Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

New Calendar Is a Better Way to Find Events

Keeping track of medical staff events at Cedars-Sinai just got easier. A new medical staff calendar is available on the Cedars-Sinai website. It contains all the events that traditionally have appeared in the Meetings and Events section of Medical Staff Pulse, but the new calendar is easier to digest and contains useful new features.

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P & T Approvals, FDA Warnings About DPP-4 Inhibitors, Canagliflozin

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the August meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about DPP-4 inhibitors and joint pain and has strengthened its warning about fracture risk with canagliflozin.

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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 - September 2015 (PDF)


Gary Sugarman, MD, has died.

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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 August

The Circle of Friends program honored 72 people in August.

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.

  • Monique R. Acosta, RN
  • Lilit Baldjyan, MSN, RN
  • Babak R. Bamshad, MD
  • Eli Baron, MD
  • Leon I. Bender, MD
  • Satinder J. Bhatia, MD
  • Scott A. Braunstein, MD
  • Earl W. Brien, MD
  • Merla O. Caermare
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Dorrie Chang, MD
  • Cheryl G. Charles, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Lawrence S. Czer, MD
  • Catherine M. Dang, MD
  • Itai Danovitch, MD
  • Robert M. Davidson, MD
  • Audra Davila, RN
  • Noam Z. Drazin, MD
  • Jillian M. Felice, CNIII
  • Marshal P. Fichman, MD
  • Wendel Fortenberry
  • Marilyn A. Friedberg
  • Stuart Friedman, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP
  • Theodore B. Goldstein, MD
  • Rowena M. Gonzalez, RN
  • Steven B. Graff-Radford, DDS
  • Omid Hamid, MD
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • Michael D. Harris, MD
  • Leonel Jimenez, RN
  • J. Patrick Johnson, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH
  • Juanita Keith, PSR
  • Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
  • Robert Klapper, MD
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Michael A. Kropf, MD
  • Gary E. Leach, MD
  • Roger L. Lerner, MD
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Cierra N. Lukers, RN
  • Ali Mahtabifard, MD
  • Adam N. Mamelak, MD
  • Paula McAllister, MD
  • Puja K. Mehta, MD
  • Nancy Moldawer
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Kristine Norland, RN
  • Sara Oliva, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Shi-Hui Pan, PharmD
  • Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
  • Christine Paulino
  • Barry J. Pearlman, MD
  • Edward H. Phillips, MD
  • Edwin M. Posadas, MD
  • Madison F. Richardson, MD
  • Sonja Louisa Rosen, MD
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Vivian L. Salle, RN
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • Edward J. Share, MD
  • Haley L. Sims Saunders, RN
  • Gena T. Smith, RN
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Vinay Sundaram, MD
  • Teaunna R. Thomas
  • Alfredo Trento, MD
  • Jill A. Trunecek, NP