Keck Medical Center of USC invites case managers, medical directors and other clinical colleagues to learn more about how Keck physicians and their care teams can provide new solutions and unique approaches and therapies to treating the complex patient.

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Catherine and Joseph Aresty Auditorium, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1450 Biggy street, Lower Ground, Los Angeles, Calif. 90033

Join us for a presentation and discussion with multi-specialty faculty physicians. Breakfast and lunch will be served, and complimentary valet parking provided. CEU credit offered.*

Kindly RSVP before April 28 at

Complimentary valet parking is located near the corner of the southeast side of Biggy and Eastlake Street.


7 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

7:30 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview
Tarek Salaway, MPH, MHA, MA

8 a.m.
Advanced Treatment Options in Complex Spine Surgery
John Liu, M.D.

8:30 a.m.
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Disease of the Ear and Lateral Skull Base
Rick Friedman, M.D., PhD

9 a.m.

9:15 a.m.
Percutaneous Approach to Complex Pelvic Fractures
Geoffrey Marecek, M.D.

9:45 a.m.
KMC Strategy: Collaborative Partnership with Managed Care Organizations
Sanjit Mahanti, MHA

10:15 a.m.
Advancement in Therapeutic Endoscopy
Jacques Van Dam, M.D., PhD

10:45 a.m.
Multidisciplinary Approach to Advanced Lung Diseases
Afshar Kamyar, D.O.

11:15 a.m.
New Therapeutic Approaches to Treatment of Hematologic Disorders
Preet Chaudhary, M.D., PhD

11:45 a.m.

12:30 p.m.
New Approaches to Percutaneous Valve Therapies
David Shavelle, M.D.

1 p.m.
Case Management Approaches to Complex Cases
Karen Longpre, RN, BSN, ACM, and Judith Plant, RN, MA

1:30 p.m.
New Therapies for Treatment of Cerebral Vascular Disorders
May Kim-Tenser, M.D.

2 p.m.
Ambulatory Care Expansion and Enhanced Services
Laurie Johnson

2:30 p.m.
Multidisciplinary Management of Testicular Germ Cell Tumors
Sia Daneshmand, M.D.

3 p.m.
Therapeutic Advances for Treatment of Esophageal/Upper GI Cancers
Jeffrey Hagen, M.D.

3:30 p.m.
Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Lung Cancer
Daniel Oh, M.D.

4 p.m.




Program Faculty

Preet Chaudhary, M.D., PhD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Chief, Jane Anne Nohl Division of Hematology and Center for the Study of Blood Diseases
Co-Leader, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program
Associate Director, Translational Research at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sia Daneshmand, M.D.
Associate Professor of Urology (Clinical Scholar)
Director of Urologic Oncology, USC Institute of Urology

Rick Friedman, M.D., PhD
Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurosurgery
Director, Acoustic Neuroma Center
Division Director, Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery

Jeffrey Hagen, M.D.
Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Afshar Kamyar, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of the Center for Advanced Lung Disease

May Kim-Tenser, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

John Liu, M.D. (Rick Hagy)
Professor of Neurosurgery
Co-Director, USC Spine CenterGeoffrey Marecek, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic SurgeryDaniel Oh, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Geoffrey Marecek, MD
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Daniel Oh, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery

David Shavelle, M.D.
Director, LAC+USC Cardiac Catheterization Lab
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Program Director, Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship

Jacques Van Dam, M.D., PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Gastroenterology



Hospital Administration

Laurie Johnson
Executive Administrator, Ambulatory Services

Karen Longpre, RN, BSN, ACM
Director, Care Coordination

Sanjit Mahanti, MHA
Chief Hospital Business Development Officer

Judith Plant, RN, MA
Transitional Care Coordinator

Tarek Salaway, MPH, MHA, MA
Chief Operating Officer





*This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, BRN Provider No. 15533.

This certificate must be retained by the licensee for a period of four years after the course ends.