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A BI-WEEKLY PUBLICATION FROM THE CEDARS-SINAI CHIEF OF STAFF May 17, 2019 | Archived Issues

Letter From Chief of Staff: Bylaw Amendment

By Clement C. Yang, MD, Chief of Staff

The medical staff approved the bylaws amendment by an overwhelming majority with a 48% turnout of eligible voters. The amendment enables medical staff applicants who are well trained, but who were trained in a foreign country, to become members of the medical staff.

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Improving Sepsis Care

The quality council is focusing on improving early identification of patients who are at risk of developing sepsis and ensuring timely interventions for those patients.

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Makkar, MD, Appointed Vice President of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention

Raj Makkar, MD, has been appointed as vice president of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention. Makkar has built one of the world's top cardiac intervention programs, and his important new leadership role will help the medical center foster innovation in clinical research and clinical practice as the organization enhances its national stature in emerging device and interventional technologies for cardiovascular disease.

 

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Physician Wellness Tip: One Step at a Time

In response to excellent feedback to the recent Physician Wellness survey, we are launching a new regular feature for Pulse where a tip, video, story or discount will be highlighted to support physician wellness. This week's tip is about the benefits of walking as a part of staying physically active.

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Surgeon Gets Taste of Reality of War

Daniel C. Allison, MD, a Navy reservist and an orthopaedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai, recently returned from a six-month tour of duty in Iraq. He came to realize that most combat injuries today are orthopaedic and that, unfortunately, there's a critical shortage of orthopaedic surgeons in the military. He served overseas to do something about it.

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the physicians who graduated in May from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

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My PayView: Online Payroll System Now Upgraded

Cedars-Sinai has upgraded its online payroll system, providing staff with the ability to securely view their pay stubs and W-2 forms from work and home computers. Staff members are encouraged to take the time to get to know the new My PayView system soon, as the Payroll Department will cease distribution of printed pay stubs in the coming months.

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Center for the Undiagnosed Patient Examines Mysteries

Sometimes, despite efforts by multiple doctors, a patient with a chronic condition or a rare disorder is unable to get a diagnosis—that's where the Center for the Undiagnosed Patient (CUP) may help provide answers. Led by Medical Director Leon Fine, MD, professor of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, and Associate Director Michael Lewis, MD, professor of Medicine, the CUP team includes a variety of specialists, including cardiologists, geneticists, neurologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and infectious-disease experts.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for April

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The Circle of Friends program honored 181 people in April. 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.

» Read more

Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special musical guests Nile Rodgers and CHIC. The event on Wednesday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $145 per adult and $75 per child, 3-11 years of age.

» Read more

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

See production information updates for April from Pharmacy and Therapeutics.

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CS-Link Tip: iPhone And InPatient Orders

With the recent upgrade, CS-Link™ can now place inpatient orders on your iPhone. (Android version is not yet available.) See more information about helpful tips for mobile ordering. 

» Read more

Letter From Chief of Staff: Bylaw Amendment

Dear colleagues,

The medical staff approved the bylaws amendment by an overwhelming majority with a 48% turnout of eligible voters.

The amendment enables medical staff applicants who are well trained, but who were trained in a foreign country, to become members of the medical staff.

The credentials committee has been granted the authority to determine if a foreign training program is equivalent to residency programs already recognized by the medical staff. The bylaws change broadens our ability to add physicians who will enhance our reputation for excellence while maintaining our high standards for medical staff membership.

Thank you for your participation.

Clement C. Yang, MD
Chief of Staff

Improving Sepsis Care

The quality council is focusing on improving early identification of patients who are at risk of developing sepsis and ensuring timely interventions for those patients. When evaluating patients for infection, especially those with suspicion for bacteremia, it’s important to consider the diagnosis of sepsis.

Best-practice guidelines recommend the following within three hours of the onset of suspicion of infection:

  1. Check lactic acid if sepsis is suspected. This measurement is an important component of managing sepsis to help gauge tissue ischemia. The lactic acid order is now paneled as an optional selection to the blood culture orders in CS-Link™ to facilitate ease of ordering.
  2. Obtain appropriate routine microbiologic cultures (including blood) before starting antimicrobial therapy in patients with suspected sepsis and septic shock if doing so results in no substantial delay in the start of antimicrobials.
  3. Administer broad-spectrum IV antibiotics as soon as possible after recognition of sepsis. Guidelines recommend empiric broad-spectrum therapy with one or more antimicrobials to cover all likely pathogens, and that empiric antimicrobial therapy be narrowed once pathogen identification and sensitivities are established and/or adequate clinical improvement is noted. They also recommend daily assessment for de-escalation of antimicrobial therapy in patients with sepsis and septic shock.

As part of an ongoing test of change, crisis nurses also are helping to provide rapid assessment and assist in early diagnosis of at-risk patients on two select units, 5-SE and 3-SPT.

Crisis nurses are using a patient list to assess patients who may be at risk of developing sepsis in partnership with the bedside nurse and notify the physician to initiate labs and antibiotics, if appropriate.

For additional information, please contact the executive sponsors of this project, Harry Sax, MD, or Sam Torbati, MD.

 

Makkar, MD, Appointed Vice President of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention

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Raj Makkar, MD

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Raj Makkar, MD, as vice president of Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention. Makkar has built one of the world's top cardiac intervention programs, and his important new leadership role will help the medical center foster innovation in clinical research and clinical practice as we enhance our national stature in emerging device and interventional technologies for cardiovascular disease.

Makkar's international prominence in developing minimally invasive treatments for heart disease will propel discovery, research, development and implementation of innovative treatments for Cedars-Sinai patients. His leadership and expertise also will allow us to further develop innovative programs in cardiovascular disease and to positively represent the medical center with partner organizations, including medical device makers, biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies.

A professor of Medicine, Makkar remains the Stephen R. Corday Chair in Interventional Cardiology and will continue as the associate director of the Smidt Heart Institute for Interventional Technologies, as well as director of Interventional Cardiology in the Department of Cardiology.

After joining Cedars-Sinai in 1993 as a cardiology fellow, Makkar rapidly gained a reputation for exceptional research and clinical care. Makkar has achieved worldwide prominence as the cardiac interventionalist who has completed more minimally invasive aortic valve replacements than any other physician. He has received multiple awards, served as a guest lecturer at medical centers around the world and authored hundreds of research papers published in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Journal of the American Medical Association and other leading journals.

Please join us in congratulating Makkar on his new role.

-Shlomo Melmed, MB, ChB
Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Dean of the Medical Faculty

-Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD
Director, Smidt Heart Institute

Physician Wellness Tip: One Step at a Time

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Walking helps you stay fit and healthy. Being active even lowers your risk for serious health problems, like heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Check out this white board video by Mike Evans, MD.

More than half of American adults don't get enough physical activity. What is enough? Adults need at least 2.5 hours—and children about an hour—of "moderately intense" aerobic activity each week for better health. This can include walking briskly, dancing, gardening and biking. A good test to see if your workout is making an impact is whether you can talk, but not sing, as you're doing it.

Besides the numerous fitness center discounts available to you, the next time you are on campus try taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Not only might you find it faster, but you will discover hand-painted murals and quotes to inspire your day.

Surgeon Gets Taste of Reality of War

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Daniel C. Allison, MD, a Navy reservist and orthopaedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai recently returned from a tour of duty in northern Iraq.

On his second day of deployment as a Navy reservist in northern Iraq, orthopaedic surgeon Daniel C. Allison, MD, got a taste of the reality of war.

An explosion rocked the field hospital where Allison, 43, was serving, and he and his colleagues—thinking that they were under fire—dashed to their bunkers.

They soon were alerted that the blast was from a nearby improvised explosive device, or IED, rather than from enemy troops. All the same, "It was a quick way to realize the nature of what I was getting into," said Allison.

Allison and other medical staffers then hustled back to treat an Iraqi service member wounded by the IED.

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Daniel C. Allison, MD

It turned out that most of Allison's six-month tour of duty in Iraq, which ended in December, was far from high drama. Although he often was "on pins and needles" waiting to treat injured troops, Allison said, "We never had that had high-volume, mass casualty event that we were trained for—fortunately."

Yet Allison said his experience in Iraq and throughout his time in the Navy Reserves—he is roughly midway into a seven-year commitment—has profoundly affected him.

Allison was born in London, and spent part of his early childhood in Iran, where his father designed oil-drilling equipment. When the Iranian Revolution came in 1979, the family fled, and eventually settled in Texas. 

Allison attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where he played on the tennis team, and received his medical degree from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He came to Los Angeles for his internship and residency at the University Southern California, where he later also did a fellowship and a stint on the faculty, before coming to Cedars-Sinai in 2012.

During his medical training at the Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center, Allison's interest in joining the military grew. The facility provided training for enlisted military personnel serving as medics and in other medical support roles. Allison said he "was very impressed by their work ethic and character," and particularly touched by the dedication of service members as young as 19 or 20 years old.

Allison said he also came to realize that "the vast majority of injuries sustained in modern-day combat are orthopaedic ... and there's a critical shortage of orthopaedic surgeons in the military."

He said he promised himself that he would join the military but "I kept making up excuses not to."

Then, in 2015, Allison volunteered. He was spurred by massacres and other atrocities—including reported beheadings of children—by the Islamic State, which then held major portions of Iraq and Syria. IS, Allison said, was "doing some very bad things, and nobody was stopping them."

In Iraq, Allison felt very much a part of the battle against IS, even though his field hospital never came under direct fire while he was there. His unit was included in the planning for special forces strikes. The aim was to ensure that medical units would be available to stop any wounded soldier’s bleeding within an hour after the injury was suffered.

The pace of his work actually was slower than it is at his Cedars-Sinai practice. Still, he said, "just the act of always having to be ready during these certain key situations, when we were eager to help if any of our guys got hurt, really had an impact."

Allison, who was promoted to the rank of commander before his deployment, received the Army Commendation Medal for his service. In addition, for supporting Allison and the military effort, Cedars-Sinai and its Department of Orthopaedics overall received three Department of Defense honors: the Patriot Award, Seven Seals Award and Above and Beyond Award.

He said he takes pride in being part of Operation Inherent Resolve—the U.S.-led effort launched in 2014 that in March finished flushing IS out of the last remnant of its territory, in Baghuz, Syria.

"It made me realize the importance of camaraderie, of human connection, working with your colleagues in the unit, trusting them and allowing them to trust you. That was something I had never seen to that extent, even though I've been part of sports of teams and fraternities and groups before. This was taking it to the next level," Allison said.

"I also really liked the feeling of being part of something much greater than myself, and being part of something that supports America, which I think is the greatest country in the world," he added.

 

 

Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

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Medical Staff Leadership Development, Class of 2018-19 graduates

Congratulations to the more than two dozen physicians who graduated on May 9 from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program.

The program is aimed at training and motivating future leaders of the medical staff.

In addition to attending a series of lectures and an off-site weekend retreat, this year's class managed a performance-improvement project that will impact their patients and practice, allowing hands-on use of the skills and knowledge introduced in the program.

A call for nominations for the 2019-2020 academic year from members of the Medical Executive Committee has been issued.  Please submit nominations to Shaun Miller, MD, program co-chair, at shaun.miller@cshs.org by Friday, June 14.


Front row (from left):  Audrey Moruzzi, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Caroline Gibson, MD, Pediatrics, Neonatology; Nicole Van Groningen, MD, General Internal Medicine; Peggy Miles, MD, Program Co-Chair; Rania Bakkar, MD, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Brandon Charles, MD, Anesthesiology; Monika Chaudhry, MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences; Ryan Kotton, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Oren Friedman, MD, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary; H. Gabriel Lipshutz, MD, Imaging.

Second row (from left): Shaun Miller, MD, program co-chair; Nicholas Szumski, MD, Neurology, CSMG; Pedro Sanchez, MD, Pediatrics, Genetics; Anshul Gandhi, MD, Emergency Medicine; Steven Oppenheim, MD, Supportive Care Medicine; John Molitoris, MD, CSMCF; David Chang, MD, Cardiology, CSMCF; Christopher Boudakian, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Ali Azizzadeh, MD, Surgery, Vascular; David Tseng, MD, Emergency Medicine; Jeffrey Smith, MD, JD, MMM, executive vice president, Hospital Operations and COO, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Third row (from left): Richard Burwick, MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine; Christopher Ng, MD, program co-chair; NavYash Gupta, MD, Vascular Surgery, CSMCF; Soniya Gandhi, MD, MDRH, Internal Medicine; Colleen Ryan, MD, CSMCF; Farshid Nejad, MD, Surgery, Podiatry; Benjamin King, MD, Radiation Oncology; Matthew Lee, MD, Surgery, ENT.

Not pictured: Alexandra Gangi, MD, Surgery; Joseph Robinson, MD, Imaging; Steven Sykes, MD, program co-chair; Mary Alice Vijjeswarapu, MD, Anesthesiology.

My PayView: Online Payroll System Now Upgraded

Cedars-Sinai has upgraded its online payroll system, providing staff with the ability to securely view their pay stubs and W-2 forms from work and home computers.

The new My PayView system is accessible through MyPortal, Cedars-Sinai's online gateway to a variety of tools, including Microsoft Office 365 Mail and the HR Service Center. Staff members are encouraged to take the time to get to know My PayView soon, as the Payroll Department will cease distribution of printed pay stubs in the coming months.

Step 1. Register and activate your Okta Verify account

To access My PayView from your home or work computer, you will need to register for Okta Verify multifactor authentication on your phone. Multifactor authentication ensures your account is secure and accessible only to you by sending verification messages to your phone prior to login.

All staff members will need to register for an Okta Verify account in order to view their payroll information. If you do not have an Okta Verify account, you can follow this guide to register and activate yours today.

Step 2. Log in to My PayView

Once your Okta Verify account is set up, you can visit MyPortal and enter your universal login ID (email address) and network password. Once you have verified your identity using the Okta Verify notification on your phone, you will be able to click on the My PayView link. Pay stubs and W-2 forms will be visible under "View My Documents."

For further information, download the My PayView guide.

If you have any additional questions regarding My PayView, or want to register and activate your Okta Verify account, contact the EIS Help Desk at 310-423-6428 or visit the EIS Service Center.

Center for the Undiagnosed Patient Examines Mysteries

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Leon Fine, MD

Sometimes, despite efforts by multiple doctors, a patient with a chronic condition or a rare disorder is unable to get a diagnosis, left with just their symptoms and confusion. For those patients, Cedars-Sinai's new Center for the Undiagnosed Patient (CUP) may provide the answers.

Led by Medical Director Leon Fine, MD, professor of Biomedical Sciences and Medicine, and Associate Director Michael Lewis, MD, professor of Medicine, the CUP team includes a variety of specialists including, cardiologists, geneticists, neurologists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists and infectious-disease experts.

"Sometimes, just being able to put a name to what's been causing their symptoms can give a patient and their family much-needed relief," said Tyler Pierson, MD, lead pediatrician and neurologist for the CUP program. "The program is geared toward patients who have had documented health-related issues and never had a solid diagnosis."

The program is also for patients who have had persistent symptoms or health problems and have already seen their doctors and tried one or more specialists to no avail.

The center is divided into two areas—adult patients and pediatric patients—and begins with an initial consultation with a nurse practitioner. From there, each patient receives a unique plan.

"It's individualized and precision-oriented," said Jennifer Elad, NP, who helped establish the center. She often refers to the process as the "diagnostic odyssey."

A panel of experts then reviews the case as a group and the team makes recommendations.

About 60% of patients in the program so far have had their medical problems diagnosed. Sometimes that leads to treatment plans that patients can pursue and may not have tried before. In some cases, it gives patients a better idea of their future health.

The center recently was awarded $110,000 from Cedars-Sinai Precision Health to develop a research arm.

For more information or to seek medical advice, contact the Center for the Undiagnosed Patient team at undiagnosedpatient@cshs.org or 310-423-8999.

Circle of Friends Honorees for April

The Circle of Friends program honored 181 people in April. 

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 acknowledgment.

See more information about the program and a list of past honorees.

Kenneth W. Adashek, MD, FACS

Sonu S. Ahluwalia, MD

Kathleen Alcoran

Michael J. Alexander, MD, FACS

Jeffrey T. Angeles, MD

Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH

Gaspar D. Armenta Casasola

Babak Azarbal, MD

Hyun W. Bae, MD

Anca M. Barbu, MD

Eli M. Baron, MD

Bruce Baumgarten, MD

Gary S. Bellack, MD, FACO

Anat Ben-Shlomo, MD

Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

Rosenda L. Biares, CP

Stanley J. Black

Vivien S. Bonert, MD

Nirupama Bonthala, MD

Earl W. Brien, MD

Barry J. Brock, MD, FACOG

Neil A. Buchbinder, MD, FACC

Matthew H. Bui, MD, PhD

Miguel A. Burch, MD

Ladyanne Capati

James L. Caplan, MD, FACP, FCCP

Dorrie Chang, MD

George Chaux, MD, FCCP

Anthony B. Chin, MD

Henry G. Chou, MD

William W. Chow, MD

Jeffrey Chung, MD, FAAN

Eugenio Cingolani, MD

Wendy A. Cocom, RN

Mitchell E. Cohen, MD

Odelia B. Cooper, MD

Stephen R. Corday, MD

Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD, FACC

Moise Danielpour, MD, FACS

Ryan DellaMaggiora, MD

Noam Z. Drazin, MD

Richard Essner, MD, FACS

Azita Far, MD

Edward J. Feldman, MD

David E. Fermelia, MD

Jeremy S. Fine, MD

Andrew L. Freedman, MD

Stuart Friedman, MD

Donna Gallik, MD, FACC

Jonathan D. Garrison, RN

Avrom Gart, MD

Ivor L. Geft, MD

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS, FRCSEd

Nancy S. Goldman, MD

Sherry L. Goldman, RN, NP

Ashley L. Gorelik

Stephen L. Graham, MD

Gerald G. Graham Barrios

Jeffrey R. Gramer, MD

Antoine Hage, MD

Michele A. Hamilton, MD

Michael D. Harris, MD

Izabela Harutyunyan

Paria Hassouri, MD

Donald R. Henderson, MD, MPH

Helen A. Hernandez

David M. Hoffman, MD

Elliott J. Hogg, MD

Martin L. Hopp, MD, PhD

Whitney L. Hoyer

Marney Jakubowicz, LVN

David Jeon, CP

J. Patrick Johnson, MD

David Y. Josephson, MD

Colleen C. Juban, RN

Kamran Kalpari, MD

David Kawashiri, MD

Ilan Kedan, MD, MPH, FACC, FASE

Andrea D. Kepner

Raj M. Khandwalla, MD

Owen Kim

Sang D. Kim, MD, MS

Terrence T. Kim, MD

Tracy L. Kinell

Andrew S. Klein, MD

Ara L. Ko

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

Martyna O. Kulawiuk

William G. Lang, MD

Gary Leach, MD

Madeline S. Lerman, RN, BSN

Quin Liu, MD

Simon K. Lo, MD, FACP

Shelly C. Lu, MD

Elizabeth Mainea

Marc Makhani, MD

Rajendra Makkar, MD

Adam N. Mamelak, MD, FACS

Harumi O. Mankarios, RN, OCN

Annalissa C. Marquez

Philomena McAndrew, MD

Zoe McFall, RN

Laura E. McVay, NP

Stephen Meeneghan, MD

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, MS

Nicolas Melo, MD

Cynthia L. Mena, RN

Alain C. Mita, MD

Cyrus K. Mody, MD

Esther Morrison, RN

Adrianna M. Munoz

Susan Muse

Reiad Najjar, MD

Youram Nassir, MD

Ronald B. Natale, MD

Christopher S. Ng, MD

Nicholas N. Nissen, MD

Mazen Noureddin, MD

Maria R. Ocampo

Arthur J. Ochoa, JD

Katayoun Omrani, DDS

Guy D. Paiement, MD, MBA, FRCSC

Ronald L. Paquette, MD

Dorothy J. Paulino

Aaron M. Perlmutter, MD

Tiffany G. Perry, MD

Glenn B. Pfeffer, MD

Edward H. Phillips, MD, FACS

Samuel J. Porter, MD

David S. Ramin, MD

Soroush A. Ramin, MD

Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACC

Alexandre Rasouli, MD

Bobbie J. Rimel, MD

Sepehr Rokhsar, MD

Digna E. Romero, CP

Fred P. Rosenfelt, MD

Irwin Ruben, MD

Nita K. Rubin, RN, BSN

Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD

Stephen A. Sacks, MD

Gregory P. Sarna, MD

Kevin S. Scher, MD, MBA

Wouter I. Schievink, MD

Megan J. Schneider

Aamir S. Shah, MD, FACS

Bahman Shamloo, MD

Michael M. Shehata, MD

John L. Sherman, MD

Stephen L. Shiao, MD, PhD

Matthew T. Siedhoff, MD

Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD, FACS

Charles F. Simmons, MD, FAAP

Steven M. Simons, MD, FACP, FCCP

R. Kendrick Slate, MD

Richard Sokolov, MD

Ella Solita, RN, BSN

Andrew I. Spitzer, MD

Jasminka Stegic, MS, ANP-BC, CCRN

Ronald A. Stein, NP

Daniel J. Stone, MD, MPH, MBA

Leslie M. Stricke, MD, FCCP

Charles D. Swerdlow, MD

Siamak Tabib, MD

Terrenthia N. Talley

David B. Thordarson, MD

Janessa Tiu, CN

Alfredo Trento, MD, FACS

Richard Tuli, MD, PhD

Robert A. Vescio, MD

Esther L. Warwick, RN, BC, BSN

Janet Wei, MD, FACC

Jonathan M. Weiner, MD

Marc D. Wishingrad, MD

Robert N. Wolfe, MD, FCCP

Edward M. Wolin, MD

Richard L. Wulfsberg, MD

Payam R. Yashar, MD, FACC

Phillip C. Zakowski, MD

Christopher Zarembinski, MD

Hong Zhou, NP

Summer Is Coming, and So Are Fireworks

 

The Hollywood Bowl

Celebrate Independence Day at the Hollywood Bowl with fireworks and music by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and special musical guests Nile Rodgers and CHIC. The event on Wednesday, July 3, is open to Cedars-Sinai physicians and their immediate family members. Cost is $145 per adult and $75 per child, 3-11 years of age.

Parking passes also are available.

To reserve a place, contact Cheryl Verne at 310-423-2681 or cheryl.verne@cshs.org.

Pharmacy and Therapeutics Product Updates

Product information updates for April from Pharmacy and Therapeutics are summarized in the PDF link below.

P and T Approvals - April 2019 (PDF)  

CS-Link Tip: iPhone And InPatient Orders

With the recent upgrade, CS-Link™ can now place inpatient orders on your iPhone.

To do so, simply find your patient from your list as usual. At the bottom of the screen, there is an icon that looks like a clipboard and a pill. (You may have to scroll to the right to see this icon.)

Touch the icon, and then at the top left of the screen touch the plus (+) icon. Now you can enter your order. Here are more helpful instructions and tips.

To learn more, attend a CS-Link Efficiency and Review for Physician meeting on the second Thursday of each month. The classes, which begin at 7:30 a.m., are held in PEC 4.

If you have questions, contact groupeisphysicians@cshs.org.