Liver and Kidney Disease Support Group

This unique educational series is designed for people with liver and kidney disease. Open to the community, it features a monthly guest speaker and a variety of health topics.

The lecture is followed by individual support groups for liver and kidney disease patients and their families. The goal is to help participants better manage their health, cope with the stresses associated with the transplant process and provide updates on treatment advances.

  • Guest speaker: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Support groups: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

December 2, 2015

Speaker: Tarane Sondoozi, Psy.D.
A support group favorite returns with another uplifting message

Dr. Sondoozi is a psychologist who works through Scripps Mercy’s Employee Assistance Program. If you have been to a past support group where she was our featured speaker, you know the value of her inspirational presentation. If this will be your first time, you are in store for a truly life-changing evening. Dr. Sondoozi uses her personal experiences and past challenges to engage group members and to connect to those with chronic illnesses and potentially life-threatening diseases.

January 6, 2016

Speaker: Irwin Goldstein, MD

Our first speaker for 2016, Dr. Irwin Goldstein, is without question, the leading researcher and practitioner of sexual treatments for men and women in San Diego. He is a board-certified urologist, a nationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of sexual medicine. Dr. Goldstein founded San Diego Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital. We are always delighted to have such a renowned speaker and expert address this important topic scientifically, medically and with candor. He is an impressive individual and a very engaging speaker.

February 3, 2016

Speaker: Michael Bailey, MD

Dr. Michael Bailey is the medical director of Optum San Diego, the agency that oversees a myriad of mental health services offered to residents of San Diego County. Optum provides crisis intervention, support and referrals in 150 languages, along with an Access and Crisis Line operated by trained personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To learn more about what’s available and what can make a big difference to you, a family
member, friend or neighbor, come to the support group featuring guest presenter, Dr. Michael Bailey.

March 2, 2016

Speaker: Bahar Madani, MD

Meet the newest Scripps liver doctor. We welcomed Dr. Madani to Scripps this past October and everyone from patients to staff, including Dr. Frenette, says terrific things about her. With the growth of the Scripps liver program, Dr. Madani was recruited from Methodist Dallas Medical Center where she finished a transplant hepatology fellowship and practiced as a transplant hepatologist. Like Dr. Frenette, she demonstrates a kinder and gentler approach to dealing with serious liver diseases that finds her patients being both comforted and well treated. Come see this for yourself.

Scripps Green Hospital
10666 North Torrey Pines Rd.
Timken Amphitheater
San Diego, CA 92037 US 32.8969 -117.242
Event Details
Date Time Fee
Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Free
Additional Dates
Date Time
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM