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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 Also, the FDA is evaluating unpublished findings by a group of academic researchers that suggest an increased risk of pancreatitis and pre-cancerous cellular changes in patients with type 2 diabetes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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Match Program Brings 10 New Residents to Surgery Department

The Department of Surgery has matched its top applicants in General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Urology.

These students are among the brightest to join Cedars-Sinai, with the highest average scores on the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination®, along with superior letters of recommendation, research and extracurricular talents.

This was a very competetitive year, with 700 applicants in General Surgery, 450 In Orthopedic Surgery and 200 in Urology. They will begin their internship training in late June.

The new Surgery residents are:

General Surgery

Melissa Chen 
Tulane University

Ara Ko 
Tufts University

Nicholas Manguso 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Justin Steggerda
University of Michigan

Orthopedic Surgery

Alisa Alayan
Georgetown University

Sean Rajaee
Tufts University

Ronald Roiz
University of Illinois

Danielle Thomas
Northwestern University

Urology

Christo Dru
Loyola University

Joe Thum
Northwestern University