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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF Oct. 11, 2013 | Archived Issues

Meetings and Events


Hydroxyethyl Starch Solutions Removed From Formulary

Pharmacy Focus

Due to the risks associated with the use of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions, and the availability of safer and equally efficacious alternatives, the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee has approved the removal of Hespan from the formulary.

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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 - October 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 September

The Circle of Friends program honored 164 people in September.

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 (Baker), RN, MSN, ANP-BC, CCTC
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Felipe S. Amador
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Mohammad A. Ansari, MD
  • Goar Babakhanyan
  • C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
  • Lea C. Banton, RN
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Jana Baumgarten, MD
  • Sushma Bhadauria, MD
  • Selvyn B. Bleifer, MD
  • Glenn D. Braunstein, MD
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Mathew H. Bui, MD
  • John D. Carmichael, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Geemee Chung, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Myles J. Cohen, MD
  • Lori R. Compton, NP
  • Chelsea L. Converse
  • Stephen T. Copen, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Moise Danielpour, MD
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
  • April Jane Dulla-Herrera, RN, BC, BSN
  • Darryl M. Eddy, RN, BC, BSN
  • Jeannifer W. Estrada, RN
  • Sharon Fawcett, RN
  • Charles A. Forscher, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Eli S. Gang, MD
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • David H. Geller, MD, PhD
  • Sara Ghandehari, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • David B. Golden, MD
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Solomon I. Hamburg, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Theresa C. Henderson, MD
  • Andrew E. Hendifar, MD
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Charlotte Y. Jammott, LVN
  • Karmen Javanizadeh, PA
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Neel R. Joshi, MD
  • Kamran Kalpari, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • Albert M. Katz, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Ooana A. Khan, MD
  • Puja Khanna, MD
  • Mehran J. Khorsandi, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Keith L. Klein, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Claude Jean Langevin, MD, DMD
  • Caroline Lee, MD
  • Madeline S. Lerman, RN, BSN
  • Phillip L. Levine, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Ezra Maguen, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • William J. Mandel, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Anne Meyer, MD
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Cyrus Mody, MD
  • Mercedes Moran
  • Lastenia Carmen Moreno Esquer
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Myra R. Morris, RN
  • Wendy Munayco
  • Anthony Nesburn, MD
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Mark S. Noah, MD
  • Sara Oliva, RN, BSN, OCN
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Arlene Parker, RNC, MS
  • Brad Penenberg, MD
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Linda Piponniau, RN, BSN
  • Jana Posalski, MD
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Debra L. Potyk, RN
  • Kristina C. Pulliam, RN
  • Stephen Rabin, MD
  • Florian Rader, MD
  • David S. Ramin, MD
  • Victor Ramirez
  • Jeffrey Rapp, MD
  • Richard M. Ress, MD
  • Bella Reznik
  • Jaime E. Richardson, RN
  • Robert Richter, MD
  • Richard V. Riggs, MD
  • Sepehr Rokhsar, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Ruth "Virginia" Russell, MD
  • Ynez Sabio, RN, BSN
  • Stephen A. Sacks, MD
  • Mina Sadeghi
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Arie R. Schwartz, MD
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Alan E. Shapiro, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Mark Tarshis, BSN, RN, PHN
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Yesenia I. Urquilla Corvera, RN
  • Marina Vaysburd, MD
  • Angela Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Norma J. Viveros, RN, BSN
  • Andrew S. Wachtel, MD
  • Robert N. Wolfe, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Lauren N. Wood, MD
  • Howard Wynne, MD
  • Evan M. Zahn, MD
  • Phillip C. Zakowski, MD
  • Christopher Zarembinski, MD