October 31 2008 Issue Medical Staff Pulse is
a Publication of the Chief of Staff

Online satisfaction survey available through Nov. 21

Cedars-Sinai's MD/RN Collaborative is conducting its annual MD/RN Satisfaction Survey now through Nov. 21. Click here to access the survey online from any location.

Make your diagnosis

History: A 6-week-old male with palpable right neck mass. No fever, chills, dysphagia, respiratory distress or failure to thrive.

Don't Let the Flu Bug You

Free vaccinations available through November

The flu vaccine is now available to all Cedars-Sinai physicians, at no cost.

Click here to find out where you can get your vaccination in November. Flu shots and flu mist are available.

Pharmacy Focus

Pharmacy Focus will return in the Nov. 14 issue.


Pioneer Award honoree inspired 'generation'

Jack Matloff, M.D., received the 2008 Pioneer in Medicine Award

Members of the medical staff rose to their feet at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff to honor the man who brought "modern open-heart surgery" to Cedars-Sinai.

Jack M. Matloff, M.D., founder of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the hospital, received the 2008 Pioneer in Medicine Award from Vice Chief of Staff Norman Schulman, M.D., at the Oct. 20 meeting and luncheon.

CS-Hosted Seminar Explores Fetal Neurology

If it's Monday, this must be England.

On the first Monday of each month, physicians at Cedars-Sinai call together the world's experts to discuss a case in the emerging field of fetal neurology.

The collaboration via videoconferencing technology was initiated in January by Siegfried Rotmensch, M.D., Director of Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Leading experts from Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Germany, Israel, Italy and Switzerland participate with a multidisciplinary team from Cedars-Sinai.

Viewing Web/VS on an iPhone or iPod Touch

Web/VS access is now available on iPhones and the iPod Touch.

In order to view Web/VS, your iPhone or iPod should be running version 2.1 of the Apple iPhone software. For compatibility purposes, the Web/VS screen size has been reduced. It currently is not optimized to run as a full-screen iPhone application and some features of Web/VS have been removed.


Dr. Bender, co-director of the Cedars-Sinai Urology Center and former chief of staff, talks about why he picked his specialty, how he met his wife, and the path to changing state law.

Developing efficient clinical research model top priority

Howard Sandler, M.D., started Oct. 20 as chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Helping create "a nimble, flexible research environment" in Cedars-Sinai's Department of Radiation Oncology is among his goals.

Early registration for Cedars-Sinai's fourth annual 5K Run for Her is due by Sunday, Nov. 9.

For more upcoming events, click below.


Share Your Story

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest by clicking on the link below to e-mail the Chief of Staff's office.

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