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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY July 2014 | Archived Issues

Vascular Surgeons Adapt to Changes in Field

By Bruce Gewertz, MD

The vascular surgical services at Cedars-Sinai have evolved considerably over the past decade. In specific, the nature of the clinical work has been significantly affected by the sea change in vascular interventions, moving from predominantly open surgery to minimally invasive endovascular approaches.

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New Award Named for Adashek

A cash award of $25,000 in honor of Kenneth Adashek, MD, (right) will be given annually to a surgeon on the staff of Cedars-Sinai. The award will provide recognition of Adashek's significant accomplishments, while highlighting Cedars-Sinai's emphasis on compassionate care for each patient.

 

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Recognition for Gordon, Khoynezhad

Physician News

Leo A. Gordon, MD, spoke at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego; and Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, has won a scholarship from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 197 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.

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FDA Warns Against Viscous Lidocaine for Teething Pain

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2 percent solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.

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