For Dr. Jennifer Hui, there’s no better fit than the super-specialized field of oculoplastics. “I like very detailed things. I’m very, very precise and in the field of ophthalmology you need to be precise. Everything is down to the millimeter,” explains Hui, who also has an interest in plastic surgery. “When I discovered the subspecialty of oculoplastics, [which] combines plastic
Radiation oncologist Dr. Theodore D. Masek loves many of aspects of his profession, which combines time spent in the clinic and operating room with physics and radiobiology planning, but his favorite part of the job is a no-brainer. “I’m actually curing patients,” says Masek, medical director with 21st Century Oncology in Palm Desert. “Not that many fields in medicine actually
VIDEO: Dr. Rodolfo Batarse talks about being the only transplant-certified physician for the kidneys and pancreas in the valley.
Dr. Carol Renke and her family practice exudes a familial atmosphere and that’s exactly how she likes it. Her husband, Robert Renke, serves as practice manager; much of her staff has been with her for many years; and Renke gets to care for multiple generations of patients, ranging from adolescents to the elderly. “I’ve gotten to see patients through different
Dr. Wendy Roberts knows she’s in the right place at the right time. “The Coachella Valley is unique in that it’s an older population, however, it’s getting younger. That’s a neat environment to work in and, for a dermatologist, very exciting,” she says, adding the array of technology available to her field is vast. “The toolbox is a big, big
When Javed Siddiqi first arrived at Desert Regional Medical Center in 2005 to fill in during a neurosurgeon shortage, he planned to stay for 10 days. That plan changed when he was asked to stay and build a new neurosurgery program. Siddiqi agreed, but only after “doodling on a piece of paper” his vision for a neuroscience center that would