Vaughn A. Starnes, M.D., an internationally renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, chair of the Department of Surgery at USC’s Keck Medicine, and co-director of the Heart Institute and founder of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ (CHLA) Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery has been appointed president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) for 2019-2020. The announcement was made Wednesday at the AATS 2019 annual meeting in Toronto.
The ceremony included a ribbon cutting in front of the new Sikorsky helicopter, the 323 Charlie Hotel, which will serve as the primary airship for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Sarah Lane, Hee Seo, Christine Shevhenko and Corey Sterns stars in excerpts from "The Nutcracker," "Harlequinade," "Garden Blue," "Dream Within A Dream" and "Don Quixote."
It's also anniversary time, the second, for ChaiVillageLA. The pioneering collaboration between Temple Emanuel and Temple Isaiah is the first and only synagogue-based village in the country. Las Madrinas Debutante Ball set for Friday, Dec. 21 at the Beverly Hilton.
For the second straight year, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has been named the top pediatric hospital in the western United States and No. 6 nationwide, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals rankings announced this week.
Southern California businesses will rally individuals to raise $1 million this month to support CHLA's pediatric care and research.
The multi-center collaboration is dedicated to employing innovative therapies to improve outcomes for children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a congenital heart defect in which the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped.
President Lisa Brandt thanked the crowd for joining Las Madrinas in its support of the research programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, speaking of its current project, a $5 million pledge for the Las Madrinas Endowment for the Chief of Neurology Chair and the Neurological Institute Epilepsy Program.
The Nov. 28 live broadcast is among many opportunities for Angelenos to support CHLA throughout the holiday season.
Three CHLA physician-researchers will study neuroblastoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia – two of the most aggressive childhood cancers. St. Baldrick's Foundation aims to raise $75,000 on Giving Tuesday.