Discoveries Magazine



The Power of Prediction: Simon Gayther, PhD

Simon Gayther, PhD, is serious about the science of disease prediction and prevention. The renowned ovarian and breast cancer researcher — a new recruit to Cedars-Sinai and a transplant from across the pond — opens up about the challenges of assessing genetic risk factors and the joys of clowning around.

Life & Science: Shelly Lu, MD

Dr. Shelly Lu is back. She first arrived at Cedars-Sinai as a resident in internal medicine. Twenty-five years later, she has earned a distinguished position in her field, attracted the acclaim of her peers, and built a life philosophy that she is putting to work as the new director of Cedars-Sinai’s Division of Gastroenterology.

Frontier Nursing: Q & A with Linda Burnes Bolton

Linda Burnes Bolton — national influencer on health policy, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer, and director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai — talks about her true north, leadership, and how nurses can help light a path through the Read On

Q&A with Lindsey Ross, Brain Surgeon in the Making

When Lindsey Ross arrives at the hospital in the early-morning darkness and doesn’t leave until close to midnight, she considers herself lucky: What once seemed like a faraway goal—becoming a doctor—is now her reality as a second-year resident in Cedars-Sinai’s Neurological Surgery Residency Program.

Q+A with Keith L. Black, MD

Why early detection is so important to fighting Alzheimer’s—and how a simple eye test may be the solution. Read On

Q+A with Ilan Kedan, MD, cardiologist, extreme unicyclist

Q. Why cardiology? A. Cardiology makes the most sense to me. There’s a strong mechanical angle to it—it focuses on an organ that functions a lot like a pump, with its own intricate plumbing and wiring. It’s also a very Read On

Q+A with Michael Lill, MD

Medical director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program; martial arts fighter Michael Lill, MD, leads Cedars-Sinai’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. Today, blood and marrow transplant is one of the most aggressive procedures used in the battle against cancer. This technique Read On

Q&A with Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick

Dr. Sarah Kilpatrick, an expert in high-risk pregnancy and advocate of collaborative research, joins Cedars-Sinai. Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, a nationally renowned expert in maternal-fetal medicine and women’s health, is the newly appointed chair of the Department of Obstetrics Read On