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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 9, 2010 Issue | Archived Issues

Pharmacy Focus

Pfizer withdraws Mylotarg® from market

On June 21, Pfizer announced the voluntary withdrawal of the drug Mylotarg® (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) from the U.S market. 

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Imaging Case of the Month for July

A 68-year-old female with dyspnea on exertion underwent a CT coronary angiogram as part of her workup. 

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Meetings and Events

Interdisciplinary Diabetes Conference, July 13

Argentina: Land of Pampas, Gauchos, Tango, Polo and Soccer, July 20

Sand N' Snore, July 16

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Hooray for Hollywood!

The Independence Day holiday weekend started with a bang – and a band – for 346 Cedars-Sinai physicians, their families and friends at the Hollywood Bowl.

The "July 4th Fireworks Spectacular" kicked off with a rousing performance of patriotic standards including "America the Beautiful" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic" performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. Country superstar Vince Gill played a guest set of some of his fan favorites.

For the finale, the crowd "oohed" and "aahed" as 10 minutes of breathtaking fireworks perfectly choreographed to the marches of John Phillip Sousa shot into the sky. The gathering at the Hollywood Bowl is an annual tradition of the medical staff.

The event was organized by Marjorie Santore-Besson, director of System Affairs, and Erika Waring, executive assistant.

Lou Cohen, M.D., and his wife NikiSrinath Samudrala, M.D., and his family relax before the show.
Thomas Gordon, senior vice president of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Delivery Network, Jon Kobashigawa, M.D., director of the Heart Institute heart transplant program, Jignesh Patel, M.D., co-medical director of the Heart Transplant Program, and their families enjoy their festive box seats and box dinners at the Hollywood Bowl.Steven Piantadosi, M.D., director of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, and Howard Sandler, M.D., chair of Radiation Oncology, relax and enjoy the pre-show festivities at the Hollywood Bowl.
Neurovascular Center director Michael Alexander, M.D., and his wife Joanne brought their family to the Hollywood Bowl to start their holiday weekend with wonderful music and eye-popping fireworks.Dr. and Mrs. Carey Strom recline in their box seats, waiting for the L.A. Phil to take to the stage.
Steven Galen, M.D., vice chief of staff, and Chris Ng, M.D., secretary of the medical staff, prepared for the show and long weekend.Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Neonatology Charles Simmons, M.D., and his family get into the patriotic spirit at the Hollywood Bowl.
Andrew Schroeder, M.D., and his family pose for photos before the music begins.Food, flags and fireworks: This young man, Dr. Christine Walsh’s son, shows his Cedars-Sinai family how to get the holiday weekend started.