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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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Visualizing how colorectal surgical site infections have fallen

New protocols at Cedars-Sinai have significantly reduced the number of surgical site infections among patients who undergo colorectal procedures.

An article in the December 2012 issue of Sutures described the changes and their effects; within six months, the infection rate fell from a baseline of 15 percent to less than 5 percent. Click the link below to see a graphic showing the rate of surgical site infections among colorectal surgery patients.

Colorectal SSI rate (PDF)