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


Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery, Vice President, Interventional Services, Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD
Professor of Pathology, Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute, Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Sarah Kilpatrick, MD, PhD
Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Associate Dean, Faculty Development
Mark Noah, MD
Associate Dean, Medical Education, Medical Director, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education Institutional Designated Official
Nicole Anderson Leonard, JD, MBA
Vice President, Research, Associate Dean, Research
Gerardo Ramirez
Assistant Dean, Academic Operations, Executive Director, Academic Affairs and Research Institute

Academic Affairs

Administration Team


  • Shira Berman,
    Research Project Advisor
  • Amber Bowdry,
    Program Administrator, Finance Services
  • Thom Cagle,
    Executive Assistant to VP Research
  • Karen Geiser,
    Executive Assistant to Dean of the Faculty
  • Hahn Lee,
    Research Report Coordinator, Strategy and Reporting
  • LaToya Hearns, MHA
    Research Development Program Manager,
  • Grace Labrado,
    Program/Project Coordinator
  • Bari Laner,
    Program Administrator
  • Karim Moufidi,
    Associate Director, Strategy and Reporting
  • Kory Pringle,
    Program Administrator, Finance Services
  • Christopher Hernandez, MBA,
    Director, Academic Finance
  • Lydia Rosenbaum, MHS,
    Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
  • Susan Marone,
    Program Manager
  • Bernadette Moleta,
    Financial Analyst
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