Superior care starts with a solid education.

"My patients can always rely on me for dedicated, compassionate services and state-of-the-art surgical care. My additional fellowship training in advanced laparoscopic surgery allows me to offer the lastest minimally invasive procedures."

     Fellowship Training: Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, USC
     Residency Training: Surgery, UC Irvine College of Medicine
     MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
     BS: Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Professional memberships add to my patient care arsenal.

"Surgery continues to be a rapidly advancing field. The greatest benefit of my professional association memberships is the sharing of knowledge about the newest, most effective techniques and technology. In this way, I will continue to be at the leading edge of surgical care."

     Fellows:     American college of Surgeons 
     Members:   Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
                     American Medical Association
                     Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
                     Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Recent publications.

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., "Preditors of Response After Laparoscopic Splenectomy for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura," Surgical Endosc 2001; 15(5): 484-88

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., "Intraabdominal Abscess Rate After Laparoscopic Appenddectomy," Am J Surg 2000; 180:456-461

N. Katkhonda, S.W. Grant, M. Friedlander, et al., "Laparoscopic Management of Complications of Peptic Ulcer Disease," Atlas of Laparoscopic Surgery, G. Ballantyne, Ed., W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA 2000



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