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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Nov. 22, 2013 | Archived Issues

Formulary Expanded; FDA Warns About Immune Globulins, Spinal Catheters, Cardiac Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee added ticagrelor (Brilinta®) to the formulary and took other actions Oct. 1. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cautioned about human immune globulin products, the use of spinal catheters in patients taking anticoagulants and two cardiac stress test agents.

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Meetings and Events


Grand Rounds

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Upcoming CME Conferences

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

CME Newsletter - November 2013 (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.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 149 people in October.

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.

  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Rowena S. Bascon-Abdon, RN, BSN, MSN
  • Marites G. Bautista
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Valerie Betley
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Swaraj Bose, MD
  • Darina Brezhnev, PharmD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Wendy Briggs
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Philip G. Brooks, MD
  • Barbara Brown
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Mathew H. Bui, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Michael A. Bush, MD
  • Neyra Cannon, CNA
  • John D. Carmichael, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Christopher Chang, MD, PhD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Piyaporn Chantravat, RN
  • George Chaux, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Michelle Chung, RN
  • Ruth Cousineau, MD
  • Arlene Curry
  • Hal C. Danzer, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Todd Davis
  • Michael T. Duffy, MD
  • Julie A. Dunhill, MD
  • Matthew R. Eng, MD
  • Fardad Esmailian, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Jeremy A. Falk, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • David Finke, MD
  • Lindsy J. Forbess, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Erwin Peter Gabor, MD
  • Donna Gallik, MD
  • Elayne K. Garber, MD
  • Francine J. Gates
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Mitch Gheorghiu, MD
  • Diana Gilker, RN
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Crystal F. Gonzalez, RN
  • Aimee Goseland, RN
  • Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD
  • Leland M. Green, MD
  • Antoine Hage, MD
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD   
  • David D. Hopp, MD
  • Kevin W. Hopwood, RN
  • Arash A. Horizon, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • Laith H. Jamil, MD
  • Omar Kabba
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Robert M. Kass, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Dong U. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Lyle D. Kurtz, MD
  • Michael M. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Stephen W. Lim, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Joanne Lutman, RN
  • Cleofe F. Macasias, RN
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Edmund J. Martinez
  • Bryan M. May, RN
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Mary Katharine McCormick, RN
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Shlomo Melmed, MD
  • Anne Meyer, MD
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Alejandro Molina
  • Doris S. Moradzadeh, MD
  • Arpine Nahabedian, RN
  • Dan I. Naim, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Victoria K. Nigro, RN-BC
  • Veronica Palacios, LVN
  • Shi-Hui Pan, PharmD
  • Edward H. Phillips Jr., MD
  • Joann Porter
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD
  • Rebeca Raymundo
  • Joseph R. Recinos
  • Rafael Rodriguez
  • Jay S. Rudin, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Wouter I. Schievink, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Jeffrey H. Sherman, MD
  • Nancy L. Sicotte, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Steven M. Simons, MD
  • Christina J. Soto
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Martin Stern, PhD, MPH
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Rae D. Syms, RN
  • Esperanza Tercero
  • William C. To, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Serkan Tusu
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Billy O. Villao
  • Mary Jane Vos, RN, BSN, CDE
  • Bethany Wendel
  • Paula J. Whiteman, MD
  • Donald A. Wiss, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Arthur Wu, MD
  • Michael C. Yang, MD