by Debbonnaire Kovacs

From Briana Pastorino, Media Relations Specialist, LLU
submitted March 27, 2014
Note from AToday: We were sent several samples of the physicians' art, but these are the only two that would load. The files are quite large and, understandably, the photographers don't want lesser-quality images to appear. The photo on the left was taken by Daniel Wongworawat. I am unable to credit the one on the right yet, but will soon. DK

LOMA LINDA, CA., March 21, 2014 – Loma Linda University (LLU) office of physician vitality is sponsoring the upcoming art exhibit, “Through a Doctor’s Lens.” The exhibit will feature photography by Loma Linda University physicians and will take place March 28 through April 18 at the Redlands Art Association Gallery, 215 E. State Street, in Redlands.
“Both creative and altruistic endeavors have long been known to enhance physician resilience and diminish burnout,” said Barbara Couden Hernandez, PhD, LMFT, RN, director of physician vitality. “Loma Linda University Medical Center physicians have maintained a rotating photography exhibit in the medical staff lounge for two years. The photography of ‘Through a Doctor’s Lens’ demonstrates their talent for detailed work and aesthetics that also characterizes their clinical skills.”

Roughly 40 photos from 11 Loma Linda University School of Medicine (LLUSM) physicians will be showcased and available for purchase. Proceeds from exhibit sales will be used to purchase rocking chairs for the pediatric emergency department at Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Credit: Charlene Kiang, MD
Featured photographers include doctors Don and Resa Chase, Gail Stewart, Chelsea Cosand, Tait Stevens, Francis Chan, Jay Shah, Lisa Kairis, Barry Watkins, Daniel Wongworawat, and Chad Burk.
The Redlands Art Association Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free.
A reception will be held at the gallery on Sunday, March 30, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.