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VPH Salutes Medical Director of Anesthesia

Posted on 4/28/2015

VAN NUYS, CALIF. – Valley Presbyterian Hospital congratulates its Medical Director of Anesthesia, Ali Manoochehrian, MD, who received the esteemed “2015 Ace Award” from EmCare, a national physician practice management company.

The award recognizes a single, EmCare anesthesiologist from across the U.S., who demonstrates excellence in patient care, clinical expertise and strong leadership. Dr. Manoochehrian received the award during EmCare’s annual Leadership Conference, held in Orlando, Fla., March 30 – April 1.

“We are proud to partner with Dr. Manoochehrian, and to have such a dedicated and caring leader overseeing our anesthesia services,” said Gayathri S. Jith, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Ambulatory Services. “Dr. Manoochehrian’s passion to deliver high quality, compassionate care is evident in his daily interactions with patients and staff, and we congratulate him on this tremendous achievement.”

Dr. Manoochehrian is lauded for his anesthesia skills, especially nerve blocks for orthopedic surgeries, as well as attentive patient care. Colleagues describe him as an effective leader with a collaborative spirit. He earned his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica, West Indies. His residency in anesthesia was completed at the University of Southern California Medical Center.

“I was very surprised that I won the Ace Award this year,” Dr. Manoochehrian said. “I am so honored.”

Valley Presbyterian Hospital (VPH) is an independent, nonprofit and nonsectarian hospital serving the medical needs of the San Fernando Valley community for more than 50 years. VPH has grown to become one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Valley region and continues to provide patientcentered care for a healthy community. The 350-bed facility offers advanced technology and a full range of medical services to improve and save lives.