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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

Ali Azizzadeh, MD
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
Michael E. Farkouh, MD, MSc
Associate Dean, Research and Clinical Trials
Bruce L. Gewertz, MD
Vice Dean, Clinical System Development and Faculty Affairs
Jeffrey A. Golden, MD
Vice Dean, Research and Graduate Education, Director, Burns and Allen Research Institute
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 Dean and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Harry Sax, MD, FACS, FACHE
Associate Dean, International Academic Programs

Academic Affairs

Administration Team

  • Shira Berman,
    Research Project Advisor
  • Amber Bowdry,
    Sr. Financial Analyst
  • LaToya Hearns, MHA
    Research Development Program Manager
  • Christopher Hernandez, MBA,
    Executive Director, Academic Administration and Finance
    Assistant Dean, Academic Affairs, Operations
  • Bari Laner,
    Program Administrator
  • Hahn Lee,
    Lead Data Systems Reporting Analyst
  • Susan Marone,
    Program Manager
  • Janeth Zafra-Mauricio
    Executive Assistant, Research Institute and Academic Affairs
    Assistant to Nicole Leonard, JD, MBA - VP and Vice Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Lissa Olbeter,
    Sr. Research Project Advisor
  • Martha Orellana,
    Executive Assistant, Office of the Dean
    Academic Affairs and Research Institute Administration
  • Kory Pringle,
    Sr. Financial Analyst
  • Lydia Rosenbaum, DrHsc, MHsc, CCRP
    Executive Director, Academic Clinical Research Office, Academic Affairs
  • Marcellus Gaius Sebastian
    Manager, Academic Affairs
  • Karina Silva
    Executive Assistant, Office of the Dean
    Academic Affairs and Research Institute Administration
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