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Dr Daniel Sadigh

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March Eight is the International Women's Day (IWD). It is a global day celebrating the economic, political, social, scientific  and artistic achievements of women past, present and future.
 
The role of women in today's world is far beyond any time in the past. Not only today's woman gives birth and cares for her family, she also functions as a provider and a protector. She does not rely on a man to attend to her needs and acts as a major force in the work place. In the last two decades the number of women in the fields of science and medicine has almost doubled. 48.3% of medical degrees awarded in the US in 2009-10 were earned by women, a huge increase from 26.8% in 1982-3. 
 
Dr. Sadigh's special guest, Guita Balakhane, M.D. is an exemplary icon of such modern woman. She immigrated to the United States in her teen years and attended Yeshiva University. Upon graduation from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine she completed 3 years of specialty in Internal Medicine and 2 years of sub-specialty in Nephrology and Hypertension at UCLA Medical Center. In 1992 she founded the Center for Internal Medicine and Nephrology Medical Group at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she has successfully continued to practice her healing modalities.  
 
Dr. Balakhane has managed the challenging demands of a medical practice while having a fulfilling family life-style. She has been happily married for thirty one years, has practiced medicine for twenty five years, and raised two amazingly talented children. She found time to coach and referee AYSO soccer and founded "Soccer for Peace Program" to spread the message of oneness and peace. She also enjoys reading, poetry, philosophy, classical music, composing, playing piano, traveling, gardening and hiking.

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