Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

  • Posted on: Wed, 08/26/2015 - 23:34
  • By: OCHIS Chief Editor
This article is an introduction of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. 


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) is a non-profit hospital and multi-specialty academic health science center located in Los Angeles, California. CSMC has more than 2,000 physicians in all clinical specialty, providing care to patients from across the United States and around the world. Cedars-Sinai is affiliated with the California Heart Center, University of Southern California and David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Medical research

Physicians and scientists at Cedars-Sinai are engaged in basic and clinical research to bring medical advancements directly from the laboratory to the bedside. Major specialty institutes focusing on research and clinical care include:

  • Biomedical Imaging Research Institute: Host of research for developing and applying state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Director: Debiao Li

    • Cardiovascular imaging: Debiao Li, Rohan Dharmakumar,Zhaoyang Fan,Behzad Sharif

    • MSK regeneration imaging: Dan Gazit

    • Cancer imaging: Benedick Fraass

    • Neuro imaging: Frank Moser

    • Thoracic abdominal imaging: Rola Saouaf

  • Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute: Powered by colleagues dedicated to understanding and overcoming the pervasive health threat of heart disease. Director: Eduardo Marbán

    • Nuclear imaging: Daniel Berman

    • Stem cell therapy: Eduardo Marbán

    • Valvular intervention: Raj Makkar

    • Heart transplant: Jon Kobashigawa

  • Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute: Dedicated to advancing the field of neurosurgery, providing leading-edge research and world-class treatment options for patients. Director: Keith Black

    • Age-sensitive Immunity: Christopher Wheeler

    • Gene Therapy: John Yu

    • Molecular Oncology: Julia Ljubimova

    • Blood-Brain tumor barrier: Keith Black

  • Regenerative Medicine Institute: Host of research with focus on reprogramming old cells back in time to a powerful state from which they can regenerate any tissue of the human body. Director: Clive Svendsen

    • Brain regeneration: Clive Svendsen

    • Blood regeneration: Helen Goodridge

    • Eye regeneration: Shaomei Wang

    • Pancreas, liver regeneration: Vaithi Arumugaswami

  • Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute: Host of a full range of research specialty centers that diagnose and treat most forms of cancer. Director: Steven Piantadosi

    • Breast cancer research: Phillip Koeffler

    • Ovarian cancer research: Beth Karlan

    • Prostate cancer research: Leland Chung

    • Brain cancer research: Keith Black


[1] http://cedars-sinai.edu/

[2] https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Departments-and-Institutes/Biomedi...

[3] https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Heart-Instit...

[4] https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Neurosurgery...

[5] https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Research/Departments-and-Institutes/Regener...

[6] https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Patients/Programs-and-Services/Samuel-Oschi...

Author's Biography

Yibin Xie

Yibin Xie received his PhD from University of California, Los Angeles, currently a postdoctoral scientist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Biomedical Imaging Research Institute under the guidance of Prof. Debiao Li. His current research interests include vessel wall imaging, coronary artery imaging and diffusion weighted imaging.

Email: yibin.xie@cshs.org