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Music Creates a
(From left) James Collins; Dr. David T. Feinberg, presenting the proclamation; Robert
Draine; Dr. David Reuben (FEL ’88), chief of the Department of Geriatric Medicine; and
Dr. Brandon Koretz (RES ’99, FEL ’00), co-chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine.
UCLA surgeons Drs. F. Charles Brunicardi (left) and Ronald W. Busuttil.
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
Photo: Robert Hernandez
Dr. F. Charles Brunicardi , Moss Foundation Chair in
UCLA Health Sciences
Honors Robert Draine
In a special, private ceremony , Dr. David T. Feinberg (RES ’92,
FEL ’94), president of UCLA Health System, presented longtime
UCLA benefactor Robert Draine with a Dean’s Letter of Proclamation
for his ongoing support of the David Geffen School of Medicine at
UCLA — particularly the UCLA Division of Geriatrics and the UCLA
Longevity Center. Draine has contributed more than $550,000 to
the university and was the creative force behind the development of
several successful programs. In addition, numerous friends he has
introduced to these important UCLA programs have contributed
When Draine wanted to honor his late wife, Patricia, who
suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, he provided the impetus to
establish the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program. He
has been involved in numerous efforts to promote and expand the
program, as well as raise additional funds. In addition to his personal
contributions, he engaged James Collins to provide a lead gift for
the program. Draine was instrumental in developing a method for
patients to communicate electronically with physicians through a
secure website, which promoted doctor-patient relations and gave
physicians the ability to electronically prescribe, thus bringing in
additional clinical revenue. In addition, his funding named a patient
room in the north wing of UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica in
memory of Patricia Draine.
Gastrointestinal and Personalized Surgery and chief of
general surgery at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica,
showcased the UCLA Personalized Surgery Program
at a combined lecture/music event hosted by the UCLA
Division of General Surgery at UCLA’s Fowler Museum
on June 25, 2014.
“The Intersection of Medicine and Music” featured
a presentation by Dr. Brunicardi on innovative trends in
personalized surgery. The evening also included music
from Dr. Brunicardi’s
CD, Where Sunset
Meets the Beach.
Dr. Ronald W. Busuttil
(RES ’77), William P.
Longmire, Jr. Chair
in Surgery, chief
Dr. F. Charles Brunicardi enhanced
of the Division of
his lecture on personalized medicine
Liver and Pancreas
with selections from his CD of
Photo: Reed Hutchinson
director of the UCLA
Pfleger Liver Institute;
Dr. Joe Hines (RES ’97), Robert and Kelly Day Chair
in General Surgery and chief of the UCLA Division
of General Surgery; Dr. Mark S. Litwin (FEL ’93), Fran
and Ray Stark Foundation Chair of the Department
of Urology; and potential donors.
The division is at the forefront of personalized
surgery, which has enormous potential to transform
surgical care. The pioneering technique utilizes the
latest genomics and targeted therapies, based on each
individual’s molecular profile.