October 17 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff Set for Oct. 20

Jack M. Matloff, M.D., will be honored with the Pioneer in Medicine Award at this year's Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff.

Medical Staff ID # Provides Physicians with Results

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Starting Nov. 1, physicians can use their Medical Staff ID # to retrieve messages. Read more about recent changes to the Vocada/Veriphy system by clicking below.

FDA requires warning, receives trial results

The FDA recently required stronger warnings regarding the risk of fungal infections in patients treated with TNF blockers. The agency also reported that a clinical trial found no increased stroke risk for people treated with tiotropium bromide.


Family Making Rounds at Cedars-Sinai

(l-r) Chief resident Eraj Basseri, M.D., chats with his cousins -- second-year resident Benjamin Basseri, M.D., and fourth-year medical student Robert Basseri

First there were the three tenors. Now there are the three Basseris.

Chief resident Eraj Basseri, M.D., and his cousins, second-year resident Benjamin Basseri, M.D., and fourth-year medical student Robert Basseri, have all been making their rounds at Cedars-Sinai.

"It was exciting to see my cousins come to Cedars-Sinai," said Eraj, 31, a sixth-year resident hoping to continue his studies with a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery. "They always essentially had me to look to as a mentor. And when they got into medical school, it was rewarding."

For the fourth consecutive year, Cedars-Sinai Medical Group was rated one of California's top performing physicians' organizations by the Integrated Healthcare Association (IHA).

The IHA awards groups scoring in the top 20 percent in its statewide analysis, based on a number of performance measures, including clinical quality, patient satisfaction, preventative care and enhanced use of information technology. Cedars-Sinai Medical Group is one of only four different medical groups in Los Angeles to be honored, and one out of a dozen groups in Southern California.

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Chugh Joins Staff at Cedars-Sinai's Institute

Sumeet S. Chugh, M.D., has joined the hospital as associate director of the Heart Institute and director of the Electrophysiology Lab.

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D., was elected president of the Western Surgical Association.

Lunchtime Events Planned for Pastoral Care Week

Physicians have the opportunity to meet Cedars-Sinai's chaplains and spiritual caregivers during Pastoral Care Week, Oct. 19-25.

This week is marked nationwide and celebrates those who provide spiritual guidance to patients, their families and hospital staff.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff - Oct. 20

Emeritus Society Lecture by Robert Klapper, M.D. - Oct. 24

Advances in Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery - Oct. 25 and 26

Informational Meeting for Medical Mission to Guatemala - Oct. 26


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