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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY June 2015 | Archived Issues

P & T Committee Approvals, FDA Warning About Diabetes Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin may lead to acidosis, including ketoacidosis.


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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Leading Surgeon's Visit Enlightens Vascular Colleagues

A world-renowned vascular surgeon visited Cedars-Sinai on April 22 for a series of lectures and conferences. The Division of Vascular Surgery hosted Ronald Dalman, MD, the Walter Chidester Professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery at Stanford University, as the annual Sanford Rosenbaum Visiting Professor.

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Recognition for Berci, Miraflor, Murry

Physician News

George Berci, MD, has won the Jerome and Hazel Tobis Award from the Ethics Center at the University of California, Irvine. Emily Miraflor, MD, and Jason Murry, MD, have been named winners of the Excellence in Teaching With Humanism Residents and Fellows Award from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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Critique of Fee-For-Service Medicine Wins Debate for Jain

More than 300 people filled Harvey Morse Auditorium on June 5 as Derek Serna-Gallegos, MD, and Monica Jain, MD, faced off in the 12th annual Dr. Leon Morgenstern Great Debates in Clinical Medicine Resident Competition. Jain, who answered the debate question of "Can Fee-for-Service Medicine Survive?" with a firm "no," was declared the winner.

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Congratulations to Leadership Program Graduates

Congratulations to the three Department of Surgery physicians who graduated in May from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff Leadership Development Program. Among the more than 20 graduates were Allen Ho, MD, Surgery/Otolaryngology, David Magner, MD, Surgery-Colorectal, and Stephen Yoo, MD, Surgery-Colorectal.

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Sim Center Accredited After Less Than 2 Years

Just 19 months after opening, the Cedars-Sinai Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills has received full accreditation from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH). This designation places Cedars-Sinai among an elite group of institutions in the U.S. to have earned the endorsement of the SSIH, the acknowledged leader in the oversight of simulation in healthcare.

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Panel Discusses Physician-Assisted End of Life

The Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff sponsored a May 18 roundtable discussion on physician-assisted end-of-life issues.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for May

The Circle of Friends program honored 223 people in May. 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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Comprehensive Transplant Center Wins Top Design Award

With its airy floor plan, stunning views and design elements that reflect a singular attention to detail, the Cedars-Sinai Comprehensive Transplant Center has won the Calibre Award, a top prize bestowed by the International Interior Design Association's Southern California chapter, in the Health and Wellness category.

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Cedars-Sinai Gets Game-Show Treatment for Founders Day

With a game-show quiz, a reprint of an unintentionally hilarious cafeteria menu from 1973 and the display of a copy of the Ten Commandments made for the film of the same name, the second annual Founders Day celebration, held June 5 in Harvey Morse Auditorium, was a cheery, breezy and festive affair.

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