UCLA Health System Honors 5 Physicians

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 4:44:00 PM

Mirror Staff


Health System honored five of its doctors with “Exceptional Physician”

awards during festivities to celebrate “National Hospital Week,” May



other physicians, along with many nurses and other staff members at

both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood and UCLA Medical

Center, Santa Monica, were

honored during celebrations for “National Nurses’ Week,” May 6-12.  


exceptional physician honors at the Westwood campus were Dr. Anjay

Rastogi, who is director of the UCLA Dialysis Program, and Dr. Karen

Miotto, who is director

of Alcoholism and Addiction Medicine at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric



were joined by Dr. Catherine Le, who was chosen by the Westwood nursing

staff to receive its “Physician Partner of the Year” award.  Dr. Le is a

fellow in neurosurgery.


physician honorees at the Santa Monica campus were Dr. Bita Farrell, an

anesthesiologist, Dr. Irawan Susanto, who is director of interventional


and Dr. Eugenia Wen, an intensivist in pulmonary and critical care



trio was joined by Dr. Christopher Tymchuk, a hospitalist selected by

the Santa Monica nursing staff as its “Physician Partner of the Year.”


of the physicians honored is genuinely exceptional, as are the more

than 50 other physicians nominated for these awards,” said Dr. Jonathan

Hiatt, UCLA professor

of surgery and vice-dean for faculty.  “It’s extremely difficult to

select only a few physicians for awards when there are so many talented

and exceptional physicians at UCLA.”


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