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TODAY news for Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Jun R. Chiong, MD, will be joining Loma Linda University cardiology medical group on September 1, 2006.  
Dr. Chiong received his medical training from Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu, Philippines; his residency training from the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital; and completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the University of Florida Health Science Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Chiong is a well-published cardiologist and is board certified by the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Dr. Chiong can be contacted through the physician access line, (909) 558-0099, for physician referrals.

Ted Gregorius, MD, will join the department of orthopaedic surgery as an instructor effective September 1, 2006.
Dr. Gregorius received his medical degree from Loma Linda University. He completed his residency at the University of Florida, where the department of orthopedic surgery provided team physicians for the University’s football, baseball, and soccer programs. Dr. Gregorius just finished his sports medicine fellowship at Stanford University. During his fellowship he helped provide team coverage to the San Francisco 49ers and was the assistant team physician for Santa Clara University’s soccer and basketball programs.
As a fellowship-trained
sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Gregorius will do arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) of the knee and arthroscopic rotator cuff reconstruction of the shoulder. He will treat instability of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. He is also trained to do meniscal transplant and autologous chondrocyte transplant (carticel) in selected knee cases.
To make an appointment with Dr. Gregorius, please call (909) 558-2808 or ext. 22808.

Shawn Higuchi, MD, has joined the department of neurology as a general neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist.
Dr. Higuchi received his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii. He
graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1997. His graduate medical education included an internal medicine preliminary year, neurology residency, and clinical neurophysiology residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.  
Clinical neurophysiology focuses on tests such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity testing, electroencephalography (EEG), evoke potentials, sleep studies, and intraoperative monitoring.  Dr. Higuchi will be seeing general neurology patients at the Faculty Medical Offices, performing EMG, reading EEG, providing intraoperative monitoring, and serving as attending on the inpatient service.
To make an appointment with Dr. Higuchi, please call (909) 558-2880.

Khashayar Dashtipour, MD, PhD, has joined the department of neurology as
a specialist in movement
disorders.
Dr. Dashtipour completed his residency in neurology, as well as a fellowship in
movement disorders, at the University of Southern California (USC), where he was chief resident. He is currently an assistant professor of clinical neurology in the division of movement disorders at Loma Linda University Health Care.
Dr. Dashtipour specializes
in movement disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and dystonia. He treats dystonia, spasticity, hyperhidrosis, sialorrhoea, and migraine headaches. He also has clinical interest in deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society. He is currently working on projects involving the neuroimaging techniques in Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Dashtipour is the author of numerous articles and book chapters in basic science and clinical neurology and has research proposals in progress for NIH grants.
To make an appointment with Dr. Dashtipour, please call (909) 558-2880.

Simon A. Salerno, MD, has joined the department of neurosurgery as assistant professor and will serve as chief of the spine section of the department of neurosurgery. He obtained his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, and completed neurosurgical residency training at Albany Medical Center. He then completed a one-year fellowship in complex spine surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Salerno is eligible for American Board of Neurological Surgery certification.
To make an appointment, please call (909) 558-6388 or ext. 86811.

Hin-Wah (Frank) Lee, MD, joined the department of medicine in the division of gastroenterology on July 1, 2006, and has been appointed to the position of assistant professor in internal medicine.
Dr. Lee commenced his medical school training here at Loma Linda University, stayed for his residency in internal medicine, and completed his fellowship in gastroenterology at LLUMC in June 2006. Dr. Lee is well-trained in all areas of gastroenterology, is seeing patients in the clinic at the FMO, and is consulting on inpatients at LLUMC, as well as performing procedures in the GI lab.  
To make an appointment, please call (909) 558-2850 for a clinic appointment or (909) 558-4668 for GI lab procedures.

Harvey M. Lashier, MD, has joined the department of ophthalmology.
Dr. Lashier has practiced general ophthalmology since 1969. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. After completing his internship at Porter Adventist Hospital in Denver, Colorado, he served as a medical officer in the U.S. Navy for two years. He completed his ophthalmology residency at White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons.  He currently provides general medical eye care.
To make an appointment, please call (909) 558-2154.

Richard R. Tamesis, MD, has joined the department of ophthalmology.
Dr. Tamesis obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and continued his fellowship in glaucoma there. He also did a clinical fellowship in immunology and uveitis at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Tamesis specializes in the treatment of glaucoma and uveitis, and provides medical and surgical treatment for glaucoma. He is a member of
the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has written numerous publications on immune and inflammatory ocular diseases, as well as treatment of glaucoma.  
He was awarded Teacher of the Year in 2003 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
To make an appointment, please call (909) 558-2154.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 14, 2006