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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF April 15, 2011 Issue | Archived Issues

Acetylcysteine Shortage, Benzocaine Product Risks

Pharmacy Focus

- Update to Fluoroquinolones Boxed Warning

- Shortage of Acetylcysteine 10% 100mg/ml Solution for Nebulization

- Benzocaine Topical Products: Risk of Methemoglobinemia

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Meetings and Events

Women and Ischemic Heart Disease Symposium
April 29

Annual Basketball Game
May 15

Clinical and Translational Research Workshop
Applications due June 1

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2 Minutes With ... M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D.

M. Jonathon Solnik, M.D., is co-director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, acting director of the Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, and an attending physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai.

If you weren't a physician, what would you be?
What I do is fairly creative, but I would do architecture and housing development — or anything that had a non-fixed schedule. I do better with less routine, and I like the process of design and building.

If you had unlimited time to develop a new skill, what would it be?
General contracting and architectural design.

What drew you to your specialty?
As a medical student, I was drawn to issues surrounding reproductive health. I was drawn to the procedural and technical aspects of surgery, and so, here I am.

If you could choose again, would you choose the same specialty or another?
I feel very fortunate to consider what I do less like work and more like a calling because it really still is fun and gratifying.

What are your interests outside of work?
Spending time my wife and children, who are 4 and 5. But really, anything that requires being outdoors.

If you could spend the day doing one thing, what would it be?
Hang out with my family – preferably on or near the water. I love to sail.

Is there something or someplace you have never seen that you would like to see in the near future?
I am lucky in that I have been able to travel. My wife is South African and I'd love to visit this amazing place and see extended family I've not met before.

What did your father always tell you that you now have to admit was correct?
Work hard and play hard. He taught me to persevere by his own example.

Dr. Solnik can be reached at solnikm@cshs.org.