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

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms with Azithromycin (Zithromax or Zmax)

Pharmacy Focus

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has strengthened a previous warning regarding a small but significant increased risk of fatal arrhythmias associated with azithromycin (marketed as Zithromax® or Zmax®). Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with a class of drugs called incretin mimetics.

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Circle of Friends Honorees for February

The Circle of Friends program honored 136 people in February.

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. When a gift is made, the person being honored receives a custom lapel pin and a letter of acknowledgement.

Click here for more information about the program and for a list of past honorees.

  • Daniel C. Allison, MD
  • Peter G. Anderson, RN
  • Jennifer T. Anger, MD, MPH
  • Laura G. Audell, MD, MS
  • Ana Maricel D. Basto, RN, ANCC
  • Andrew M. Braun, RN
  • Barry J. Brock, MD
  • Mathew H. Bui, MD
  • Christiane Michele J. Burnison, MD
  • Ilana Cass, MD
  • Henry H. Chen, MD
  • Donald S. Cohen, MD
  • Christine Collins, MD
  • Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD  
  • Ruth Cousineau, MD
  • Alice C. Cruz, MD
  • Scott A. Cunneen, MD
  • Dudley S. Danoff, MD
  • Mark M. Davidson, MD
  • Rick B. Delamarter, MD
  • Kathleen C. Delorimier, RN, BSN
  • J. Kevin Drury, MD
  • Marla C. Dubinsky, MD
  • Cheryl L. Dunnett, MD
  • Sylvia S. Estrada, RN, WHCNP-BC, MSN, MSHCM, BSN, CBCN
  • Joel D. Feinstein, MD
  • Larry Froch, MD
  • Gerhard J. Fuchs, MD
  • Rodney A. Gabriel, MD
  • Ryan P. Galang, RN-BC
  • Eden J. Garcia
  • Robert G. Garvin (deceased)
  • Ivor L. Geft, MD
  • Jordan L. Geller, MD
  • Armando E. Giuliano, MD
  • Richard N. Gold, MD
  • Neil J. Goldberg, MD
  • Marc T. Goodman
  • Lloyd B. Greig, MD
  • Hope C. Gruendler, RN, MSN, CNRN
  • Ankur Gupta, MD  
  • Michele A. Hamilton, MD
  • John G. Harold, MD, MACC, MACP   
  • Jeremy R. Herman, MD
  • Stuart Holden, MD
  • Keith W. Hoshal, MSN, RN-BC
  • Jethro L. Hu, MD
  • Wei G. Hu, RT, (R) (M)
  • Gabriel E. Hunt, Jr., MD
  • Bree Hysjulien
  • Marshal B. Kaplan, MD  
  • Saibal Kar, MD
  • Scott R. Karlan, MD
  • David Kawashiri, MD
  • Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
  • Jacqueline S. King, RN, MSN  
  • Cord Kirshner, RN
  • Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
  • Steven G. Koopman, MD
  • Penelope Grace Kornbluth, MSN, ANP, APRN-BC
  • Timothy LaBelle, BA, RT(T)
  • Nadia U. Lansing, RT, (R) (M)
  • Kara E. Lauko, RN
  • Anita S. Lee, RN
  • Nora B. Levid, RN
  • Andrew J. Li, MD
  • Aliza A. Lifshitz, MD
  • Stephen W. Lim, MD
  • Cynthia A. Litwer Schwieger, MD
  • Joyce G. Lopez
  • Patrick D. Lyden, MD
  • James F. MacDonald, RN, BSN, MPH
  • Ezra Maguen, MD
  • Rajendra Makkar, MD
  • Lucy Mathew, NP
  • Ruchi Mathur, MD
  • David N. Matsumura, MD
  • Robert Maxwell, RN
  • Nancy M. McCreary, MS, DABR
  • Robert J. McKenna, Jr., MD
  • Zoila I. Melara
  • Leslie Memsic, MD  
  • Stewart Middler, MD, PhD
  • Doris S. Moradzadeh, MD
  • Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
  • Franklin G. Moser, MD
  • Howard M. Moss, MD
  • Larry H. Nagaoka  
  • Ronald B. Natale, MD
  • Adriana N. Neff, RN, MSN
  • Christopher S. Ng, MD
  • Victoria K. Nigro, RN-BC
  • Nicholas N. Nissen, MD
  • Dorothy J. Park, MD
  • Jhomania Parker
  • Mark Pimentel, MD
  • Terry E. Podell, MD
  • Ralph T. Potkin, MD
  • Levon Qasabian, MD
  • Alexandre Rasouli, MD
  • Bobbie J. Rimel, MD
  • Robert M. Rose, MD
  • Barry E. Rosenbloom, MD
  • Howard L. Rosner, MD  
  • Allison E. Rotter, MSW
  • Jeremy D. Rudnick, MD
  • Gregory P. Sarna, MD
  • Jay N. Schapira, MD
  • Stephanie A. Schick, RN
  • Prediman K. Shah, MD
  • John L. Sherman, MD
  • Randolph Sherman, MD
  • Takahiro Shiota, MD
  • Robert J. Siegel, MD
  • Allan W. Silberman, MD, PhD
  • Suzanne Silverstein, MA, ATR
  • Jasprit K. Singh, CNMT
  • R. Kendrick "Ken" Slate, MD
  • Enrique Slodownik, MD
  • Jonathan Soldwisch
  • Karyn Morse Solky, MD
  • Carlos E. Sosa
  • Andrew Ira Spitzer, MD
  • Jerrold H. Steiner, MD
  • Leslie Stricke, MD
  • Ronald Sue, MD
  • Steven W. Tabak, MD
  • Katie D. Tran, RN, BSN, PCCN
  • Irina Vinogradova, RN, BSN, PHN
  • Christine S. Walsh, MD
  • Alan Waxman, MD
  • Jonathan M. Weiner, MD
  • Michael H. Weisman, MD
  • Joanna L. Wilson, RN
  • Edward M. Wolin, MD
  • Sheila A. Wood