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Physicians Supporting the 15th Annual Circles of Life Fashion Show & Luncheon

More 2011 Fashion Show photos and information can be found by clicking here .

Event Chair Robert Ash, MD,
with James Padova, MD
Sam Huang, MD
Michele Carpenter, MD,
flanked by patients
Model Stephanie Morley with
Dr. David and Mrs. Margileth
Lars Anker, MD Lawrence D. Wagman, MD Birbal Bhaskar, MD Afshin Forouzannia, MD Jay Harness, MD
Tariq Mahmood, MD Venita Williams, MD Bradley Noblett, MD Cindy Tran, MD Ivan Turpin, MD

Doctors' Day Celebration, April 2, 2011

Go Red Luncheon, March 2011

From left, St. Joseph Hospital's Co-Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Center Shalizeh Shokooh, MD, Medical Director of the Wellness and Prevention Program Larry Santora, MD, and Women's Heart Center Supervisor Pat Campbell came out to support the American Heart Association Go Red Luncheon at the Westin South Coast Plaza; Internist Nadia Elihu, MD, makes a pledge in support of AHA research and community education programs; and Dr. Warren and Deborah Johnston mingle with the nearly 300 guests perusing the silent auction. Drs. Santora and Johnston both spoke in break-out sessions. St. Joseph Hospital was a proud sponsor of the Go Red Luncheon, which raised more than $150,000 to increase awareness, prevention and intervention protecting women against their number-one killer, heart disease.


Clinical Excellence Team Awards, 2011

At left, St. Joseph Hospital Board of Trustees Chair Mike Immel, Quality & Safety Committee Chair John Tangredi and at right, St. Joseph Hospital President & CEO Steven C. Moreau present a Quality Award for outstanding performance to Jairo Marin, MD, Medical Director of Invasive Cardiology and Chest Pain Center Manager Liz Hahn, RN, MSN, the co-chairs of the AMI (Heart Attack) Clinical Excellence Team that helped the team achieve outstanding outcomes for patients.
Award-winning Clinical Excellence Team (CET) co-chairs, from left: Medical Director of the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic Maged Azer, MD, Aileen Ingles, RN, BSN, PCCN, and Heart Failure Program Coordinator Sue Henke, RN, BSN, PHN, representing the Heart Failure CET; Med/Surg Unit Manager Peggy Walsh, RN, BSN, CNA-BC, and Medical Director of Surgery Alejandro Ramirez, MD, Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) CET; and Intensivist Amir Ghiassi, MD, and Pulmonologist James Roum, MD, Criticall Illness CET.

Celebration 2010

Chief of Staff George Moro, MD, and Celebration Chair Connie Bartlett, DO, address the guests. Huong Duong, MD, and
Vice Chief of Staff Paul
Beck, MD
David Margileth, MD, and
Diana Kendall-Margileth
Nadia Elihu, MD, and David Karlin, MD, Collen Casciari and Chief Medical Officer Raymond Casciari, MD Khalil Zadeh and
Touron Zadeh, MD
Michael Chan, MD, and
Jennifer Liao.

For more Celebration 2010 photos please click here.
From left, Ed Carpenter, Joel Bartlett, MD, Connie Bartlett, DO, Warren Johnston, MD, Michele Carpenter, MD, CFO Alan Garrett, Sally Garrett, Selina Mansonhing, Executive Vice President Kevin Lundon, Paul Mansonhing, MD, and Director of Business Development Kelleen Corfield.


Docs get behind Disneyland® Half-Marathoners - Emergency physician William Murphy, MD, was one of the 150+ volunteers from St. Joseph Hospital on hand Sunday, September 5, to provide first aid for any of the 14,000 runners in need. St. Joseph Hospital was the exclusive medical sponsor for the sold-out Disneyland® Half-Marathon for the third consecutive year.


Ortho Orator-- Orthopedic Surgeon Paul Dinh, MD, was one of several specialists speaking at a 2010 "Day of Orthopedics" held for the community by St. Joseph Hospital.

Louis E. "Ed" Potvin, M.D. Physician Advocacy Award - Melvyn Sterling, MD, board-certified internist, medical director of the Palliative Care Program at St. Joseph Hospital and proponent at the local, state and national levels on issues of import to patients and the medical community , received high praise from his colleagues at the Orange County Medical Association at their General Membership Dinner on May 12, 2010. In accepting the award Dr. Sterling commented that he knew the strength of Dr. Potvin's convictions and was following in his footsteps to the best of his ability. This is only the third time the OCMA has bestowed the Physician Advocacy Award since it was instituted in 2001.


Honoring our physician aces - (L to R) Mary Ann Vincent, vice president of Performance Improvement, and Laura Cho, MD, try their luck at a Doctors' Day Reception black jack table. For many more Doctors' Day 2010 photos, please click here .

Cardiac and Vascular Care Experts - Front row, top left to bottom right: Kelly Tucker, MD; Thomas Kim, MD; Jairo Marin, MD; Howard Dorne, MD; Shalizeh Shokooh, MD; second row, left to right: Warren Johnston, MD; Preston Flanigan, MD; Richard Gates, MD; back row, left to right: Russell Montgomery, MD; Maged Azer, MD; Farhouch Berdjis, MD.

Protecting Providers - Bedros Kojian, MD, was one of more than 200 physicians and employees at St. Joseph Hospital on October 27 receiving their seasonal flu shots.


Circle of Life Fashion Show Role Models - from left, Mike McLean (Master of Ceremonies), Karen Hennessey (Co-Chair), Carmen Morales (Co-Chair) and Dr. David Margileth (Honorary Chair). The June 28 Fashion Show and Luncheon netted nearly $65,000 to support The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St. Joseph Hospital. Physician sponsors, underwriters and supporters also included: Drs. Michael Abdalla, Edward Alexson, Robert Ash, Robert Ball, Birbal Bhaskar, Timothy Byun, Michele Carpenter, Ray Casciari, Kim J. Charney, Theodore Coutsoftides, Richard Fischel, Afshin Forouzannia, Anita Gregory, Jay Harness, Winston Ho, Sam Huang, Edward Lee, Tariq Mahmood, George Moro, Julia Motherway, Madhavi Mummaneni, Fred Nowroozi, James Padova, Brian Palafox, Nabil Phillips, Aaron Sassoon, Ivan Turpin, Sammy Younis and Lawrence Wagman. Male and female cancer patients and survivors served as the runway models, giving profound meaning to this year's event theme, "Believe & Inspire."

Friends of Nursing - Alejandro Ramirez, MD, and Jairo Marin, MD, were chosen by
St. Joseph Hospital nurses as the 2009 Friend of Nursing Award winners. They are congratulated here by Chief Nursing Officer Katie Skelton and (former) President and CEO Larry Ainsworth. This annual award is specifically geared toward physicians who demonstrate a very high level of collaboration with the Nursing staff. These MDs are selected by their nursing colleagues because they show superior skills in communication, cooperation and respect.

St. Joseph Hospital celebrates Doctors' Day 2009 - From top left: Thoracic Surgeon Richard Fischel, M.D., V.P. of Marketing & Business Development Sonoma Van Brunt, V.P. of Operations Tom Hill and Chief Medical Officer Raymond Casciari, MD, share a light moment at an evening reception in honor of the hospital's esteemed Medical Staff. Below, left: Family Practitioner Roger Wang, MD, enjoys hors d'oeuvres and conversation with Ophthalmologist Charles E. Keller, MD, as Ophthalmologist Sanford Chen, MD, makes his selection at the sushi bar.


Heart of Your Community - Cardiologist Lawrence J. Santora, MD, and football Hall of Famer Dick Butkus shared heart health insights at the February 28, 2009, Heart of Your Community event at St. Joseph Hospital. Dr. Santora, Steven Armentrout, MD, and Butkus recently coauthored a book, The OC Cure for Heart Disease.

A Passion for Cancer Prevention--From left: Michelle Carpenter, MD, Medical Director of the Breast Program at St. Joseph Hospital, Martin Weissman, MD, Medical Director of the Urologic Oncology Program, and Matthew Greenberger, MD, urologist, talk to nearly 100 community members at a January 21, 2009, event titled, "Preventing Cancer: What We Can Do Today."

Supporting World Class Cancer Care - Marilyn and James Padova, MD, with Sister Judith at the grand opening celebration of The Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, opened on July 21, 2008.

Ribbon Cutting & Clapping for Elevated Care -- Former Chief of Staff Robert Armen, MD, right, helps open St. Joseph Hospital's new Patient Care Center in October 2007, along with Vice Chairman of the PCC Capital Campaign James Hawkins; former President and CEO Larry K. Ainsworth, and General Superior of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange Sister Katherine Gray.

Opening of Dr. Ty Cobb Cardiac Cath Lab - Drs. Warren Johnston, Women's Heart Center Co-Medical Director; Donald Mahon, Jairo Marin, Invasive Cardiology Medical Director; Jay Lee, Electrophysiology Medical Director; Thomas Kim, Non-Invasive Cardiology Medical Director; Farhouch Berdjis, Adult Congenital Heart Program Medical Director; Ramin Ashtiani and Shalizeh Shokooh, Women's Heart Center Co-Medical Director, surround Cardiologist Dr. Ty Cobb. A grateful patient of Dr. Cobb anonymously donated $1 million for the $1.3 million St. Joseph Hospital Cath Lab renovation, completed in June 2008.