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Recognition for Berci, Hadian, Shah, Siegel

Physician News

George Berci, MD, has been named a "Hero in Surgery," Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MS, has received a law school scholarship, and Prediman K. Shah, MD, and Robert J. Siegel, MD, have won the Elliot Rapaport Cardiologist of the Year award.

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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 2014 (PDF)


David S. Gans, MD, has died.

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Get Ready for Joint Commission's Visit

The Joint Commission is due to visit before the end of the year, and there are only a few eligible weeks remaining. Please review the following reminders that have been published previously in Medical Staff Pulse. Thank you for your cooperation and support in ensuring a successful survey.

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Phillips Named Wilner Alumnus of the Year

Edward Phillips, MD, has been named the winner of the Howard I. Wilner, MD, Alumnus of the Year Award. The annual award, bestowed by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association, honors a physician's accomplishments and contributions to medicine. The award will be presented Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium.

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Noah Is New Associate Dean of Medical Education

Mark Noah, MD, has been appointed associate dean of Medical Education at Cedars-Sinai. He will be responsible for the overall medical educational mission and for providing visionary leadership at the institutional, local and national levels.


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POLST Form Gets an Update for 2014

The California form for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment has been revised for 2014, after five years of clinical experience and data collection, to be clearer and more accessible to patients and physicians.

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MEC Morning After Report

See highlights of the Nov. 3 meeting of the Medical Executive Committee.

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CS-Link Tip: Using AutoAdvance

The AutoAdvance feature in CS-Link™ saves you clicks when you look at results in your in basket. Select the AutoAdvance check box to automatically move to the next message when the status of the current message changes to Done.

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Pilot Allows Patients to See Progress Notes Online

Patients seen by one of 28 physicians participating in a new pilot called OpenNotes will be able to view their own progress notes in My CS-Link™. Faculty and private practice physicians are participating in the OpenNotes pilot, which went live Nov. 11.

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Cedars-Sinai Joins Initiative to Provide Quality Healthcare to Chinese Citizens Traveling to U.S.

Cedars-Sinai has joined Discover LA Medical Care, a new initiative to provide world-class healthcare to Chinese citizens seeking to travel to the U.S. for expert medical attention. Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai, traveled to Guangzhou, China, for the Nov. 17 signing ceremony that created the initiative.

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Medical Staff Members Enjoy Musical Production

What's better than dinner and a movie? For an estimated 150 members of the medical staff, it was dinner and the Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots" on Nov. 11.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for October

The Circle of Friends program honored 171 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.

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Night at the Aquarium Set for Feb. 7

Medical staff members and their families are invited to a Night at the Aquarium, a dinner and sleepover at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, on Saturday, Feb. 7, starting at 7 p.m.

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Renewing Support Cells May Help in ALS Fight

A new study by investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute shows that the effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis on motor neurons are worsened by the aging and failure of support cells called astrocytes. The researchers also found that culturing aging astrocytes with a protein called GDNF could increase motor neuron survival.

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