• Contributors

    Michael D. Landes Michael D. Landes is the President of the Eisenhower Medical Center Foundation and through December 2004 served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Annenberg Center for Health Services at Eisenhower. A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Landes owned one of the nation’s largest live recording firms, the Landes Slezak Group prior to joining Eisenhower. He also served on the Indian Wells City Council from 1996 through 2000, serving as mayor from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Landes currently serves on the Arizona State University School of Business Board of Advisors.

    Joel Hirschberg, MD Dr. Hirschberg is the Medical Director of the Arthritis Education Program at Eisenhower Medical Center. He earned his medical degree at George Washington University in 1976. He did his internship and his residency in medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Between 1979 and 1981, he was a Fellow in Rheumatology at University of California, Los Angeles. Today, in addition to his private practice, Dr. Hirschberg is also Chief of Arthritis/Rheumatology at Eisenhower Medical Center, having begun the Rheumatic Disease Center at Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Hirschberg is a Board Member of the Southern California Arthritis Foundation.

    Neal Hermanowicz, MDDr. Hermanowicz is the Director of the Phillip and Carol Traub Parkinson’s Center at Eisenhower Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1985. He did his internship in internal medicine and residency in Neurology at the University of Wisconsin from 1985 to 1989. He has a fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hermanowicz is also the Director of Movement Disorders Program and the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs at the University of California, Irvine.

    Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS Carolyn Katzin is a Certified Nutrition Specialist with a private practice in Los Angeles. She received her nutrition training at London University and her graduate degree in Nutritional Sciences from UCLA’s School of Public Health. Carolyn’s areas of expertise include weight regulation, nutritional genetics and nutritional support for chronic disease management, including immune therapies. Nutrition for cancer patients and their families is a special focus of her practice. Carolyn is an internationally acclaimed public speaker and the author of The Cancer Nutrition Center Handbook.

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