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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2012 Issue | Archived Issues

Physician honors

- George Berci, MD, FACS

- Philip K. Frykman, MD, PhD, FACS, FAAP

- Hyung L. Kim, MD


Congenital heart disease expert joins Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

Evan Zahn, MD, an expert in treating children born with life-threatening structural heart problems, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute to advance the study of congenital heart disease and develop more minimally invasive treatments.


Upcoming CME conferences


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Arm yourself against the flu

Flu IQ 180pxFlu vaccine clinics begin right after Labor Day

Cedars-Sinai will begin offering free flu vaccinations to physicians and employees beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4, immediately following the Labor Day holiday.

Flu vaccine clinics will be held on the following dates and locations:

Sept. 4-7

  • Harvey Morse Auditorium lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • South Plaza Room 2806 (next to Medical Library) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Sept. 10-14

  • Harvey Morse Auditorium lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • South Plaza Room 2806 (next to Medical Library) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated to help protect against the flu, as well as to prevent the spread of infection to patients and family members.

"Many healthcare workers believe they 'never get the flu,' but even during a mild flu season, nearly one in four show serologic evidence of exposure to the flu," said Rekha Murthy, MD, hospital epidemiologist. "Because we care for patients who are at high risk of flu complications, it's important that all of us get vaccinated to help prevent the transmission of the flu virus throughout the medical center."

Those who decline to get vaccinated must complete a signed declination form. Declination forms must be hand delivered to Employee Health Service (EHS) or to a Vaccination Team Member during one of the scheduled clinics.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment for a flu vaccination, please call Employee Health Service at ext. 3-3322.

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