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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Jan. 20, 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

December P&T decisions released

Pharmacy Focus

December Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee decisions and pertinent agenda topics are summarized in the PDF file below. Highlights include: updated C. diff treatment guidelines, dabigatran safety analysis, nesiritide guidelines, and risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for rosiglitazone and dofetilide.

P&T Approvals: December 2011 (PDF)


Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

Click here to view upcoming Grand Rounds.


Upcoming CME Conferences

Click below to view a complete list of all scheduled Continuing Medical Education conferences.

CME Newsletter - January 2012 (PDF)

Share Your News

Won any awards or had an article accepted for publication? Share your news about professional achievements and other items of interest.

Click here to share your news

Circle of Friends honorees for December

The Circle of Friends program honored 160 people in December.

Circle of Friends allows grateful patients to make a donation in honor of the physicians, nurses, caregivers and others who have made a difference during their time at Cedars-Sinai. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  • Kristine Acorda, RN, BSN

  • Barry A. Kramer, MD

  • Felicitas M. Acosta

  • Lia B. Labrant, MD

  • Kenneth Adashek, MD

  • Gary Leach, MD

  • Eloisa R. Aguilar

  • Walter Lemankiewicz, RN

  • Michael J. Alexander, MD

  • Madeline S. Lerman, RN, BSN

  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN

  • Andrew J. Li, MD

  • M. William Audeh, MD

  • Michael C. Lill, MD

  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS

  • Simon K. Lo, MD

  • Parvaneh Bahmani, MD

  • Rajendra Makkar, MD

  • Shahriar Bamshad, MD

  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD

  • Jana Baumgarten, MD

  • Lucy Mathew, NP

  • Leon I. Bender, MD

  • Ruchi Mathur, MD

  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

  • Michael Casey McGuire

  • Aron B. Bick, MD

  • Robert McKenna, Jr., MD

  • Michael A. Bolton, MD

  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD

  • Leslie Memsic, MD
  • Lula M. Brooks

  • Allan L. Metzer, MD

  • Barbara Brown

  • Joel Mittleman, MD

  • Ilana Cass, MD

  • Esther Morrison, RN

  • Claudia Castellanos, LVN

  • Zab Mosenifar, MD

  • Bojan Cercek,MD, PhD

  • Charisse A. Murakami, RN, MSN

  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD

  • Rebecca Naor, PA-C

  • Connie Chein, MD

  • Ronald B. Natale, MD

  • William W. Chow, MD

  • Philip K. Ng, MD

  • Susan B. Clark, RN

  • Nicholas Nissen, MD

  • J. Louis Cohen, MD

  • Veronica N. Nyaung, RN, BSN

  • Teresita “Tess” A. Constantino, RN, BSN, BC

  • Yuriko A. Ogawa, RN, MSN, PHN

  • Chelsea L. Converse

  • Brian Perri, MD, DO

  • Stephen R. Corday, MD

  • Edward H. Phillips, MD

  •  Ellen J. Creamer

  • Mark Pimentel, MD

  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD

  • Edith Q. Quitangon, RN

  • Michele “Mick” A. De Robertis, RN

  • Geraldine L. Rice, RN, ASN, AC-BC

  • Robert W. Decker, MD

  • Laura J. Riggs, RN

  • Rick B. Delamarter, MD

  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD

  • Alice R. Dick, MD

  • Wendy L. Sacks, MD

  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD

  • Bernard Salick, MD

  • J. Kevin Drury, MD

  • Crystal Sanchez

  • Marla C. Dubinsky, MD

  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS

  • Brenda J. Durand

  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD

  • Rory Duval-Bolender, MSW

  • David N. Sayah, MD

  • Fardad Esmailian, MD

  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD

  • Kristen M. Feldkamp, RN, BSN, CBN

  • William J. Sears

  • Robert A. Figlin, MD

  • Scott Serden, MD

  • Anne L. Fischer, RN, CWOCN

  • Alan L. Shabo, MD

  • Torsten Fischer

  • Payam Shadi, MD

  • Gregory Fontana, MD

  • Prediman K. Shah, MD

  • Joyce N. Fox, MD

  • Michael M. Shehata, MD

  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD

  • Clark B. Fuller, MD

  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD

  • Ivor L. Geft, MD

  • Americo Simonini, MD

  • Jordan L. Geller, MD

  • Steven M. Simons, MD

  • Eli Ginsburg, MD

  • Thomas P. Sokol, MD

  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD

  • Marilyn A. Solsky, MD

  • Richard N. Gold, MD

  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD

  • Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD

  • Joseph Sugarman, MD

  • Richard F. Gordon

  • Mark W. Surrey, MD

  • Shanthi Gowrinathan, MD

  • Steven W. Tabak, MD

  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS

  • Michele Tagliati, MD

  • Paula M. Grandbois, RN, CNOR, RNFA

  • Alfredo Trento, MD

  • Rubin Greif

  • Amy E. Trinidad, RN

  • Antoine Hage, MD

  • Gregory Tsushima, MD

  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD

  • Shiela Marie A. Tungol, RN

  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD

  • Mark K. Urman, MD

  • Miracle Hart, RN

  • Leticia O. Uy, RN, OCN

  • Stuart Holden, MD

  • Jennifer D. Valdez, RN

  • Robin R. Hudson, RN, CPAN

  • Eric Vasiliauskas, MD

  • Gabriel E. Hunt, Jr., MD

  • Robert A. Vescio, MD

  • Leonel Hunt, MD

  • Andrew Wachtel, MD

  • Laith H. Jamil, MD

  • Abraham U. Waks, MD

  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD

  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD

  • Pauline J. Jose, MD

  • Alexandra M. Wierzbicki, RN, BSN, CN

  • Peter Julien, MD

  • Jeanne J. Williams

  • Saibal Kar, MD

  • Matthew D. Williams, RN

  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD

  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD

  • Scott R. Karlan, MD

  • Edward M. Wolin, MD

  • David Kattan, MD

  • Joni Woo, RN, BSN

  • Walter F. Kerwin, MD

  • Howard Wynne, MD

  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD, CCDS

  • Philip A. Yalowitz, MD

  • Hyung L. Kim, MD

  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD

  • Asher Kimchi, MD

 

  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD