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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF July 17, 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About Codeine-Containing Meds, NSAIDs, Proglycem

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the June meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings about codeine-containing medicines in children, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and Proglycem in infants.

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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 - July 2015 (PDF)


Milestones

Do you know of a significant event in the life of a medical staff member? Please let us know, and we'll post these milestones in Medical Staff Pulse. Also, feel free to submit comments on milestones, and we'll post the comments in the next issue. Click here to email us your milestones and comments.

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 June

The Circle of Friends program honored 249 people in June.

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.

  • Kenneth Adashek, MD
  • Paul Y. Aguilar
  • Maryam Ahmadian, MSN, RN, NP
  • Anne L. Alayon, RN
  • Michael J. Alexander, MD
  • Howard N. Allen, MD
  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Farin Amersi, MD
  • Neel A. Anand, MD
  • Paula J. Anastasia Davis, RN, MN, AOCN
  • Ronald M. Andiman, MD
  • Mario D. Angel
  • Stephanie L. Anger, RN
  • Pedrina Arguera
  • Arash Asher, MD
  • M. William Audeh, MD
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Babak Azarbal, MD
  • Michel Babajanian, MD
  • Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD
  • Mark Bamberger, MD
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Tina G. Ban, RN
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Jason A. Berkley, DO
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Anton J. Bilchik, MD
  • Keith L. Black, MD
  • Vanessa Booker
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • William W. Brien, MD
  • Angela Brown, RN, CVN
  • Eileen G. Brown, OCN, RN
  • Neil A. Buchbinder, MD
  • Dana Burlingame, RN
  • Marlon C. Bustamante, BSN, PHN, RN
  • Allison H. Canavan, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
  • Michael L. Chaikin, MD
  • David H. Chang, MD
  • Kirk Y. Chang, MD
  • Yuming (Rose) Chang, RN, CGRN
  • Derek Cheng, MD
  • Wendy W. Cheng, MD
  • Elaina P. Chu, PA
  • Ray M. Chu, MD
  • Alice P. Chung, MD
  • Eugenio Cingolani, MD
  • Susan B. Clark, RN
  • Paul Cohart, MD
  • Katherine Cohen, RN
  • Martin Cooper, MD
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Ram C. Dandillaya, MD
  • Teresa M. Dean, MD
  • Robert W. Decker, MD
  • Premal J. Desai, MD
  • Stephen C. Deutsch, MD
  • Alice R. Dick, MD
  • Suhail Dohad, MD
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Karyn Eilber, MD
  • Joshua D. Ellenhorn, MD
  • Jonathan C. Ellis, MD
  • Richard Essner, MD
  • Moses J. Fallas, MD
  • Yvette B. Federizo, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Jack F, Felmann
  • Marion D. Ferguson, BSN, RN, CPON
  • Fozia Ferozali, MSN, EdD
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Robert A. Figlin, MD
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • David M. Frisch, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Tiyana E. Garcia
  • Avrom Gart, MD
  • Eli Ginsburg, MD
  • Lisa Girard, RN
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Julian A. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Richard E. Gould, MD
  • Stephen L. Graham, MD
  • Jon B. Greenfield, MD
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Robert A. Gross, MD
  • Jennifer Hajj, RN
  • Behrooz Hakimian, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Genevieve A. Harlocker, RN
  • Arman Hekmati, MD
  • Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH
  • Fernando P. Hernandez
  • Sonia M. Hernandez
  • Allen S. Ho, MD
  • David M. Hoffman, MD
  • Gabriel E. Hunt Jr., MD
  • Leonel A. Hunt, MD
  • Andrew F. Ippoliti, MD
  • Abraham Ishaaya, MD
  • Mariko L. Ishimori, MD
  • Michelle Israel, MD
  • Gail N. Jackson, MD
  • Patricia A. Jenkins, RN
  • Stanley C. Jordan, MD
  • David Y. Josephson, MD
  • Lauren N. Kaldjian, PT, DPT
  • Steven Kamara, MD
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Sousan Karimi, MD
  • Beth Y. Karlan, MD
  • Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD
  • Harold L. Karpman, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Elizabeth M. Kim, MD
  • Hyung L. Kim, MD
  • Joan C. Kirschner, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Charles F. Kivowitz, MD
  • Dee Dee L. Klute-Evans, MSN, RN, CIC
  • Honore G. Kotler, NP
  • Stephanie Koven, MD
  • Amanda Kuehl, RN BSN
  • Megan S. Laib
  • Leslie S. Lane, RN
  • Rachel M. Leon
  • Madeline S. Lerman, BSN, RN
  • Keren Lerner, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Ronald S. Leuchter, MD
  • Richard A. Lewis, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Michael C. Lill, MD
  • Debora Lindsay
  • Milton Little, MD
  • Gene C. Liu, MD
  • Ning-Ai Liu, MD, PhD
  • Simon K. Lo, MD
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • Dharshini Mahadevan
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Christine Manimtim, BSN, RN
  • Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN
  • Cindy Margolis, RN
  • Annalissa C. Marquez
  • Philomena McAndrew, MD
  • Robert J. McKenna Jr., MD
  • Denisse Medina Lopez
  • Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS
  • Amin Joseph Mirhadi, MD
  • Monica M. Mita, MD, MDSc
  • Joel D. Mittleman, MD
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Mary C. Nasmyth, MD
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Eve Makoff Newhart, MD
  • Alan C. Newman, DDS
  • David G. Ng, MD
  • Mei (Judy) Ng, LCSW
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Guy D. Paiement, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Dale Pastel, PharmD
  • Michelle S. Pearl Davis, DO
  • Nichola L Pew, RN
  • Howard E. Pitchon, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Villa J. Powell
  • Lupita Rabago
  • Tania K. Ranasinghe, RN
  • Charlotte Roberts, RD, CDE
  • Eileen M. Rodriguez, MSN, RN
  • Kristina H. Rojas, MSN, RN
  • Stacey P. Rosenbaum, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD
  • Teresa Rowen, RN
  • Bruce A. Samuels, MD
  • Tanya M. Sanders, BSN, RN
  • Howard M. Sandler, MD, MS
  • Yeni Santizo, BSN, RN
  • Marilou Sarmiento, RN
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Irwin Segal
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Wende Sherman, RN, OCN
  • Dean Sherzai, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Richard Sokolov, MD
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN
  • Jay J. Stein, MD
  • Theodore N. Stein, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Sally A. Stewart
  • Colin Stokol, MD
  • Mabel A. Stringfellow
  • Kathryn Sunico, BSN, RN
  • Kazu Suzuki, DPM
  • Charles D. Swerdlow, MD
  • Nicholas R. Szumski, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Michele Tagliati, MD
  • Michael D. Tajon
  • Heather Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP
  • David B. Thordarson, MD
  • Tram T. Tran, MD
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Leo Treyzon, MD, MS
  • Mark P. Tuazon, RN
  • Doreen Tustison, RN-BC
  • Mark K. Urman, MD
  • Richard J. Van Allan, MD
  • Michael B. Van Scoy-Mosher, MD
  • Sharon Vancleave, RN
  • Angela Velleca, BSN, RN, CCTC
  • Swamy R. Venuturupalli, MD
  • Robert A. Vescio, MD
  • Tracy A. Vidal
  • Natasha Walker
  • Daniel J. Wallace, MD
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Arthur I. Waltuch, MD
  • Xunzhang Wang, MD
  • Alan Waxman, MD
  • Ariel E. Weber, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Alan Weinberger, MD
  • Naomi Weiss, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Alexandra M. Wierzbicki, BSN, RN
  • Kenyetta Wilson
  • Deane L. Wolcott, MD
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Lisa Wong, RN
  • Paige Woodward, NP
  • Clement C. Yang, MD
  • Payam R. Yashar, MD
  • John S. Yu, MD
  • Tina Q. Yu
  • Hong Zhou, NP