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

Upcoming CME conferences

State-of-the-Art Spine Care 2012 – Sept. 29

Multi-Specialty Plastic Surgery Symposium and the Bernard G. Sarnat, MD, Lectureship – Nov. 2-4

20th International Symposium on Pancreatic & Biliary Endoscopy Conference – Jan. 25-27


Grand rounds

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Welcome to the new Sutures

Message from the chair

This month's Sutures newsletter is reformatted to share the many significant achievements of our department and provide a convenient place to find relevant information about the full range of our clinical, educational and research activities.

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Two new Breast Center programs target high-risk women and cancer survivors

By Alice Chung, MD, FACS

The surgeons at the Cedars-Sinai Saul and Joyce Brandman Breast Center – A Project of Women's Guild at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute – treat patients with benign and malignant breast disease. The center has experienced tremendous growth over the past year.

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Surgery scheduling: who to contact

Click below for contact information for surgery scheduling staff and additional details on scheduling surgeries at Cedars-Sinai.

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Department welcomes incoming general surgery, urology and orthopedic surgery residents

By Ali Salim, MD, FACS
Program Director, General Surgery Residency Educational Program

The Department of Surgery would like to extend a warm welcome to all of the incoming surgical residents. Our five general surgery residents are joined by the second class of urology residents and the brand new class of orthopedic residents.

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Restricted distribution programs required for bosentan, ambrisentan

June Pharmacy and Therapeutics decisions released

Due to the risk of teratogenicity associated with bosentan and ambrisentan, manufacturers of both drugs require that prescribers and patients be enrolled in restricted distribution programs. Please note that bosentan and ambrisentan are non-formulary at Cedars-Sinai.

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Wei Yang joins Research Division

The Research Division of the Department of Surgery welcomes Wei Yang, PhD, to Cedars-Sinai. Yang was recruited from Harvard to be the new director of the Cedars-Sinai Biomarker Discovery Platform, a state-of-the-art research mass spectrometry facility being launched this year.


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Shouhed receives Excellence in Research Award

Daniel Shouhed, MD, had his abstract, "Flow Disruptions During Trauma Care," accepted for presentation at the 2012 Surgical Forum of the American College of Surgeons in October.




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Spotlight on prolapse

News from the Center for Women's Continence and Pelvic Health

Addressing the very common issue of post-partum vaginal prolapse is the topic of several articles in the latest newsletter from Cedars-Sinai's Center for Women's Continence and Pelvic Health.

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Circle of Friends honorees for June

The Circle of Friends program honored 112 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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