Dr. Sivakumar sees patients at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. He is available for consultation and his office staff may be reached at 310-582-7450.
Dr. Benton qualified as a general and mental health nurse at the then Highland College of Nursing and Midwifery in Inverness, Scotland. His M Phil research degree focused on the application of computer-assisted learning to post-basic nurse education. He has, during the past 30 years published articles in relation to research, practice, education, leadership, regulation, and policy topics. He has a Ph.D. Summa Cum Laude from the University of Completeness for his work researching an international comparative analysis of the regulation of the nursing practice.
Dr. Benton has held senior roles for 25 years across a range of organizations. These roles have included working as Executive Director of Nursing at a Health Authority in London, as a senior civil servant in Northern and Yorkshire Region, as Chief Executive of a Nurse Regulatory body in Scotland, and as Nurse Director of a University Trust Health System.
Dr. Benton is the recipient of several awards and honors. He is particularly proud of being awarded the inaugural Nursing Standard Leadership award in 1993. He was presented with Fellowship of the Florence Nightingale Foundation in 2001, awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing in 2003 for his contribution to health and nursing policy, and most recently became a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2015.
Dr. Bonno is board certified in Neurology with subspecialty certifications in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. She has a special interest in utilizing dietary therapies in adults for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy and is director of the Adult Dietary Therapy Center at the UR Epilepsy Center. She works closely with a ketogenic dietitian, Leeann Habben, to offer various dietary therapies (including Modified Atkins, low glycemic and classic ketogenic diets) to patients.
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