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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY January 2013 | Archived Issues

Leon Morgenstern, MD: 1919-2012

Leon Morgenstern, MD, a beloved colleague and the founding director of surgery for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, died Dec. 23 at his home in Malibu at age 93. A surgeon, scholar, humanist, medical researcher and prolific author, he remained active after his retirement and was working in his Cedars-Sinai office as recently as Dec. 21.

Cedars-Sinai is planning a memorial in his honor.


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Surgery scheduling

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Surgery scheduling

Hours of operation:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • After 5 p.m., "next day" changes/requests should be forwarded to the triage nurse by dialing (310) 423-5520 and entering beeper # 0689.

Contact information:

  • Scheduling Staff: Frank, Lilian, Demetrius, Karen, Darlene, Marta, Jeric
  • For immediate attention - Scheduling Supervisor: Ferdinand Jojo Bernido
    • Phone: (310) 423-0687 Phone: (310) 423-1629 Cell: (310) 272-6979
    • Email: bernidof@cshs.org
  • For questions related to scheduling process: Brandi Douglas
  • Surgery Scheduling Manager: Shab Nicks

Quarterly schedulers meetings are held to share information and updates. Please contact Brandi Douglas for upcoming dates.

The "Surgery Scheduling Guidelines" handbook has been made available to your offices and staff. Please contact Brandi Douglas if you would like a copy forwarded to you.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.