joseph

Elie Moe Gindi
Internal medicine
310-553-5535
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067

Neil J. Goldberg
Internal medicine
Cedars-Sinai
99 N. La Cienega Blvd.,
Beverly Hills 90211
310-385-3228

Jeffrey Nathan Grant
Internal medicine
Cedars-Sinai
8733 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-659-4511

Richard H. Greenspun
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-315-7900
Also: Saint John's

Mark S. Grossman
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
11980 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90049
310-208-7777

Martin Hauptschein
Internal medicine
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-553-6777
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Michele Ka-Lam Hoh
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-9956

Thomas L. Horowitz
Family medicine
1245 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90017
213-482-2065
Also: St. Vincent's

Robert Huizenga
Internal medicine
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-9191
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Bruce A. Jacobson
Internal medicine
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
7301 Medical Center Drive
West Hills 91307
818-347-3239

Richard Anthony Johnson
Family medicine
Pacific Palisades Medical Group
15200 Sunset Blvd.
Pacific Palisades 90272
310-459-7736
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Herman Lee Kagan
Internal medicine
13320 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks 91423
818-784-9905
Also: Providence Saint Joseph

Richard J. Kennedy
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
2428 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-998-5868

Soram S. Khalsa
Internal medicine
436 N. Bedford Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-6200

Russell A. Klein
Internal medicine
16101 Ventura Blvd.
Encino 91436
818-788-7500
Also: Providence Tarzana

Mohamed A. Latif
Internal medicine
660 W. Broadway
Glendale 91204
323-953-0278
Also: Glendale Memorial

Frederick Ock-Horn Lee
Internal medicine
2750 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena 91107
626-797-7470
Also: Huntington Memorial

Harley R. Liker
Internal medicine
9675 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-860-1550
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Thomas J. Mattimore
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-6232

Farhad Joseph Melamed
Internal medicine
Beverly Hills Internal Medicine
150 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-8585
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Janice K. Miyakawa
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-586-9001

John G. Moe
Internal medicine
501 E. Hardy St.
Inglewood 90301
310-673-2100
Also: Centinela Hospital

Brian S. Morris
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-4881

Laura A. Mosqueda
Geriatric medicine
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5900

James P. Murray
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
1260 50th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-656-1701

Ronald P. Olah
Internal medicine
Huntington Medical Foundation
10 Congress St.
Pasadena 91105
626-795-4210
Also: Huntington Memorial

Alec Randolph Pearlstein
Internal medicine
9400 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-271-6229
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Martin Alan Quan
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90024
310-794-9956

Damon B. Raskin
Internal medicine
881 Alma Real Drive
Pacific Palisades 90272
310-459-4333
Also: Saint John's

David B. Reuben
Geriatric medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-8272

Terri Lee Rock
Family medicine
2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-829-7625
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Stephen C. Ross
Family medicine
2020 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-582-6200
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Joshua Sapkin
Internal medicine
Keck Medicine of USC
333 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles 90071
213-437-1000

Steven P. Seizer
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
2001 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-586-9002
Also: Saint John's

Irving R. Sobel
Internal medicine
4644 Lincoln Blvd.
Marina del Rey 90292
310-821-9800
Also: Marina del Rey Hospital

Jane S. Spiegel
Internal medicine
1301 20th St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-315-0196
Also: Saint John's

Michael R. Stefan
Internal medicine
2100 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90057
213-484-2957
Also: St. Vincent's

Arthur L. Stein
Family medicine
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-552-0446
Also: Olympia Medical Center

Ronald Sue
Internal medicine
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
310-556-2244
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Denise K. Sur
Family medicine
UCLA Health System
1920 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-4700

Joshua Trabulus
Internal medicine
435 N. Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills 90210
310-553-2126
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Neil S. Wenger
Internal medicine
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-0644

Jack Nin Yu
Geriatric medicine
801 S. Chevy Chase Drive
Glendale 91205
818-500-5586
Also: Glendale Adventist

Psychiatry

Michael Blumenfield
5901 Nita Ave.
Woodland Hills 91367
818-564-4207

Vivien K. Burt
UCLA Health System
10921 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90024
310-562-4942

Michael J. Gitlin
UCLA Health System
300 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-3654

Barry A. Kramer
Geriatric psychiatry
Olympia Medical Center
5900 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
323-932-5475
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Andrew F. Leuchter
UCLA Health System
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90024
310-825-0207

Stephen R. Marder
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90073
310-268-3647
Also: UCLA Medical Center

James T. McCracken
Child and adolescent psychiatry
UCLA Health System
760 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90024
310-825-0470

Edmond H. Pi
Keck Medicine of USC
2010 Zonal Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
310-668-8165

Thomas B. Strouse
UCLA Health System
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-267-9072
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Robert Weinstock
1823 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-477-9933
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Pulmonary Disease

Joseph P. Lynch
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-7921

Zab Mosenifar
Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-8203

Robert N. Wolfe
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-657-3792

Reproductive Endocrinology

Daniel A. Dumesic
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7274

John Kuo
IVF Infertility Center
9033 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-888-8448
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Richard P. Marrs
California Fertility Partners
11818 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-828-4008
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Richard J. Paulson
USC Fertility
1127 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90017
213-975-9990
Also: Good Samaritan

Sharon A. Winer
9400 Brighton Way
Beverly Hills 90210
310-274-9100
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Rheumatology

Philip J. Clements
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-2448

Glenn R. Ehresmann
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5100

Daniel J. Wallace
Cedars-Sinai
8737 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-652-0920
Also: UCLA Medical Center

Sports Medicine

Ralph A. Gambardella
Kerlan-Jobe Clinic
6801 Park Terrace
Los Angeles 90045
310-665-7200
Also: White Memorial Medical Center

Raffy Mirzayan
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center
1011 Baldwin Park Blvd.
Baldwin Park 91706
626-851-5256

David L. Schechter
8500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills 90211
310-657-1022
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Surgery

Deanna J. Attai
191 S. Buena Vista St.
Burbank 91505
818-333-2555
Also: Providence Saint Joseph

Anton J. Bilchik
2200 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica 90404
310-449-5206

F. Charles Brunicardi
UCLA Health System
1304 15 St.
Santa Monica 90404
310-319-4080

Ronald W. Busuttil
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-825-5318

Steven D. Colquhoun
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2641

Joshua D. Ellenhorn
Cedars-Sinai
8631 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
424-777-0939
Also: Saint John's

Richard Essner
Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-0301

Yuman Fong
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-471-7100

Kristi M. Funk
Pink Lotus Breast Center
120 S. Spalding Drive
Beverly Hills 90212
310-273-8002
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Armando E. Giuliano
Cedars-Sinai
310 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9331

Scott R. Karlan
Cedars-Sinai
310 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-9331

Namir Katkhouda
Keck Medicine of USC
1510 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-6868

Andrew S. Klein
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2641

Nicholas N. Nissen
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-2641

Isaac Benjamin Paz
City of Hope National Medical Center
209 Fair Oaks
South Pasadena 91030
626-396-2900

Edward H. Phillips
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-8350

William R. Rassman
New Hair Institute
5757 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles 90036
310-553-9113

Howard A. Reber
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7788

Robert R. Selby
Keck Medicine of USC
1510 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-7172

Stephen F. Sener
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90033
323-865-3918

Vijay Trisal
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-256-4673
Also: Huntington Memorial

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

Michael E. Bowdish
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5849

Robert B. Cameron
UCLA Health System
10780 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles 90025
310-470-8980

Robbin G. Cohen
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5849
Also: Huntington Memorial

Frederic W. Grannis
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-359-8111

Cynthia Herrington
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-4148

Hillel Laks
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1837

Jay M. Lee
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-7333

Richard J. Shemin
UCLA Health System
100 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90024
310-206-8232

Vaughn A. Starnes
Keck Medicine of USC
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles 90033
323-442-5849
Also: Huntington Memorial

Alfredo Trento
Cedars-Sinai
127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-3851

Winfield J. Wells
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles 90027
323-361-4148

Urology

Arie S. Belldegrun
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-1434

Stuart D. Boyd
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3700

Sia Daneshmand
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3700

Dudley S. Danoff
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-854-9898

Andrew L. Freedman
Cedars-Sinai
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-4700

Inderbir Singh Gill
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3700

David A. Ginsberg
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3700

Mark H. Kawachi
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010-3012
626-359-8111

Gary Lieskovsky
Keck Medicine of USC
1441 Eastlake Ave.
Los Angeles 90089
323-865-3702

Jacob Rajfer
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-206-8164

Shlomo Raz
UCLA Health System
200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles 90095
310-794-0207

Stephen A. Sacks
Tower Urology
8635 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles 90048
310-854-9898
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Phillip E. Werthman
Center for Male Reproductive Medicine
2080 Century Park East
Los Angeles 90067
888-861-8078
Also: Cedars-Sinai

Timothy G. Wilson
City of Hope National Medical Center
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte 91010
626-359-8111

Vascular Surgery

Sam S. Ahn
University Vascular Associates
1082 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles 90024
310-209-2011
Also: Saint John's

INDUSTRY FAVORITE

Bruce Gewertz
Cedars-Sinai
8700 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles 90048
310-423-5884

Dr. Gewertz wears a lot of hats at Cedars-Sinai -- from surgeon-in-chief to vp interventional services to vice dean of academic affairs -- but it's in the operating room that he feels most comfortable. Besides educating Harrison Ford in the OR as a technical adviser for 1993's The Fugitive, he ended up writing most of the medical dialogue for the film. That doesn't mean he has always felt so at home in the hospital's star-studded halls. "My first patient here was a very well-known comedian -- it's a very different experience when you know more about the person you're seeing than the disease they might have," he says. "When everyone heard I was moving from Chicago University to Cedars-Sinai, they said, 'Oh, that's where all the movie stars die.' I had to quickly correct them -- 'No, they don't all die!'

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