Expert Team

Led by Zab Mosenifar, MD, and Rorbert J. McKenna, Jr., MD, the Women's Guild Lung Institute at Cedars-Sinai is comprised of a world-class team of pulmonary specialists, including pioneers in the field.  Cedars-Sinai is a world leader in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) treatment of lung cancer.


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Leadership

Paul W. Noble, MD

Chair Department of Medicine
Director Women's Guild Lung Institute

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Robert McKenna Jr, MD

Medical Director Thoracic Surgery and Trauma
Co-Medical Director Women's Guild Lung Institute

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Zab Mosenifar, MD

Executive Vice Chair Medicine
Co-Medical Director Women's Guild Lung Institute

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Pulmonology

David Balfe, MD

Medical Director Pulmonary Stepdown Unit

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George Chaux, MD

Medical Director Lung Transplant Center

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Peter Chen, MD

Director Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

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Ashraf Elsayegh, MD

Director Medical Intensive Care Unit

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Jeremy A. Falk, MD

Associate Director Lung Transplant Center

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Sara Ghandehari, MD

Assistant Medical Director Lung Transplant Center
Medical Director Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Dani Hackner, MD

Associate Chair Department of Medicine
Director Transitional Critical Care Services

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Heather D. Jones, MD

Director Critical Care Intensivist Service

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Michael I. Lewis, MD

Director Respiratory Intensive Care Unit
Co-Director Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

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Isabel Pedraza, MD

Pulmonary Medicine
Director Medical Intensive Care Unit Blue Service

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Leslie M. Stricke, MD

Internal Medicine Pulmonology

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Victor Tapson, MD

Director Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Vascular Disease Research Program
Director Clinical Research, Women’s Guild Lung Institute

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Syed Omar Tirmizi, MD

Internal Medicine Pulmonology

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Robert N Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Pulmonology

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Thoracic Surgery

Ali Mahtabifard, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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Heather Merry, MD

Thoracic Surgery

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Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD

Associate Director Thoracic Surgery
Associate Program Director Thoracic Surgery Residency Program

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Cardiothoracic Surgery

Wen Cheng, MD

Program Director Thoracic Surgery Residency
Director Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Hematology - Oncology

Ronald B. Natale, MD

Medical Director Clinical Lung Cancer Program

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Chest Radiology

Peter J. Julien, MD

Chief Thoracic Imaging

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Pulmonary Pathology

Alberto Marchevsky, MD

Director Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology

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Other Participating Team Members

  • Roy Artal, MD, Pulmonology
  • Harvey Brown, MD, Pulmonology
  • David Gum-Tong Ng, MD, Pulmonology
  • Ralph Potkin, MD, Pulmonology
  • Steven M. Simons, MD, Pulmonology