Injury is the most under-recognized public health problem facing the nation today. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death of those between ages 1 and 45 and the fifth-leading cause of death across all ages in the U.S. The most challenging aspect of this large burden of injury is that it is largely preventable. Cedars-Sinai's trauma center is focused on the most effective approach to prevent injuries.» Read more
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In This Issue:
- New Preoperative Pain Program Benefits Patients
- Trauma Center Focuses on Injury Prevention
- Reich Wins Rubenstein Prize
- Debaters to Tackle Fee-for-Service Medicine
- Gewertz Delivers Arizona Commencement Speech
- Residents Receive Fellowship Matches
- Mini-Symposium Considers the Aging Physician
- Circle of Friends Honorees for April
By Karl Wittnebel, MD, MPH
In October 2014 we began to identify Cedars-Sinai Spine Center patients on high doses of opiates and treat them before surgery to reduce their opiate intake. This Preoperative Pain Program uses interdisciplinary methodology, involving medical management, psychiatric care, pain psychology, physical and occupational therapy and pharmacy services.» Read more
Surgery resident Heidi Reich, MD, is a winner of the 2015 Paul Rubenstein, MD, Prize for Excellence in Resident Research. The prize was awarded May 20, after presentations by Reich and the three other finalists.
The future of fee-for-service medicine will be the topic of this year's Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. The debate will convene for its 12th year on Friday, June 5, at 8 a.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The topic will be "Fee-for-Service Medicine — Will it Survive?"
Bruce Gewertz, MD, surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery, gave the keynote commencement address May 14 at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson.
This year's fellowship matches for Cedars-Sinai surgical residents have been announced.» Read more
The eighth Mini-Symposium in Clinical Surgery convened April 30 to analyze the topic "The Aging Physician." These mini-symposiums, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Department of Surgery, involve brief analyses of central problems in clinical medicine from four perspectives.» Read more